Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs NFL Playoff Picks 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Indianapolis Colts travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday in the Divisional Playoff round. The Colts are coming off a 21-7 win over Houston while Kansas City had the bye. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.5.
The Colts have an ATS record of 9-7-1 while their over/under record is 8-9-0. The Chiefs have an over/under record of 10-5-1 and they are 9-6-1 against the spread.
Valuable Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The Indianapolis Colts are 9-7-1 against the spread
Important Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 10-5-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-6-1 against the spread
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
12/18/18 DT Al Woods Foot IR
12/18/18 LB Skai Moore Neck IR
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 WR Matt Hazel Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 TE Ross Travis Knee IR
09/04/18 DT Tyquan Lewis Toe 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
01/06/19 S Mike Mitchell Calf injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Kansas City
01/05/19 WR Ryan Grant Toe is questionable Saturday vs Kansas City
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
11/30/18 RB Kareem Hunt Suspension has been released
10/23/18 LB Terrance Smith Knee IR
10/23/18 OL Jordan Devey Undisclosed IR
10/13/18 WR De'Anthony Thomas Leg IR
10/10/18 DB Armani Watts Undisclosed IR
10/10/18 OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Fibula IR
09/04/18 WR Byron Pringle Hamstring IR
09/04/18 OL Dillon Gordon Shoulder IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. Moore Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 OL Tejan Koroma Knee IR
01/05/19 DB Eric Berry Heel is questionable Saturday vs Indianapolis
01/05/19 LB Reggie Ragland Hip injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Indianapolis
01/05/19 WR Sammy Watkins Foot is questionable Saturday vs Indianapolis
01/05/19 RB Spencer Ware Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Indianapolis
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts are 30th in the NFL in points scored with 433. They have run 1,070 plays this season for 6,179 yards, which ranks them 31st in the league in total offense. The Colts average 5.8 yards per play, which is 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 371 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indianapolis has run for 1,718 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the NFL. They've run 408 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts have been penalized on offense 120 times for 953 yards so far this season, which has them 27th in the league in penalties. Andrew Luck has thrown for 4,593 yards this season. He has completed 430 passes on 639 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating is 98.7. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.7 yards per completion.
Indianapolis is 30th in the league in points allowed on defense with 344. They have surrendered a total of 5,431 yards on D, which is 30th in the NFL. The Colts are ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. 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 384 passes on 542 attempts against the Indianapolis Colts defense this season, placing them 5th and 5th in the National Football League. The Indianapolis pass defense has also given up a total of 3,805 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 415 attempts for 1,626 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. The Colts have committed 131 penalties for 1115 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Indianapolis is ranked 26th in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 217 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 28th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 51 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 337 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Colts average 19.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this year. They are 32nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,867. The Indianapolis Colts have attempted 27 field goals this season and made 23, which is 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.2%. Indianapolis Colts kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 44 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,629 yards on 57 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That places them 22nd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs have run for 1,855 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 387 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 137 times for 1,152 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the NFL in penalties. They are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 565. They have run 996 plays this year for 6,810 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.8 yards per play, which is 2nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 384 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. Patrick Mahomes has completed 383 throws while attempting 580 passes for a completion percentage of 66%. He has passed for 5,097 yards this year. He averages 13.3 yards per completion and 8.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 113.8.
The Chiefs rush defense has given up 425 attempts for 2,114 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 107 penalties for 881 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 40.1% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL. Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 421. They have given up a total of 6,488 yards on D, which is 28th in the league. The Chiefs are 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 406 throws on 632 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, ranking them 9th and 27th in the league. The Chiefs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 4,374 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas City Chiefs have tried 27 field goals this season and made 24, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 88.9%. Kansas City kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 65 for 69 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,021 yards on 45 punts, averaging 44.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NFL in punting average. Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 261 punt return yards and are averaging 11.9 yards per return, which is 26th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 91 yards. They have returned 40 kicks for 975 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 24.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 97 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 8,217.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Colts +5
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