Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts: 8/27/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Indianapolis Colts (0-0) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0)

Game Info: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)

Betting Odds: Indianapolis Colts -5.5 -- Over/Under: 39 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night in this NFC South vs AFC South preseason matchup. This will take place at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 

The Buccaneers are coming off of a loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Buccaneers' offense was held to 174 total yards, averaging 3.2 yards per play in the loss. Quarterback Kyle Trask completed 11 of 24 passes for 105 yards and an interception. 

They sacked Malik Willis and Logan Woodside four times. The defense gave up 242 yards combined yards. 

This team clearly has little invested in the pre season as they will be running it back with all time quarterback, Tom Brady. Brady should play a tad more here as they try to warm him up for the season. 

Last season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers averaged 405.9 yards on offense and 307.6 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. 

Last week the Colts lost a close one. Down by one point, the coaching staff opted to go for the two-point conversion looking for the winter. However, the pass attempt failed as the Colts dropped to 0-2.

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 over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The Indianapolis Colts are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Indianapolis Colts have more guys to prep for this season and will likely put out the stronger effort in this one as they grab the win.

Clayton’s Pick Colts -5.5

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