Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans Week 9 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48. The Texans have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread. The Colts have an ATS record of 4-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-2-0.
Valuable Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The Indianapolis Colts are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
10/29/17 LB Anthony Walker Jr. Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/29/17 LB John Simon Stinger is "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/29/17 CB Rashaan Melvin Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/23/17 T Denzelle Good Wrist IR-Return Designation
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
09/29/17 S Clayton Geathers Neck PUP
09/17/17 QB Andrew Luck Shoulder out indefinitely
09/04/17 TE Erik Swoope Knee IR
Key Houston Texans Injuries
10/30/17 DE Christian Covington Bicep is out for season
10/29/17 T Chris Clark Calf is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/29/17 LB Dylan Cole Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/29/17 DE Joel Heath Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/29/17 C Kyle Fuller Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
10/09/17 DE J.J. Watt Tibia IR
10/09/17 LB Whitney Mercilus Pectoral IR
10/02/17 RB Tyler Ervin Knee out indefinitely
09/13/17 LB Brian Cushing Concussion 10-game suspension (eligible to return 12/3 vs. Tennessee)
09/12/17 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion IR
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts have run for 796 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in the NFL. They've run 216 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts have been penalized on offense 52 times for 433 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. They are 24th in the NFL in points scored with 142. They have run 506 plays this season for 2,370 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the league in total offense. The Colts average 4.7 yards per play, which is 29th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 137 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Jacoby Brissett averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.3 yards per completion. He has completed 145 passes on 240 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.4%. His quarterback rating is 80.9. He has thrown for 1,642 yards this season.
The Colts rush defense has allowed 226 attempts for 931 yards this year, putting them in 24th place in the league against the run. Indianapolis has committed 52 penalties for 459 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 44% of possessions on defense, which is 32nd in the league. They are 32nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 246. They have surrendered a total of 3,254 yards on D, which is 31st in the NFL. The Colts are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has given up 8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 171 passes on 273 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense this season, placing them 23rd and 25th in the National Football League. The Indianapolis pass defense has also given up a total of 2,323 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Indianapolis Colts have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 15, which is 12th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 93.8%. Indianapolis Colts kickers have made 85% of their extra points, going 11 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,023 yards on 45 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 19th in the NFL in punting average. Indianapolis is ranked 18th in the league in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 58 punt return yards and average 4.1 yards per return, which is 30th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 20 yards. They have returned 19 kicks for 448 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Colts average 23.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 60 yards this year. They are 15th in the league in all-purpose yards with 3,072.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans are 4th in the National Football League in points scored with 215. They have run 465 plays this year for 2,572 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.5 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 156 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 968 yards as a unit, which ranks 7th in the league. They've run 222 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 50 times for 431 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the NFL in penalties. Deshaun Watson has passed for 1,699 yards this year. He's completed 126 throws while attempting 204 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 103. He averages 13.5 yards per completion and 8.3 yards per pass attempt.
Houston is 27th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 188. They have given up a total of 2,342 yards on D, which is 14th in the league. The Texans are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 26th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 141 throws on 226 attempts against the Houston defense this season, ranking them 7th and 4th in the league. The Texans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,666 yards in the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 180 attempts for 676 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the NFL against the run. The Houston Texans have had 55 penalties for 547 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 35.2% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is 9th in the NFL in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 193 punt return yards and are averaging 10.7 yards per return, which is 5th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 49 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 323 yards on special teams, placing them 11th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 21.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this season. They are 6th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,245. The Houston Texans have tried 11 field goals this season and made 11, which is 20th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 100.0%. Houston kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 20 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,867 yards on 37 punts, averaging 50.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Colts +11.5
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