Colts Vs Texans SNF OddsNoah Williams
An AFC South tilt closes out football betting action this Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts visit the Houston Texans. The NFL Week 6 Sunday Night Football betting odds favor the Texans by a field-goal.
Week 6 picks: Uh, why are the Colts and Texans playing in primetime? https://t.co/rWPljIgmgh
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) October 14, 2016
The game kicks-off on NBC this Sunday, October 16 at 8:30 PM ET, from the NRG Stadium, in Houston, Texas.
Indianapolis Colts Vs Houston Texans Sunday Night Football Odds
The NFL week 6 odds have the Texans as 3-point favorites to beat the Colts. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 46.5. The moneyline favors the Texans at -152 while you can cash in at +128 if you back the Colts.
What: Indianapolis Colts (2-3) at Houston Texans (3-2)
When: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: Texans -3
Moneyline: Indianapolis +128 at Houston -152
Game Total: 46
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Indianapolis vs Houston
Why Bet The Indianapolis Colts To Beat The Texas
How the Indianapolis Colts have have won two games this season with their inability to protect QB Andrew Luck or run the ball is a mystery to me. They improved to 2-3 SU and 2-3 ATS after beating the Bears 29-23 last week. They average 27.4 points per game (7th) and allow 29.6 points per game (30th).
Luck (1469 yards, 10 TDs & 3 INTs) could use a little more time in the pocket to work his magic. He has been sacked a league’s high 20 times in the first five weeks of the season. The Colts average 268.6 passing yards per game (9th).
WR T.Y. Hilton (35 rec, 507 yards, 3 TDs) hasn’t practiced all week due to a wonky hip. He is coming his best game of the season where caught ten passes for 171 yards and one touchdown against the Bears.
Indianapolis average 90.0 points per game (22nd). RB Frank Gore (78 car, 328 yards, 2 TDs) is averaging 4.2 yards per carry this season.
Indianapolis has the 31st-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 301.0 passing yards per game (28th) and 109.6 rushing yards per game (18th). The Colts have seven sacks this season (27th). D’Qwell Jackson leads the team with 30 tackles and Erik Walden with 4.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Houston Texans To Beat The Colts
The Houston Texans have lost two of the last three games. Their 31-13 defeat at the hands of the Vikings last week dropped them to 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS this season. They average 16.4 points per game (31st) and allow 20.8 points per game (13th).
QB Brock Osweiler (1133 yards, 6 TDs & 7 INTs) has struggled in his first season with the team. He completed only 19 of 42 passes for 184 yards against the Vikings. He also threw one touchdown but also was intercepted once. The Texans average 208.6 passing yards per game (29th).
“Look, I don’t want the guy to get hit at all, but quarterbacks in this league are going to get hit,” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said in the press conference this week. “That happens. Brock’s a very tough guy. He’s a tough individual, big guy. He got right back up after all those hits. Give the guy a lot of credit. Like I said after the game, he battled hard the whole day.”
Osweiler has had problems connecting with DeAndre Hopkins (22 rec, 283 yards, 3 TDs) after the wide out caught 111 passes for 1,521 and 11 TDs from four different QBs last season. Rookie WR Will Fuller (20 rec, 327 yards, 2 TDs) has also gone cold and only caught only one ball for 4 yards against Minnesota.
Houston averages 101.8 rushing yards per game (15th). RB Lamar Miller (101 car, 371 yards, 0 TD) leads a rushing attack that hasn’t gotten into the endzone all season.
Houston has the 8th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 181.0 passing yards per game (1st) and 119.4 rushing yards per game (25th). The Texans have 13 sacks this season (7th). Benardrick McKinney leads the team with 48 tackles, and Whitney Mercilus has 3.5 sacks.
Betting Trends For This Matchup:
- Indianapolis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Indianapolis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Indianapolis is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Houston
- Indianapolis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
- Houston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I don’t particularly like how either team is playing. The Texans are without J.J. Watt and Luck is a better QB than Osweiler. Bet the Colts straight up.
My final score prediction is Indianapolis 24, Houston 21.