Texans vs Colts Predictions, Picks, Week 7 Odds 10/20/2019
Lucas Oil Stadium is the venue where Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts will take on the Houston Texans on Sunday. Houston opens this game as 2.5-point dogs. The total is set at 47.5. The Texans are 4-2-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Colts are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Houston Texans faced the Kansas City Chiefs and earned the victory by a score of 31-24. Running the show from under center for the Texans was Deshaun Watson who went 30/42 with 280 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. Carlos Hyde led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 116 yards by way of 26 carries which meant he averaged 4.5 yards per tote. Darren Fells was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 69 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 11.5 yards per reception during the game. The Houston Texans ended up running the ball 41 times and totaled 192 yards which had them averaging 4.7 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 83 plays which added up to 472 yards. In the game, the Texans had a total of 35 1st downs and they had a total of 10 infractions for 70 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Houston conceded 19 catches on 35 tries for a total of 256 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 309 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Texans conceded 53 yards on 11 attempts which is an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Rams vs Falcons game.
Texans End Up at 4-2 After Win
The Texans head into this game 4-2 for this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 27 points per contest, which has them at 8th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 140 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd among AFC teams. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 3rd in the AFC and 5th in the NFL with 2,381 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Texans currently have a total of 12 passing TDs and 8 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the AFC South and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.Related: College Football Picks Week 8 | 10 IN 10 Show [Saturday, October 19]
The Texans have one of the average defenses in the NFL, giving up 22.3 points per contest putting them 8th among AFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Texans have conceded 1,608 yards. Teams are completing 67.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. They have conceded 11 passing TDs and 3 rushing touchdowns. In regard to yards rushing, Houston is giving up 88.0 yards per contest ranking them 1st among AFC South teams and 8th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rush putting them 9th in the AFC and 19th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 839 rushing yards through 6 games.
In their last game, the Indianapolis Colts played the Kansas City Chiefs and won 19-13. Leading the way at QB for the Colts was Jacoby Brissett who went 18/29 with 151 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 interception during the game. Marlon Mack led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 30 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 132 yards on 29 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Nyheim Hines led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 46 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 11.5 yards per catch for the game. Check out where the Colts rank in our Week 7 NFL power rankings. The Indianapolis Colts ended up rushing 45 times and totaled 180 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Colts totaled 25 first downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 50 yards. On the day, they ran 74 plays which gave them a total of 331 yards. In terms of defense, Indianapolis allowed 22 catches on 39 tries totaling 288 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. In the running game, the Colts allowed 36 yards on 14 tries which means they had an average of 2.6 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 324 yards and earned 1 turnover.
Colts Better their mark to 3-2 After Win
The Colts come into this game with a record of 3-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Colts have one of the average offenses in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Colts are ranked 2nd in the AFC South and 15th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 22.6 points per game. Indianapolis is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 142 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 4th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 710 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Colts average 344 yards per contest overall ranking them 23rd among NFL teams and 10th in the AFC.
The Colts are conceding 23.0 points per contest ranking them 4th in the AFC South and 16th among NFL teams. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the NFL. They are giving up 242 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Colts are ranked 9th in the conference. They have conceded 10 passing touchdowns this year. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 115 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 113 yards per contest which puts them at 19th among NFL teams and 3rd in the AFC South. This season, they have given up a total of 566 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Texans/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Texans +2.5
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