Free NFL Prediction: Colts vs Texans Odds
Week 5 NFL betting sees the Indianapolis Colts taking on the Houston Texans on Thursday October 8th at NRG Stadium, Houston. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Indianapolis Colts (2-2) vs. Houston Texans (1-3)
Date: Thursday October 8th
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston
ATS Betting Lines: N/A (Pending Andrew Luck)
NFL Betting Total: N/A
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The Colts needed a lot of Luck, without Andrew being around, as they try to build off their 2nd straight win when they travel to Houston for Thursday Night Football.
Indianapolis needed multiple missed field goals from Jacksonville as they eventually won in overtime 16-13 against the Jaguars.
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As for the Texans, they had drama of their own, in the press conference, following their blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Kick off is set for 8:30 PM EST.
QB Andrew Luck wasn’t around to lead the Colts Sunday, but that certainly didn’t mean luck wasn’t on their side. Jacksonville missed a field goal at the end of regulation and in overtime as the Colts finally got into field goal range themselves and clinched a win.
With Luck’s status still questionable, QB Matt Hasselbeck showed the Colts they have some solid potential if Luck can’t go once again.
Hasselbeck finished with 282 yards to go along with a touchdown in the win. RB Frank Gore and Josh Robinson produced a very limited running game as they finished with just 55 yards on 20 carries. Both also coughed up a fumble.
The questionable defense was even more questionable this week as TJ Yeldon ran all over them. Yeldon averaged nearly 5 yards per carry and suffered some more major injuries that will make their already thin defense, thinner.
Indianapolis has beaten the Texans 5 straight times.
The Texans were completely embarrassed in Atlanta last week as they not only have another QB controversy on their hands.
Trailing 42-0 after 3 quarters, QB Ryan Mallet was taken out and QB Brian Hoyer came in. Both QBs have bounced back and forth from #1 and #2 on the depth chart, with neither really proving they deserve that #1 spot.
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Ryan Mallet finished 12 of 27 for 150 yards and threw an interception. In relief, Hoyer came on and threw 17 of 30 for 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Things weren’t any easier for the running game. In his first game back, Arian Foster rushed for only 10 yards on 8 carries. As a team, Houston rushed for only 54 yards.
Their already poor offense got a major hit to them as WR Cecil Shorts left the game Sunday with a groin injury. Shorts was improving each game and had already 87 receiving yards to go along with a touchdown against Atlanta before leaving the game.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Indianapolis is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
- Indianapolis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Houston is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home
- Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Indianapolis ATS
Assuming Andrew Luck plays, the Colts should be a touchdown or less favorite here. Luck has been so dominant against divisional opponents and this one should be no different.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Indianapolis 33 – Houston 16
The Colts roll to an over .500 record with their 3rd straight win here on Thursday.
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