NFL Picks: Is The Over Best Play in Colts at Texans on Sunday? Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Sunday, 05 October 2008 04:01
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AFC South rivals clash this Sunday in Houston when the winless Texans host the struggling Indianapolis Colts. Oddsmakers have made the Colts 3-point road favorites.

Bet the Colts at Texans

Kickoff: 1:05PM ET CBS

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Indianapolis as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: 47

Public Betting:

Current public betting information shows that 79% of bettors favor the Colts -3 at home against the Texans.

Top Trends for this game:

INDIANAPOLIS is 32-51 ATS (-24.1 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1992.

HOUSTON is 25-12 ATS (+11.8 Units) after 2 or more consecutive losses since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History

HOUSTON is 2-2 against the spread versus INDIANAPOLIS over the last 3 seasons 

INDIANAPOLIS is 3-1 straight up against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons 

4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Player Injuries:


[OG] Ryan Lilja expected to miss at least six weeks. - Knee - 08/09/08

[S] Bob Sanders is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. - Ankle - 09/17/08

[CB] T.J. Rushing IR - Knee - 08/25/08

[OT] Tony Ugoh missed last game %27?%27 - Groin - 09/21/08

[LB] Tyjuan Hagler expected to miss at least six weeks. - Pectoral - 08/02/08

[G] Dan Federkeil injured last game, "?" - Ribs - 09/23/08

[WR] Roy Hall missed last game %27?%27 - Knee - 09/21/08

[DE] Mike Pollak expected to miss at least 4 weeks. - Knee - 09/10/08

[CB] Michael Coe IR - Knee - 08/13/08


No significant injuries.


The Texans are still winless on the season, but they played well in Jacksonville last week, pushing the Jaguars to overtime before finally losing on a Josh Scobee field goal. The Colts are coming off a much needed bye week after losing to those same Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. Peyton Manning is still trying to get back into a rhythem with his receivers after missing the entire preseason due to an offseason knee procedure. Houston gets Indy at a good time with the Colts having major issues stopping the run. Rookie running back Steve Slaton ran well the past two weeks and as long as Matt Schaub doesn’t turn back into the turnover machine that he was in Week 3 against Tennessee, we like the Texans chances of pulling an upset. We predict the Texans over the Colts 30-27.

Bet the Colts at Texans

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