Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 9/18/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 2
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jaguars (+4)
The Indianapolis Colts (0-0-1) are en route to TIAA Bank Field on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1). Indianapolis opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 46.5.
The Indianapolis Colts head into this matchup 0-0-1 for this season. When they last took the field, the Colts played against the Texans and left there with a tie by a score of 20-20. Jonathan Taylor led the offense in rushing for the Colts with 31 attempts for 161 yards (5.2 yds per carry). Michael Pittman Jr. had an average of 13.4 yards per catch by totaling 121 yds on 9 catches. Matt Ryan connected on 32/50 with 352 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 83.1 and finished the contest with 1 interception. On the ground, the Colts conceded 77 yards on 28 tries, which is an average of 2.8 yds per rush allowed. Indianapolis conceded 23 completions on 37 tries for 222 yds, and a completion rate of 62.2%. On the day, they tallied 90 plays which totaled 517 yards. The Indianapolis Colts ended up rushing 38 times and accounted for 177 yards, which came out to an average of 4.7 yards per attempt.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Indianapolis Colts have an average of 20.0 points per outing. As a team they average 177.0 yards on the ground ranking them 6th in the NFL. The Colts have tallied 517 total yards for this campaign. Indianapolis has recorded 20 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 7 infractions for 89 yards. They have turned the ball over 2 times. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Indianapolis has compiled 1 touchdown in the air and 1 touchdown on the ground.
Concerning passing yards, the Colts have surrendered 222 yards which ranks them 16th in the NFL. They have conceded 222.0 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 62.2%. In total, they are granting 299.0 yards/contest ranking them 10th in the National Football League. They have conceded 2 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 0 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 2.8 yards per tote and 77.0 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 77 yards via the ground game in 1 game. The Colts are ranked 12th in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 20.0 PPG.
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The Jaguars come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for this season. When they last took the field, the Jaguars took a loss by a score of 28-22 when they faced the Commanders. James Robinson ran the football 11 times for 66 yds, finishing the game with 6.0 yds per carry for Jacksonville. Zay Jones was a featured target for the Jaguars, snagging 6 passes for 65 yds (10.8 yds per reception). Trevor Lawrence (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 275 yards on 24/42 passing while his QB rate was 75. He had 1 pick and his avg yards per attempt was 6.5 yards. Jacksonville conceded 28 rush attempts for 85 yds (3.0 yards per rush). The Jaguars pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 65.9%, surrendering 305 yards on 27 for 41 through the air. The Jaguars finished the game with a total of 383 yards and they ran 62 plays (6.2 yds per play). Jacksonville ran the ball for 6.8 yds per attempt, totaling 123 yards on 18 attempts.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are averaging 383.0 yards/game which ranks them 13th in the league. They maintain an average of 123.0 yards per game. The Jacksonville offense has totaled 90 yds of penalties on 13 infractions, which ranks 1st in football in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 1 pick while conceding 0 fumbles and they have obtained 13 first downs. During the season so far, the Jaguars have thrown for a total of 260 passing yards, which has them sitting 11th in the NFL. When looking at how much they score, the Jaguars rank 14th in football with an average of 22.0 points per game.
The Jaguars are giving up 28.0 points per game, which has them sitting 28th of all teams in the league. They have allowed 4 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 305.0 yards per outing, which puts them in 29th out of all teams. The Jaguars defense has been on the field for 70 plays, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense has compiled 3 takeaways (1 fumble and 2 picks) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Colts -4
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