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Sports Handicapper Preview of Colts-Texans TNF, Andrew Luck Update

ESPN2 college football sees Southern Methodist vs. Houston (official betting preview) but that is one of three games that kicks off—literally the sports betting weekend. The official betting preview has been released for the Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans.

The odds on this contest has Houston -2.5 and -115 with a total of 43.5. The game opened up at a pick and 45. Andrew Luck is expected to play for the Colts at QB but not necessarily as certain as early in the week as many sources are saying Matt Hasselbeck will start. Hasselbeck is also questionable with the flu. This is guy for fantasy football as well as gambling. 

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When one compares and contrasts the yards per rush figures on offense, the facts give the edge to Indianapolis by .3. Ditto on evaluating passing yards per completion on offense, the totaling favors Houston by .2. Never overlook the nugget of yards per point. Offensively the more productive numbers are owned by Indianapolis by 1.2.

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Defensively the more affective unit against the run reveals yards per rush is Houston by .3. Yards per reception digits favor Indianapolis by .2. Computations on the yards per point math gives provides a checkmark to the Colts by four. More betting previews for the weekend. 

Now to net turnover margin, linemakers dictate that the better squad has been Houston by three, though both teams are deep into the negative column.

Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread trends (all records against the spread): Indianapolis is 11-1 on Thursdays, 7-1 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, 22-8 after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 0-5 to AFC. Houston 5-0 after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 1-9 week 5, 0-5 on Thursdays. The Colts are 4-0 in the series.

Over/under angles: Indianapolis under 6-1 off straight up win and under 6-1 off spread loss, under 9-2 to AFC. Houston has gone over 4-1 on Thursdays. Though the series has gone under 7-2 it has gone over 8-2 in Houston.

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