Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills Prediction, 1/9/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Wildcard Playoff
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -6.5
Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts (11-5) head to Bills Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Buffalo Bills (13-3) in an AFC Wild Card matchup. Buffalo opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 52.
The Indianapolis Colts step onto the field holding a record of 11-5 this season. In their last game they played the Jacksonville Jaguars and won 28-14. Philip Rivers went 17/27 with 164 yards passing and added 1 TD. He threw 1 pick during the game. Jonathan Taylor paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 56 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He ran for a total of 253 yards via 30 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.4 yards per tote. Nyheim Hines was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 50 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 8.3 yards per catch in the game. The Indianapolis Colts ran the ball 37 times and generated 273 yards giving them an average of 7.4 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 63 plays for a total of 437 yards. Overall, the Colts earned a total of 23 1st downs and they had 1 infraction for 15 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Indianapolis gave up 26 completions on 42 attempts totaling 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.0%. On the ground, the Colts gave up 55 yards on 17 tries which means they had an average of 3.2 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 284 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Colts have attained 6,049 total yards this season. As a team they're averaging 124.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 11th in the NFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Indianapolis has totaled 24 touchdowns through the air and 20 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring points, the Indianapolis Colts are sitting at 28.2 points per outing. The Colts rank 10th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 22.6 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt and 90.5 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. Overall, they have given up 1,448 yards via the ground game in 16 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Colts have surrendered 3,866 yards which puts them in 20th in the NFL. During their 16 games played this season, they are allowing 241.6 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 65.7%. Overall, they have relinquished 332.1 yards/game ranking them 8th in the NFL.
The Bills come into this matchup with a record of 13-3 for this year. In their last contest they played the Miami Dolphins and ended up getting the win by a score of 56-26. Antonio Williams led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 18 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the contest. He ran for a total of 63 yards by way of 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.3 yards per run. Gabriel Davis led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 107 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 53.5 yards per catch for that contest. Josh Allen went 18/25 with 224 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Buffalo Bills ran the ball a total of 25 times and added 78 yards which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per run. For the contest, the Bills earned 24 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 16 yards. On the day, they ran 64 plays which gave them a total of 455 yards. In terms of defense, Buffalo gave up 36 catches on 59 throws for a total of 384 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. On the day, they allowed 454 yards and forced 4 turnovers. On the ground, the Bills gave up 70 yards on 20 carries which is an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
For the year to this point, the Bills have a total of 4,620 yards through the air along with holding an average of 288.8 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 3rd in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills have an average of 396.4 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the league. They average 107.7 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,723 yards for this season. When discussing their ability to score points, the Bills rank 2nd in football averaging 31.3 points per contest. The Bills rank 16th in the NFL in terms of team defense, giving up 23.4 PPG. They are giving up 4.6 yards per running attempt and 119.6 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,914 yards on the ground through 16 contests. Concerning yards through the air, the Bills have allowed 3,726 yards which has them ranked 13th in the NFL. Over the course of their 16 games played, they have allowed 232.9 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.4%. For the year, they are surrendering 352.5 yards per outing putting them at 14th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Colts +6.5
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