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NFL Betting: Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans

NFL betting enters its 5th week and has all of the action covered for Sunday’s game between the Colts (1-2, 1-2 ATS) and the Texans (0-3, 1-2 ATS).

Kickoff from Reliant Stadium is set for 1:00 ET. In the brief history of the Texans, these two teams have met twelve times. Indy owns an 11-1 SU advantage, but NFL bettors of both teams are 6-6 ATS.

All-time, the Colts have outscored the Texans 368-199. For a team that scored more than 22 points in 12 out of 17 games last season, the NFL betting world has been surprised to see the Colts yet to have eclipsed three touchdowns this year.

A loss could be devastating to the football betting odds of the Colts winning the AFC South, as they could fall 3.5-games behind the Titans with a defeat. QB Peyton Manning may still be feeling the effects of offseason surgery, as he has thrown more interceptions (4) in his three starts than touchdowns (3).

The running game hasn’t gotten any traction yet either, as the Colts rank dead last in the NFL with just 64 yards per game. Football betting followers who continue to back the Texans got their first taste of victory at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium last weekend.

Even though they covered the NFL betting line for the first time, they still haven’t gotten the bagel out of the win column yet, as they were dropped 30-27 in overtime. Keep an eye on RB Steve Slaton in this match-up.

The West Virginia product is averaging just under 100 yards from scrimmage a game in his rookie season, and could find a lot of holes in an Indianapolis defense that was gashed by Jacksonville for 236 yards on the ground in its last game. Oddsmakers surprisingly installed the winless Texans as tiny 1-point underdogs in this AFC South football betting clash.

However, the line has since risen to 3 and in some places 3.5 with the ‘total’ hovering in the 46.5 to 47 point range. Consider putting the ‘over’ on your NFL betting card this weekend since its cashed in 16 of the Texans L/21 vs. the AFC South.

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