Colts at Texans 1/5/19 - NFL Wildcard Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 6:17 AM ET

The Indianapolis Colts visit the Houston Texans on Saturday January 5 for one of the two AFC Wildcard games to start the NFL postseason. The Colts defeated the Tennessee Titans on Sunday night 33-17 to secure their playoff spot. Andrew Luck threw for 286 yards and three TDs for Indy. The Colts started the season 1-5 and have won 9 of the last 10 heading into the postseason.

Houston clinched the AFC South on Sunday with a 2-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Deshaun Watson passed for 234 yards and rushed for one touchdown, while DeAndre Hopkins had 146 yards receiving for the Texans. The Texans finished one game ahead of the Colts in the AFC South at 11-5. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for 4,593 yards, 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The leading rusher for the Colts is Marlon Mack with 908 yards and nine touchdowns. T.Y Hilton leads all receivers with 1,270 yards and six touchdowns. The leading tackler for the Colts is Darius Leonard with 163, and Denico Autry is the sacks leader with 9.0.

Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson has thrown for 4,165 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The leading rusher is Lamar Miller with 973 yards and five touchdowns. DeAndre Hopkins leads all Texans receivers with 115 receptions for 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns. The leading tackler for the Texans is Zach Cunningham with 107, while J.J. Watt is the sacks leader with 16.0.

Indianapolis has fared well in Houston covering the number in 5 of the last 6. The Colts have covered the spread in 8 of the last 13 versus the Texans. The visiting team (Colts) in this matchup has covered the spread in 7 of the last 10 meetings. This season in two head to head meetings the teams were 1-1 SU and ATS. Final Score Prediction, Indianapolis Colts win and cover ATS 24-21.

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