Sunday, December 20, 2015
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Houston Texans face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The opening line for this game has Indianapolis as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.
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Brian Hoyer finished his last game with 155 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 11 passes out of 22 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Jonathan Grimes, who finished with 53 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving. He had a total of 52 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 17 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Houston had 189 total yards on 52 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 4 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 7 first downs on the game. The Texans rushed for 87 yards by way of 22 carries.
Matt Hasselbeck finished his last game with 252 yards through the air for Indianapolis. He completed 18 passes out of 35 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. The Colts were led in rushing by Frank Gore, who finished with 60 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving. He had a total of 132 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 33 yards per catch in the game. Indianapolis had 322 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 17 first downs on the game. The Colts rushed for 95 yards by way of 23 carries.
Houston is scoring 20 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 23 passes on 40 attempts for a 58% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 249 yards per game through the air as well. The Texans are averaging 99 rushing yards per game on 28 attempts per contest for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. They are also running 70 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for an average of 348 yards per contest. The Texans manage 21 first downs per contest and they average a total of 59.9 penalty yards on 6.8 penalties.
Houston allows 217 passing yards per game and 22 points per contest on defense. They give up 20 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Texans allow an average of 114 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for a 4.4 average. Houston allows 331 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 61.6 yards per game.
Indianapolis averages 21 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 40 attempts for a 58% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 246 yards through the air per game thus far. The Colts rush for an average of 89 yards per contest on 25 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry for the season. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for an average of 335 yards in each contest. The Colts are gaining 20 first downs per contest and they average 54.3 penalty yards on 6.8 penalties per game.
Indianapolis allows an average of 276 passing yards and 27 points per contest. They give up 23 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Colts allow an average of 121 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Indianapolis allows 398 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 8.6 penalties for 77.7 yards in each contest.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 7-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 6-7-0 this season
Indianapolis Betting Trends
Indianapolis is 7-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Indianapolis has an ATS record of 6-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/14/15 QB Brian Hoyer Head is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Indianapolis
11/13/15 C Greg Mancz Knee IR
10/25/15 RB Arian Foster Achilles IR
10/01/15 LB Carlos Thompson Undisclosed IR
10/01/15 LB Mike Mohamed Foot IR
09/22/15 T Jeff Adams Knee IR
09/07/15 QB Tom Savage Shoulder IR
12/14/15 QB2 Matt Hasselbeck Ribs injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/13/15 QB Andrew Luck Kidney "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/13/15 T Anthony Castonzo Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/13/15 LB Erik Walden Foot "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/13/15 CB Greg Toler Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
12/13/15 LB Jerrell Freeman Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
11/30/15 RB Ahmad Bradshaw Wrist IR
11/09/15 DE Henry Anderson Knee IR
10/07/15 CB Jalil Brown Groin IR
09/16/15 RB Vick Ballard Hamstring IR
09/10/15 RB Dan Herron Shoulder IR
09/05/15 DE Arthur Jones Ankle IR
Guy's Pick: Take Indianapolis
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