Free NFL Prediction: Texans vs Colts
Week 15 NFL betting sees the Houston Texans taking on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday December 20th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Houston Texans (6-7) vs. Indianapolis Colts (6-7)
Date: Sunday December 20
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
ATS Betting Lines: off
NFL Moneyline Odds: off
NFL Betting Total: off
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Even though both teams are sub .500 this is a battle for first place in the AFC South. Whoever wins will be well positioned to take the division and its spot in the playoffs.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM ET with no lines being set because of the uncertain QB situation in Indy.
It could be Andrew Luck or it could be Clipboard Jesus.
The Texans have lost their last two games and embark on a three game swing through the division to close the season.
This is their toughest game in that stretch as they take on Indianapolis with everything on the line.
Houston has been a hard team to peg this season because even at their best they are far from a complete team. Their own QB Brian Hoyer is doubtful for this one thanks to a concussion.
That means that TJ Yates gets the call. Thankfully it is obvious in which direction he should be looking with the ball. DeAndre Hopkins is having a Pro Bowl season.
On defense J.J. Watt is having another strong season averaging more than a sack her game. He is playing with a hand injury though so he might not be what we expect in terms of impact plays.
Houston is in control of their own destiny so it is all a matter of what they do with it.
Still if they close strong they will make the playoffs and get a home game.
Luck is still a question mark for this one as is backup Matt Hasselbeck. They really have to hope that one of those two otherwise it will be Charlie Whitehurst starting the most important game of the season. Not exactly the preseason plan.
What has gone according to plan, sort of, is the fact that they are terrible on defense. It wasn’t the plan but everyone knew they would be.
Their personnel on that side of the ball leaves a lot to be desired, they have no real strength or playmakers.
With a chance to salvage their season at home you should get a good performance out of the Colts. Houston is a good matchup because their offense is nothing special.
Their defense should manage and the offense won’t have to score too much.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Texans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Texans last 4 games in Week 15.
- Texans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Colts last 4 games in Week 15.
- Over is 5-0 in Colts last 5 vs. AFC.
- Colts are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: n/a
You have to know who is under center in this one before you plunk your money down. It means you are going to have to wait.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Indianapolis 24 – Houston 20
Stating the above I like the Colts to grind out a victory.
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