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NFL Colts vs Texans Week 1

Overview

The Colts vs Texans week 1 matchup is an early division rival game between two teams that are complete opposites in the NFL.

The Houston Texans are going through a complete rebuilding of their team. They traded their controversial quarterback, Deshaun Watson, and are working with Davis Mills as the quarterback.

The Indianapolis Colts come into the new NFL season with a new quarterback in Matt Ryan. They traded Carson Wentz to the Commanders, then traded for Ryan with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Colts will also have Jonathan Taylor returning at running back, who was the top rusher last season.

They also bulked up their defense by getting Yannick Ngakoue and Stephon Gilmore. However, wide receiver T. Y. Hilton is a question mark for the team, as he may decide to retire before the start of the season. That would hurt the offense of the Colts a little, as it takes away an important weapon from Ryan.

How do Colts vs Texans Odds Work for this Matchup?

Vegas NFL odds are determined by oddsmakers and assigned to each team based on their likelihood of winning. Teams who are the underdog get some of the best odds on what is called the moneyline.

That is where gamblers only need to pick the team who will win the game outright. However, favored teams get the worst odds here, so don’t look for a big payday better on the team everyone thinks will win.

You can also find Vegas NFL odds on what’s called the NFL point spreads. This is where oddsmakers give nearly equal odds to teams based on the points given, or taken, from the team.

Teams who oddsmakers feel will cover the spread get lower odds, while the team least likely to cover get higher odds on the point spread.

A point spread wager requires the team to “cover” the spread. For example, if you get Texan at +9, that means if they lose by eight points or fewer, they cover.

However, if they lose by ten or more, they lose. If they lose by nine, it’s a push, and the gambler doesn’t win or lose any money.

There’s also an over/under of the total number of points scored for gamblers to wager on.

An over/under of 44.5 points means if both teams score 44 or fewer points, the game takes the under, while both teams scoring 45 points or more take the over.

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Prop Bets

Prop bets for the Colts vs Texans week 1 matchup could have more appeal than the main wagering options for gamblers.

They are side bets that range in variety from player specific props to team props. With the variety found here, it could be interesting to wager money on prop bets.

Player props for Jonathan Taylor and his rushing yards or touchdowns could be a popular wager for gamblers.

Another could be the number of passing yards Matt Ryan will have in the game. You could even find a prop bet on the race to 20 points in this game, giving gamblers different options and good Vegas NFL odds.

How to Bet on Colts vs Texans Matchup

With the variety of betting options for gamblers, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of wagering opportunities.

However, most gamblers stick to the three core gambling options every NFL game has. Let’s examine the NFL point spreads, the first and most wagered option in any NFL game.

The Vegas NFL odds could open this game with the Colts as 9-point road favorites. If you find this a 9-point game, it might be risky without knowing how Matt Ryan gels with his new team and if the Texans can show life like they did in some rivalry games last season.

Be very careful with examining the total points the Colts will give the Texans with this game. The game could end quickly if Matt Ryan clicks with his new team and the Colts give the Texans a healthy dose of Taylor rushing the ball. However, the Texans could pull off an upset like they did in some tough games last season.

The Colts made a move to improve their quarterback situation in the offseason. They traded Carson Wentz to upgrade to Matt Ryan.

However, getting them early at -9 is risky when the offense doesn’t have a top-tier receiver for Ryan. But the Colts dominated the Texans last season, scoring 31 points in each win and only allowing three points.

Next, another risky option for gamblers is the moneyline wager. Currently, the Texans give the best Vegas NFL odds on the moneyline wager, as they come into this game as the underdog.

However, the Texans would need their rookies to mesh together to fend off the Colts’ offense and break past their defense.

They would also need their offense to produce, which it has, but only during certain games during the 2021 season.

While they upset some strong teams’ last season, it would be very difficult for them to win outright against a division rival. So, while those odds on them look good, they would need a huge upset moment to win this game outright.

The final core wagering option that most gamblers will choose is the over/under on total points scored.

This wager requires a pick on either the under or over of the total number of points scored, with oddsmakers giving gamblers a number to make that choice from. Wagering on total points scored requires a study of how both teams performed last season.

Examining the previous season’s score between these two teams shows 31 points and 34 total points being scored between the two games. If both teams were to perform the same this season, any over/under of 35 points should be an under wager.

The Vegas NFL odds on the NFL point spreads might give gamblers the notion to pick the Texans in the Colts vs Texans game.

However, the NFL preseason could shift those odds and point spreads fast. It could also show a Texans team that isn’t able to cover that spread.

Injuries during the preseason and before the Colts vs Texans game can shift the Vegas NFL odds, and the NFL point spreads. Keep this in mind before making a wager on the game if you fear an injury to a star player might happen.

Last, you can examine who’s on the roster of both teams and what players they lost or added. With the Colts, they added Matt Ryan, who replaced Carson Wentz.

The Texans also made some offseason moves by making trade deals for draft picks, giving the team plenty of rookies to grow with the franchise.

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Colts vs Texans Matchup Faqs

If you need a sportsbook with both a great bonus offer and great Vegas NFL odds for the Colts vs Texans matchup online, then BetUS is a good option.
When navigating the BetUS site, all the NFL games are on the sportsbook section under FOOTBALL. It is also where you can find the Colts vs Texans matchup. When you find it under the NFL tab, all you need to do is click on the Vegas NFL odds with the wager you want to make.
Every NFL game, including this one, has a betting strategy to use.
To make a parlay, you first need at least two different betting options in your bet slip. After picking at least two, click on the PARLAY option in the bet slip to parlay your picks together. It’s that simple.
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