Broncos vs. Colts Odds

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (The Spread) – Peyton Manning makes his return to his former home on Sunday night as the Indianapolis Colts host the Denver Broncos at 8:30PM ET on NBC.

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Denver is 6-0 on the season, 2-0 on the road and 3-2-1 against the spread. Indianapolis is 4-2 overall, 2-1 at home and 3-3 against the spread. Indianapolis has won five straight meetings with Denver, all were with Manning as the Colts’ quarterback.

Trends show that the Broncos are 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 against the Colts and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 trips to Indianapolis. These two have hit the over in 6 of their last 7 meetings and in their last 4 encounters in Indianapolis.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Denver is the favorite on the road, as the Broncos have odds of -5.5 points against the Colts. The over/under total for the game has been set at 55.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Denver favored by 5.5 points as well. The spread climbed to 7 during the week before falling back to 5.5. The over/under opened at 56.5 points before slipping back to 55.5.

The Broncos head to Indy coming off a 35-19 win at home over Jacksonville. The Broncos have posted at least 35 points in every game and they lead the league in passing yards at 360.7 per game. Manning has been amazing this year, throwing for 2,179 yards and 22 touchdowns with just two interceptions. The Denver defense has struggled, allowing a league-worst 337.7 passing yards per game. Despite the struggles, the team does get back linebacker Von Miller this week after serving a six-game suspension to start the year.

Indianapolis is coming off a 19-9 loss at San Diego last week. The Colts were held to just 267 yards in the loss, as they could never get clicking on offense. For the season, the Colts are averaging 346.5 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 337.7 yards per game. The Colts do have the fifth-best passing defense, giving up just 205.7 yards per game through the air. Andrew Luck has thrown for 1,346 yards and seven touchdowns this season to lead the offense. The defense is being led by Robert Mathis, who has 9.5 sacks.

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In terms of Injuries, Indianapolis cornerback Darius Butler (groin) and linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (hamstring) are both questionable. Denver tackle Orlando Franklin is listed as doubtful for the game.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Denver, as the Broncos are getting 78% of the wagers with odds of -5.5 points at Indianapolis on Sunday night.

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