Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts: Preview and Pick
The Indianapolis Colts have clinched the division and they are going to be a part of the NFL playoffs. The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to miss the NFL playoffs and they instead will be focusing on the upcoming draft and which player that they are going to select with their high pick. Both teams may be playing out the season in a game with little on the line.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Colts listed as double digit favorites. The Colts are listed as (-11.5) point favorites, but the betting action up to this point has been split between the two teams. The latest football consensus shows that the public is favoring the Colts but only by a slim margin as 51 percent of the money is coming in on the home team.
The Colts recently beat the Chiefs by running the ball. Donald Brown had a season-high 110 yards from scrimmage on 12 touches (10 rushes for 79 yards and two catches for 31 yards), with both a rushing and receiving touchdown. Brown is averaging 5.6 yards per rush this season, an average that ranks second best in the league among running backs with at least 90 rushes. The rest of the Colts are averaging 3.7 yards per rush this season. If this kind of running game can continue it will only make Andrew Luck and the passing gamed deadlier. The Jaguars don’t have the kind of defense that can slow the Colts down.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the edge for this game belongs to the home team. The Jaguars are 1-4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss. The Colts are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games when playing a team with a losing road record, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.
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