This is where it gets serious. The Colts fought hard to make it to the playoffs, and now they play a team they know very well in the wild card game.
The Colts and the Texans face off against each other on Saturday on wild card weekend. This will be the third time that the teams have played each other this season. But this one is the most important one. Vegas has a predictable thought on this game right now.
As of right now, Houston is a 1.5 point favorite. That is expected, as the game is at home for them. Most of the home teams will be favored all throughout the playoffs. But at such a small spread, Vegas is clearly not super confident in the Texans.
Right now, I would take the points. Both games this season were close between the two, with the winning team’s margin of victory just three points. I would expect that to be the same in this one too. But the Colts, with the way they are playing, will either win outright, or lose by just 1.
As far as the over/under is concerned, it is set at 49. Both of the previous matchups were high scoring, but this might be just a little bit high. The highest combined score reached in either of the matchups in the regular season was 51, and that was because it went into overtime.
Because of that, I would take the under. But it is going to be very close to that 49 number. Both teams can score. But both teams can play defense as well. It is because of that that I would go with the under in this one.
Playoff games typically attract a large amount of sports gamblers, so hopefully this helps your decision making with this specific game.