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NFL Pick & Prediction: Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Giants - January 1, 2023

January 1, 2023


The Houston Texans enter this game having lost two of their last three games and are coming off a 3-31 loss at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in week 17 of the NFL season.

Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts enter this game having lost their previous six matchups in a row including Sunday’s 10-38 loss on the road against the New York Giants in week 17 of the NFL season.

BookMaker has the Indianapolis Colts listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Houston Texans and has set the total for the over/under plays at 38 points. Which team will come away with the win in this matchup on Sunday? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

Houston Texans Team Preview

The Houston Texans enter this game with an overall record of 2-13-1 which includes a 3-31 loss at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Houston won the time of possession 30:30 to 29:30 and was +1 in the turnover department but was outgained by Jacksonville 277 to 337 total yards offensively in the loss. The Texans are 7-8-1 ATS overall, 4-3-1 ATS on the road, 7-8-1 ATS as an underdog, and 3-2 ATS in Division games this season.

Davis Mills leads the team in passing completing 270 of 441 attempts for 2,820 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while rushing for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 31 attempts. Dameon Pierce leads the team in rushing with 220 carries for 939 yards and four touchdowns while adding 30 receptions for 165 yards and a touchdown. Brandin Cooks leads the team in receiving catching 52 of 87 targets for 593 yards and two touchdowns.

Indianapolis Colts Team Preview

The Indianapolis Colts enter this game with an overall record of 4-11-1 which includes a 10-38 loss on the road against the New York Giants. Indianapolis lost the time of possession 28:24 to 31:36 and was outgained by New York 252 to 394 total yards offensively in the loss. The Colts are 6-10 ATS overall, 3-4 ATS at home, 1-5 ATS as a favorite, and 1-4 ATS in Division games this season.

Matt Ryan leads the team in passing completing 309 of 461 attempts for 3,057 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while rushing for 70 yards and a touchdown on 27 attempts. Jonathan Taylor leads the team in rushing with 192 carries for 861 yards and four touchdowns while adding 28 receptions for 143 yards. Michael Pittman leads the team in receiving catching 96 of 136 targets for 895 yards and three touchdowns.

Indianapolis is 7-2-1 in the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 26.1 to 17.1 while going 7-3 ATS in those matchups. The Colts are 2-0-1 in the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 27.33 to 7.67 while going 2-1 ATS in those contests.

The under has hit in eight of the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 43.2 points per game in those contests. The under has hit in the last three games with the teams combining for an average of 36 points per game in those matchups.

Indianapolis enters this game with a slightly better record and has been the better team in the series, going 7-2-1 in the last ten and 2-0-1 in the last three games. The Colts have won by an average margin of 9 points per game over the last ten and 19.67 points per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Indianapolis Colts at -145 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday.

Spooky Express Pick: Indianapolis Colts -145