Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, AFC South Wild Card game. First game of the day for Wild Cards. The Texans are the home team with the best options to win this game, but they are not favorites. The Colts have the advantage because they played against the Texans this season and the result was in favor of the Colts. This game will be intense, especially for the Texans, they want to avoid another negative result against the Colts.
Houston Texans: Welcome to Texas.
The Texans are number one in the AFC South division, 11-5-0 overall. At home this season the Texans barely suffered two defeats: Giants 22-27 and Colts 21-24. The other games were six victories at home. That game against the Colts with defeat makes the Texans not favorites, but the Colts barely managed to win by three points. The last game of the regular season was a 20-3 victory against the Jaguars at home.
At home the Texans are scoring an average of 25.9 points per game with 30.1 rushses for 137.5 rush yards. On the defensive the Texans allow up to 17.0 points per game with 22.4 rushes and only 80.5 rush yards.
Deshaun Watson closed the season in December with 68.32% in completed passes, 4165 yards, 26 touchdowns and only 9 interceptions. Four interceptions were at home. Watson contributed 99 rushes for 551 yards and 5 touchdowns. Against the Colts in week four, Watson threw for 69.05% in completions, 375 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception.
Indianapolis Colts: We know how.
The Colts closed the season being the number two of the AFC South Division, 10-6-0 overall. On the road the record was not negative, but neither positive, 4-4-0. The last two games were victories for the Colts against Texans and Titans. In the ATS on the road the record is also positive with 5-3-0 in the regular season.
The Colts are scoring an average of 24.2 points per game on the road, 25 rushes with only 106.8 rush yards. By air the Colts are slightly higher with 262.6 pass yards with 26.6 passes completed per game. The defense allows up to 22.6 points per game.
Andrew Luck has had another good season with 67.29% completions, 4593 yards, 39 touchdowns and only 15 interceptions. The problem for luck has been the interceptions on the road with ten in the regular season.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts 01/05/2019 is: take the Indianapolis Colts -1.5 (Point Spread).
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