Colts vs Texans Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 1 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Sept 11)
Colts vs Texans Week 1 Game Info
Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans. The Colts' 2021 campaign ended on a disappointing note, but they're back for revenge this year. With Matt Ryan being a huge upgrade over Carson Wentz under center, Indianapolis is certainly one AFC team to watch this season.
Meanwhile, the Texans saw their second of back-to-back four-win seasons last year. Unfortunately, their roster hasn't gotten much better since then, leading to many experts projecting Houston to be one of the worse teams in the league yet again.
Colts vs Texans Odds & Spread
All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: IND: (-335) | HOU: (+270)
Spread: IND: -7.5 (-104) | HOU: +7.5 (-118)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Updated (Sunday, Sept. 11, 12:00 p.m. EST): Updated odds were provided from FanDuel Sportsbook. This game has seen moderate movement on the betting lines, with the Texans' spread decreasing from 8.5-point underdogs to 7.5. The moneyline also moved significantly down to -335 in favor of the Colts, while the projected total went up by a point.
The Colts enter this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 46.5, which is average compared to this week's NFL projected totals.
Colts vs Texans Prediction & Pick
Even though the Colts should've achieved more last year, they're still a much better team than the Texans on both sides of the ball. Ryan easily improves the passing game and then there's also Jonathan Taylor in the backfield after he finished the 2021 season as the NFL's top rusher.
Indianapolis also has one of the better defenses in the league and Houston just doesn't have the offense to challenge them. Taking into account that the Colts are 7-1 in their last eight meetings with the Texans, it isn't hard to see this being another huge win for Frank Reich's squad.
Final Score Prediction: Colts: 34 | Texans: 10
Colts vs Texans Betting Trends
- Indianapolis is 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games against Houston.
- Houston is 1-7 straight up in its last eight home games.
- The total has hit the under in each of Indianapolis' last five games.
- The total has hit the under in each of Houston's last six home games against Indianapolis.
Colts vs Texans Best Bet
The Colts outscored the Texans by a total of 62-3 in two meetings last season, proving how the latter is hardly a challenge. Since the moneyline isn't playable at those odds, I recommend taking Indianapolis as 8.5-point spread favorites.
Bet: Colts -7.5 (-104)
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