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The 2019 NFL Playoffs will kick-off with a divisional rivalry on Saturday evening. The Houston Texans are all set to host the Indianapolis Colts in an all-AFC South showdown in the Wild Card round in a clash between teams that are very familiar with one another. These squads split their pair of regular season matchups, with Houston jump-starting a nine-game winning streak by defeating the Colts in overtime back in Week 4, while Indianapolis would get its revenge in Week 14. Both of these contests were decided by only three points, which is hardly surprising given how tight the battles between these clubs have been in recent years. Since the start of the 2014 campaign, only one of the 10 Houston-Indianapolis bouts has been decided by more than one score.
Oddsmakers are expecting another close one at NRG Stadium on Saturday, opening the Texans as the slightest of favorites at minus-one. While Houston gets to play this game in its own digs after winning its fifth AFC South title in eight years, home-field advantage hasn’t been that important in this series. The road team has won and covered in four of the last five meetings, including both 2018 contests. The Colts have also been more the consistent side to back during the last two years, winning and covering in three out of four meetings with the Texans. Indy could have also avoided a loss in their first meeting of the most recent campaign, but first-year head coach Frank Reich elected to go for it on fourth down on his own side of the field. The Colts failed to convert, setting up a 37-yard field goal for the Texans that snapped a three-game skid and turned around the franchise’s flailing 2018 campaign with the victory. Houston wouldn’t lose again until the rematch 10 weeks later, but had built enough padding in that span to edge out Indianapolis for the divisional crown.
Will the Texans come through in the Wild Card opener, or will the Colts continue their string of dominance in Houston with yet another road win in this series? Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com provided his take on the outcome and you won’t want to miss who the Vegas expert has advancing to the next round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs. Before checking out his pick against the spread, have a look at the full schedule, start times, TV viewing info and updated odds for every Wild Card round contest. You can also find relevant betting trends, head-to-head results, relevant quotes, tweets and more for this Texans-Colts showdown.
The Indianapolis Colts visit the Houston Texans. The Colts are back in the playoffs with a healthy Andrew Luck leading the way. They has won their last four including three wins over playoff teams, one of those wins came against the Texans in Houston. As for the Texans, they went from a 4-win last season to winning the AFC South. Deshaun Watson played his first full season, establishing himself as one of the best double threat quarterbacks in the game. Another reason for the turnaround is for the first time in 3 years, Defensive End JJ Watt played a full season, he had 16 sacks Kick-Off is Saturday at 4:40 pm at the NRG stadium in Houston.
If there’s one stark difference between the Colts and the Texans, it’s been the performance of the offensive lines. Indianapolis made a commitment in the offseason to get more protection for Luck, while the Texans – for the most part – continued to neglect the issue after missing out on left tackle Nate Solder in free agency.
The results have been significant, especially in the two matchups that these teams have already had. Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith have contributed to a unit that went on a five-game streak without giving up a sack. Against Houston, the Colts yielded did four sacks in the first game, but only surrendered two in the second.
Houston’s offensive line has been the polar opposite. On the season, this group has given up 62 sacks, which is the most in the NFL. Included in those were 12 courtesy of Indianapolis in just two games with Denico Autry (four), Darius Leonard and Margus Hunt (two each) particularly involved. Some of those fall on Watson holding onto the ball for too long, but there’s no doubt this unit is one of – if not – the worst in the league.
This game should be one of the better ones during Wild Card Weekend. It features a pair of division rivals, led by two high-profile quarterbacks going head-to-head to determine whose team gets to keep its Super Bowl hopes alive.
Can J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney and the rest of Houston’s defensive front seven be the difference-maker in this game? Forcing Indianapolis’ offense to being one-dimensional hasn’t exactly put a strain on Andrew Luck this season, but the playoffs are a different style of football.
At the end of the day, the Colts do a better job of protecting their franchise signal-caller and give him enough time to make plays. The over/under has steadily increased to 48.5, which seems to be a hair too much, especially since I think the road team ends up winning.