Why a Teaser Makes Sense in Texans-Colts Playoff Eliminator


Jan 4, 2024

In the exhilarating finale to the NFL Week 18 Saturday doubleheader, the Houston Texans face off against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. The stakes couldn’t be higher: the victor secures a coveted playoff berth. 

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Texans vs. Colts Odds at FanDuel 

  • Spread: Texans -1.5 (-110) | Colts +1.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Texans (-118) | Colts (+100)
  • Total: OVER 47.5 (-105) | UNDER 47.5 (-115)

The betting odds are razor-thin, with a mere 1.5-point spread slightly favoring the Texans on the road, marked at -118 on the money line. Conversely, the Colts stand at +100, showcasing the tight competition with just an 18-cent difference.

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This match-up is not just a game; it’s a playoff eliminator, bursting with urgency and high stakes. The winner not only secures a spot in the playoffs but also has a shot at winning the AFC South if Jacksonville falters on Sunday. It’s a monumental game, especially considering both teams’ youth and unexpected resilience.

Reflecting on their last encounter in Week 2, the Texans showcased statistical dominance with more plays, third-down conversions, and time of possession. However, turnovers were their downfall, giving the Colts short fields and hindering the Texans’ comeback efforts. Since then, Houston has evolved, learning from past mistakes and gearing up for a tight contest.

As the spread teeters around 1.5 or possibly two points, the game is anticipated to be a nail-biter, likely decided by a field goal. A teaser bet on the Colts could be the weekend’s best play in such a close contest. It’s set to be an intense showdown with high stakes and the promise of a thrilling conclusion to Week 18.

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