Texans vs. Colts Point Spread: NFL Week 15 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Dec 16, 2020

Darius Leonard, Colts, 2020

The Texans have struggled in this series with the Colts, going 3-12-2 against the spread in their last 17 meetings.

Houston
4-12
AT
December 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Lucas Oil Stadium
Pointspread +7.5 -110
Moneyline +325
Over / Under o +52.5

30%

Betting Action

70%

Pointspread -7.5 -110
Moneyline -399
Over / Under u +52.5

30%

Betting Action

70%

The Houston Texans were obliterated by the Chicago Bears last week and it’s hard to find a positive takeaway. The task at hand figures to be much tougher this week as they’re now facing a nine-win Indianapolis Colts team that has won four of their last five games. Can the Texans make a game of this?

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The under is 4-0 in the Texans past four games when coming into the game as the underdog and 4-1 in their last five games overall. Houston is also 4-10 ATS in their past 14 games overall and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against AFC opponents. They are also 3-12-2 ATS in their last 17 matchups against the Colts but the road team has been 10-2-2 ATS in those meetings.

Meanwhile, the over has been 5-1 in the Colts last six games after totaling more than 350 yards of offense in the game prior and 5-1 in their past six against AFC south opponents. Indianapolis is also 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games when they are coming into the game as the favorite. They are also 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games against AFC south opponents.

Houston Texans

The lack of weapons on the offensive end is beginning to rear its ugly head as we move towards the end of the season. After trading away All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins, the idea to have more weapons at the position but one less star has flopped. Houston’s passing offense is actually fifth in passing yards per game. However, the offense is only 23rd in terms of points per game at a paltry 22.1. Now, they have more problems as they lost Will Fuller due to suspension, cut Kenny Stills and Brandin Cooks suffered a concussion and missed their last game. They need receivers in order to relieve some of the pressure off of Deshaun Watson’s shoulders. Their defense is currently ranked 30th in the league and the run defense is 31st, giving up 152.3 per game. That’s going to be a big problem going up against a run-oriented team like the Colts.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts have been playing outstanding football in recent weeks despite quarterback Philip Rivers playing with a shoulder injury that is going to require surgery in the offseason. Their rushing attack is delivering big-time, finding plenty of lanes to run through behind their fantastic offensive line. That’s allowed their passing game to fill in the gaps when needed. Wideout T.Y. Hilton has come alive the last three weeks, compiling 277 yards and four touchdowns.

It also helps that their defense is the fifth-ranked unit in the league behind numerous young stars including linebacker Darius Leonard. The Colts barely escaped with a victory in their last game against the Texans but things feel different this time around.

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