2009 Season NFL Football Past Picks

November 08, 2009

This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.

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Houston at Indianapolis

Sunday 11/08 01:00 PM Eastern

4 units on Game Total UNDER 51 -110 (risk 4 to return 4)  RESULT: WIN

The Texans were having all kinds of problems stopping the run early in the season as it looked like yet another .500 season was in order. But, they have really stepped it up against some successful backs as they have now faced Gore, Benson and Lynch. That trio of backs combined for a total of just 119 yards against the Houston defense - less than 40 yards per contest. Those defensive adjustments and improvements have led the Texans into four of their last five games playing UNDER the total. Last week on the road, the 49ers held the Colts without a TD until the fourth quarter and just one for the game, despite Peyton Manning again throwing for over 300 yards. With all the Manning hype, what has been going unnoticed with the Colts is just how well their defense is playing as they have limited six of their seven opponents to 17 points or less. That also includes 12 points or less in four of them! Houston's offense hasn't translated on the road as they have played six of their last seven to the UNDER. These teams are taking on a different look than in the past, so UNDER gets the call here.

FINAL SCORE
TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q FINAL
Texans 0 3 7 7 17
Colts 10 3 0 7 20

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