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Texans vs Colts Predictions & Odds

Posted: Jan 4, 2023Last updated: Jan 4, 2023

The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts will meet this Sunday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. ET in a game that each side could be determined to lose.

Playoffs are out of the question for both teams, so one of the few things they have to play for at this point is draft position. Houston can wrap up the No. 1 overall pick with a loss, while Indianapolis can finish as high as No. 3 if a few things go their way.

Find out how I have this one going in my Houston vs Indianapolis best bets and predictions.

Texans vs Colts Odds

As of Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 4 p.m. ET, the Colts are listed as 2.5-point favorites over the visiting Texans. These teams tied when they last met in Week 1, so it’s no surprise to see such a slim line here.

Take a look at the best Texans odds and Colts odds for the 2022 NFL season.

Texans vs Colts Implied Totals

Colts 20.25, Texans 17.75

Bookmakers have the Colts winning a closely-contested game by a little less than a field goal. With each team’s offensive struggles in mind, the total has been appropriately set at 38 points.

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Texans vs Colts Prediction

Colts 17, Texans 14

There’s a lot of beauty and excitement in the final week of the NFL regular season, but there are also games like this on the schedule, as well. Neither one of these teams lived up to their potential this year, and now, one of the few things on the line is dignity.

I’m inclined to give this one to the Colts since they’ve been slightly better overall, and home-field advantage plays an important role here. Indianapolis will want to close the season out on a positive note after enduring one disappointment after another.

This Texans team will be the worst that Sam Ehlinger has faced all season, and as a Texas native, this one probably means a little more to him. Back him and the Colts to squeak by in their season finale.

Texans vs Colts Bet Tips

Here are a few Texans vs Colts betting trends to consider before making your bets:

  • The Texans are 7-8-1 against the spread, while the Colts are 6-10.
  • Indianapolis is 1-3 this season as a home favorite.
  • Overs are a combined 12-20 in Texans and Colts games this year.

Texans vs Colts Best Bets

Under 38 Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Neither side has had much success on offense this season, and although the respective defenses aren’t great, either, I’m still expecting this game to finish somewhere in the low-to-mid 30s.

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Colts -2.5 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Texans will keep it close, and they’ll probably even lead at times in this contest. But with the No. 1 overall pick on the line, I highly doubt that Houston wins this game.

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Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is a Digital Content Coordinator for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided.

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