Houston Texans (4-9) at Indianapolis Colts (9-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -7 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Indianapolis Colts face off with the Houston Texans Sunday in week 15 AFC South NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The Houston Texans look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Houston Texans have lost five of their last seven road games. Deshaun Watson is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 3,761 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Will Fuller V and Brandin Cooks have combined for 1,663 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 38 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 86.2 yards per contest, and David Johnson leads the way with 452 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 27.6 points and 406.6 yards per game. Zach Cunningham leads the Houston Texans with 127 tackles, JJ Watt has five sacks and Bradley Roby has one interception.
The Indianapolis Colts look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Indianapolis Colts have won four of their last six home games. Philip Rivers is completing 68.1 percent of his passes for 3,507 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. TY Hilton and Zach Pascal have combined for 1,049 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Michael Pittman Jr. has 33 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 113 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 759 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 23.1 points and 327.1 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with 97 tackles, Justin Houston has 7.5 sacks and Kenny Moore II has four interceptions.
The Texans are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Colts are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. AFC South and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Texans last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Colts last 5 games overall. The Texans are 3-12-2 ATS in their last 17 meetings.
The Houston Texans have scored just seven points in two of their last five games and they've been one of the worst covering teams in the league. The Indianapolis Colts are coming off one of their better wins of the season and have scored no less than 26 points in each of their last five games. These teams played a couple of weeks ago and it was a competitive contest that was decided by just six points. Still, it's hard to get behind the Texans right now, a team that's falling apart and now can't score. Give me the Colts by double digits.