Indianapolis Colts vs Detroit Lions News & Picks
Indianapolis Colts vs Detroit Lions Odds
|Indianapolis Colts||-2½ -115||50 -110o||-150|
|Detroit Lions||+2½ -105||50 -110u||+130|
**Odds as of 10/28**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Colts and Lions each average around 26 PPG this season, but Indianapolis has the fourth-ranked defense in the NFL. As dynamic as the Lions’ offense can be, they’ll likely be tamed a bit by Indy’s stifling strategies. Detroit’s defense ranks 20th in the league, and Philip Rivers threw for 371 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 6 win vs Cincinnati. Rivers will probably have another success outing against the Lions’ below average passing defense.
The Colts are rested up and energized coming out of their bye week, and are 4-1 straight up in their last five games vs the Lions. Detroit is 0-6 SU in its previous six home games, and 5-12 ATS over its last 17 contests. Colts 31, Lions 23
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts come off their bye week.
Prior to that, the Colts were averaging 26.2 points per game. Jonathan Taylor leads the team in rushing yards with 367 and T.Y. Hilton leads the team in receiving yards with 242.
The chemistry between Rivers and T.Y. Hilton is not the best, but hopefully for Colts’ fans they worked on that during the bye week.
The total has gone under in four of Indianapolis’ last five games against an opponent from the NFC.
Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions have found a pretty good balance in the offense thanks to Adrian Peterson and DeAndre Swift. Both RBs have been playing a lot better, releasing some pressure from Stafford..
The Lions average 26 points per game and the total has gone under in four of Detroit’s last six games played in Week 8. Go over in a back and forth game.