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Sunday, October 16th, the Indianapolis Colts play visitor to the Houston Texans. The game, to be played at NRG Stadium in Houston is slated for an 8:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on NBC. Read on for our Colts vs. Texans preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Houston wins the matchup between the two teams 57.9% of the time. The spread, via Oddsshark, has Houston favored as well.
Spread: Texans -3
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Colts vs. Texans preview:
The 3-2 Texans enter the contest after suffering a 31-13 loss at Minnesota last week while the 2-3 Colts are fresh off of a 29-23 win over Chicago.
Andrew Luck went 28-for-39 through the air for the Colts last week for 322 yards and two touchdowns. Frank Gore had a nice outing as well as he picked up 75 yards on just 14 rushing attempts. T.Y. Hilton was the standout as he picked up 171 receiving yards and a touchdown on 10 catches.
Brock Osweiler connected on 19 of his 42 pass attempts against the Vikings to go along with one touchdown and one interception. He was also sacked four times. C.J. Fiedorowicz led all Texans in receiving in the loss with four catches for 61 yards.
The Texans hold a poor all-time record against the Colts at 5-23 during the regular season. They have never met in the postseason.
Colts vs. Texans prediction:
The Texans defense is certainly good enough to keep Andrew Luck in check and keep Houston in the game, but will that be enough. Luck and the Colts barely squeaked by the Bears last week, which isn't the best of signs.
This one could be a back-and-forth contest, but not in the sense of scoring. With that being said, the Texans find a way to win this one at home while the Colts get back to their losing way.
Texans 19, Colts 14