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Colts vs Texans Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 6
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Colts vs Texans Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 6

by Allyson ParkOctober 14, 2021
  • Carson Wentz vs Davis Mills
  • 10-point spread too much for the Colts?
  • Battle for second place in AFC South

In the sixth week of the NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts (1-4) host their division rivals, the Houston Texans (1-4,) at Lucas Oil Stadium, with kickoff slated for Sunday at 1 pm EST.

This will be a semi-important game for both these teams, as they are vying for the second-place spot in the AFC South and they both have the same record. The Colts are coming off of a 25-31 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and the Houston Texans are also entering this game off the heels of a close loss, they fell to the New England Patriots 22-25 last week.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: IND -10 (-110) | HOU +10 (-110)
  • MoneyLine: IND (-450) | HOU (+340)
  • Total: 43.5 — Over (-105) | Under (-115)
  • All odds listed are courtesy of DraftKings.

Colts vs Texans Prediction: Spread

The Indianapolis Colts are 10-point favorites for this game, but while I think that they will win this game, I think 10 points is a far too generous margin. I don’t think the Colts will be able to win by this margin, so bet the Texans to cover the spread.

  • Free Prediction: Houston Texans to cover the spread (+10)

Colts vs Texans Prediction: MoneyLine

The AFC South is not a good division. The Colts and Texans, who both have 1-4 records, will battle for the second spot in the division on Sunday. I was kind of surprised when I saw that the Colts are 10-point favorites for this game, and even though I think that the Texans will cover, I would be surprised if the Colts do not win this division matchup.

Even under the shaky offensive leadership of Carson Wentz, the Colts probably have this win in the bag. They certainly struggle with getting easy victories, which is exactly why I think that the Texans will cover for this game. The Colts aren’t necessarily a bad team, they’re just really inconsistent and all over the place, especially Carson Wentz.

They certainly haven’t clicked at all offensively this season, and that shows in their 1-4 record. While I think the Colts will win, I don’t think that they are good enough to beat the Texans by 10 points, even at home.

The Houston Texans have had a worse season than the Colts so far. All of their losses have been blowout losses, with the exception of last week’s overtime loss to the New England Patriots. Under the leadership of Davis Mills, their offense has struggled consistently this season. Houston’s one asset in this game is their defense. I think that will be enough for the Texans to cover for this game, as I don’t think that the Colts offense has what it takes to win by 10 points.

  • Free Prediction: Indianapolis Colts -450

Colts vs Texans Prediction: Total

The total for this game is set at 43.5 points. I would bet the over, as the Colts have been consistently scoring over 20 points in their games, and the Texans have been improving. Davis Mills played a decent game last week. So I think the over is a safe bet for this game.

  • Free Prediction: Over -110

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About The Author
Allyson Park
Allyson Park is a sports writer and media content creator at Knup Solutions. She covers a variety of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. She is currently a student at Virginia Tech majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in creative writing. Her favorite sports to watch are NFL football and women's soccer. After graduating, she hopes to enter the sports journalism industry and provide a unique angle and perspective on sports as a woman of color.