Indianapolis Colts vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick, Odds, Week 14 Prediction 12/8/2019
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay -1
Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts travel to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Indianapolis opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 50.5. The Colts are 6-6-0 ATS and 7-5-0 when betting on the total. The Buccaneers are 9-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-7-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Indianapolis Colts played the Tennessee Titans and took the defeat by a score of 31-17. Jordan Wilkins paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 47 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per run. Zach Pascal led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 109 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 15.6 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Colts was Jacoby Brissett who went 25/40 with 319 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 2 interceptions in the game. The Indianapolis Colts ended up rushing 24 times and earned 82 yards earning them an average of 3.4 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 67 plays for 391 yards. For the game, the Colts got 22 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 40 yards. When discussing the defense, Indianapolis allowed 17 completions on 22 tries totaling 138 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.0%. Against the run, the Colts allowed 154 yards on 30 runs which gave them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 292 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Guy Bruhn has a free pick for the game between the Chargers and Jaguars.
The Colts head into this game 6-6 for this year. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC South and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they currently sit at 10th among AFC teams and 19th among all NFL teams with 4,125 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Colts currently have a total of 20 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 22 points per contest, putting them 17th among all NFL teams. As a team, they have an average of 139 rushing yards per game which is 2nd among AFC teams.
The Colts have one of the top tier defenses in the league, allowing 21.4 points per game putting them 8th among AFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Colts have allowed 2,723 yards. Opponents are completing 68.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.3 yards per try. They have conceded 18 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing TDs. In terms of rushing yards, Indianapolis is giving up 101.8 yards per contest which has them at 1st among AFC South teams and 9th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per carry ranking them 8th among AFC teams and 19th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 1,668 rushing yards through 12 games.
In their last game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went up against the Jacksonville Jaguars and earned the win by a score of 28-11. Leading the way at QB for the Buccaneers was Jameis Winston who went 21/33 with 268 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. Peyton Barber led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 15 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He ran for 44 yards by way of 17 carries which gave him an average of 2.6 yards per run. Breshad Perriman was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 87 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 17.4 yards per catch in the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up running the ball 31 times and earned a total of 74 yards which earned them an average of 2.4 yards per run. On the day, they finished with a total of 68 plays which gave them a total of 315 yards. On the day, the Buccaneers racked up a total of 19 first downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 44 yards. In terms of defense, Tampa Bay allowed 23 catches on 41 tries totaling 193 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. Overall, they gave up 242 yards and forced 4 turnovers. Against the run, the Buccaneers allowed 49 yards on 17 carries which gave them an average of 2.9 yards per carry allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free pick against the spread from Josh Schonwald on the Steelers vs Cardinals contest.
The Buccaneers come into this game with a record of 5-7. In discussing the offensive production, the Buccaneers have one of the average offenses in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Buccaneers sit in 1st in the division and 4th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 28.3 points per contest. Tampa Bay is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 96 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 22nd among NFL teams. As a team, they have a total of 1,155 rushing yards through 12 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Buccaneers average 380 yards per game overall which has them at 5th in the NFL and 3rd in the conference.
The Buccaneers are allowing 28.8 points per game which puts them at 4th in the division and 30th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups among NFL teams. They are allowing 282 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Buccaneers sit in 15th in the conference. They have allowed 27 passing touchdowns for this year. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 346 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are allowing 76 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the league and 1st in the division. For this season, they have allowed a total of 915 yards on the ground and 7 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -1
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