BetAnySports.com is back with another great set of NFL betting props for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. Join us for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts prop picks for this AFC South duel at EverBank Field.
Andrew Luck Over 22.5 Pass Completions (-115): It is clear that Luck is the man that is going to have to put this team on his back and lead it to victory every single week. There isn’t much of a situation where the rookie won’t throw the football, and he is truly playing like a 10-year veteran out there. The Stanford product has completed 26 and 30 passes over the course of his last two games, and he has at least 22 completions in all but two of his starts this year. He’s only getting better, and if he throws the ball 46 times like he did against the Jaguars in Week 3, there is no doubt in our minds that he is going to complete at least 25 passes, not the 22 that he completed against the Jags a month and a half ago. Luck has significantly more experience now, and he is ready to take Jacksonville by storm.
Dwayne Allen Over 3.5 Receptions (-135): Allen is the only healthy pass catching tight end that the Colts have to offer, and whereas it was supposed to be TE Coby Fleener that got all of the looks this year, it has been Allen that has picked up the slack. The rookie has caught 10 of the 12 targets that have come his way over the course of the last two weeks with Luck’s college roommate out of the fold, and against a team that has a sieve of a defense, especially in the middle at the linebacker positions, there is no reason to think that Allen won’t be able to poke free and get at least four catches. This could be a relatively easy NFL prop to bet tonight, knowing that Luck absolutely loves throwing the ball down the middle of the field to his big tight ends.
Blaine Gabbert Under 215.5 Passing Yards (+100): It’s a tough call to make, knowing that Gabbert is one of the worst quarterbacks in the league, but it is even more tough to make because the number is just so low. The first time these two teams met, the Missouri Tiger had 155 yards through the air, 80 of which came on a single pass to WR Cecil Shorts. Granted, over the course of the last two games, with RB Maurice Jones-Drew out of the fold, Gabbert has thrown the ball 49 and 38 times respectively, and he has completed 27 passes in each of those two games. But, we do have to remember that in the end, this is still a man that has just 158.4 passing yards per game in his career, and that number probably isn’t going to ultimately get a whole heck of a lot better on Thursday night under the lights against a budding defense.
Josh Scobee Over 6.5 Points (+100): Why? Because Scobee always seems to find a way to beat the crap out of the Colts! Scobee only has 14 field goals all year long in nine games, and his team doesn’t always end up scoring touchdowns in every game, so it is going to take at least 13 points on the board (or nine via field goals) to get Scobee to this number. Still, against Indy in Week 3, Scobee very predictably had three field goals and three PATs, accounting for his second best scoring game of the year with 10 points. Against Indianapolis in 16 games in his career, Scobee has gone 30-of-39 on field goals and 31-of-31 on extra points. That’s an average of 7.6 points per game and is certainly good enough for us to want to back him to make at least two field goals more often than not in this one.
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