At 1:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st, the Raiders travel to take on the Colts. This NFL week 17 matchup will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with CBS carrying television coverage.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS VS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indianapolis Colts -2.5
This game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium at 1:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.
WHY BET THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 22-18 in favor of the Colts.
- Our projections have Aidan O’Connell finishing with 231.763 passing yards on 21.545/34.898 passing.
- The Colts are projected to finish with 329 yards of offense compared to the 295 yards for the Raiders.
Will the Las Vegas Defense Show Up on the Road?
The Raiders come into their matchup against the Colts with a 7-8 record. In the AFC-West, they are 2nd and 11th in AFC overall standings. The Raiders currently hold a 8-6-1 record against the spread. Currently, their average scoring margin is -0.6.
On offense, the Raiders have beenone of the better teams in the league in the first quarter, ranking 10th in the NFL. Overall, they are averaging 19 points per game (22nd). Among the other teams in the league Las Vegas ranks 23rd in the NFL for passing yards per game with an average of 190.9. Their passing yards per attempt, 6, places them 12th.
When it comes to rushing, the Raiders are averaging 3.7 yards per attempt while running the ball an average of 23.8 times per game. At 88.6 rushing yards per contest, they are 30th in the league.
The Raiders are currently 13th in tackles for loss and 10th in sacks on defense. Their opponents are scoring an average of 19.6 points per game and gaining 332.7 yards per contest against them.
Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Colts?
This season, the Colts are 2nd in the AFC-South on an overall record of 8-7. In non-conference games, their record is 2-3 while going 6-4 in AFC action. The Colts’ current scoring margin stands at -1.2, which has them coming in with a 9-6 ATS record.
This season, the Indianapolis offense has an average of 23.6 points, placing them 9th in the league. Looking at their passing game, the Colts come in with an average of 221.2 passing yards per game, which is 19th in the league. Presently, 57.5% of their first downs are credited to the passing game.
At 113.2 rushing yards per game, the Colts are 13th in the NFL. This figure has come on an average of 27.5 attempts (10th).
Looking at Indianapolis’ defense, they currently stand 26th in points allowed. Opponents have been averaging 24.8 points per game and 351.4 yards per contest against them.