Seattle Seahawks vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 9/12/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Colts (-1.5)
Lucas Oil Stadium is the site where the Indianapolis Colts (11-5-0 last year) will attempt to beat the Seattle Seahawks (12-4-0 last season) on Sunday. Indianapolis opens as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is 53.5.
The Seattle Seahawks wrapped up their year having a 12-4-0 record. In their last game, the Seahawks faced the Rams and went home with a loss by a final score of 30-20. Russell Wilson connected on 11/27 with 174 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 72.1 and finished the game with 1 interception. D.K. Metcalf had an average of 19.2 yds per catch by accumulating 96 yards on 5 receptions. Chris Carson was the best rusher for the Seahawks with 16 totes for 77 yards (4.8 yards per carry). When all was said and done, they tallied 57 plays which gave them 278 yds. The Seattle Seahawks ran the ball 25 times and amassed 136 yards, which is an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Against the run, the Seahawks conceded 164 yds on 43 tries, which is an average of 3.8 yds per rush allowed. Seattle conceded 12 pass completions on 25 tries for a total of 169 yards, and a completion rate of 48.0%.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Seattle Seahawks were sitting at 28.7 points per game. As a unit they held an average of 123.2 yds on the ground, which was 12th in the NFL. The Seahawks earned 5,912 total yards last year. Seattle compiled 40 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. Seattle earned 216 1st downs as an offense, and they committed 84 infractions for 662 yds. They surrendered the ball 18 different times (13 picks and 5 fumbles).
Concerning passing yards, the Seahawks conceded 4,560 yards which ranked them 31st in football. In their 16 games played last year, they gave up 285.0 yards per game via the pass as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 66.8%. They gave up 380.6 yards/contest which had them ranked 22nd in the NFL. They conceded 23 touchdowns via the pass and 18 running touchdowns. They allowed teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 95.6 yards on the ground per game last season. During the season, they gave up 1,529 yards on the ground in 16 games. The Seahawks were ranked 15th in the league in relation to their opponents scoring, conceding 23.2 PPG.
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The Colts wrapped up their season having earned a 11-5-0 record. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Colts took a defeat with a final score of 27-24 when they faced the Bills. Philip Rivers (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 309 yards on 27/46 passing while his QB rating was 93.5. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his longest pass completion was 32 yards. Jonathan Taylor carried the football 21 times for 78 yards, walking away from the game with 3.7 yards per carry for Indianapolis. Jack Doyle was the best receiver for the Colts, hauling in 7 passes for 70 yards (10.0 yards per catch). Indianapolis rushed for 5.4 yards per attempt, totaling 163 yds on 30 carries. The Colts finished with 472 yds while running 76 plays (6.2 yards per play). The Colts passing defense conceded a completion rate of 74.3%, surrendering 301 yds on 26 out of 35 passing. Indianapolis conceded 21 running attempts for 96 yards (4.6 yds per rush).
The Indianapolis Colts held an average of 378.1 yards per game which had them sitting 10th in the NFL. They tossed 11 picks while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they recorded 201 first downs. They maintained an average of 124.8 rushing yards per game and rushed for 1,996 yards for last season. The Indianapolis offense accrued 899 penalty yards on 94 infractions, which had them ranked 14th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of last year, the Colts had a total of 4,053 yards via the pass as well as averaging 253.3 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 11th in the league. When discussing putting points on the board, the Colts ranked 9th in football with an average of 28.2 points per game.
Indianapolis allowed the opposition a total of 1,448 yards rushing (90.5 yards per outing) and 16 touchdowns via the rush over the course of last season. Their defense had 25 takeaways (10 fumbles recovered and 15 picks) for the previous season. They conceded 24 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 241.6 yards/game, which had them in 20th in football. The Colts defense participated in 992 plays, which ranked 5th in the NFL. Last year, they relinquished 362 total points. The Colts conceded 22.6 points per game, which had them ranked 10th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indianapolis -1.5
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