NFL Preseason Betting Preview
Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, 8:00 pm Eastern – NFL Network
SBG Global Opening Line: Colts – 3 , Total 37
Indianapolis will open up their new stadium on Sunday as they host the Buffalo Bills in preseason action. The game will be shown on NFL Network and could end up being a battle between backup quarterbacks. Normally the starters for both teams would play into the third quarter but Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning is still out and Buffalo starting quarterback Trent Edwards is questionable. That means that Jim Sorgi will get a lot of playing time for the Colts while J.P. Losman will see a lot of time for the Bills. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Colts at Home.
The Colts could have a couple of starters back in action on Sunday. Top defensive stars Bob Sanders and Dwight Freeney might play on Sunday.
Indianapolis head coach Tony Dungy has said the starters will play into the third quarter on Sunday. “I always like to do that in the third preseason game – get us playing in the third quarter so we get the feel for what we do at halftime and how we make adjustments, incorporating that into the second half. I’d say those guys would play into the third quarter for sure.” Dungy said.
The Colts lost the Hall of Fame game to Washington, lost to Carolina in week 1 in overtime and defeated Atlanta last week. Buffalo has split their two preseason games, winning last week against Pittsburgh but losing their opener against Washington.
SBG Global Current Line: Colts – 5.5 , Total 38
NFL betting stats show that this will be the fifth preseason meeting between the Colts and Bills. Indianapolis has a 3-1 preseason series edge. The two teams used to be in the same division for many years which is why they have only met four times in preseason history.
Looking at the NFL betting stats for the coaches we see that Buffalo head coach Dick Jauron has a below .500 record against the spread in his preseason career. Tony Dungy is also below the .500 mark against the pointspread in the preseason as head coach of the Colts.