Week 15 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Sunday 1pm
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
TV: CBS
Line: IND -6.5
Colts Home vs Spread: 5-2 (Streak W2)
Texans Road vs Spread: 5-2 (Streak W3)

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home

 

Houston Texans  HOU @ Indianapolis Colts  IND
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 80% 75% 86% IND 1 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 83% 86% 80% HOU
2 Jason La Canfora CBS 76% 67% 86% HOU 2 Ryan Wilson CBS 83% 86% 80% HOU
3 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 76% 67% 86% HOU 3 Jim McBride Boston Globe 73% 86% 60% IND
4 Bob Glauber Newsday 86% 100% 71% IND 4 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 73% 86% 60% IND
5 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 77% 83% 71% IND 5 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 73% 86% 60% IND
6 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 77% 83% 71% HOU 6 John Boell Newsday 73% 86% 60% IND
7 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 69% 67% 71% IND 7 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 73% 86% 60% IND
8 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 52% 33% 71% IND 8 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 73% 86% 60% IND
9 Shalise Young Boston Globe 70% 83% 57% IND 9 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 63% 86% 40% IND
10 John Breech CBS 70% 83% 57% IND 10 Bill Simmons Grantland 55% 86% 25% HOU
11 Josh Katzowitz CBS 70% 83% 57% IND 11 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 79% 83% 75% IND
12 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 62% 67% 57% IND 12 Pickwatch Pickwatch 73% 80% 67% HOU
13 Brandon George DallasNews.com 62% 67% 57% HOU 13 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 76% 71% 80% IND
14 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 62% 67% 57% IND 14 Shalise Young Boston Globe 66% 71% 60% IND
15 David Moore DallasNews.com 62% 67% 57% HOU 15 Will Brinson CBS 56% 71% 40% HOU
16 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 62% 67% 57% HOU 16 Ben Volin Boston Globe 46% 71% 20% IND
17 Bill Simmons Grantland 62% 67% 57% HOU 17 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 46% 71% 20% IND
18 Will Brinson CBS 54% 50% 57% HOU 18 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 73% 67% 80%
19 Walterfootball Walterfootball 45% 33% 57% IND 19 Tom Rock Newsday 71% 67% 75% IND
20 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 65% 80% 50% 20 Jason La Canfora CBS 69% 57% 80% HOU
21 Dave Tuley ESPN 50% 50% 50% HOU 21 John Breech CBS 59% 57% 60% IND
22 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 71% 100% 43% IND 22 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 59% 57% 60% HOU
23 Sam Farmer LA Times 63% 83% 43% IND 23 Sam Farmer LA Times 59% 57% 60% IND
24 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 46% 50% 43% HOU 24 Vic Tafur SFGate 59% 57% 60% IND
25 Ryan Wilson CBS 46% 50% 43% HOU 25 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 49% 57% 40% IND
26 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 46% 50% 43% IND 26 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 49% 57% 40% IND
27 Tom Rock Newsday 46% 50% 43% IND 27 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 49% 57% 40% HOU
28 Vic Tafur SFGate 46% 50% 43% IND 28 Numberfire Numberfire 39% 57% 20% HOU
29 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 46% 50% 43% HOU 29 Bob Glauber Newsday 63% 50% 75% IND
30 Frank Schwab Yahoo 46% 50% 43% IND 30 Brandon George DallasNews.com 61% 43% 80% HOU
31 Numberfire Numberfire 38% 33% 43% HOU 31 Frank Schwab Yahoo 61% 43% 80% IND
32 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 30% 17% 43% HOU 32 Pete Prisco CBS 51% 43% 60% IND
33 Jim McBride Boston Globe 48% 67% 29% IND 33 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 51% 43% 60% HOU
34 Pete Prisco CBS 48% 67% 29% IND 34 Walterfootball Walterfootball 51% 43% 60% IND
35 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 48% 67% 29% IND 35 Dave Richard CBS 41% 43% 40% IND
36 Teamrankings Teamrankings 48% 67% 29% HOU 36 Josh Katzowitz CBS 41% 43% 40% IND
37 Ben Volin Boston Globe 39% 50% 29% IND 37 David Moore DallasNews.com 41% 43% 40% HOU
38 John Boell Newsday 31% 33% 29% IND 38 Dave Tuley ESPN 17% 33% 0% HOU
39 Pickwatch Pickwatch 48% 75% 20% HOU 39 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 34% 29% 40% HOU
40 Dave Richard CBS 40% 67% 14% IND 40 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 27% 14% 40% HOU
41 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 15% 17% 14% IND 41 Teamrankings Teamrankings 17% 14% 20% HOU
Average Home Road Average Home Road
56% 62% 50% 57% 61% 54%