Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans AFC Wildcard NFL Picks & Predictions 1-5-2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Indianapolis Colts travel to NRG Stadium to take on the Houston Texans on Saturday in a AFC Wildcard game. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5.
The Colts have an ATS record of 8-7-1 while their over/under record is 8-8-0. The Texans have an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they are 7-8-1 against the spread.
Valuable Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Indianapolis Colts are 8-7-1 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 7-8-1 against the spread
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
12/31/18 S Clayton Geathers Knee is questionable Saturday vs Houston
12/31/18 C Ryan Kelly Neck is questionable Saturday vs Houston
12/18/18 DT Al Woods Foot IR
12/18/18 LB Skai Moore Neck IR
11/27/18 TE Jack Doyle Kidney IR
10/16/18 WR Marcus Johnson Ankle IR
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 DT Tyquan Lewis Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Matt Hazel Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 TE Ross Travis 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
Key Houston Texans Injuries
12/31/18 NT Brandon Dunn Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Indianapolis
12/31/18 CB Johnathan Joseph Neck is questionable Saturday vs Indianapolis
12/31/18 WR Keke Coutee Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Indianapolis
12/25/18 WR Demaryius Thomas Achilles IR
12/25/18 LB Brian Peters Undisclosed IR
12/25/18 CB Kayvon Webster Thigh IR
12/12/18 LB Brennan Scarlett Ankle IR
10/26/18 WR Will Fuller V ACL 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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts are 30th in the NFL in points scored with 433. They have run 1,070 plays this season for 6,179 yards, which ranks them 31st in the league in total offense. The Colts average 5.8 yards per play, which is 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 371 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indianapolis has run for 1,718 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the NFL. They've run 408 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts have been penalized on offense 120 times for 953 yards so far this season, which has them 27th in the league in penalties. Andrew Luck has thrown for 4,593 yards this season. He has completed 430 passes on 639 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating is 98.7. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.7 yards per completion.
Indianapolis is 30th in the league in points allowed on defense with 344. They have surrendered a total of 5,431 yards on D, which is 30th in the NFL. The Colts are ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 31st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 384 passes on 542 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense this season, placing them 5th and 5th in the National Football League. The Indianapolis pass defense has also given up a total of 3,805 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 415 attempts for 1,626 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. The Colts have committed 131 penalties for 1115 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Indianapolis is ranked 26th in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 217 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 28th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 51 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 337 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Colts average 19.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this year. They are 32nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,867. The Indianapolis Colts have attempted 27 field goals this season and made 23, which is 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.2%. Indianapolis Colts kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 44 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,629 yards on 57 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 2,021 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the league. They've run 472 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 105 times for 787 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. They are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 402. They have run 1,040 plays this year for 5,802 yards, which ranks them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 5.6 yards per play, which is 20th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 333 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson has completed 345 throws while attempting 505 passes for a completion percentage of 68.3%. He has passed for 4,165 yards this year. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 103.1.
The Texans rush defense has given up 385 attempts for 1,323 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 117 penalties for 945 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 31.6% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the NFL. Houston is 32nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 316. They have given up a total of 5,490 yards on D, which is 20th in the league. The Texans are 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 385 throws on 594 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, ranking them 6th and 3rd in the league. The Texans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 4,167 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have tried 42 field goals this season and made 37, which is 25th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 88.1%. Houston kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 39 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,238 yards on 74 punts, averaging 43.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is 11th in the NFL in punt returns with 38. They've totaled 327 punt return yards and are averaging 8.6 yards per return, which is 18th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 30 yards. They have returned 20 kicks for 487 yards on special teams, placing them 28th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 24.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this season. They are 20th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,000.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Colts +3
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