Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams Week 1 NFL Picks & Parlay 9/10/2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Los Angeles Rams host the Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indianapolis as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5. The Rams had an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they were 4-11-1 against the spread last year. The Colts had an ATS record of 7-8-1 while their over/under record was 9-7-0.
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Valuable Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Indianapolis Colts were 7-8-1 against the spread last year
Important Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Rams were 4-11-1 against the spread last year
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
08/28/17 CB Vontae Davis Groin "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
08/25/17 WR Chester Rogers Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
08/18/17 TE Erik Swoope Knee "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
08/17/17 C Ryan Kelly Foot out indefinitely
07/29/17 QB Andrew Luck Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
08/28/17 TE Temarrick Hemingway Leg out indefinitely
08/18/17 WR Tavon Austin Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
08/04/17 DT Dominique Easley Knee out for season
07/30/17 WR Mike Thomas Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible return 10/8 vs. Seattle)
07/30/17 CB Troy Hill Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible return 10/1 vs. Dallas)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts ran for 1,628 yards as a team last year, which ranked 23rd in the NFL. They ran 409 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts were penalized on offense 103 times for 883 yards last season, which had them 21st in the league in penalties. They were 8th in the NFL in points scored with 411. They ran 1,037 plays last season for 5,830 yards, which ranked them 10th in the league in total offense. The Colts averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 13th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 351 1st downs last year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Scott Tolzien averaged 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.4 yards per completion last season. He completed 23 passes on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.2%. His QBR last year was 31.8 while is quarterback rating was 64.7. He threw for 216 yards.
The Colts rush defense allowed 409 attempts for 1,926 yards last year, putting them in 25th place in the league against the run. Indianapolis committed 125 penalties for 1155 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 31st in the NFL. They gave up a score on 41.5% of possessions on defense, which was 30th in the league. They were 22nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 392. They surrendered a total of 6,126 yards on D, which was 30th in the NFL. The Colts were ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense gave up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 25th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 378 passes on 582 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense last season, placing them 23rd and 19th in the National Football League. The Indianapolis pass defense also gave up a total of 4,200 yards through the air, which was 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Indianapolis Colts attempted 31 field goals last season and made 27, which was 16th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 87.1%. Indianapolis Colts kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 44 for 44 last year. Their punters totaled 2,711 yards on 56 punts, averaging 22 yards per punt. That placed them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Indianapolis was ranked 30th in the league in punt returns last season with 22. They accumulated 182 punt return yards and averaged 8.3 yards per return, which was 17th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 30 yards. They returned 32 kicks for 804 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Colts averaged 25.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 99 yards last year. They were 7th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,105.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams were 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 224 last year. They ran 960 plays for 4,203 yards, which ranked them 32nd in the NFL in total offense. The Rams averaged 4.4 yards per play, which was 32nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 245 1st downs last season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles ran for 1,252 yards as a unit, which ranked 31st in the league. They ran 375 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 126 times for 1,091 yards last year, which had them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. Jared Goff passed for 1,089 yards last year. He completed 112 throws while attempting 205 passes for a completion percentage of 54.6%. His quarterback rating last season was 63.6 and his QBR was 22.2. He averaged 9.7 yards per completion and 5.3 yards per pass attempt.
Los Angeles was 23rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 394. They gave up a total of 5,392 yards on D, which was 9th in the league. The Rams were 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 378 throws on 582 attempts against the Los Angeles defense last season, ranking them 25th and 21st in the league. The Los Angeles Rams pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,732 yards in the air, which was 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 424 attempts for 1,660 yards last season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. The Rams had 108 penalties for 920 yards on defense last year. That placed them 15th in the league. They allowed a score on 31.3% of possessions on defense, which was 6th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles was 1st in the NFL in punt returns with 49 last year. They totaled 341 punt return yards and averaged 7 yards per return, which was 24th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 47 yards. They returned 47 kicks for 1,122 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Rams averaged 23.9 yards per kick return and had a long of 61 yards last season. They were 32nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,028. The Los Angeles Rams tried 22 field goals last season and made 19, which was 29th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 86.4%. Los Angeles kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,680 yards on 98 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranked them 5th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Colts -3 and under 47.5 total points
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