NFL odds and lines 2013, Week 9: Colts vs. Texans

Jonathan Daniel

The Colts are favored on the road against the Texans on Sunday.

The Texans will host the Colts on Sunday Night Football in Week 9. The Texans have slumped to a 2-5 start and are currently starting former third-string quarterback Case Keenum. The Colts are coming off a bye, but are currently 5-2 and well in front of the competition in the AFC South. Due to the separation in success so far this season, the Colts are the 2.5-point favorite on the road against Houston, according to OddsShark. The over/under for the matchup is 44.5 points.

The Colts will need to continue to run the ball with the loss of Reggie Wayne. While Andrew Luck is playing well, he is now without his top target and will need to rely a bit more on Trent Richardson to shoulder the load on offense. The Colts' defense has been successful this season, but will likely have more pressure on them with the loss of yet another offensive weapon.

The Texans have not played well on either side of the ball this season. Keenum performed admirably against the Chiefs in Week 8, but now will face another strong defense. He will have to repeat his performance and push the Texans to a win on Sunday to come out with the upset.

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