Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/16/2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Lucas Oil Stadium
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Lucas Oil Stadium is the venue for the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indianapolis as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.5.
The Colts are 6-6-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-7-0. The Cowboys are 8-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-7-0.
Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 8-5-0 against the spread
Important Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Indianapolis Colts are 6-6-1 against the spread
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
12/11/18 RB Ezekiel Elliott Neck is probable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/10/18 G Zack Martin Knee is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/09/18 DL David Irving Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/09/18 LB Sean Lee Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
12/09/18 WR Tavon Austin Groin is questionable Sunday vs Indianapolis
11/20/18 TE Geoff Swaim Wrist is out 3-4 weeks
10/06/18 WR Terrance Williams Personal IR
10/06/18 C Travis Frederick Illness IR
09/26/18 DE Datone Jones Knee IR
09/07/18 G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
09/04/18 S Jameill Showers Knee IR
09/04/18 G Marcus Martin Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
12/09/18 C Ryan Kelly Knee is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/09/18 S Mike Mitchell Calf is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
12/09/18 TE Mo Alie-Cox Calf is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
11/27/18 TE Jack Doyle Kidney IR
10/16/18 WR Marcus Johnson Ankle IR
10/08/18 C Matt Slauson Undisclosed IR
09/12/18 T J'Marcus Webb Hamstring IR
09/04/18 DE Anthony Johnson Back IR
09/04/18 QB Brad Kaaya Back IR
09/04/18 DE Chris McCain Ankle IR
09/04/18 WR Deon Cain Knee IR
09/04/18 T Jared Machorro Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Jeremiah George Back IR
09/04/18 DT Johnathan Calvin Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 RB Josh Ferguson Groin IR
09/04/18 WR Matt Hazel Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 TE Ross Travis Knee IR
09/04/18 DT Tyquan Lewis Toe IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 1,720 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 371 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 79 times for 699 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. They are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 276. They have run 838 plays this year for 4,558 yards, which ranks them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.4 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 264 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott has completed 285 throws while attempting 418 passes for a completion percentage of 68.2%. He has passed for 3,131 yards this year. He averages 11 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 96.7.
The Cowboys rush defense has given up 312 attempts for 1,129 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 63 penalties for 476 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the NFL. Dallas is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 246. They have given up a total of 4,074 yards on D, which is 8th in the league. The Cowboys are 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 293 throws on 426 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 31st and 22nd in the league. The Dallas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,945 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Dallas Cowboys have tried 32 field goals this season and made 27, which is 22nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 84.4%. Dallas Cowboys kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,307 yards on 50 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NFL in punting average. Dallas is 21st in the NFL in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 105 punt return yards and are averaging 5.5 yards per return, which is 11th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 22 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 193 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 21.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,149.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts are 30th in the NFL in points scored with 349. They have run 868 plays this season for 4,971 yards, which ranks them 31st in the league in total offense. The Colts average 5.7 yards per play, which is 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 295 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indianapolis has run for 1,333 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the NFL. They've run 317 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts have been penalized on offense 96 times for 773 yards so far this season, which has them 27th in the league in penalties. Andrew Luck has thrown for 3,759 yards this season. He has completed 359 passes on 530 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 99.2. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.5 yards per completion.
Indianapolis is 30th in the league in points allowed on defense with 300. They have surrendered a total of 4,489 yards on D, which is 30th in the NFL. The Colts are ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 31st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 317 passes on 441 attempts against the Indianapolis defense this season, placing them 5th and 5th in the National Football League. The Colts pass defense has also given up a total of 3,151 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 348 attempts for 1,338 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. The Indianapolis Colts have committed 107 penalties for 942 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37.5% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Indianapolis is ranked 26th in the league in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 214 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 28th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 51 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 258 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Colts average 18.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 28 yards this year. They are 32nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,566. The Indianapolis Colts have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 18, which is 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81.8%. Indianapolis kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 35 for 37 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,200 yards on 48 punts, averaging 45.8 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Colts -2.5
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