|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NFLNFL football odds will include an AFC South Division football betting matchup that will be do or die for the host Houston Texans against undefeated Indianapolis. NFL football odds handicappers continue to be perplexed by the Houston Texans as they are coming off a disappointing football betting loss to Tennessee.
The Texans have a record of 5-5 straight up and 5-4-1 with the NFL football odds. Last Monday they lost to Tennessee 17-20 as 3.5-point football betting home favorites in a game that was considered pivotal to their goal of making the playoffs. The loss snapped a 4-game online betting unbeaten streak with the NFL football odds for Houston. While the Texans are still in wild card contention they cannot afford another loss with the NFL football odds, especially at home.
The Texans have covered the NFL football odds in just 1 out of 5 home games this year and have gone under the total in 7 out of 10 games overall including 5 out of their last 6.Matt Schaub is the man that makes the Texans go with the NFL football odds. Schaub has a quarterback rating of 98.9 with a 67% completion rate, 2958 yards, and a 19/9 touchdown to interception ratio.
The Indianapolis Colts are a perfect 10-0 straight up and 6-3-1 with the NFL football odds. Last week the Colts beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-15 as 1-point road chalks. The Colts have the 4th ranked scoring unit in the NFL and are the top ranked passing team with the NFL football odds. Peyton Manning has a quarterback rating of 102.7 with 3171 yards and a 70% completion rate. Manning has thrown 21 touchdown passes compared to 9 interceptions. The Colts have covered the spread in just 1 out of their last 5 games but are a perfect 5-0 against the board in road action this year.
Houston has covered the spread in 5 out of their last 6 home games against the Colts. The Texans and Colts have gone over the total in 4 out of their last 5 matchups at Houston. On November 8 the Colts got by the Texans 20-17 as 7.5-point home favorites as the game went under the total of 50.5.