The Houston Texans (1-4) will carry a four-game losing run into a Week 6 clash with the Indianapolis Colts (1-4). The Texans ( on the moneyline to win) hit the road on October 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on CBS against the Colts ( ). Oddsmakers have installed a total of points for the matchup.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 17, 2021, 12:49 PM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Colts Vs Texans Odds
|ATS pick||Over/Under pick|
|Colts (-11)||Over (45)|
Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.
Team Stat Rankings
|Off. Points per Game (Rank)||21.6 (21)||17.8 (29)|
|Def. Points per Game (Rank)||25.6 (21)||28.2 (25)|
|Off. Yards per Play (Rank)||5.6 (20)||5.0 (29)|
|Def. Yards per Play (Rank)||6.2 (25)||6.0 (21)|
|Turnovers Allowed (Rank)||5 (8)||8 (27)|
|Turnovers Forced (Rank)||9 (5)||8 (7)|
Colts Betting Insights
- Indianapolis has covered the spread three times in five games.
- Indianapolis has played five games this year, and three of them have hit the over.
- On two occasions this year has Indianapolis and its opponent combined to score more than 45 points.
- Colts games average 46.5 total points per game this season, 1.5 more than the over/under for this matchup.
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Texans Betting Insights
- Houston has three wins in five games against the spread this year.
- The Texans have one win ATS (1-1) as a 11-point favorite or greater this year.
- There have been three Houston games (out of five) that hit the over this year.
- There have been three Houston games this season with more than 45 points scored.
- This season, Texans games have resulted in an average scoring total of 45.1, which is 0.1 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
Colts Players to Watch
- Carson Wentz has 1,322 pass yards for Indianapolis, completing 65.3% of his passes and tossing seven touchdowns and one interception this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 73 rushing yards (14.6 ypg) on 16 carries.
- Jonathan Taylor has compiled 327 rushing yards on 73 carries, scoring two touchdowns. He’s also added 197 yards (39.4 per game) on 14 catches with one touchdown.
- Nyheim Hines has been handed the ball 22 times this year and racked up 88 yards (17.6 per game) with one touchdown. He’s also helped out in the pass game with 14 grabs for 124 yards
- Michael Pittman Jr.’s 368 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 43 times and has registered 29 catches and one touchdown.
- Zach Pascal has hauled in 18 receptions totaling 204 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Al-Quadin Muhammad has 2.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 3.0 TFL and 20 tackles.
- Darius Leonard has 38 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.
Texans Players to Watch
- Davis Mills has racked up 669 yards (133.8 yards per game) while completing 61.5% of his passes and tossing five touchdown passes with five interceptions this season.
- Mark Ingram II is his team’s leading rusher with 68 carries for 212 yards, or 42.4 per game. He’s found the end zone one time on the ground, as well.
- David Johnson is a key figure in this offense, with 72 rushing yards on 18 carries and a team-high 113 receiving yards (22.6 per game) on 13 catches with one touchdown
- Brandin Cooks’ 392 receiving yards (78.4 yards per game) are a team high. He has 31 catches on 44 targets with one touchdown.
- Chris Conley has caught six passes and compiled 124 receiving yards (24.8 per game) with one touchdown.
- Whitney Mercilus has racked up 3.0 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 4.0 TFL and 10 tackles.
- Christian Kirksey, Houston’s leading tackler, has 39 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one interception this year.
- Lonnie Johnson Jr. has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 21 tackles and three passes defended.
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