Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts: Week 15 Line and Early Picks

Written by on December 15, 2020

The Houston Texans (4-9) are touchdown underdogs in a home AFC South matchup against the Indianapolis Colts (9-4) on Sunday, December 20, 2020 Lucas Oil Stadium. The point total is set at 52.5.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 20, 2020
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
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Betting Information

Colts vs Texans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Colts -7.0 -110 -110 52.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A

Colts Betting Insights

  • Indianapolis is 8-5 against the spread.
  • The Colts are just 1-2 ATS when favored by at least 7.0 points.
  • Indianapolis’ games have hit the over in eight out of 13 outings this season (61.5%).
  • The Texans defense has allowed 27.6 points per game this season, about the same amount as the 28.6 the Colts have scored.
  • When they meet or exceed their scoring average this season, Indianapolis is 6-0 and 5-1 against the spread.
  • When the Houston defense allows 27.6 points or fewer this year, the Texans have accumulated a 4-2 overall record and a 4-2 record against the spread.
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Texans Betting Insights

  • Most of Houston’s games this year — seven out of 13 — have failed to go over the point total (53.8%).
  • Houston has a losing 4-9 record against the spread.
  • The Colts defense has allowed 23.1 points per game this season, close to the same amount as the 22.7 the Texans have scored.
  • Houston is 4-2 overall and 3-3 against the spread when they score at least 22.7 points this season.
  • Indianapolis is 6-0 overall and 6-0 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 23.1 points.
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Computer Picks

Computer picks for Colts vs Texans
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Colts (-7) Under (52.5) Colts 31 Texans 20

Total Facts

  • The Colts and their opponents have combined for 52.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in six of 13 outings (46.2%) this season.
  • The Texans have played in five games this season (out of 13 total matchups — 38.5% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 52.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 51.3 points per game, 1.2 less points than the over/under of 52.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.8 less points per game (50.7) than this game’s total of 52.5 points.
  • The Colts’ average point total in matchups this year is 51.7, 0.8 points below the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Texans this year is 2.2 points less than this game’s over/under.
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Colts vs Texans: Last 5 Meetings

In the last five matchups between these two squads, Indianapolis holds a 3-2 advantage over Houston. The Colts are 3-0 against the spread in those games against the Texans. Indianapolis outscored Houston 131-121 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Colts vs Texans: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
12/6/2020 Colts Texans -3.00 50.00 -175 +150 398-371 HOU 26-20 IND
11/21/2019 Texans Texans -3.5 46 -205 +180 396-296 HOU 20-17 HOU
10/20/2019 Colts Colts -1.5 46 -121 +106 391-383 HOU 30-23 IND
12/9/2018 N/A Texans N/A N/A N/A N/A 436-315 IND 24-21 IND
9/30/2018 N/A Colts N/A N/A N/A N/A 478-466 IND 37-34 HOU

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • Indianapolis has gone 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall over their last three games.
  • The over has been friendly to Indianapolis. They have gone over the total two times in their last three outcomes.
  • The Colts and their opponents have combined to score an average of 62.7 points in their last three games, 10.2 more than the 52.5 over/under in this matchup.
  • Houston is just 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 straight up over their last three games.
  • The under has been the norm for Houston. They have failed to reach the total two times in their last three games.
  • The Texans total over the last three games is 0.8 points fewer than the 52.5 total given for this matchup.

Injury Report

Colts: CB Xavier Rhodes: Questionable (Knee), OT Le’Raven Clark: Out (Ankle), FS Malik Hooker: Out (Achilles), RB Marlon Mack: Out (Achilles), P Rigoberto Sanchez: Out (Illness), OLB Darius Leonard: Questionable (Back), WR Parris Campbell: Out (Knee), TE Noah Togiai: Out (Knee), LB Jordan Glasgow: Out (Illness)

Texans: WR Randall Cobb: Out (Toe), SS Michael Thomas: Out (Shoulder), CB Bradley Roby: Out (Suspended), CB Phillip Gaines: Questionable (Knee), DE Brandon Dunn: Out (Pelvis), WR Brandin Cooks: Questionable (Foot), ILB Benardrick McKinney: Out (Shoulder), RB David Johnson: Out (Illness), WR Will Fuller V: Out (Suspension), OLB Brennan Scarlett: Out (Forearm), CB Gareon Conley: Out (Ankle), TE Pharaoh Brown: Questionable (Concussion), OLB Dylan Cole: Out (Back), SS Justin Reid: Out (Hand), DT P.J. Hall: Out (Torn Pectoral), OLB Duke Ejiofor: Out (Torn Acl), CB Keion Crossen: Probable (Foot), FB Cullen Gillaspia: Out (Back), CB John Reid: Questionable (Neck)


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