Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The Indianapolis Colts head to EverBank Field to play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Jacksonville as 8.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 41. The Colts are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Jaguars are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-6-0.
Valuable Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-5-0 against the spread
Important Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 6-5-0 against the spread
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
11/27/17 CB Rashaan Melvin Hand is out indefinitely
11/26/17 TE Darrell Daniels Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
11/26/17 DT Hassan Ridgeway Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
11/26/17 C Ryan Kelly Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
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 T Denzelle Good Wrist IR-Return Designation
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
Key Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
11/26/17 WR Allen Hurns Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
11/26/17 LB Donald Payne Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
11/26/17 OL Jermey Parnell Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
11/26/17 OL Patrick Omameh Quad is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
11/26/17 LB Telvin Smith Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
11/23/17 WR Arrelious Benn Knee IR
09/21/17 S Calvin Pryor Ankle IR
09/20/17 DT Michael Bennett Pectoral IR
09/11/17 WR Allen Robinson ACL IR
09/05/17 TE Mychal Rivera Wrist IR
09/05/17 WR Rashad Greene Sr. Undisclosed IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts are 27th in the National Football League in points scored with 195. They have run 684 plays this year for 3,262 yards, which ranks them 27th in the NFL in total offense. The Colts average 4.8 yards per play, which is 28th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 182 1st downs this season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indianapolis has run for 1,048 yards as a unit, which ranks 24th in the league. They've run 297 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Colts have been penalized on offense 76 times for 650 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the NFL in penalties. Jacoby Brissett has passed for 2,368 yards this year. He's completed 196 throws while attempting 323 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 86. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Indianapolis is 32nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 300. They have given up a total of 4,134 yards on D, which is 29th 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 226 throws on 373 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense this season, ranking them 10th and 14th in the league. The Indianapolis pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,929 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 305 attempts for 1,205 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. The Colts have had 70 penalties for 618 yards on defense this year. That places them 14th in the league. They've allowed a score on 39.2% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Indianapolis is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 99 punt return yards and are averaging 4.5 yards per return, which is 32nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 20 yards. They have returned 20 kicks for 465 yards on special teams, placing them 13th in kick return yardage. The Colts average 23.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 60 yards this season. They are 27th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,108. The Indianapolis Colts have tried 22 field goals this season and made 21, which is 12th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 95.5%. Indianapolis Colts kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 16 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,836 yards on 63 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jacksonville Jaguars have run for 1,697 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the NFL. They've run 371 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 73 times for 639 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. They are 9th in the NFL in points scored with 269. They have run 741 plays this season for 3,840 yards, which ranks them 12th in the league in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.2 yards per play, which is 19th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 220 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Blake Bortles averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion. He has completed 203 passes on 348 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.3%. His quarterback rating is 79.5. He has thrown for 2,244 yards this season.
The Jaguars rush defense has allowed 284 attempts for 1,244 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in the league against the run. Jacksonville has committed 78 penalties for 736 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 22.4% of possessions on defense, which is 1st in the league. They are 1st in the league in points allowed on defense with 168. They have surrendered a total of 3,100 yards on D, which is 1st in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Their pass defense has given up 4.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 1st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 206 passes on 360 attempts against the Jacksonville defense this season, placing them 2nd and 8th in the National Football League. The Jaguars pass defense has also given up a total of 1,856 yards through the air, which is 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Jacksonville Jaguars have attempted 26 field goals this season and made 21, which is 13th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80.8%. Jacksonville kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 24 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,790 yards on 63 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That places them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Jacksonville is ranked 19th in the league in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 183 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 15th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 63 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 282 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 23.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 68 yards this year. They are 16th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,406.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jaguars -8.5
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