Sunday, January 1, 2017
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The opening line for this game has Indianapolis as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.5. The Jaguars are 7-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-5-0. The Colts have an over/under record of 9-6-0 and they are 7-7-1 against the spread.
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Blake Bortles finished with 325 yards through the air for Jacksonville last week. He completed 26 passes out of 38 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Christopher Ivory, who finished with 45 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Allen Robinson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 147 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Jacksonville got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 415 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 84 yards on 28 attempts.
Andrew Luck finished with 288 yards passing for Indianapolis last week. He went 19 for 29, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Colts were led on the ground by Frank Gore, who finished with 73 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving with 105 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Indianapolis had 20 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 53 total plays for 391 yards for the contest. The Colts ran for 103 yards on 24 carries as a team.
Jacksonville scores 20 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 39 attempts for a 59% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 229 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 23rd in the league. The Jaguars run for an average of 97 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 25th in the league. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 326 yards per game, ranking their offense 26th overall this season. The Jaguars average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They accumulate 75.5 penalty yards per game via 8.1 penalties, which ranks 3rd in the league.
Jacksonville allows 210 passing yards per game, ranking 3rd, and they allow 25 points per contest on defense, which ranks 26th. They give up 21 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Jaguars allow 107 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the NFL. Jacksonville allows 318 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 4th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 60.9 yards per game, ranking them 8th among NFL teams.
Indianapolis averages 26 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 8th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. They throw for 261 yards through the air per game, ranking them 8th. The Colts run for an average of 102 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 65 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 363 yards per game, ranking them 11th in the league on offense. The Colts get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 8th. They average 56.5 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 16th in the NFL.
Indianapolis allows an average of 261 passing yards per game, which ranks 24th in the league. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 24th. They give up 23 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Colts allow 116 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 24th in the NFL. Indianapolis allows 377 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 28th in the league. They force 7.8 penalties for 73.4 yards in each contest, ranking 30th.
Jacksonville Betting Trends
Jacksonville is 10-5-0 against the over/under this season
Jacksonville has an ATS record of 7-8-0 this season
Indianapolis Betting Trends
Indianapolis is 9-6-0 against the over/under this season
Indianapolis has an ATS record of 7-7-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/27/16 RB T.J. Yeldon Ankle IR
12/25/16 WR Allen Hurns Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
12/25/16 WR Arrelious Benn Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
12/25/16 RB Chris Ivory Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
12/25/16 TE Neal Sterling Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
12/23/16 CB Aaron Colvin Ankle IR
12/23/16 G Chris Reed Undisclosed IR
12/11/16 DL Jared Odrick Shoulder IR
12/11/16 TE Julius Thomas Back IR
12/07/16 RB Denard Robinson Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
12/06/16 WR Rashad Greene Achilles IR
11/25/16 TE Marcedes Lewis Calf IR
10/26/16 DT Roy Miller Achilles IR
10/05/16 T Luke Joeckel ACL IR
08/31/16 DE Jonathan Woodard Achilles PUP
08/31/16 C Luke Bowanko Hip PUP
12/25/16 CB Darius Butler Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
12/25/16 WR Donte Moncrief Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
12/19/16 DT Arthur Jones Groin IR
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
Tony's Pick: Take Indianapolis -7
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