Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 21, 2008
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, 4:15 pm Eastern – CBS
SBG Global Opening Line: Colts – 5 , Total 41.5
The two teams expected to battle for the AFC South title meet on Sunday at Indianapolis as the Colts host the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts started slowly with Peyton Manning working his way back into form but have shown signs of life lately while Jacksonville has had all kinds of trouble early in the season. The Colts still have trouble though, as their top defensive player Bob Sanders is out for at least the next month, if not longer. “With a guy like Bob, of course, there’s going to be some dropoff,” defensive end Dwight Freeney said. “Maybe you won’t see someone make that spectacular play, but you’ve still got to make plays. When one guy goes down, another guy has to step up, and there have to be 11 guys swarming to the ball.”
SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Colts at Home.
The Jaguars were thought of as serious Super Bowl contenders but if they lose on Sunday they would start the season at 0-3 and that kind of start usually dooms any team’s Super Bowl hopes. Only three teams since 1990 have started the season at 0-3 and still made the playoffs. The Jaguars have all kinds of problems on the offensive line and have been unable to move the ball consistently. “Is it perfect right now? No,” Jaguars right tackle Tony Pashos said. “But the effort’s there and we’re going to get it right.”
The Colts have owned the Jaguars recently, winning six of the last seven meetings between the two teams including both games last year. Here are more NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the AFC. The Jaguars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September. The road team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Colts – 5 , Total 41.5
The Colts are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 games in September. The Colts are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. the AFC South. The Colts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
The Over is 7-1-1 in the Jaguars last 9 road games. The Under is 6-1 in the Jaguars last 7 games in September. The Over is 10-2-2 in the Jaguars last 14 games overall. The Over is 7-2-2 in the Jaguars last 11 vs. the AFC. The Under is 9-3 in the Colts last 12 games in September.
Pick: Jags 3 out of 5 units
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