Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 12/8/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indianapolis Colts (6-6) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3 -- Over/Under: 47
The Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet Sunday in week 14 NFL action at Raymond James Stadium.
The Indianapolis Colts need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Indianapolis Colts have lost three of their last five road games. Jacoby Brissett is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,245 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Brissett has two or more touchdown passes in five of his 11 games this season. Zach Pascal and T.Y. Hilton have combined for 851 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Jack Doyle has 53 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 139 yards per contest, and Marlon Mack leads the way with 862 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 21.4 points and 328.7 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with 83 tackles, Justin Houston has eight sacks and Kenny Moore II has two interceptions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to play spoiler after winning three of their last four games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost three of their last four home games. Jameis Winston is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 3,659 yards, 22 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Winston has 22 touchdown passes in his last 11 games. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans have combined for 2,217 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while OJ Howard has 23 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 96.3 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones II leads the way with 482 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 28.8 points and 358.1 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 91 tackles, Shaquil Barrett has 14.5 sacks and Sean Murphy-Bunting has two interceptions.
The Colts are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 1-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Buccaneers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Colts last 7 road games. The over is 9-1 in Buccaneers last 10 games overall. The Colts are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Indianapolis Colts are fighting for their playoff lives, but they've been held to 17 or less points in three of their last four games and it's not going to get any better with all of the injuries they have offensively. Not sure what's gotten into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the last month, but they're playing solid football at both ends at Winston is actually taking care of the football. There's value in getting free points with the team that actually has something to play for, but the Colts are banged up and seem to be a sinking ship. I'll lay the field goal with the surprisingly hot Bucs at home.