NFL Predictions 2010: Are Texans for Real?

indy-colts-peyton-manningNFL Predictions 2010: Are Texans for Real?: The Houston Texans get set to take on the Colts in a week 1 NFL predictions matchup which is a key AFC South battle of the NFL picks season, the defending AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts hit the road an go head-to-head with the texans. The Las Vegas odds makers show the the Colts as -1(-110) point NFL predictions favorites as the road team. Your best Vegas style online sportsbook to bet the Colts is betUs.com. The NFL odds makers there are offering a FREE $75 to new accounts.

The Houston Texans finished with a 9-7 NFL preidctions record last season and, if they hope to make the NFL playoffs in 2010, the team has to start defeating the top teams in the AFC South, starting with the Colts this weekend. Indianapolis has a 15-1 all-time NFL predictions win record against the Texans but Houston has a prime opportunity to make some noise in the AFC South, starting in this opening weekend NFL predictions battle in their own building.

Matt Schaub arrived in for the 2010 NFL predictions season, throwing for nearly 5,000 yards and 29 TDs. He will test the Colts deep with prime receiver Andre Johnson (he caught 101 balls for over 1,500 yards in 2009) and will also look for secondary receivers Kevin Walter, Jacoby Jones, and Owen Daniels in what was the NFL’s #1 passing offense in 2009. The Colts were 14th against the pass in the 2009 NFL picks season but finished 8th in scoring defense. The Texans’ pass offense vs. the Colts defense is the match-up of the week 1 NFL predictions contest. Houston simply doesn’t run the ball so, whether it is Arian Foster, Derrick Ward, or banged-up Steve Slaton, look for Schaub to air it out all over Reliant Stadium.

The Colts were dominant as a road favorite during last years NFL predictions season, going 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in 2009 as road favorites while the Texans were 2-6 ATS at home in 2009. Indianapolis swept the season series a year ago and have won 6 straight games against the Texans

The Colts will counter in today's week 1 NFL picks battle with a lot of nickel and dime defenses and the starting four in the secondary are solid with safeties Bob Sanders and Antoine Bethea leading the way. Sanders is healthy and, when he is on the field, he is one of the best. The Colts starting corners combined for just two interceptions in 2009 so Schaub should enjoy some success flinging the ball. Indianapolis will also to get pressure off the edge with their terrors at defensive end in veterans Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. If they can force the Texans into long down and distance situations, the Colts should find success forcing incompletions, sacks, or turnovers in today's week 1 NFL picks match-up.

The last four NFL predictions contests in this series has been decided by a possession or less so you can expect a close NFL picks battle between these two teams as reflected by the NFL point spread. The outcome will be decided on which team will win the match-up battles, and, until proven otherwise, the edge goes to Indy in today's week 1 NFL picks battle in Texas.

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