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Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans - 10/20/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
Date & Time Sunday October 20, 2019, 1:01 PM (EDT)
Location
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
The Line
IND -1 O/U 48
TV Channel
CBS
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The Houston Texans are set to visit Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana for an AFC South clash against the Indianapolis Colts. The Houston Texans come into this matchup with a 4-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-24. QB Deshaun Watson struggled to find consistency through the air as he threw for 280 yards, 1 TD and 2 interceptions, but he was able to add 2 rushing TDs. RB Carlos Hyde had a productive game on the ground as he ran for 116 yards and a TD on 26 carries.

The Houston Texans were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs as they held them to 24 points and a total of 309 yards of offense. Tashaun Gibson Jr. led the way for the Houston defense with 5 tackles, 1 pass deflection, and the lone interception of the game for the unit. The secondary had a productive game for the Texans as Lonnie Johnson Jr. and Bradley Roby combined for 4 pass deflections.

The Indianapolis Colts come into this matchup with a 3-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Kansas City Chiefs, 19-13. QB Jacoby Brissett struggled to get much offense generated through the air as he threw for 151 yards and 1 interception, but he did add a rushing TD. RB Marlon Mack had a productive game on the ground as he ran for 132 yards on 29 carries.

The Indianapolis Colts were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Kansas City Chief as they held them to 13 points while forcing a crucial turnover. Safety George Odum led the way for the Indianapolis defense with 7 tackles while also forcing the lone turnover of the game on a fumble. LB Justin Houston was able to get into the Kansas City backfield a handful of times as he contributed 2 TFL and 1 sack.

Both of these teams will come into this game off a similar result as they both beat the Kansas City Chiefs in their last game, but the Indianapolis Colts have the advantage as they are at home and off a bye-week. The Colts haven’t lost much of a step with QB Jacoby Brissett under center, but the majority of their success has come on the ground with Marlon Mack as he has run for 470 yards this season. The Colts should return their leader of the defensive unit in Darius Leonard which should elevate this team. The Texans have been making their games high scoring, but the Colts have the right combination of offense and defense to grind this game out.

Pick:
Indianapolis Colts -1
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