NFL Week 12 Thursday Night Betting Preview
The Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans are tied atop the AFC South as they get ready to get Week 12 in the NFL started on Thursday Night Football.
At Bovada Sportsbook, the Texans are a 4-point home favorite.
Houston is coming off a 41-7 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens as a 4.5-point underdog. For totals bettors, it was the Texans’ third straight UNDER. Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson had a forgettable game in the loss, passing for 169 yards with no touchdowns, an interception and a lost fumble.
The Colts got past the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-13 as a 2.5-point favorite last week to snap a three-game losing streak against the spread. Jacoby Brissett returned from a knee injury to pass for 148 yards with a touchdown pass, a touchdown run and an interception. The Indianapolis ground game was strong in the win as Marlon Mack rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries before exiting with a fractured hand, while Jonathan Williams racked up 116 rushing yards on 13 carries.
Texans have gone UNDER in 7 of last 8
At home the Texans are 3-1 straight up in their last four, but only 1-3 ATS. They’ve been very profitable for totals bettors taking the UNDER by going 7-1 UNDER in their last eight. When favored, the Texans are 1-3 ATS in their last four, and they’re a lousy 7-23-1 ATS in their last 31 night games.
The Colts are 5-3 SU and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight road games. On the road against divisional opponents, the Colts have won four straight SU and ATS. As an underdog, the Colts have gone 2-3 SU and 2-2-1 ATS in their last five.
Colts have won 6 of last 7 in Houston
In Week 7 the Colts defeated the Texans 30-23 as a 1.5-point home favorite. That was the Colts’ third straight win over Houston both SU and ATS, and they’re 5-1 SU and ATS against the Texans in their last six matchups.
In Houston, the Colts have also dominated this matchup in recent years. Indianapolis has won three in a row SU and ATS in Houston and in their last seven road games against the Texans, the Colts are 6-1 SU and 6-0-1 ATS.