Check out our free Texans vs Colts pick and preview for NFL week 18 game in Indianapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.

Texans vs Colts Pick & Preview- NFL Week 18

The Texans will play host to the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, with a kickoff scheduled for 1:00 PM ET. The game will be televised on CBS. Indianapolis comes into this AFC South contest as the -2.5 point home favorite.

Texans vs Colts Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
  • Where: Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Date: Sunday, January 8th
  • Betting Odds IND -2.5, HOU +127 | IND -152 O/U 38.0

Will Davis Mills Lead The Texans To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?

This week, the Texans will look to get back on track, as they lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC South matchup by a score of 31-3. In terms of betting, Houston not only lost the game but failed to cover the spread as 3.5-point underdogs. The two teams combined point total of 34 remained below the betting line of 43.

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Houston ran the ball 21 times, finishing with 84 yards. The team’s leading rusher was Davis Mills, who finished with just 33 yards and a per-attempt average of 8.2.

At the quarterback position, Davis Mills ended the game with a passer rating of 68.96 on 202 yards through the air. Mills finished the game without a passing or rushing touchdown. Brandin Cooks had a big game in the passing attack, finishing with 39 yards on 4 catches. Averaging 34 attempts per game, Houston is ranked 17th in the league. So far, 68.23% of their yards have come through the air, with a completion percentage of 61.04% (29th).

Will Sam Ehlinger Lead The Colts To A Win Over Houston?

Coming off a 38-10 non-conference loss to the New York Giants, the Colts will look to get back in the win column vs Indianapolis. Indianapolis lost the game by more than anticipated, as the oddsmakers placed Indianapolis as 5.5 point underdogs. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 48 points, which surpassed the betting line of 38.

Last week, Indianapolis ran the ball 27 times for a total of 128 yards. Zack Moss led the team with 74 rush yards and did not find the endzone.

On his way to compiling 81 passing yards, Nick Foles finished with a passer rating of 47.3. Not only did Foles struggle to pick up passing yardage, but he was not able to throw for a touchdown. Parris Campbell was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 52 yards and 3 catches. Overall, Indianapolis is the 23rd-ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 201.88. Going into the game, the Colts have thrown a total of 18.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 65.46% (14th).

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

In this year’s previous meeting between the two teams, the Texans and Colts played to a 20-20 tie. Even though the two teams ended in a tie, the Texans kept the game closer than expected, as Indianapolis was favored to win. Last season, the Texans and Colts met up for 2 games, with Indianapolis winning both matchups by scores of 31-0 and 31-3.

Over the last 5 matchups between Houston and Indianapolis, the Colts have won 4 of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 39.6 points per game in their last 5 meetings.

The Indianapolis Colts have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 3-2-0. On average, the Texans have averaged 12.6 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Indianapolis at 27.0.

Although Houston has a straight-up record of 1-4-0 in their last 5 road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 18.6 points per game in these games.

In their last 5 games at home, the Colts have a straight-up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 17.2 points per game in this stretch.

Texans vs Colts Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Colts -2.5