Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts - 12/31/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Texans (4-11) at Indianapolis Colts (3-12)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -5.5 -- Over/Under: 44 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts finish off their respective disappointing campigns as the two meet up in Indiana on Sunday.
The Houston Texans had their campaign derailed on a number of occasions this season due to the injuries to Deshaun Watson and JJ Watt and while the future remains bright this has certainly been another tough season for the Texans who were expected to be Super Bowl contenders this season. Houston still had a shot after the Watson injury thanks to the uncertainty in the AFC South but a late season push by the Jaguars put the division out of reach and now the Texans are focused on the offseason and the NFL draft and thanks to their 4-11 record they are in a good spot to land an impact player to add to their already dynamic roster. Houston has failed to cover in their last four games and are 1-6 ATS in their last seven against AFC South rivals so things don’t bode too well for them here on the road against the Colts.
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The Colts meanwhile have had another tough season without the services of Andrew Luck behind center and as such they are in line for another top end draft pick as they are 3-12 this season and are likely to secure a top five selection after this weekend. Indianapolis has had some decent individual efforts this season and interim starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett has actually looked quite good at times, and with Marlin Mack in line to take over as the team’s starting running back, and TY Hilton still anchoring a solid receiving corps the Colts could be back in the playoff picture in a few short seasons.
The Texans are 1-6 ATS in their last seven against the AFC South and 1-4 ATS in their last five against the AFC while the Colts are 1-4 ATS in their last five against the AFC and 1-4 ATS in their last five in December. Houston is in shambles right now and while they have Deandre Hopkins that is about it and while Indy isn’t a team to bet the farm on I think they finish the year strong at home and get the win and cover.