|2014 NFL Divisional Round Playoff Odds & Spread: Colts vs. Patriots|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 11 January 2014 14:00|
Colts vs. Patriots Odds
Indianapolis is 12-5 overall, 5-3 on the road and 11-6 against the spread. New England is 12-4 overall, 8-0 at home and 8-8 against the spread. New England has won three straight against Indianapolis, with all three games being at home.
Trends show that the Colts are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 trips to New England and these two have hit the over in four straight meetings and in four of their last five meetings in New England.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Patriots are favored at home, as they have odds of -7 points against the Colts on Saturday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Patriots favored by 7.5 points. The spread dropped early to 7 and held from there. The over/under total opened at 53 points and slowly fell to 51.
The Patriots closed the season with double digit wins over the Ravens and the Bills. New England comes into the playoffs averaging 384.5 yards per game on offense while giving up 373.1 yards per game on defense. Tom Brady has thrown for 4,343 yards and 25 touchdowns this season to lead the offense while Julian Edelman has pulled in 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns. Chandler Jones is leading the defense with 11.5 sacks and 79 tackles.
The Colts are coming off an amazing 45-44 win over the Chiefs in the Wild Card playoffs. Indianapolis found itself down 38-10 in the third quarter, but rallied to get the game-winning touchdown with 4:21 to play. The Colts ended up posting 536 yards of offense, but also allowed 513 yards to the Chiefs. Indy is averaging 341.7 yards per game on offense this season while giving up 357 yards per game on defense. Andrew Luck has thrown for 3,822 yards and 23 touchdowns this season while T.Y. Hilton has caught 82 passes for 1,083 yards and five scores. The defense is being led by Robert Mathis, who posted 19.5 sacks this season.
In terms of Injuries, New England receiver Aaron Dobson (foot) is out for the game. Indianapolis guard Joe Reitz (concussion) is questionable while receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is out.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Colts, as Indianapolis is getting 57% of the wagers with odds of +7 points at the Patriots on Saturday night.