Saturday, December 24, 2016
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The Indianapolis Colts travel to O.co Coliseum to play the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, December 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 52.5. The Colts are 7-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-6-0. The Raiders have an over/under record of 10-4-0 and they are 9-5-0 against the spread.
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Andrew Luck finished with 250 yards through the air for Indianapolis last week. He completed 21 passes out of 28 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. The Colts were led in rushing by Frank Gore, who finished with 101 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Erik Swoope was the team leader in receiving with a total of 50 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Indianapolis got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 411 yards for the game. The Colts ran for 161 yards on 40 attempts.
Derek Carr finished with 213 yards passing for Oakland last week. He went 19 for 30, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Raiders were led on the ground by Latavius Murray, who finished with 81 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Michael Crabtree led the team in receiving with 60 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Oakland had 18 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 345 yards for the contest. The Raiders ran for 145 yards on 29 carries as a team.
Indianapolis scores 26 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 8th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 37 attempts for a 62% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Colts run for an average of 102 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 361 yards per game, ranking their offense 11th overall this season. The Colts average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 10th in the NFL. They accumulate 59 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 18th in the league.
Indianapolis allows 261 passing yards per game, ranking 27th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 22nd. They give up 24 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Colts allow 110 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the NFL. Indianapolis allows 371 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 26th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 72 yards per game, ranking them 30th among NFL teams.
Oakland averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 3rd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 260 yards through the air per game, ranking them 6th. The Raiders run for an average of 118 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 6th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 378 yards per game, ranking them 6th in the league on offense. The Raiders get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 7th. They average 73.5 penalty yards per game via 8.9 penalties, ranking them 1st in the NFL.
Oakland allows an average of 259 passing yards per game, which ranks 25th in the league. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st. They give up 21 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 60% per game. The Raiders allow 117 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 25th in the NFL. Oakland allows 376 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 30th in the league. They force 7.6 penalties for 71.2 yards in each contest, ranking 29th.
Indianapolis Betting Trends
Indianapolis is 8-6-0 against the over/under this season
Indianapolis has an ATS record of 7-6-1 this season
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 10-4-0 against the over/under this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 9-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/19/16 DT Arthur Jones Groin IR
12/18/16 T Denzelle Good Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Oakland
12/18/16 WR Donte Moncrief Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Oakland
12/18/16 G Joe Reitz Back "?" Saturday vs. Oakland
12/14/16 S Clayton Geathers Concussion IR
12/14/16 LB Curt Maggitt Knee IR
12/14/16 T Jack Mewhort Knee IR
12/14/16 CB Patrick Robinson Groin IR
12/06/16 LB D'Qwell Jackson Suspension expected to miss next 4 games
11/19/16 DE Kendall Langford Knee IR
10/19/16 WR Quan Bray Ankle IR
09/29/16 C Jonotthan Harrison Appendix IR
12/18/16 S Karl Joseph Foot "?" Saturday vs. Indianapolis
12/18/16 LB Shilique Calhoun Knee "?" Saturday vs. Indianapolis
12/18/16 DT Stacy McGee Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Indianapolis
12/04/16 CB DJ Hayden Hamstring IR
10/05/16 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
10/03/16 TE Lee Smith Leg out indefinitely
09/01/16 DE Mario Jr. Edwards Hip out indefinitely
08/17/16 TE Gabe Holmes Foot out indefinitely
08/11/16 OLB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland -3.5
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