Houston Texans less than TD favorite over Indianapolis Colts in Week 14
The Houston Texans are on a nine-game winning streak, and now they face the team where it began, with the Indianapolis Colts coming to NRG Stadium in Week 14.
Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season is here and even with a nine-game winning streak on their side the Houston Texans can’t even get a a seven points odds against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday.
Listed at OddsShark.com the Texans are -3.5 favorites over the visiting Colts which isn’t a whole lot for a team that is hosting their division rival, but there are good reasons for odds given to them for Sunday. One of those reasons is most likely the face the first time they played in Week 4 it took until the final seconds in overtime for a 37-34 Texans win.
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Though that win sparked a winning streak that is still going on the Colts do have the likes of Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton on their side so they are a tough out for any team on their schedule.
That said, the Colts are coming off a shutout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the defense of the Colts did hold Jacksonville to just six points.
Another reason this is such a tough game for the Texans is the fact this is a must-win game for the Colts. A loss would most likely knock them out of playoff contention and at the least keep them out of any chance of winning the AFC South championship.
Houston has a lot going for them in Week 14 as well. They have a chance to win 10-straight games and a win by Houston, plus a loss by the Tennessee Titans, would give them a four-game lead in the division with three games to go, making them the AFC South champions.
Though the season won’t be a loss for Houston if a loss were to occur, a win would really give them some breathing room in the AFC and even keep them in contention for a possible by week in the AFC Playoffs.