Eagles vs. Colts Preseason Pick
Will the Colts hand the Eagles their first loss this preseason when the two teams meet at 7:00PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Colts are now 1.5-point home favorites versus the Eagles while tonight's over/under currently sits at 44.5 points. Both the side and the total have moved off the original numbers posted by oddsmakers. Indianapolis opened as a 3-point favorite before the number dropped to 1.5, while the total opened at 42.5 before jumping two full points to 44.5.
The Eagles are undefeated this preseason. After beating the Buccaneers 17-9 as a 3-point home favorite in their first exhibition game, they shutout the Steelers 17-0 as a 2.5-point road underdog in Pittsburgh last week. In that game Sam Bradford completed 14-of-19 passes for 115 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions while Kenjon Barner rushed six times for 41 yards and a score.
The Colts split their first two exhibition games, beating the Bills 19-18 as a 2.5-point underdog in Buffalo two weeks ago and losing 19-18 as a 3-point home favorite last week to the Ravens. Andrew Luck was a perfect 8-for-8 passing with 71 yards and no picks. Backup Scott Tolzien was also 13-of-18 for 107 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
OUR PICK: Luck looked extremely comfortable in the Colts' new offensive system, moving through his progressions quickly while getting the ball into the hands of multiple receivers. The Colts are focusing on getting the ball out of Luck's hands quicker in order to make him a more efficient passer and minimize the amount of hits he takes inside and outside of the pocket. Look for Luck to put on another show tonight and for the Colts to cover as a small home favorite.
2016 NFL PRESEASON PICK: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -1.5