The Houston Texans are currently on top of the AFC South division, but the Indianapolis Colts loom large on their rearview mirror. Who will win this week’s crucial matchup between the division rivals? The Texans and the Colts are -145 and +225 to win the AFC South title, respectively. Going into this Sunday’s game, the sportsbook gives the home team a very slight edge, favoring the Colts by just 1-point.
Betting Preview for the Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts NFL Regular Season Week 7 Game on October 20, 2019
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Houston Texans (4-2)
Watch out for these Texans. They are getting it together on offense with quarterback Deshaun Watson doing a magnificent job of helming the team’s attack. In Week 6’s 31-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on the road, Watson passed for 280 yards and a touchdown on 30-of-42 completions. Watson, however, had two interceptions, but those can be forgiven since he also had two rushing touchdowns with 42 rushing yards on 10 carries. Carlos Hyde is looking like an excellent offseason pickup for Houston. The former Ohio State Buckeyes star tailback rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. It’s not easy to contain Houston’s offense because opponents have to worry about the tandem of DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller downfield. Since Week 5, the Texans have scored 84 points.
The Texans are 3-0-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last five road games.
Betting on the Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
The Colts have the double luxury of not having to hit the road for Week 7 and also playing coming off a bye. Before taking an extended rest, the Colts defeated the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium to the tune of a 19-13 score. Defense was the key for the Colts in beating Kansas City. They repeatedly rattled Patrick Mahomes in the pocket, sacking the Chiefs star QB four times, resulting in 33 lost yards for Kansas City. Marlon Mack had his way on the ground, generating 132 rushing yards on 29 carries. Mack could find running lanes too narrow against Houston’s stop unit that is allowing just 88.0 rushing yards per game, but Jacoby Brissett should be able to take advantage of the same defensive unit that’s only 24th in the league against the pass.
The over is 3-0 in the Colts’ last three home games.
The Colts win, 23-20.
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