Free Week 6 Prediction: Texans vs. Colts NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 6
(1-4) Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts (1-4)
Date: Sunday, October 17th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
NFL Week 6 ATS Betting Lines: Houston +9.5 | Indianapolis -9.5
NFL Week 6 Moneyline Odds: Houston +335 | Indianapolis -415
NFL Week 6 NFL Betting Total: O/U 42.5
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Indy has to be a little but ornery after the way they squandered a major opportunity on Monday night at Baltimore.
Houston is about as bad as we expected but they might have their quarterback of the future in Davis Mills.
You don’t usually lose a game the way that the Colts did and become a favorite the next week.
The Texans won their opener against Jacksonville but have lost 4 straight since. Like Indianapolis they were winning last week against New England before frittering it away in a 3 point loss.
Even if defeat there was development with Davis Mills throwing for over 300 yards with 3 TD passes. Best of all he did not throw an interception after tossing 4 of them the week before against Buffalo. The job is going to be his to run with for a while.
Brandin Cooks is still a tough cover even though the rest of the team is such that any defense can give him a lot of attention. He has 31 catches, second on the team is RB David Johnson with just 13.
Houston is giving up 28ppg on defense. That is not the worst in the league but give them time. This team does not have the personnel they did a couple of years ago though Whitney Mercilus is off to a good start with 3 sacks.
Even though they are 1-4 the Texans are 3-2 ATS so you can actually say with a straight face that they are doing better than expected. That doesn’t mean you want to bet them.
The result on Monday night might have ended their season. The Colts are 1-4 and are likely to be underdogs the next 2 weeks after this one. They needed that game at Baltimore and they let it slip away.
Carson Wentz takes a lot of heat and he deserves it. He was actually really good on Monday night though throwing for 390 yards. It was not the offense that lost the game.
For the Colts they were determined to break up the Ravens streak of games wth 100 plus rushing yards. They did just that but then got scorched by the arm of Lamar Jackson, that was not supposed to happen.
Thing should get a little easier against a rookie QB like Mills who is not nearly as dynamic as Jackson. Houston just doesn’t have as much going on offensive as Baltimore.
Indianapolis has dug themselves a hole that’s for sure. They are also in the only division where a 1-4 start might not be the end of the world.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Texans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.
- Texans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
- Texans are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games in Week 6.
- Colts are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Colts are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Colts are 23-7-1 ATS in their last 31 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
4* Free Week 6 NFL Betting Prediction: Over 42.5
The Colts defense definitely has some stuff to work out after last week’s meltdown. They are just not as good as they were a year ago and there are too many things to clean up in just one week.
Both of these offenses should be able to move the ball on the other in this one. Once the Texas get to 17 points we don’t need the Colts to do a ton to get the over.
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