Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 1/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 17
Game: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indianapolis -14
Lucas Oil Stadium is the site where Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts (10-5) will play the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-14) on Sunday. The spread on this game has Indianapolis as 14-point favorites. The total opens at 49.5.
The Jacksonville Jaguars come into this game with a record of 1-14 for this season. In their last game they took on the Chicago Bears and were defeated 41-17. Mike Glennon went 24/37 with 211 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 2 interceptions on the day. Dare Ogunbowale paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 25 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 71 yards on 14 carries which meant he averaged 5.1 yards per run. DJ Chark Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 62 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 15.5 yards per reception for that contest. The Jacksonville Jaguars ended up running the ball 16 times and racked up 76 yards which had them averaging 4.8 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 54 plays for a total of 279 yards. On the day, the Jaguars racked up a total of 14 1st downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 115 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Jacksonville gave up 24 completions on 36 tries totaling 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. Against the run, the Jaguars gave up 128 yards on 33 carries which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed 391 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Jacksonville Jaguars are sitting at 19.5 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 97.7 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 27th in the league. The Jaguars have racked up 4,935 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Jacksonville has amassed 23 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. When talking about passing yardage, the Jaguars have conceded 4,067 yards which ranks them 27th in the National Football League. During the season, they are giving up 416.4 yards/game which ranks them 32nd in football. The Jaguars are ranked 31st in the National Football League when it comes to team defense, conceding 30.9 points per contest. They are allowing 4.5 yards per run and 145.3 yards on the ground per game this season. During their 15 games played this year, they have surrendered 271.1 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 69.8%. For the year, they have given up 2,179 yards via the ground game in 15 outings.
The Colts head into this game 10-5 for this season. In their last game they played the Pittsburgh Steelers and were defeated 28-24. Jonathan Taylor led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 18 yards and he added 2 TD's in the game. He rushed for 74 yards on 18 carries which meant he was running for 4.1 yards per carry. Zach Pascal was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 64 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 21.3 yards per reception for the game. Philip Rivers went 22/35 with 270 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick during the game. The Indianapolis Colts ran the ball a total of 28 times and totaled 127 yards which earned them an average of 4.5 yards per rush. For the contest, the Colts had a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 83 yards. Overall, they ran 68 plays which added up to 365 yards. When discussing the defense, Indianapolis conceded 34 catches on 49 tries totaling 333 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. For this contest, they gave up 353 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Colts conceded 20 yards on 14 attempts which gave them an average of 1.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Regarding how much they score, the Colts currently rank 9th in the NFL averaging 28.2 points per game. For the season thus far, the Colts have a total of 3,889 passing yards as well as holding an average of 259.3 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 8th out of all NFL teams. They are averaging 114.9 run yards per game and have run for 1,723 yards for the season. The Indianapolis Colts hold an average of 374.1 yards per game which is good for 14th in the NFL. In terms of passing yardage, the Colts have surrendered 3,637 yards which has them ranked 18th in the league. During the season, they have surrendered 335.3 yards per outing ranking them 8th in the National Football League. The Colts sit in 13th in the NFL in relation to team defense, allowing 23.2 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 3.7 yards per attempt on the ground and 92.9 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During their 15 games played, they have relinquished 242.5 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.0%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,393 rushing yards through 15 games.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Colts -14
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