Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans Prediction, 9/17/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 2
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Texans (-1)
The Houston Texans (0-1) will go up against the Indianapolis Colts (0-1) at NRG Stadium on Sunday. Houston opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is 41.
The Indianapolis Colts come into this game with a record of 0-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Colts played the Jaguars and ended up losing by a score of 31-21. Anthony Richardson finished 24/37 with 223 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 79 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Anthony Richardson was the best rusher for the Colts with 10 totes for 40 yds (4.0 yds per attempt). Michael Pittman Jr. left with an average of 12.1 yards per catch by totaling 97 yds on 8 catches. The Indianapolis Colts rushed the ball a total of 26 times and tallied 65 yards, which is an average of 2.5 yds per attempt. In all, they ran 69 plays for 280 yds. Indianapolis relinquished 24 completions on 32 attempts for 237 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. When it came to stopping the run, the Colts gave up 105 yds on 35 attempts, which calculates to 3.0 yards per run allowed.
The Colts have tallied 280 total yards over the course of this season. Indianapolis has 12 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 4 penalties for 35 yards. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Indianapolis has earned 1 touchdown in the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 3 different times (1 interception and 2 fumbles). Offensively they average 65.0 yards in the run game ranking them 29th in the NFL. When talking about putting points on the board, the Indianapolis Colts hold an average of 21.0 points per game.
When talking about passing yards, the Colts have surrendered 237 yards which has them sitting in 25th in the NFL. They are conceding 237.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 75.0%. For the year, they are granting 342.0 yards per game ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. They are giving up 3.0 yards per run and 105.0 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 105 rushing yards through 1 game. The Colts sit in 28th in the National Football League in terms of team defense, giving up 31.0 points per contest.
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The Texans head into this game 0-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Texans took a loss by a score of 25-9 when they faced the Ravens. Dameon Pierce ran the ball 11 times for 38 yards, ending the contest with 3.5 yards per carry for Houston. Nico Collins was featured in the passing game for the Texans, catching 6 passes for 80 yds (13.3 yards per reception). C.J. Stroud finished the contest with 242 yards on 28/44 passing while his QB rating was 78. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 5.5 yds. Houston surrendered 32 rushing attempts for 110 yds (3.4 yds per rush). The Texans pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 77.3%, surrendering 155 yards on 17 out of 22 passing. The Texans finished the game with 268 yds and they ran 72 plays (3.7 yards per play). Houston ended up running for 3.1 yards per tote, totaling 72 yards on 23 carries.
The Houston Texans are averaging 268.0 yards per game which has them ranked 19th in the NFL. They average 72.0 yards per game via the ground game. The Houston offense has racked up 88 penalty yards on 9 violations, which is 8th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season thus far, the Texans have compiled 196 passing yards. Concerning how much they score, the Texans are ranking 29th out of all teams in the NFL maintaining an average of 9.0 points per contest.
The Texans are surrendering 25.0 points per game, ranking them 24th in the NFL. They have given up 0 touchdowns via the pass as well as 155.0 yards/game, which has them in 11th in football. Houston has given up a total of 110 yards on the ground. The Texans defense has been on the field for 58 plays, which ranks 9th in the NFL. They have compiled 2 turnovers (1 fumble recovery and 1 interception) on the season.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Texans -1
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