Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 9/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville +7
Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Indianapolis opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 46.5.
The Colts ended the season with a 7-9 mark. The Colts earned 5,238 yards in total for the prior campaign. As a unit they maintained an average of 133.1 yds on the ground, which was 7th in the National Football League. With regard to getting in the endzone, Indianapolis amassed 22 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to scoring, the Indianapolis Colts averaged 22.6 points per contest. The Colts ranked 18th in the league in relation to their opponents scoring, giving up 23.3 PPG. The opposition ran for an average of 4.1 yards per rush and 97.9 rushing yards per contest for the previous year. They allowed 1,567 yards via the running game in 16 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Colts gave up 3,982 yards which had them sitting in 23rd in the league. They conceded 29 passing touchdowns and 8 running touchdowns. For the previous season, they relinquished 346.8 yards per game which had them sitting 16th in the league.
Philip Rivers has connected on 4,908 of his attempted career 7,591 throws for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His longest completion during his time in the NFL was for 84 yds and he's throwing for 260.0 yards per outing. For his career, Rivers has thrown for a total of 59,271 yards with 397 touchdowns and 198 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 88.5 with a touchdown percentage of 5.2% and an interception percentage of 2.6%. Over the course of his time in the NFL, he has been sacked 445 times totaling 2,714 yards lost. T.Y. Hilton has laced them up in 118 contests throughout his career. His percentage of passes caught is 58.4% and he got there by catching 552 out of the 946 passes that went in his direction. He has earned 8,598 yards and has an average of 15.6 yards per reception. Thus far in his career, Hilton has 45 receiving touchdowns and has a long catch of 87 yards. His catches per game and yards per contest average are 4.7 and 72.9 yards.
The Jaguars finished the 2019 season holding a 6-10 record. They had an average of 106.8 yards per game via the rush and ran for 1,708 yards overall. For the 2019 season, the Jaguars threw for a total of 3,760 yards through the air along with averaging 235.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 16th out of all NFL teams. The Jacksonville Jaguars averaged 341.8 yards per outing which was good for 20th out of all teams in the NFL. When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Jaguars earned a ranking of 26th in the NFL with 18.8 points per outing. Jacksonville allowed the opposition a total of 2,229 yards rushing (139.3 yards per contest) as well as 23 touchdowns via the rush during the previous season. Last season, they gave up 397 points in total. They allowed 22 touchdowns via the pass as well as allowed 236.1 yards per contest, which had them in 16th in the league. The Jaguars surrendered 24.8 PPG, which had them sitting 21st in the league.
For his NFL career, Minshew has thrown for 3,271 yards with 21 TD's and 6 interceptions. Since he's been in the NFL, he's been sacked 33 times for a total of 184 yds lost. He has a QB rating of 91.2 with a TD percentage of 4.5% and an interception percentage of 1.3%. His longest pass completion during his time in the league was for 70 yds and he's throwing for 233.6 yards per contest. Gardner Minshew has completed 285 of his career 470 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%. DJ Chark has taken the field in 26 games in his career. His percentage of passes caught sits at 58.0% and he has that by pulling in 87 of the 150 throws that went in his direction. He has tallied 1,182 yards and has an average of 13.6 yards/reception. Thus far in his career, Chark has pulled in 8 receiving touchdowns and has a long reception of 69 yards. His catches per game and yards per game average are 3.3 and 45.5 yards.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +7
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