Free Week 14 NFL Prediction: Colts vs. Texans NFL Odds
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NFL Week 14 Handicapping
(6-6) Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans (9-3)
Date: Sunday, December 9th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Week 14 ATS Betting Lines: Houston Texans -4.5
NFL Week 14 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 14 NFL Betting Total: 49
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This matchup features AFC South rivals, Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans. The Texans have a three game lead over the division and with another win it will basically ensure they win the AFC South.
These teams met all the way back in week four, which saw the Texans win 37-34. This win was the Texans first win of the year and they have not looked back since.
The Colts went cold this past weekend as they were shut out by the Jaguars. Now sitting at 6-6 overall, the Colts playoff chances are dwindling by the minute. This game against the Texans is a must win for the Colts as they cannot afford to drop below .500.
It should be pointed out that Andrew Luck has had a very good season, especially after having missed so much time due to injury. However, with that being said the Colts were awful offensively against Jacksonville.
While they did out gain the Jaguars in total yards 265-211, they were unable able to score at all. Luck threw for 248 yards and an interception in the loss.
This was very much unlike the Colts, who usually are scoring an average of 27.1 points per game. For their offense to be completely shut down is concerning as the season nears the end.
The Colts defense probably played one of their best games all season against the Jaguars. Unfortunately, as mentioned they had no offensive help. Considering that the Texans have a much better offense than the Jaguars, the Colts will once again need to play a near perfect game in hopes that their offense can provide points.
A huge factor that could swing momentum in this game is the Colts defense being able to force a turnover. If the Colts can give their offense a short field to work with, Indianapolis could have a chance to win this game.
The Texans have clearly emerged as a potential Super Bowl contender. While they might not be the best team in the AFC, they certainly have enough talent on both sides of the ball to compete with the best in the NFL.
Offensively the Texans have had a ton of success running the ball. They average 140.8 rushing yards per game, ranking 3rd in the NFL. It will also be very important for DeShaun Watson to have a clean game an avoid turnovers at all costs. Look for DeAndre Hopkins to have another big game and help lead the Texans to a home win over their rivals.
In terms of points allowed per game, the Texans have one of the best defenses in the entire league.
They allow an average of 19.6 points per game. They were able to force four total turnovers in their last game against the Browns, including a pick six.
If the Texans continue to play this kind defense, they will surely win this game an inch closer to an AFC division title.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Under is 22-8 in HOU last 30 games in December.
- Under is 11-4 in HOU last 15 vs. AFC.
- Under is 21-5 in IND last 26 games in December.
- Under is 7-2 in IND last 9 vs. AFC South.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Houston Texans -4.5
Houston is red hot right now and they will edge the Colts at home.
NFL Free Week 14 Score Prediction: Indianapolis 20 – Houston 28
Houston is able to win their 10th straight game, but this game ends closer than expected.
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