Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Denver Broncos travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41.5. The Broncos have an ATS record of 3-9-1 while their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Colts have an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they are 6-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 3-9-1 against the spread
Important Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-7-0 against the spread
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
12/11/17 G Ronald Leary Back IR
12/10/17 LB Todd Davis Concussion left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Indianapolis
12/10/17 NT Domata Peko Sr. Knee is "?" Thursday vs Indianapolis
12/10/17 S Justin Simmons Ankle left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Indianapolis
12/05/17 DE Derek Wolfe Neck IR
11/27/17 QB Paxton Lynch Ankle is out indefinitely
11/08/17 T Menelik Watson Foot IR
11/06/17 QB Chad Kelly Wrist IR
11/06/17 TE Jake Butt Knee IR
10/20/17 LB Corey Nelson Elbow IR
10/17/17 G Billy Turner Undisclosed IR
09/15/17 DE Jared Crick Back IR
09/05/17 WR Carlos Henderson Thumb IR
08/12/17 DL Billy Winn Knee IR
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
12/11/17 WR Donte Moncrief Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Denver
12/11/17 CB Rashaan Melvin Hand is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs Denver
12/10/17 TE Darrell Daniels Hamstring is "?" Thursday vs Denver
12/10/17 DT Hassan Ridgeway Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs Denver
12/10/17 C Ryan Kelly Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Denver
12/05/17 LB John Simon Shoulder IR
12/04/17 DB Pierre Desir Shoulder IR
11/30/17 TE Erik Swoope Undisclosed IR
11/08/17 DT Henry Anderson Throat IR
11/07/17 WR Quan Bray Undisclosed IR
11/02/17 QB Andrew Luck Shoulder IR
10/23/17 S Malik Hooker Knee IR
10/18/17 RB Robert Turbin Wrist IR
10/14/17 T Jack Mewhort Knee IR
10/04/17 G Deyshawn Bond Quad IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos are 26th in the NFL in points scored with 229. They have run 865 plays this season for 4,057 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the league in total offense. The Broncos average 4.7 yards per play, which is 29th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 234 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Denver has run for 1,372 yards as a team, which ranks 19th in the NFL. They've run 353 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 94 times for 745 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the league in penalties. Trevor Siemian has thrown for 2,218 yards this season. He has completed 201 passes on 340 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1%. His quarterback rating is 74.4. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion.
Denver is 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 315. They have surrendered a total of 3,647 yards on D, which is 1st in the NFL. The Broncos are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 12th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 236 passes on 388 attempts against the Denver Broncos defense this season, placing them 1st and 1st in the National Football League. The Denver pass defense has also given up a total of 2,484 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 350 attempts for 1,163 yards this year, putting them in 3rd place in the league against the run. The Broncos have committed 75 penalties for 707 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 31.7% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Denver is ranked 2nd in the league in punt returns with 36. They've accumulated 327 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 13th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 44 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 635 yards on special teams, ranking 8th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 21.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this year. They are 18th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,294. The Denver Broncos have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 21, which is 19th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75.0%. Denver Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,901 yards on 65 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts have run for 1,352 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in the league. They've run 369 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Colts have been penalized on offense 82 times for 701 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 30th in the National Football League in points scored with 212. They have run 819 plays this year for 3,779 yards, which ranks them 31st in the NFL in total offense. The Colts average 4.6 yards per play, which is 32nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Jacoby Brissett has completed 228 throws while attempting 381 passes for a completion percentage of 59.8%. He has passed for 2,611 yards this year. He averages 11.5 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 82.5.
The Colts rush defense has given up 383 attempts for 1,528 yards this season, putting them in 23rd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 78 penalties for 683 yards on defense this year. That places them 5th in the league. They've allowed a score on 38.8% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the NFL. Indianapolis is 31st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 343. They have given up a total of 4,879 yards on D, which is 30th in the league. The Colts are 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 7.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 31st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 260 throws on 425 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense this season, ranking them 5th and 5th in the league. The Colts pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,351 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Indianapolis Colts have tried 25 field goals this season and made 22, which is 16th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 88.0%. Indianapolis kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 18 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,292 yards on 74 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 22nd in the NFL in punting average. Indianapolis is 23rd in the NFL in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 101 punt return yards and are averaging 4.4 yards per return, which is 32nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 20 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 551 yards on special teams, placing them 13th in kick return yardage. The Colts average 22 yards per kick return and have a long of 60 yards this season. They are 31st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,743.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -2.5
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