Every single season it is said that this is the year that the Texans break the door down and make the playoffs. To do that they need to beat the Colts but do you want to make an NFL bet on a Houston team that has lost nine of the last ten against the Colts?
The Texans have to be getting tired of hearing about how this is their year. They have come so close to beating the Colts but when the game is on the line they fold like a house of cards. Can they break the door down this season?
Colts Favored – The Colts are a 2-point favorite at Sbg global with the total listed at 46.5. The Colts are favored for a good reason as they have won 9 of the last 10 vs. the Texans. It should be noted though that the Colts are just 4-6 against the spread. This time the Colts are laying just two points though so to cover all they basically need to do is win.
Fantastic Over Trend – You probably won’t find a better trend this week in NFL wagering online than the one from the Colts-Texans game that points at the over. Nine of the last ten meetings between the two teams have gone over the total. Of course, that one loss was last year when the Colts won 20-17 at home as the game went under. Normally when these two teams play the total ends up in the 50’s. The Colts have a potent offense with Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne while the Texans have Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson.
Any Defense? The Colts and Texans do not normally play a lot of defense against each other. The Colts may actually have the defensive edge on Sunday because Houston’s best defensive player is out. Linebacker Brian Cushing will miss the first four games of the season due to suspension and his loss is huge. The Colts should be better defensively this season since Bob Sanders is finally healthy.
Fun to Watch – There may not be a better game to watch this week than this one. The Colts and Texans throw the ball all over the field and they almost always play close games. This one should be extremely enjoyable.