Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts: 8/20/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts: 8/20/22 NFL Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts (0-0) vs Detroit Lions (0-0)

Game Info: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)

Betting Odds: Indianapolis Colts +1.5 -- Over/Under: 40 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indianapolis Colts will host the Detroit Lions on Saturday afternoon in this NFC North vs AFC South preseason matchup. This will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts took a ten point win in last years pre season match up. 

The Detroit Lions have now lost four consecutive preseason games. Jared Goff played a nice amount of minutes in last week’s first pre season match up. The veteran Quarterback earned 3,245 passing yards with a 19 to 8 Touchdown to interception ratio last year. Tim Boyle and David Blough are battling for the backup spot and will see the action in this one. Blough had the most action, recording 141 passing yards while Boyle amassed 111 yards with one TD and one pick.

The Detroit Lions drafted Jameson Willams in the first round out of Alabama however he is out with a knee injury. The Detroit Lions also used the second overall pick on the defensive end, Aidan Hutchinson. 

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Last season the Detroit Lions averaged 322.6 yards on offense and 379.8 yards given up on defense. 

The Colts are integrating new quarterback Matt Ryan from Atlanta. He collected nearly 4000 passing yards with the Falcons last year. Ryan attempted 10 passes in the win last week. The Indianapolis Colts have a strong backup QB in Nick Foles.

Jonathan Taylor is the largest offensive threat for this team. The 23-year-old accumulated over 1800 yards in 2021. The depth at RB is amazing, including Nyheim Hines and Philip Lindsey. Michael Pittman Jr. is an elite receiver and the head of their core but they don't really have a ton of depth.

Last season the Indianapolis Colts averaged 347.1 yards on offense and 343.2 yards given up on defense. 

The under is 4-0 in Lions last 4 Saturday games and is 5-1 in Colts last 6 Saturday games as well as 4-1 in Colts last 5 games on fieldturf.

The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lions are also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Lions should get the win here as the road team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

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