Betting on Monday Night Football: Texans vs Colts Odds Lines

November 1st, 2010 by

texans vs coltsIf you’re allergic to offense than do not watch this Week 8 Monday Night Football betting odds matchup. You’re bound to have outbreak of hives and a terrible rash and whatever other nasty side effects an abundance of scoring might produce in people with the aforementioned affliction.

When the Indianapolis Colts (4-2) host the Houston Texans (4-2) there will be an explosion of offense and when the clock finally runs out the winner of this matchup will be all alone at the top of the AFC South division standings and the loser will be 1.0 game back in the standings.

Kickoff for this Monday matchup is set for 8:40 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Colts as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 51.

As anyone whose familiar with NFL gambling action can tell you it’s not often that you see an over/under at over 50 points. But that’s a reflection of these two high powered offenses. The last time these two teams met in Week 1 of the 2010 NFL season the Texans came out on top in a 34-24 (58 point) shoot out.

That was one of the strangest meetings between these two teams in quite some time for a couple of reasons: 1) the Texans won; 2) the Texans won by running the ball.

Whenever these two teams meet up you expect Colts QB Peyton Manning and Texans QB Matt Schaub to lead a pass heavy aerial attack. But in Week 1 Texans RB Arian Foster went nuts and logged one of the best rushing days in NFL history recording 239 yards and 3 TDs on the ground.

Foster enters this week’s game as the NFL’s third leading rusher with 105.8 yards per game to go with 6 TDs in 6 games.

You can be sure that the Texans are going to ride him again in attempt to control the time of possession and keep the ball out of Manning’s hands. That has proven to be just about the only way to stop the Colts’ offense this season as the receiving corps keeps dropping like flies. Yet, no matter whom the team plugs in to the system the Colts continue to score.

And most likely the Colts will continue to score enough to get the sports betting win at home tonight as well.

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