Colts vs Texans Opening Odds Reveal Massive Favorite in Week 1 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Larry Rupp
Opening odds for the Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans Week 1 game have been released.
Opening odds for the Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans Week 1 game have been released. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL was able to garner more excitement for the 2022 season by releasing entire schedules for each of the 32 franchises on Thursday night. Fans are now digging deep into every matchup and trying to determine whether or not their favorite team has a real shot at winning the Super Bowl.

Colts vs Texans Week 1 Odds

The good news is FanDuel Sportsbook has already posted opening lines for each Week 1 NFL game. With plenty of great games on the slate in Week 1, the Indianapolis Colts going on the road to take on the Houston Texans definitely sticks out as a possible lopsided affair.

Colts vs Texans Opening Odds

According to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, the Colts head into NRG Stadium as 7.5-point favorites over the hometown Texans, with odds set at -115 for Indianapolis to cover. Head coach Frank Reich's team also holds -370 moneyline odds, while Houston is +295 to pull off the upset.

It's worth mentioning that the Colts have swept the Texans in back-to-back seasons and have now won seven of their last eight games against them overall. Indianapolis held Houston to a combined 3 points across two head-to-head matchups in 2021, while scoring 62 combined points of their own.

The Colts will look to get back to the top of the AFC South with a new veteran quarterback leading the way in Matt Ryan. Meanwhile, the Texans aim to improve under new head coach Lovie Smith. Any positive development out of young QB Davis Mills would be a step in the right direction at this point.

A simple look at the Super Bowl odds shows just how much of a mismatch this Week 1 game could end up being. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Colts slated at +2200 odds (T-No. 12) to win Super Bowl LVII in February, whereas the Texans check in dead last in the NFL at +30000 odds.

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