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Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans - 12/9/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at Houston Texans (9-3)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm (NRG Stadium)

The Line: Houston Texans -4.5 -- Over/Under: 50 See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS

The Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans meet Sunday in week 14 NFL action at NRG Stadium.

The Indianapolis Colts look for a big road win to get a game above a .500 record while staying in the playoff race. The Indianapolis Colts have lost four of their last five road games. Andrew Luck is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 3,360 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Luck has three or more touchdown passes in eight of his last nine games. T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron have combined for 1,376 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Chester Rogers has 37 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 106.9 yards per contest, and Marlon Mack leads the way with 583 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 23.3 points and 347.8 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with 123 tackles, Denico Autry has six sacks and Kenny Moore II has two interceptions.

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Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans - 12/9/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Texans look to keep the ball rolling while building on their nine-game winning streak. The Houston Texans have won each of their last five home games. Deshaun Watson is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 3,031 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 17 games. DeAndre Hopkins and Keke Coutee have combined for 1,402 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Ryan Griffin has 15 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 140.8 yards per contest, and Lamar Miller leads the way with 876 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 19.6 points and 341.5 yards per game. Benardrick McKinney leads the Houston Texans with 84 tackles, J.J. Watt has 11.5 sacks and Justin Reid has three interceptions.

The Colts are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in December, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. AFC South and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf. The Texans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games in December and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Colts are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Houston and 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 meetings. The under is 11-4 in Texans last 15 vs. AFC. The under is 14-6 in Colts last 20 games overall.

The Indianapolis Colts are coming off an awful shutout loss to the Jacksonville Jagaurs, and they have not been the same team this season when playing outside of their comfy done. The Houston Texans have won nine straight games and are outscoring teams by 11.6 points since their bye week. The Indianapolis Colts have split their last eight games ATS when an underdog of at least three points. The Houston Texans have failed to cover six of their last nine games when a favorite of at least three points. The Houston Texans are a team I've been backing for majority of this winning streak and there's no reason to jump off the badwagon now. The Indianapolis Colts are a below average team that needs Luck to play out of his mind to win games, and he's come up short often on the road. Give me the Texans by a touchdown.

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