HOUSTON TEXANS @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

The 8-4 Colts host divisional rivals, the 4-8 Houston Texans. This AFC South is a two horse race and the Colts will have to keep winning if they’re going to over take the Titans, can the Texans play spoiler or are they all but finished for the year?

The Colts completely outplayed the Raiders last week, running the football on them at will with Jonathan Taylor ending up with 150 yards and 2 TD’s and the success continued through the air as Philip Rivers had his second game in a row with over 240 passing yards and 2 TD’s without throwing an INT, whilst TY Hilton who has hit a rich vein of form right now, had his first multiple TD game of the season. The defense is one of the better ones in football and has been all season, especially against the run where they rank in the top 5.

The Texans seem done to me, there seemed to be some light after their Thanksgiving performance but the loss of Will Fuller to suspension seems to have taken the wind out of their sails completely as for the second time this season the Texans were kept to 7 points in a loss. The run game is non existent against the worst of run defenses so against this Colts front I can’t see them mustering any success and the less said about their porous defense, the better.

I can’t take the Texans, sure they have the better QB but that is literally it, the Colts are the better team everywhere else and I expect them to win this with relative ease. Talking of the better QB, we like Deshaun Watson to go over his Rushing Yards total in this one, the line is set at U/O 28.5, a total he has smashed in 6 of his last 7 games and with none of his Running Backs being able to run the ball and a lack of pass catchers, Watson running might be the Texans best chance of putting themselves in scoring opportunities.

PREDICTION: COLTS 27 -20 TEXANS      

BEST BET: Deshaun Watson OVER 28.5 Rushing Yards – 5/6 with SkyBet. 1 point bet.

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