Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans: 12/6/20 NFL Picks and Prediction

Houston Texans (4-7) vs Indianapolis Colts (7-4)

Game Info: Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm (NRG Stadium)

Betting Odds: Houston Texans -2.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Indianapolis Colts will travel to NRG Stadium to take on the Houston Texans this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.

The Indianapolis Colts had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 7-4 on the season after being defeated by the Tennessee Titans, 45-26, this past Sunday. Indianapolis has no answers for Derrick Henry who rushed for 178 yards & 3 TD’s and could not fight back after the Titans scored 24 unanswered points to take a 38-14 lead late in the 3rd quarter. Indianapolis was outgained by Tennessee by a 449-336 margin and committed one turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Colts was QB Philip Rivers who completed 24 of 42 passes for 295 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.

On the season, Indianapolis is averaging 27.5 ppg on 376.6 total yards per game (272.3 passing yds/g; 104.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Indianapolis has been led by QB Phillip Rivers who has completed 67.3% of his passes for 2,978 yard (270.5 yds/g), 16 TD, & 9 INT. The Indianapolis backfield has been led by the trio of Jonathan Taylor (135 att, 518 yards, 4 TD), Jordan Wilkins (78 att, 293 yards, TD), and Nyheim Hines (61 att, 208 yards, 2 TD; 44 rec, 362 yards, 4 TD). The top receiving threats for the Colts was T.Y. Hilton (33 rec, 408 yards, TD), Zach Pascal (32 rec, 407 yards, 2 TD), and Michael Pittman Jr. (26 rec, 330 yards, 1 TD).

Defensively, Indianapolis is holding their opponents to an average of 23.0 ppg on 326.1 total yards per game (224.2 passing yds/g; 101.9 rushing yds/g).

The Houston Texans won their 2nd straight game and improved to 4-7 on the season after defeating the Detroit Lions, 41-25, on Thanksgiving. Houston had no trouble finding success through their passing game and had no trouble securing the victory after a 40-yard TD reception by Will Fuller gave Houston a 34-17 lead with 12:09 left in the 4th quarter. Houston was outgained by Detroit by a 388-384 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Texans was QB Deshaun Watson who completed 17 of 25 passes for 318 yards & 4 TD’s.

On the season, Houston is averaging 24.4 ppg on 374.9 total yards per game (291.0 passing yds/g; 83.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Houston has been led by QB Deshaun Watson who has completed 68.9% of his passes for 3,201 yards (317.6 yds/g), 24 TD, & 5 INT. Watson is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Texans with 293 yards & 2 TD’s on 62 carries. The top receiving threats for the Texans have been Will Fuller V (53 rec, 879 yards, 8 TD), Brandin Cooks (52 rec, 719 yards, 3 TD), Randall Cobb (38 rec, 441 yards, 3 TD), and Darren Fells (19 rec, 275 yards, 1 TD). Leading the way for the Texans backfield has been Duke Johnson (67 att, 201 yards, TD) who has had the starting role since David Johnson (103 att, 408 yards, 3 TD) has gone on I/R.

Defensively, Houston is allowing their opponents to average 27.0 ppg on 423.6 total yards per game (268.9 passing yds/g; 154.7 rushing yds/g).

The Colts are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home, however, are just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December. The Texans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. AFC South opponents and just 4-11-2 ATS in their last 17 games in December.

Houston has won two in a row and has a great duo on Deshaun Watson & Will Fuller V, however, I think they will have a hard time with the Indianapolis defense as the Texans have little to no rushing attack. Indianapolis has a balanced attack and as I think Phillip Rivers and the Colts offense will be able to find some success against the Texans defense, I’m taking Indianapolis to cover this small spread. Good Luck!

Brett’s Pick Indianapolis Colts -2.5

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