Colts-Texans Betting Preview: Will Indy’s Offense Bounce Back in Houston?


USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Deshaun Watson (4), Andrew Luck (12).

Dec 09, 2018, 06:45 AM EST

Betting odds: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 

  • Spread: Texans -4.5
  • Over/Under: 50
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS

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Betting market: Following the Colts’ dud of a game, nearly 60% of the public is siding with Houston. The line movement hasn’t been very riveting, though, with sportsbooks around the market set at the inconsequential numbers of 4.5 and 5 at the time of writing (check our live data here). — Mark Gallant

Trends to know: The Colts did not score in their loss to the Jaguars last Sunday. According to our Bet Labs data, teams that were shut out in their previous game have gone 53-44-3 (55%) against the spread since 2003.

If the team is an underdog in their next game, like the Colts, the ATS record improves to 35-22-3 (61%). — John Ewing

Biggest mismatch: Deshaun Watson/DeAndre Hopkins vs. the Colts secondary

One of the primary reasons I think the Texans have a puncher’s chance in the AFC is their quarterback is on par with the top contenders in the conference.

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