2019 AFC Wild Card Props: Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans

January 4, 2019

Updated: February 22, 2024

  • AFC Wild Card Weekend kicks off with a division match-up: Texans vs Colts
  • The teams split the two regular season games, each scoring 58 points
  • See the best AFC Wild Card Props ahead of kickoff in Houston at 4:35 pm Saturday

Three of the four Wild Card games this weekend are regular season rematches.

But only one is a divisional game.

When the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans meet on Saturday, it’ll be the third time this season. The Texans won the first game 37-34 in overtime. The Colts stunned the Texans in Houston in Week 14.

As they get set for their third meeting, check out some of our favorite props.

Prop #1: Luck vs Watson (Passing Yards)

Who will throw for more yards? BetOnline Odds
Andrew Luck throws for more yards than Deshaun Watson-208
Deshaun Watson throws for more yards than Andrew Luck+135

*All odds taken Jan 3

In the QB matchup, Deshaun Watson may have his work cut out for him against Andrew Luck.

In the first game, Watson threw for his second-highest yardage on the season: 375 yards. Luck? He threw for a pedestrian 464 yards.

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In Week 14, the Colts got the upper hand again, as Luck lapped Watson in yardage: 399 to 267.

For the season, Luck was sixth in yards per game at 287.1. Watson finished 19th at 260.3.

In the past 11 weeks, Watson has gone over 300 yards just once. Luck has had four 300-yard games in that time, and three of at least 285.

TY Hilton’s ankle injury is a concern, and five Colts receivers are on the injury report this week. But it’s tough to see Watson topping Luck here.

The Pick: Lucks throws for MORE yards (-208) than Deshaun Watson

Prop #2: TY Hilton vs DeAndre Hopkins (Receiving Yards)

Who will have more receiving yards? BetOnline Odds
DeAndre Hopkins has more receiving yards than TY Hilton-164
TY Hilton has more receiving yards than DeAndre Hopkins+108

TY Hilton has been a monster against Houston this year.

Hilton racked up a team-high 115 yards on four catches in their first meeting. He then popped off for nine catches and 199 yards in the second, leading the Colts to victory.

Hopkins had success in the first game (169 yards). He was held to just 36 yards in the second.

For his career, Hilton has dominated Houston. Over 14 games he’s averaged 103.2 yards with nine TDs.

Yes he’s battling an ankle injury that's sapping some of his explosiveness, but Hilton thinks a Texans rematch is just what the doctor ordered.

The Colts defense has also improved over the season. After giving up over 250 passing yards in four games from Weeks 1 to 8, it’s happened just twice since.

Both will run wild on Saturday, but expect Hilton to outdo Hopkins once again.

The Pick: Hilton has MORE receiving yards than Hopkins (+108)

Prop #3: Marlon Mack Finds the End Zone

Will Marlon Mack have a Rusing TD?BetOnline Odds
Marlon Mack has 1+ Rushing TD-125
Marlon Mack has 2+ Rushing TD+450
Marlon Mack has 3+ Rushing TD+1600

For a team that has struggled running the football the past few seasons, Marlon Mack has finally given the Colts a presence on the ground.

In two of the season’s final three weeks, Mack crossed the 100 yard threshold. He’s also scored a rushing touchdown in each of the last four weeks. That includes two against Dallas in Week 15.

The Texans haven’t given up a rushing touchdown since Week 15 against the Jets.

Mack missed the first game against Houston where the Colts abandoned the run (17 times including QB attempts). The second game? He carried it 14 times on his own.

While he struggled for yardage (33 yards) he did pick up a score.

With the Colts trying to pull off the upset, expect Mack to get some red zone looks on the ground. It may be the last thing the Texans are looking for.

The Pick: Marlon Mack rushes for AT LEAST 1 touchdown (-125)

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