Houston Texans versus Indianapolis Colts Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 12-16-2012

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The Indianapolis Colts will travel to face the Houston Texans in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Houston is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

The point spread opened up in this NFL game with the home team Houston Texans favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 48 points. Early money from the betting public has landed on the home side as Houston is now up to a -9 point favorite. The total has not moved off the opener of 48 points.

This will be the first meeting between the Colts and Texans. They will face off in week 17 at Indianapolis. Last season each team won and covered the spread in their home game. The under was 2-0 in both contests.

Indianapolis heads to Houston with a record of 9-4 on this season. They are 3-3 on the road. The Colts hold the divisional crown in their hands as they trail Houston by two games and play the Texans twice down the stretch. NFL Trend: Indianapolis Colts are 3-0 ATS in their past three games.

In the Colts road games against winning teams they lost to Chicago by 20 points and at New England by 25 points. In those two losses they allowed 41 points to the Bears and 59 to the Patriots. Based on their last place finish last season their schedule has been easier than for most teams. Indianapolis has won three straight games. They come off the 27-23 home win last week against the Tennessee Titans as a -3 ½ point favorite. The team rallied from a 20-7 halftime deficit to earn the win. The Colts are a top ten offense this season. They throw for 276 yards good for eighth in the league. They put up 22 points a game and allow 25. On defense the team is a lower third unit and has been inconsistent this year. Rookie QB Andrew Luck has 18 touchdowns and 18 picks on the year and has completed 55% of his throws.

The Texans enter play with a record of 11-2 on the year. The team is 5-1 on their home field. They have clinched a playoff spot and with a win against the Colts on Sunday will be the AFC South division champions. Their six game win streak was broken in a 42-14 road blowout loss to the New England Patriots as a +5 ½ point underdog. The total went over 50 ½ points. The Texans were not competitive as they fall behind 21-0 at the half. It was the third game in four where the Texans defense was torched. On November 18th they give up 37 to the Jaguars, on Thanksgiving the Lions put up 31 and last week the Patriots score 42 on the Texans defense. Quarterback Matt Schaub has 21 touchdowns and 10 picks on the year with a 64% completion percentage.