Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks Preseason NFL Parlay 8/9/2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
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The Seattle Seahawks host the Indianapolis Colts at CenturyLink Field on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Seattle as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 35. The Seahawks had an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they were 6-9-1 against the spread last year. The Colts had an ATS record of 8-8-0 while their over/under record was 6-10-0.
Valuable Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Indianapolis Colts were 8-8-0 against the spread last year
Important Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Seahawks were 6-9-1 against the spread last year
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
07/25/18 QB Andrew Luck Shoulder is upgraded to probable Week #1 Sunday vs Cincinnati
06/29/18 RB Robert Turbin Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/4 vs New England)
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
07/26/18 S Kam Chancellor Neck is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts ran for 1,661 yards as a team last year, which ranked 22nd in the NFL. They ran 451 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts were penalized on offense 92 times for 779 yards last season, which had them 27th in the league in penalties. They were 30th in the NFL in points scored with 263. They ran 993 plays last season for 4,553 yards, which ranked them 31st in the league in total offense. The Colts averaged 4.6 yards per play, which was 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 267 1st downs last year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. Andrew Luck is finally back to 100% healthy and will be looking forward to getting his feet wet again in preseason. His timing with his receivers will be important to monitor as the preseason progresses.
The Colts rush defense allowed 488 attempts for 1,927 yards last year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. Indianapolis committed 102 penalties for 822 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 5th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 39.7% of possessions on defense, which was 30th in the league. They were 30th in the league in points allowed on defense with 404. They surrendered a total of 5,873 yards on D, which was 30th in the NFL. The Colts were ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense gave up 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 31st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 320 passes on 513 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense last season, placing them 5th and 5th in the National Football League. The Indianapolis pass defense also gave up a total of 3,946 yards through the air, which was 28th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Indianapolis Colts attempted 34 field goals last season and made 29, which was 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 85.3%. Indianapolis Colts kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 22 for 24 last year. Their punters totaled 3,765 yards on 85 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That placed them 22nd in the NFL in punting average. Indianapolis was ranked 26th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 162 punt return yards and averaged 6 yards per return, which was 28th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 30 yards. They returned 28 kicks for 590 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Colts averaged 21.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 60 yards last year. They were 32nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,639.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks were 11th in the National Football League in points scored with 366 last year. They ran 1,007 plays for 5,286 yards, which ranked them 15th in the NFL in total offense. The Seahawks averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 18th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 299 1st downs last season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle ran for 1,629 yards as a unit, which ranked 23rd in the league. They ran 409 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Seahawks were penalized on offense 148 times for 1,342 yards last year, which had them 1st in the NFL in penalties. Russell Wilson passed for 3,983 yards last year. He completed 339 throws while attempting 553 passes for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating last season was 95.4. He averaged 11.7 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Seattle was 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 332. They gave up a total of 5,171 yards on D, which was 11th in the league. The Seahawks were 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense allowed 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 325 throws on 554 attempts against the Seattle defense last season, ranking them 10th and 18th in the league. The Seattle Seahawks pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,347 yards in the air, which was 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 452 attempts for 1,824 yards last season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. The Seahawks had 102 penalties for 878 yards on defense last year. That placed them 11th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.2% of possessions on defense, which was 14th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle was 13th in the NFL in punt returns with 36 last year. They totaled 237 punt return yards and averaged 6.6 yards per return, which was 24th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 27 yards. They returned 43 kicks for 1,004 yards on special teams, placing them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Seahawks averaged 23.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 99 yards last season. They were 10th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,849. The Seattle Seahawks tried 29 field goals last season and made 21, which was 24th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 72.4%. Seattle kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 37 for 38 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,140 yards on 92 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranked them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Colts +2.5 and under 35 total points
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