Houston vs Indianapolis prediction, game preview, how to watch: Sunday, October 17
Houston vs Indianapolis How To Watch
Date: Sunday, October 17
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Houston (1-4), Indianapolis (1-4)
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Houston vs Indianapolis Game Preview
Why Houston Will Win
The Texans might have something in Davis Mills.
He’s a rookie, and he doesn’t have a ton of talent around him to work with, and it’s going to take a while before it all starts to work, but he threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in the 25-22 loss to New England last week.
Now he gets to go against one of the worst pass defenses – at least when it comes to giving up touchdowns – in the NFL.
Indianapolis got bombed on in the amazing comeback with by Lamar Jackson and Baltimore, and Mills has to follow suit. Finally, the offense has to bust out.
Why Indianapolis Will Win
The Texans aren’t getting anything out of their running game to help out their burgeoning rookie.
The ground game averaged under three yards per carry against the Patriots and are at just 3.1 yards per attempt on the season. It got to 160 yards against Jacksonville, but failed to hit 100 yards since.
The Cols have the running game working, they cranked up well over 500 yards of total offense against Baltimore, and they’re not making enough big mistakes to give the Texans a break.
What’s Going To Happen
The Colts will have a rough start coming off the short week and the tough loss, but they’ll get the running game going as the game goes on, Jonathan Taylor will have his second straight big performance, and they’ll push past with over 400 yards of total O.
Houston vs Indianapolis Prediction, Line
Indianapolis 27, Houston 21
Line: Indianapolis -10, o/u: 43
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
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