Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos - 10/27/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Denver Broncos (2-5) at Indianapolis Colts (4-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -6 -- Over/Under: 44
The Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts meet in week 8 NFL action from Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Denver Broncos will be looking to rebound after a 30-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night last time out. Joe Flacco has thrown for 1,648 yards, 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 65.7% passing while Phillip Lindsay leads Denver on the ground with 433 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns and Royce Freeman is 2nd in rushing with 318 rushing yards. Courtland Sutton leads Denver’s receiving group with 36 grabs for 564 yards and 3 touchdowns while Emanuel Sanders has 367 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Defensively, Justin Simmons leads Denver with 38 total tackles and a pair of interceptions while Todd Davis has 37 total tackles and DeMarcus Walker has a team-high 4 sacks this year. As a team, Denver is averaging 320.1 yards of total offense and 16 points per game while allowing 302.6 yards of total defense and 19.4 points per game against this season.
The Indianapolis Colts will look to build on back-to-back wins and victories in 4 of their last 5 games after a 30-23 win over Houston in their last outing. Jacoby Brissett has thrown for 1,388 yards, 14 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 65% passing while Marlon Mack leads Indy in rushing with 514 rushing yards and 2 TDs. T.Y. Hilton leads the Colts with 30 catches for 306 yards and 5 touchdowns while Zach Pascal and Eric Ebron each have 200+ receiving yards and 3 touchdowns for Indy this season. Defensively, Anthony Walker leads the Colts with 37 total tackles including a team-high 28 solo tackles while Justin Houston has a team-high 4 sacks. As a team, Indianapolis is averaging 350.5 yards of total offense and 23.8 points per game while allowing 361.2 yards of total defense and 23 points per game against this season.
Denver is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record. Indianapolis is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. Denver is 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Indianapolis.
Denver comes into this one with a rest advantage, but the issue is that all the rest in the world can’t help you when the Chiefs come out and beat you with a backup QB for the better part of the game. Indianapolis beat that same Chiefs team with Mahomes under center pretty much the whole game, and now the Colts are playing with some confidence after that key division win over Houston. The Colts could be in for a letdown spot after such an emotional win, but I think that just adds fuel to Indy’s fire as coach frank Reich will have his boys ready to feast on a Denver team that just simply isn’t good. I’ll lay the points with Indianapolis at home in this one.