Sunday, October 16, 2016
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The Indianapolis Colts travel to NRG Stadium to play the Houston Texans on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46. The Colts are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Texans have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Andrew Luck finished with 322 yards through the air for Indianapolis last week. He completed 28 passes out of 39 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Colts were led in rushing by Frank Gore, who finished with 75 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. T.Y. Hilton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 171 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Indianapolis got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 396 yards for the game. The Colts ran for 98 yards on 21 attempts.
Brock Osweiler finished with 184 yards passing for Houston last week. He went 19 for 42, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Texans were led on the ground by Alfred Blue, who finished with 39 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. C.J. Fiedorowicz led the team in receiving with 61 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Houston had 16 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 214 yards for the contest. The Texans ran for 59 yards on 14 carries as a team.
Indianapolis scores 27 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 7th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 26 passes on 41 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 269 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 9th in the league. The Colts run for an average of 90 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 20th in the league. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 359 yards per game, ranking their offense 14th overall this season. The Colts average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They accumulate 70.2 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 4th in the league.
Indianapolis allows 301 passing yards per game, ranking 28th, and they allow 30 points per contest on defense, which ranks 30th. They give up 26 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 70%. The Colts allow 110 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 18th in the NFL. Indianapolis allows 411 total yards per game including 6.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 30th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 9.4 penalties for 85.8 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among NFL teams.
Houston averages 16 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 31st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. They throw for 209 yards through the air per game, ranking them 29th. The Texans run for an average of 102 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for a total of 310 yards per game, ranking them 27th in the league on offense. The Texans get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 29th. They average 46 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, ranking them 31st in the NFL.
Houston allows an average of 181 passing yards per game, which ranks 1st in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th. They give up 16 completions on 29 attempts for a completion percentage of 55% per game. The Texans allow 119 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 25th in the NFL. Houston allows 300 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 5th in the league. They force 7.2 penalties for 62.4 yards in each contest, ranking 14th.
Indianapolis Betting Trends
Indianapolis is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Indianapolis has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 CB Darius Butler Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/09/16 T Denzelle Good Back "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/09/16 G Joe Reitz Back "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/09/16 CB Patrick Robinson Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/07/16 DB Antonio Cromartie Arm has been released
09/29/16 C Jonotthan Harrison Appendix IR
09/27/16 LB Trent Cole Back IR
09/21/16 WR Donte Moncrief Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/10/16 DB Kareem Jackson Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/10/16 S Quintin Demps Calf injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/09/16 LB Brian Peters Quad injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/09/16 G Jeff Allen Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/09/16 CB Johnathan Joseph Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/09/16 TE Ryan Griffin Neck injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/09/16 TE Stephen Anderson Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/05/16 DT Devon Still Undisclosed IR
09/30/16 DE J.J. Watt Back IR
09/30/16 RB Jonathan Grimes Fibula out indefinitely
08/31/16 K Ka'imi Fairbairn Quad IR
08/31/16 S Kurtis Drummond Leg IR
08/31/16 S Lonnie Ballentine Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Nick Martin Ankle IR
Tony's Pick: Take Indianapolis
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