NFL Betting Preview
Indianapolis Colts (3-2) at Green Bay Packers (3-3)
Sunday, 4:15 pm Eastern – CBS
SBG Global Opening Line: Packers – 1 , Total 47
The Indianapolis Colts finally looked like themselves last week as they routed the Baltimore Ravens 31-3. Peyton Manning looked like one of the best players in the league again, Marvin Harrison showed he can still play and the defense was superb. The question for the Colts will be whether or not they can continue that excellent play this week at Green Bay. Manning completed 19 of 28 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns last week and was named the AFC offensive player of the week honors. “I guess in some ways, this really is like the first week of the season for me,” Manning said. “All I’ve ever known is taking every rep at every practice and playing in all the preseason games, so I did miss some time there and I’ve been working through that.” SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Colts on the Road.
The Packers have been up and down this season but their three losses are sure not quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ fault. He is playing hurt and he is playing well. “I think it’s a good message that he’s sending,” Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said. “You view that quarterback position as a leadership position, and when your leader is maybe not 100 percent, yet he’s going out there and giving excellent effort and he’s playing well, performing well, that’s a plus.” Sunday’s game is a matchup of the passing game of the Colts led by Manning against a Green Bay defense that ranks 7th in the league. The Colts will probably have to throw more on Sunday since running back Joseph Addai is out with an injury.
Here is a look at the NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Colts are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The Colts are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 7. The Colts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
The Packers are 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Packers are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
SBG Global Current Line: Colts – 1 , Total 47
The Over is 8-3 in the Colts last 11 games in Week 7. The Under is 7-3 in the Colts last 10 games on grass. The Over is 10-1 in the Packers last 11 games on grass. The Over is 7-1 in the Packers last 8 home games. The Over is 21-8-1 in the Packers last 30 games overall. The Under is 17-8-1 in the Packers last 26 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Pick: Colts 2 out of 5 units