Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Houston Texans head to Lucas Oil Stadium to play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indianapolis as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 44. The Texans are 7-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8-0. The Colts are 7-8-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-9-0.
Valuable Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 7-8-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 7-8-0 against the spread
Important Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Indianapolis Colts are 7-8-0 against the spread
Key Houston Texans Injuries
12/26/17 QB T.J. Yates Concussion is probable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/25/17 DL LaTroy Lewis Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/25/17 QB Taylor Heinicke Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/25/17 RB Jordan Todman Shoulder left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/25/17 T Kendall Lamm Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/25/17 G Jeff Allen Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/11/17 QB Tom Savage Concussion IR
12/07/17 LB Brennan Scarlett Foot IR
12/05/17 WR Bruce Ellington Hamstring IR
12/05/17 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion IR
11/30/17 T Chris Clark Ankle IR
11/20/17 RB D'Onta Foreman Achilles IR
11/10/17 TE Ryan Griffin Concussion IR
11/02/17 QB Deshaun Watson Knee IR
10/30/17 DE Christian Covington Biceps IR
10/09/17 LB Whitney Mercilus Pectoral IR
10/09/17 DE J.J. Watt Tibia IR
10/02/17 RB Tyler Ervin Knee out indefinitely
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
12/23/17 T Denzelle Good Knee is "?" Sunday vs Houston
12/23/17 WR Donte Moncrief Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Houston
12/23/17 CB Rashaan Melvin Hand is "?" Sunday vs Houston
12/22/17 TE Brandon Williams Concussion IR
12/18/17 C Ryan Kelly Concussion IR
12/18/17 LB Jon Bostic Knee IR
12/05/17 LB John Simon Shoulder IR
12/04/17 DB Pierre Desir Shoulder IR
11/30/17 TE Erik Swoope Undisclosed IR
11/08/17 DT Henry Anderson Throat IR
11/07/17 WR Quan Bray Undisclosed IR
11/02/17 QB Andrew Luck Shoulder IR
10/23/17 S Malik Hooker Knee IR
10/18/17 RB Robert Turbin Wrist IR
10/14/17 T Jack Mewhort Knee IR
10/04/17 G Deyshawn Bond Quad IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 319. They have run 922 plays this year for 4,684 yards, which ranks them 21st in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.1 yards per play, which is 19th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 285 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 1,581 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the league. They've run 393 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 110 times for 936 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the NFL in penalties. T.J. Yates has passed for 303 yards this year. He's completed 26 throws while attempting 57 passes for a completion percentage of 45.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 72.5. He averages 11.7 yards per completion and 5.3 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 30th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 380. They have given up a total of 4,966 yards on D, which is 17th in the league. The Texans are 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has allowed 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 286 throws on 446 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, ranking them 4th and 1st in the league. The Houston pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,469 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 376 attempts for 1,497 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the NFL against the run. The Texans have had 114 penalties for 1084 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 38.5% of possessions on defense, which is 26th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 9th in the NFL in punt returns with 34. They've totaled 292 punt return yards and are averaging 8.6 yards per return, which is 16th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 49 yards. They have returned 24 kicks for 489 yards on special teams, placing them 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 20.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this season. They are 25th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,776. The Houston Texans have tried 23 field goals this season and made 18, which is 26th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 78.3%. Houston Texans kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 31 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,964 yards on 81 punts, averaging 48.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts have run for 1,515 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in the NFL. They've run 415 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts have been penalized on offense 88 times for 759 yards so far this season, which has them 25th in the league in penalties. They are 30th in the NFL in points scored with 241. They have run 931 plays this season for 4,303 yards, which ranks them 31st in the league in total offense. The Colts average 4.6 yards per play, which is 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 247 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. Jacoby Brissett averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 11.4 yards per completion. He has completed 261 passes on 444 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.8%. His quarterback rating is 81.5. He has thrown for 2,984 yards this season.
The Colts rush defense has allowed 461 attempts for 1,842 yards this year, putting them in 27th place in the league against the run. Indianapolis has committed 95 penalties for 788 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 7th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40% of possessions on defense, which is 31st in the league. They are 32nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 391. They have surrendered a total of 5,664 yards on D, which is 30th in the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts are ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 7.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 306 passes on 489 attempts against the Indianapolis defense this season, placing them 10th and 7th in the National Football League. The Colts pass defense has also given up a total of 3,822 yards through the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Indianapolis Colts have attempted 32 field goals this season and made 27, which is 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 84.4%. Indianapolis kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 20 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,530 yards on 80 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in the NFL in punting average. Indianapolis is ranked 24th in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 109 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 32nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 20 yards. They have returned 26 kicks for 585 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Colts average 22.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 60 yards this year. They are 32nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,321.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Colts -3.5
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