By Steven Schwartz

The Indianapolis Colts offense is a complete mess for prop bettors heading into tonight’s game with the Houston Texans. The loss of Marlon Mack (fractured hand) leaves the backfield in a running-back-by-committee situation and at the wideout position, No.1 option T.Y. Hilton’s availability is still a question mark heading toward game time. Due to his injury status all of the prop bets odds for Colts receivers aren’t yet available. Neither are TD passes and interceptions for quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

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Our overall record is 24-12, including 4-0,  3-13-1, 4-0 in four of the last four weeks (we went 2-2 last week). Odds from

1) Jacoby Brissett, over 19.5 completions, -118.

Given the upheaval at running back, the “run-centric” Colts may have to throw the ball more often. Jonathan Williams and Jordan Wilkins are nice backups, but they aren’t Marlon Mack. In addition, the Colts will have to outscore the Texans in Houston this Thursday. In their first matchup this season Brissett went 26-of-39 for 326 yards and four scores. SIS data analysis predicts 23 completions which means a fair over should be -321, but the line is just -118. This is our best option of the night.

2) DeAndre Hopkins, over 6.5 receptions, -106.

It’s been since September since Hopkins caught less than seven passes in a game. With six consecutive games of seven or more catches and averaging 11.3 targets, Hopkins should be a bigger favorite than he is to go over the total. Our data says 11.5 targets and 8.1 receptions, making him a -232 favorite to go over.

3) Duke Johnson, score a TD, +286.

Johnson shares the backfield work with Carlos Hyde, doing most of his damage catching passes. He’s been a solid contributor all season and has scored a touchdown in three of the past five games (one rushing, two receiving). SIS data sets a fair number at +203, but the current number is +286.

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Quarterback Touchdown Passes


Deshaun Watson, 1.5, over -136/under +107


Quarterback Interceptions


Deshaun Watson, 0.5, over -129/under +105


Quarterback Completions


Jacoby Brissett, 19.5 completions, over -118/under -106

Deshaun Watson, 22.5 completions, over -106/under -118

Touchdown Scorers



Jack Doyle +140

Zach Pascal +150

Eric Ebron +165

T.T. Hilton +180

Jonathan Williams +200

Jordan Wilkins +200

Chester Rogers +275

Marcus Johnson +300

Nyheim Hines +275

Jacoby Brissett +600




DeAndre Hopkins +105

Carlos Hyde +105

Kenny Stills +180

Deshaun Watson +225

Darren Fells +275

Duke Johnson +285

Keke Coutee +350

Jordan Akins +525

DeAndre Carter +600

Total Receptions


Houston –

Darren Fells, 2.5, over +116/under -148

DeAndre Hopkins, 6.5, over -106/under -120

Duke Johnson, 2.5, over -109/under -117