NFL Betting Preview
Indianapolis Colts (10-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9)
Thursday, 8:15 pm Eastern – NFL Network
SBG Global Opening Line: Colts – 6.5 , Total 44
The Indianapolis Colts can clinch their 7th straight post-season berth with a win on Thursday night at Jacksonville. The Colts have not lost a game since late October, winning seven straight. “At 3-4, we knew what the problems were,” coach Tony Dungy said, “A lot of it was ourselves and our execution. That’s what we focused on, more so than pointing the finger at someone or figuring out who was to blame. A lot of that gets back to the players really listening to the coaches. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Colts on the Road.
The Jaguars won the first meeting between the two teams this season 23-21 but both teams look far different than they did back in September. The Jaguars only motivation now will be to keep the Colts from clinching a playoff berth. “I’m sure they would like to knock us out,” Dungy said. “We haven’t really been in that situation, but when you are and you can’t get in, that’s the motivation, especially if it’s a division rival. I’m sure they’d like to keep us out of the playoffs, so I’m sure we’ll get their best.” The Colts were not at their best last week against the winless Lions but still prevailed 31-21 as Dallas Clark had 142 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Here are the NFL betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Colts are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Colts are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games in December. The Colts are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite. The Colts are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the AFC South. The Colts are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.
The Jaguars are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a home underdog. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. the AFC South. The Jaguars are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The underdog is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Colts – 6 , Total 44
The Over is 4-0 in the Colts last 4 vs. the AFC South. The Under is 5-0 in the Jaguars last 5 games as an underdog. The Under is 6-1-1 in the Jaguars last 8 games on grass. The Under is 4-1 in the Jaguars last 5 games as a home underdog. The Under is 4-1 in the Jaguars last 5 games overall.
The Over is 9-3 in the Jaguars last 12 games in December. The Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between the two teams in Jacksonville.
Pick: Colts 3 out of 5 units