From AFC south divisional play the Houston Texans will travel to play the Indianapolis Colts in a week seventeen NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Indianapolis is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
The point spread in this NFL game opened up with the road team Houston Texans favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 46 ½ points. Early money has landed on the Texans as Houston is now favored by -7 points. The over under line has not moved off the opener of 46 ½ points.
These two teams last met on December 16th with the Texans posting the 29-17 home win as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 47 ½ points. NFL Trend: The under is 4-0 in their past four head to head meetings.
The Texans travels to Indianapolis with a record of 12-3 on the year. They are 6-1 on the road. Houston has won the AFC South divisional title and with a win on Sunday will clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs as well as a first round bye. They can fall to a number three seed and play in next week’s wildcard round with a loss and a New England and Denver win. Houston has lost two of their past three games following a 23-6 home defeat last week to the Minnesota Vikings as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 43 ½ points. The Texans offense sputtered in the defeat as they manage just two field goals all game long. Matt Schaub threw for just 178 passing yards. Arian Foster did not play due to an irregular heartbeat. Foster is expected to play on Sunday. Houston has fallen on the stat sheet to just a mid-pack passing offense with 238 yards passing per game. On defense the club allows just 327 yards a contest good for 9th in the NFL. Matt Schaub has thrown for 22 touchdowns and 10 picks with a completion percentage of 64%. Schaub has just one touchdown pass in his past three games.
The Indianapolis Colts will host the Texans with a record of 10-5 on the year. They are 6-1 straight up at home. The Colts have won four of their past five games. They come off the 20-13 road win last week as the Kansas City Chiefs as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The game came in at under 41 ½ points. The victory clinched a playoff spot for the Colts. Indianapolis is locked in as a fifth seed so their week seventeen game against Houston is meaningless. There is plenty of speculation on how the Colts will approach this game. The team announced that they will play starters but for how long is a question mark. Since the Colts will have a playoff game the following week they may keep in starters for no more than one half to at least not break the rhythm of their passing game.