Broncos vs Colts Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Lucas Oil Stadium is the site where Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts will play the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Indianapolis opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The Broncos are 2-5-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Colts are 4-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Denver Broncos faced the Kansas City Chiefs and lost 30-6. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Broncos was Joe Flacco who went 21/34 with 213 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Phillip Lindsay led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 36 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 3.3 yards per run. Courtland Sutton was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 87 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 14.5 yards per catch for the game. The Denver Broncos ran the football 21 times and generated 71 yards earning them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt. For the game, the Broncos earned a total of 15 1st downs and they had 4 infractions for 33 yards. For the game, they finished with a total of 64 plays for 205 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Denver allowed 20 catches on 30 attempts for a total of 191 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. On the ground, the Broncos allowed 80 yards on 27 carries which is an average of 3.0 yards per run allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 271 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Redskins and Vikings.
Broncos are Now 2-5 After Loss
The Broncos head into this game 2-5 this year. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC West and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 8th in the AFC and 20th in the league with 2,222 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Broncos have compiled a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 16 points per contest, putting them 29th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 110 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the conference.
The Broncos have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing 19.4 points per game ranking them 4th in the AFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Broncos have conceded 1,367 yards. Teams are completing 64.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. They have conceded 6 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs. When it comes to rushing yards, Denver is allowing 107.3 yards per game ranking them 2nd among AFC West teams and 16th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush putting them 7th in the AFC and 13th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 767 rushing yards through 7 contests.
In their last game, the Indianapolis Colts took on the Houston Texans and earned the win by a score of 30-23. Leading the way at QB for the Colts was Jacoby Brissett who went 26/39 with 326 yards through the air and completed 4 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Marlon Mack paced the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 7 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 44 yards on 18 carries which meant he averaged 2.4 yards per tote. Zach Pascal was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 106 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 17.7 yards per reception during the game. Take a look where the Colts are ranked in Doc's Week 8 NFL power rankings. The Indianapolis Colts ended up rushing 26 times and generated 62 yards earning them an average of 2.4 yards per rush. In all, they ran 67 plays for 383 yards. In the game, the Colts racked up a total of 23 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 45 yards. In terms of defense, Indianapolis allowed 23 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 291 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. Against the run, the Colts allowed 100 yards on 24 carries which is an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 391 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
Colts End Up at 4-2 After Win
The Colts come into this matchup with a record of 4-2. Indianapolis has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 129 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 10th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 772 rushing yards through 6 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Colts average 351 yards per contest overall putting them 22nd among NFL teams and 10th in the AFC. When looking at their ability to score points, the Colts are ranked 2nd in the AFC South and 15th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 23.8 points per game.
The Colts are allowing 23.0 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the division and 17th in the league. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 138 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 111 yards per game ranking them 19th in the NFL and 3rd in the AFC South. For 2019, they have given up 666 yards rushing and 4 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups among NFL teams. They are allowing 250 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Colts currently sit at 11th among AFC teams. They have conceded 11 passing TDs in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Colts -4.5
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