Texans vs. Colts Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Houston is the favorite on the road, as the Texans have odds of -7 points against the Colts. The over/under total has been set at 46.5 points. Houston is 12-3 on the season, 6-1 on the road and 9-6 against the spread. Indianapolis is 10-5 on the season, 6-1 at home and 10-5 against the spread.
Line Movement: Opening odds had the Texans favored by 7 points as well. The spread didn’t change much, bumping up to 7.5 points before falling back to Houston -7. The over/under total for this game didn’t come out until late in the week, so it hasn’t changed since opening at 46.5 points.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 58% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Colts with odds of +7 points against the Texans. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Week 17 Free Pick: Take the Under. According to latest NFL trends, Indianapolis is 7-17 last 24 on the Under bet. Last game: HOUSTON (-10.5) over Indianapolis, 29-17. Houston is playing for home-field advantage while Indianapolis is playing for their coach, Chuck Pagano, who returns after missing eight games due to battling leukemia. The Colts (10-5) can’t move out of the No. 5 seed and should rest some of their key injured players. Houston has to worry about the health of RB Arian Foster, who had 10 carries for 15 yards in a 23-6 loss at Minnesota. He left in the third quarter due to an irregular heartbeat. Even though he’s fine, the Texans might want to rest him two weeks.
2012 NFL WEEK 17 FREE PICK: TEXANS/COLTS UNDER 46.5