The Indianapolis Colts are no stranger to primetime showdowns on the road in Thursday Night Football contests and have historically been a lights out play for their bettors with the eyes of the nation solely upon them.
Since its inception in 2006, Indy has participated in Thursday Night Football eight times. The Colts have never played at home during that span but are a sizzling 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS. Indy’s only missed opportunity to cash came in 2010 against the Tennessee Titans, failing to cover the spread by a single point in a 30-28 victory.
Colts backers will be hoping that trend will continue when the club invades NRG Stadium for yet another Thursday date with the Houston Texans.
Indianapolis (2-2 SU) is in the bottom of the league at the betting window (0-4 ATS), while Houston (1-3 SU) has fared just a little better at 1-3 ATS.
Star quarterback Andrew Luck missed his first career start in Week 4 against Jacksonville with a shoulder injury but sounded optimistic about his chances, telling the media “I’m preparing to start and to play,” after practice on Tuesday. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano indicated the Stanford product’s playing status would be a game-day decision.
At the time of writing, the line and total for the game were off the board.