Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The Indianapolis Colts head to NRG Stadium to play the Houston Texans on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5.
The Colts are 5-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Texans are 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-7-0.
Valuable Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Indianapolis Colts are 5-6-1 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 6-6-0 against the spread
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
12/03/18 S Mike Mitchell Calf is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/02/18 C Ryan Kelly Knee is questionable Sunday vs Houston
12/02/18 TE Mo Alie-Cox Calf is questionable Sunday vs Houston
11/27/18 TE Jack Doyle Kidney IR
10/16/18 WR Marcus Johnson Ankle IR
10/12/18 S Matthias Farley Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/08/18 C Matt Slauson Undisclosed IR
09/12/18 T J'Marcus Webb Hamstring IR
09/04/18 DE Anthony Johnson Back IR
09/04/18 QB Brad Kaaya Back IR
09/04/18 DE Chris McCain Ankle IR
09/04/18 WR Deon Cain Knee IR
09/04/18 T Jared Machorro Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Jeremiah George Back IR
09/04/18 DT Johnathan Calvin Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 RB Josh Ferguson Groin IR
09/04/18 WR Matt Hazel Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 TE Ross Travis Knee IR
09/04/18 DT Tyquan Lewis Toe IR
Key Houston Texans Injuries
12/03/18 LB Brennan Scarlett Leg is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/03/18 CB Johnathan Joseph Neck is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/03/18 T Kendall Lamm Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/03/18 C Zach Fulton Hand is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/02/18 WR Keke Coutee Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
10/26/18 WR Will Fuller V ACL IR
10/10/18 CB Kayvon Webster Quad IR
09/26/18 WR Bruce Ellington Hamstring IR
09/22/18 T Seantrel Henderson Leg IR
09/12/18 CB Kevin Johnson Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
09/04/18 CB Jermaine Kelly Undisclosed IR
08/03/18 RB D'Onta Foreman Achilles is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts are 30th in the National Football League in points scored with 325. They have run 802 plays this year for 4,535 yards, which ranks them 31st in the NFL in total offense. The Colts average 5.7 yards per play, which is 32nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 271 1st downs this season, ranking them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indianapolis has run for 1,283 yards as a unit, which ranks 22nd in the league. They've run 294 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Colts have been penalized on offense 87 times for 714 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the NFL in penalties. Andrew Luck has passed for 3,360 yards this year. He's completed 332 throws while attempting 489 passes for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 98.9. He averages 10.1 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt.
Indianapolis is 30th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 279. They have given up a total of 4,174 yards on D, which is 30th in the league. The Colts are 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 31st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 290 throws on 403 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense this season, ranking them 5th and 5th in the league. The Indianapolis pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,925 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 323 attempts for 1,249 yards this season, putting them in 26th place in the NFL against the run. The Colts have had 100 penalties for 907 yards on defense this year. That places them 5th in the league. They've allowed a score on 38.3% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Indianapolis is 26th in the NFL in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 167 punt return yards and are averaging 11.1 yards per return, which is 28th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 51 yards. They have returned 13 kicks for 248 yards on special teams, placing them 25th in kick return yardage. The Colts average 19.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 28 yards this season. They are 32nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,060. The Indianapolis Colts have tried 21 field goals this season and made 17, which is 15th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 81.0%. Indianapolis Colts kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,922 yards on 42 punts, averaging 45.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 1,689 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the NFL. They've run 378 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 81 times for 633 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the league in penalties. They are 17th in the NFL in points scored with 302. They have run 784 plays this season for 4,488 yards, which ranks them 20th in the league in total offense. The Texans average 5.7 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 245 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 12.5 yards per completion. He has completed 242 passes on 364 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating is 101.1. He has thrown for 3,031 yards this season.
The Texans rush defense has allowed 293 attempts for 1,096 yards this year, putting them in 13th place in the league against the run. Houston has committed 80 penalties for 653 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.4% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the league. They are 32nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 235. They have surrendered a total of 4,098 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Houston Texans are ranked 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 284 passes on 437 attempts against the Houston defense this season, placing them 6th and 3rd in the National Football League. The Texans pass defense has also given up a total of 3,002 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have attempted 34 field goals this season and made 29, which is 25th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.3%. Houston kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 29 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,302 yards on 52 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That places them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is ranked 11th in the league in punt returns with 26. They've accumulated 227 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 18th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 337 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 24.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this year. They are 20th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,284.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans -3.5
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