Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans - 10/20/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Texans (4-2) at Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -1 -- Over/Under: 47.5
The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday in NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Houston Texans look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Houston Texans have won seven of their last nine road games. Deshaun Watson is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 1,644 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 15 games. Will Fuller V and DeAndre Hopkins have combined for 846 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jordan Akins has 13 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 139.8 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 426 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 22.3 points and 356 yards per game. Zach Cunningham leads the Houston Texans with 46 tackles, Whitney Mercilus has five sacks and Tashaun Gipson has two interceptions.
The Indianapolis Colts are coming off a bye week and have won three of their last four games. The Indianapolis Colts have won seven of their last eight home games. Jacoby Brissett is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,062 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Brissett has two or more touchdown passes in four of his five games this season. T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron have combined for 368 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Zach Pascal has seven receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 142 yards per contest, and Marlon Mack leads the way with 470 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 23 points and 355.2 yards per game. Anthony Walker leads the Indianapolis Colts with 36 tackles, Denico Autry has 2.5 sacks and Malik Hooker has one interception.
The Texans are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. AFC South and 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Colts are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. AFC South, 9-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Texans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Indianapolis and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Colts last 6 vs. AFC South. The over is 5-1 in Texans last 6 road games.
The Houston Texans are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games as a road underdog. The Indianapolis Colts are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite. The Texans are a team that's really starting to grow on me, and they usually play their best in spots you would usually pick against them, like they proved last week on the road against Kansas City. The Indianapolis Colts are probably the surprise team in the league up to this point, as they haven't missed a beat with the retirement of Andrew Luck and the defensive effort is better than what we're used to seeing. The Colts have won four of the last six games against the Texans and they've had an extra week to prepare. It's hard not to side with the Colts at home with the rest in a near pick em.