Both of the Houston Texans' (2-9) wins this season have come against divisional opponents, and they'll look for another on Sunday. The Texans will host the Indianapolis Colts (6-6) in an AFC South matchup after these teams squared off in Week 6. That game decisively went Indy's way with a 31-3 victory, making it one of four games this year in which Houston has failed to score a touchdown. In select markets, you can stream the game on Paramount+.
Texans vs. Colts will kick off at 1 p.m. ET from NRG Stadium in Houston. Indianapolis is a 10-point favorite in the latest Colts vs. Texans odds according to Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total points scored is 45.5. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Colts vs. Texans
- Texans vs. Colts date: Sunday, Dec. 5
- Texans vs. Colts time: 1 p.m. ET
- Texans vs. Colts TV channel: CBS
- Texans vs. Colts live stream: Paramount+
Week 13 NFL picks for Texans vs. Colts
Before you tune in to Sunday's Colts vs. Texans game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,100 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 13 of the 2021 season on an incredible 131-94 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Texans vs. Colts, the model is backing the Colts (-10) to cover on the road. If last week was any indication, it appears the Texans are already jockeying for draft position instead of winning games. They fell at home to the then-two win Jets and had just 202 yards of total offense. It was Houston's fifth game with under 250 total yards while the Colts have no such games.
The Texans really can't hang their hats on any unit of the team as they rank 28th in scoring offense and 32nd in scoring defense. They are the only team ranking among the bottom five in both categories, something the winless Lions haven't even accomplished. Furthermore, the kicking game is just as bad as Houston ranks last in extra-point percentage as it has missed the second-most XPs despite scoring the fewest touchdowns.
Jonathan Taylor had a breakout game earlier this year vs. Houston and the model foresees similar success. It has him topping 100 yards on the ground, averaging over 5.5 yards per carry and finding the endzone. The Texans simply lack the offensive firepower to contend with that kind of production and the model has Houston losing by two touchdowns. Thus, SportsLine's model projects Indianapolis (-10) to cover in well over 50 percent of simulations.
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