Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans Prediction, 12/6/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 13
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -2
NRG Stadium is the site where Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans (4-7) will take on the Indianapolis Colts (7-4) on Sunday. Indianapolis opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 52.5.
The Indianapolis Colts come into this game with a record of 7-4 for this year. The last time they took the field they faced the Tennessee Titans and were beaten 45-26. Philip Rivers went 24/42 with 295 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. Nyheim Hines led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 29 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 2.9 yards per run. T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 81 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 20.3 yards per reception for that contest. The Indianapolis Colts ran the football 21 times and generated 56 yards which had them averaging 2.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they totaled 67 plays for a total of 336 yards. For the game, the Colts racked up 27 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 50 yards. When discussing the defense, Indianapolis conceded 13 completions on 22 attempts for a total of 220 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. On the ground, the Colts conceded 229 yards on 45 tries which means they had an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 449 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Indianapolis Colts have an average of 27.5 PPG. As a unit they maintain an average of 104.4 yards rushing which ranks them 21st in the NFL. The Colts have racked up 4,070 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Indianapolis has amassed 16 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning passing yards, the Colts have given up 2,309 yards which ranks them 7th in the NFL. In total, they have relinquished 311.8 yards/game which ranks them 5th in the NFL. The Colts are sitting in 9th in the league when it comes to team defense, conceding 23.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per tote and 101.9 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of their 11 games played, they have relinquished 209.9 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.0%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,121 rushing yards through 11 games.
The Texans come into this game with a record of 4-7 for this year. In their last contest they played the Detroit Lions and won 41-25. Duke Johnson paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 37 yards by way of 9 carries which had him averaging 4.1 yards per tote. Will Fuller V led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 171 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 28.5 yards per reception during the game. Deshaun Watson went 17/25 with 318 yards passing and completed 4 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Houston Texans ended up rushing 23 times and racked up a total of 77 yards giving them an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Texans totaled 21 1st downs and they totaled 10 infractions for 74 yards. Overall, they ran 50 plays for 384 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Houston gave up 28 completions on 43 tries for a total of 279 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 388 yards and forced 3 turnovers. Against the run, the Texans gave up 109 yards on 29 tries which is an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Texans rank 17th out of all teams in football by tallying 24.4 PPG. During the season thus far, the Texans currently have a total of 3,050 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 277.3 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 3rd out of all NFL teams. They are averaging 83.9 yards per game on the ground and have run for 923 yards for this year. The Houston Texans hold an average of 361.2 yards per outing which has them ranked 16th in the NFL. The Texans sit in 23rd in the league regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 27.0 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.9 yards per rush and 154.7 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have given up 1,702 rushing yards through 11 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Texans have surrendered 2,803 yards which puts them in 22nd in the NFL. During their 11 games played this season, they are conceding 254.8 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.8%. For the season, they are giving up 409.5 yards per contest ranking them 30th in football.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Colts +2
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