4 Best Prop Bets for Colts vs Texans NFL Week 12 Thursday Night Football Game

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The Indianapolis Colts travel to Houston to take on the Texans in a battle for the division lead in the AFC South. Houston is a 3.5-point home favorite in this one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking for an alternative way to wager on this game, here are four of the best prop bets for the matchup between the Colts and Texans.

1. Deshaun Watson - Passing Yards: Over 270.5 (-112)

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Deshaun Watson has been held under this total in each of his last two games, but he had thrown for at least 275 yards in four consecutive games prior to that. The Colts' defense also just surrendered 296 passing yards to Nick Foles in Week 11, and Watson torched Indianapolis to the tune of 308 yards back in Week 7.

2. Jacoby Brissett - Passing TDs: Over 1.5 (+108)

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Jacoby Brissett has been consistently effective when healthy. He's had five multi-passing TD performances across his eight healthy games played, and Houston has allowed an opposing passer to throw at least three TDs in three of its last four games. With Marlon Mack also out tonight, Indianapolis may be forced to air it out a little more frequently, which could give Brissett a solid chance at throwing at least two TDs here.

3. DeAndre Hopkins - Receiving Yards: Under 79.5 (-112)

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You'll likely never feel safe going against a receiver as talented as DeAndre Hopkins, but the star wideout hasn't been quite as productive as we've grown accustomed to seeing. He's been held below this mark in five of his 10 games played, averaging 74.5 receiving yards per contest. Additionally, Hopkins has been held below 40 receiving yards in two of his last three games against the Colts (including the postseason).

4. Jacoby Brissett - Pass Completions: Over 19.5 (-126)

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As mentioned above, Indianapolis might be a little more pass-heavy tonight due to Mack's absence. That would certainly benefit Brissett, who has had at least 20 pass completions in four of his eight healthy games. He completed 26 passes the last time he faced Houston, and with the Texans being 3.5-point favorites, it's worth noting that Brissett has completed at least 21 passes in both of Indianapolis' two losses that he was healthy for.

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