Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 10/18/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indianapolis -9
Lucas Oil Stadium is the site where Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts (3-2) will play the Cincinnati Bengals (1-3-1) on Sunday. Cincinnati opens this game as 9-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 47.5.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 1-3-1 for this season. In their last game they went up against the Baltimore Ravens and were beaten 27-3. Joe Burrow went 19/30 with 183 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 interception on the day. Joe Mixon paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 7 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 59 yards on 24 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Tee Higgins was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 62 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 15.5 yards per reception for the game. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the ball a total of 28 times and added 70 yards which had them averaging 2.5 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 65 plays which added up to 205 yards. Overall, the Bengals got 12 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 40 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Cincinnati allowed 19 catches on 37 tries for a total of 171 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.0%. On the ground, the Bengals allowed 161 yards on 24 tries which is an average of 6.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 332 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Bengals have earned 1,662 yards in total for this campaign. As a team they're averaging 102.6 yards on the ground which is 23rd in the league. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Cincinnati has compiled 6 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of scoring, the Cincinnati Bengals are averaging 20.4 points per game. The Bengals sit in 17th in the NFL regarding team defense, giving up 25.2 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 5.2 yards per rush and 159.0 yards on the ground per game over the course of this year. For the year, they have allowed 795 rushing yards through 5 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Bengals have surrendered 1,143 yards which puts them in 16th in the NFL. During their 5 games, they have surrendered 228.6 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 60.5%. Overall, they have given up 387.6 yards/outing ranking them 23rd in the NFL.
The Colts step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 this season. In their last game they took on the Cleveland Browns and lost 32-23. Jonathan Taylor paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards and he notched 1 TD in the game. He rushed for a total of 57 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.8 yards per run. T.Y. Hilton was the receiving yardage leader by earning 69 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 11.5 yards per catch during the game. Philip Rivers went 21/33 with 243 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. The Indianapolis Colts ran the ball a total of 18 times and racked up 68 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per carry. For the game, the Colts had a total of 15 first downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 34 yards. In the game, they ran 52 plays for 308 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Indianapolis conceded 22 completions on 38 throws for a total of 261 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 385 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Colts conceded 124 yards on 33 attempts which is an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
For the year to this point, the Colts currently have a total of 1,220 yards via the pass along with an average of 244 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 18th in football. The Indianapolis Colts have an average of 349.8 yards per contest which has them ranked 23rd in the league. They hold an average of 105.8 yards via the ground game and have run for 529 yards in total. Regarding their ability to score points, the Colts currently rank 17th out of all teams in the NFL by tallying 25.2 points per contest. The Colts sit in 2nd in the NFL in relation to team defense, allowing 17.6 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.6 yards per rush and 86.4 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have allowed 432 rushing yards through 5 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Colts have conceded 898 yards which has them sitting in 2nd in football. Over the course of their 5 games, they have surrendered 179.6 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 61.3%. During this campaign, they have allowed 266.0 yards per outing ranking them 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bengals +9
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