Las Vegas Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 1/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 17
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Colts (-7.5)
The Indianapolis Colts (9-6) are hosting the Las Vegas Raiders (8-7) at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. Indianapolis opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 45.5.
The Las Vegas Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 8-7 for this season. In their last game, the Raiders took the field against the Broncos and notched a win by a score of 17-13. Derek Carr went 20/25 with 201 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 96.8 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Foster Moreau averaged 16.8 yards per reception by accumulating 67 yds on 4 catches. Josh Jacobs was the rushing leader for the Raiders with 27 carries for 129 yards (4.8 yards per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they ran 67 plays for 342 yards. The Las Vegas Raiders ran the football 40 times and totaled 160 yds, earning them an average of 4.0 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Raiders conceded 18 yds on 16 tries, which is an average of 1.1 yards per rush allowed. Las Vegas surrendered 15 completions on 22 attempts for 140 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.2%.
The Raiders have earned 5,512 total yards for the year. Las Vegas has a total of 194 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 114 infractions for 1025 yds. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Las Vegas has compiled 20 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 22 different times (12 picks and 10 fumbles lost). As a unit they average 90.5 yards rushing giving them a rank of 28th in the NFL. In terms of scoring points, the Las Vegas Raiders hold an average of 21.1 points per outing.
The Raiders are ranked 26th in the league concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 25.8 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per tote and 115.7 yards on the ground per game this year. Overall, they have allowed 1,736 rushing yards through 15 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Raiders have surrendered 3,294 yards which ranks them 11th in the league. They have allowed 219.6 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.0%. During the season, they have yielded 335.3 yards/outing ranking them 13th in the league. They have conceded 25 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Colts head into this game 9-6 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Colts got the win with a final of 22-16 against the Cardinals. Carson Wentz (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 225 yards on 18/28 passing while his quarterback rating was 112.9. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 8.04 yds. Michael Pittman Jr. was the top contributor in the passing game for the Colts, bringing in 8 passes for 82 yds (10.3 yards per catch). Jonathan Taylor carried the ball 27 times for 108 yards, walking away from the game with 4.0 yds per carry for Indianapolis. The Colts finished with 346 yards and they ran 63 plays (5.5 yds per play). Indianapolis ran the ball for 3.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 126 yards on 33 attempts. Indianapolis allowed 21 attempts on the ground for 133 yards (6.3 yards per carry). The Colts secondary allowed a completion rate of 62.8%, relinquishing 245 yds on 27 out of 43 through the air.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Colts currently sit 5th in the NFL scoring 28.0 points per game. For the season so far, the Colts have earned 3,082 passing yards along with holding an average of 205.5 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 22nd in the NFL. They have an average of 154.9 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 2,324 yards for this year. The Indianapolis Colts have an average of 360.4 yards per game which has them ranked 14th out of all teams in the NFL. The Indianapolis offense has accrued 611 penalty yds on 69 violations, which ranks them 29th in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 7 picks while allowing opponents to recover 10 fumbles and they have tallied 153 first downs.
The Colts are allowing 21.1 points per game, ranking them 10th in football. Indianapolis has conceded a total of 1,668 yards rushing (111.2 yards/game) and 9 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have surrendered 29 touchdowns through the air and 234.8 yards per game, which puts them in 15th in the league. The Colts defense has been on the field for 925 plays, which is good for 11th in the NFL. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 316 points in total. They have totaled 31 turnovers (14 fumbles and 17 picks) on the season.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Raiders +7.5
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