A Week 13 AFC South battle between the two-win Texans and the playoff-chasing Colts. Both teams suffered a loss last week as the Texans fell to the Jets whilst the Colts dropped a heartbreaker late to the Bucs. Houston has a winning division record at 2-1 whilst Indy are 2-2 in the division, so we know the Texans play hard against teams they’re familiar with. Can Indianapolis be the only team in the division that sweeps the Texans in 2021, or will Houston make sure they at least split with every team in the South?
Colts RB Jonathan Taylor has been a fixture in these articles due to his impressive performances throughout the season, and although he missed the mark for us last week, we’re going back to the well again in a must-win game for Indy. Taylor has rushed for 105 or more yards in five of his last seven games, including a huge 145 rushing yards against this same opponent earlier in the season. The former Wisconsin man has also found the endzone on 16 occasions in his last ten games, including two against Houston in Week 6. In three career appearances against the Houston Texans, Taylor has scored in each of them, and I expect him to do so once again here.
Spread: Colts -10.0
Game Prediction: Colts 30-10 Texans
Best Bet: Colts to win outright, Jonathan Taylor over 104.5 rushing yards & to score a TD @ 8/5 with Bet365 Bet Builder.