Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts - 1/8/23 NFL Picks and Prediction

Indianapolis Colts (4-11-1) vs Houston Texans (2-13-1)

Game Info: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)

Betting Odds: Indianapolis Colts -2.5 -- Over/Under: 38 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Texans will play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Houston Texans are 2-13-1 this season after they lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 31-3 in their last game. Houston was out gained by a total of 337-277 and went 0-4 on fourth down attempts in the game. The Houston offense is averaging 16.1 points per game with 190.2 passing yards per game and 88.6 rushing yards per game. Davis Mills has thrown for 2,820 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions for the Texans this season. Royce Freeman has rushed for 102 yards, while Brandin Cooks has caught 52 passes for 593 yards and two touchdowns for Houston. The Houston defense is giving up 24.3 points per game and 378.4 yards per game.

The Indianapolis Colts are 4-11-1 this season after they lost to the New York Giants by a score of 38-10 in their last game. Indianapolis only gained 252 total yards went 3-12 on third down attempts in the game. The Indianapolis offense is averaging 16.1 points per game with 201.9 passing yards per game and 104.4 rushing yards per game. Sam Ehlinger has thrown for 364 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the Colts this season. Zack Moss has rushed for 251 yards, while Michael Pittman Jr. has caught 96 passes for 895 yards and three scores for Indianapolis. The Colts defense is allowing 24.7 points per game and 332.4 yards per game.

Houston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the AFC South and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 11-4 in Houston’s last 15 road games. Indianapolis is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 January games. The over is 4-1 in Indianapolis’ last 5 games. The under is 11-2 in these two teams last 13 head to head meetings in Indianapolis.

These two teams have not found much success this season and will face off in their last game of the season. Indianapolis has lost six games in a row, with three of their last four coming by 27, 17, and 35 points. Houston had a three game stretch where they were playing well and even got a win against Tennessee, but was absolutely dominated last week by Jacksonville. I am going to take the over in this game, as I think we are going to see both sides play loose and take some shots.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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