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Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans Betting Odds – Point Spread Pick

Time: 8:25 PM EST Sunday November 3, 2013, ESPN

The Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts in a AFC South divisional match up.

In their last games the Houston Texans lost a close one 17-16 to the undefeated Kansas City on the road, while Indianapolis handed the Denver Broncos their only loss of the season 39-33 at home as a 6.5 point underdog.

Last season these 2 teams faced off 2 times in December and the home team won and covered the point spread both times.

These 2 teams have gone Over the posted total in 6 out of the last 8 times these 2 teams faced each other in Houston.

The Colts are 2-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Houston.

The Home team has a record of 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

This season Houston is 1-2 at home and Indianapolis is 2-1 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Indianapolis -1
Over/Under Total Line: 44
Moneyline: Colts -127 / Texans +107

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Indianapolis Colts: 5-2 SU 4-3 ATS
Houston Texans: 2-5 SU 1-6 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• IND is 8-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
• IND is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC South.
• IND is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week.
• HOU is 18-7 ATS in their last 25 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
• HOU is 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• HOU 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Indianapolis Colts: 27.87
Houston Texans: 16.51

Key Player Injuries

Indianapolis
[LB] 11/02/2013 – Bjoern Werner Prob Sunday (Foot)
[S] 11/02/2013 -Samson Satele Prob Sunday (Knee)
[WR] 11/02/2013 – Darrius Heyward-Bey Ques Sunday (Hamstring)
[LB] 11/02/2013 – Cam Johnson Ques Sunday (Knee)
[CB] 11/02/2013 – Josh Gordy Out Sunday (Groin)
[S] 11/02/2013 – Delano Howell Out Sunday (Neck)
[CB] 11/01/2013 – Greg Toler Out Sunday (Groin)
[WR] 10/22/2013 – Reggie Wayne I-R (Knee)
[RB] 10/08/2013 – Ahmad Bradshaw I-R (Neck)
[TE] 10/07/2013 – Dwayne Allen I-R (Hip)

Houston
[QB] 11/02/2013 – Matt Schaub Prob Sunday (Leg)
[RB] 11/02/2013 – Ben Tate Prob Sunday (Ribs)
[WR] 11/02/2013 – Keshawn Martin Prob Sunday (Shoulder)
[LB] 11/02/2013 – Darryl Sharpton Prob Sunday (Foot)
[S] 11/02/2013 – Shiloh Keo Prob Sunday (Achilles)
[G] 11/02/2013 – Wade Smith Prob Sunday (Knee)
[T] 11/02/2013 – Duane Brown Prob Sunday (Toe)
[G] 11/02/2013 – Brandon Brooks Prob Sunday (Toe)
[S] 11/02/2013 – Eddie Pleasant Prob Sunday (Toe)
[NT] 11/02/2013 – Earl Mitchell Prob Sunday (Knee)
[CB] 11/02/2013 – Price McCain Prob Sunday (Knee)
[WR] 11/02/2013 – DeVier Posey Prob Sunday (Calf)
[T] 11/02/2013 – Derek Newton Prob Sunday (Knee)
[RB] 10/31/2013 – Arian Foster Ques Sunday (Hamstring)
[LB] 10/28/2013 – Brian Cushing I-R (Knee)
[S] 10/16/2013 – Danieal Manning I-R (Leg)
[CB] 10/16/2013 – A.J. Joyce I-R (Hamstring)

Next Game
St. Louis @ Indianapolis
Houston @ Arizona

Our Selection : The Colts have had two weeks to pat themselves on the back after handing the Broncos their first loss of the season in Week 7 and me be a bit full of themselves for their game this week. The Colts aren’t as strong on the road. Yes they did beat a very banged up 49ers team and did beat the awful Jaguars, but their toughest road competition was the Chargers who beat them 19-9 in Week 6.
The Texans with Case Keenum behind center looked good and gave the unbeaten Chiefs a scare in an eventual 1-point loss. But it won’t be Keenum that will be the key to beating the Colts. It will be the run game. Indianapolis has allowed 5 of their 7 opponents to rush for 100 or greater yards this season and rank 29th in rushing yards allowed per game.
Keep in mind that Houston leads the league in defense for yards allowed per game and passing yards allowed per game. The Texans rank only 27th in the league in scoring defense, but that number is out of whack with the ridiculous number of pick 6’s thrown by Houston’s QBs not named “Case”.
Take the Texans +1 at >5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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