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Week 16 of the 2008 NFL Regular Season kicks off tonight in Jacksonville as the Jaguars host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football. Let’s take a look at the odds, point spread, over under total, trends injuries and hand out a prediction for tonight’s matchup.

Bet the Colts at Jaguars

Game Time: 8:15 PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made the Colts as a 6-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 44

Public Betting Information:

Public betting information shows that 79% of bettors favor the Colts -6 tonight.

Top Public Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1992

JACKSONVILLE is 8-6 against the spread versus INDIANAPOLIS since 1992

INDIANAPOLIS is 11-4 straight up against JACKSONVILLE since 1992

9 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

JACKSONVILLE is 3-2 against the spread versus INDIANAPOLIS over the last 3 seasons 

INDIANAPOLIS is 3-2 straight up against JACKSONVILLE over the last 3 seasons 

3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at JACKSONVILLE since 1992

JACKSONVILLE is 3-3 against the spread versus INDIANAPOLIS since 1992

INDIANAPOLIS is 5-2 straight up against JACKSONVILLE since 1992

5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at JACKSONVILLE over the last 3 seasons.

JACKSONVILLE is 1-1 against the spread versus INDIANAPOLIS over the last 3 seasons 

JACKSONVILLE is 1-1 straight up against INDIANAPOLIS over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Player Injuries

INDIANAPOLIS

[WR] Pierre Garcon missed last game, "?" - Personal - 12/14/08

[DT] Keyunta Dawson missed last game, "?" - Hamstring - 12/14/08

[DT] Erik Foster missed last game, "?" - Neck - 12/14/08

[RB] Mike Hart IR - Knee - 10/15/08

[CB] Michael Coe IR - Knee - 08/13/08

[TE] Tom Santi IR - Shoulder - 11/19/08

[LB] Tyjuan Hagler missed last game, "?" - Knee - 12/14/08

[RB] Joseph Addai missed last game, "?" - Shoulder - 12/14/08

[OG] Ryan Lilja is expected to miss the rest of the season. - Knee - 11/26/08

[CB] Marlin Jackson IR - ACL - 10/30/08

[LB] Gary Brackett missed last game, "?" - Leg - 12/14/08

[S] Bob Sanders missed last game, "?" - Knee - 12/14/08

[CB] T.J. Rushing IR - Knee - 08/25/08

[CB] Nick Graham IR - Ankle - 11/19/08

[RB] Clifton Dawson IR - Concussion - 11/07/08

JACKSONVILLE

[P] Adam Podlesh IR - Knee - 11/26/08

[WR] Matt Jones has been suspended for final 3 games - Suspension - 12/09/08

[DT] Tony McDaniel missed last game, "?" - Toe - 12/14/08

[FB] Greg Jones IR - Ankle - 12/10/08

[WR] Jerry Porter missed last game, "?" - Groin - 12/14/08

[CB] Scott Starks IR - Knee - 09/24/08

[OT] Richard Collier reserve/non-football injury list - Upper Body - 09/02/08

[SS] Chad Nkang IR - Shoulder - 12/08/08

[OG] Vince Manuwai IR - Knee - 09/08/08

[OL] Chris Naeole IR - Hand - 10/26/08

[OG] Maurice Williams IR - Bicep - 09/08/08

[RB] Fred Taylor IR - Thumb - 12/11/08

[CB] Rashean Mathis IR - Ankle - 12/03/08

TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage:

TheSpread.com betting matchup has the Colts as a 5-point favorite tonight, which wouldn’t be enough to cover the spread. We happen to agree and think that handing the home team 6 to 6.5 points is far too much – even if that home team is the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars. Indy has too many injuries to win by more than a couple points in this game. And we advise waiting for the public to drive up the point spread even more to get .5 to 1 point added on to the Jags’ tally. We predict the Colts over the Jaguars 27-23.

Bet the Colts at Jaguars

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Posted: 12/18/08 3:25 PM ET

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