Colts-Texans Betting Odds: Opening Spread, Trends for AFC Wild Card Game

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Betting Odds: Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans

  • Odds: Texans -2.5
  • Over/Under: 47.5
  • Time: 4:35 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 5
  • TV: ESPN

>> All odds as of Monday morning. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and track your bets

The Houston Texans opened as 2.5-point home favorites against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card Game. The Texans and Colts last met in Week 14, when Indianapolis snapped Houston’s nine-win streak with a 24-21 win on the road.

The Texans have never advanced past the divisional round. (The franchise’s first season was in 2002.)

Meanwhile, the Colts are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2014, ending their longest playoff drought since missing the postseason from 1988-1994.

Action Network Projections: Chargers-Ravens

Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, made the following power ratings for this game in the immediate aftermath of Week 17. For the most up-to-date projections, download The Action Network app.

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