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

Game
Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at Houston Texans (9-3)
Date & Time Sunday December 9, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Houston Texans -3.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5
TV Channel
CBS
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NFL | Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at Houston Texans (9-3)
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The Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans will meet up in Week 14 NFL activity on Sunday. 

The Colts enter this one at 6-6 on the season. Indianapolis had a nice win streak going, taking out the Bills, Raiders, Jaguars, Titans and Dolphins, but lost their last matchup versus Jacksonville 6-0. 

In the Jags game, Indy QB Andrew Luck put up 248 yards with a pick, and Marlon Mack led a dismal rush with 27 yards on eight carries. Eric Ebron had a solid line, leading the Colts receivers on 10 catches for 81 yards. 

Over on the Texans’ side, they’re currently 9-3 on the year. Houston stumbled out of the gate 0-3, then rattled off wins over the Colts, Cowboys, Bills, Jags, Dolphins, Broncos, Redskins, Titans and Browns. 

In the Browns game, Houston QB Deshaun Watson threw for 224 yards and a TD, while Lamar Miller led the rush on 103 yards. DeAndre Hopkins was the lead Texans receiver with 91 yards on seven grabs. 

The Colts are 2-5 ATS in their last seven in December and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight on turf. Indy is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 versus the AFC South and 0-5 ATS in their last five in Week 14. 

Meanwhile, the Texans are 5-0 ATS in their last five versus the AFC and 5-1 ATS in their last six following a straight-up win. Houston is 5-1 ATS in their last six overall and 1-7 ATS in their last eight in December. 

I really don’t know what to say about the Colts’ 6-0 loss to Jacksonville this past Sunday. It was a complete mess from top to bottom, and featured an incredibly questionable out-of-bounds call at the end of the game that squashed Indy’s hopes at a comeback. 

As for the Texans, they’re sitting pretty right now and this is the opportunity for the team to take control of the division in a decisive manner. I expect a hard-fought game with Houston covering a reeling Colts team—but it’ll be great fun to watch. Give me the Texans. 

Pick:
Houston Texans -3.5

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