Colts vs. Redskins Total Pick
Will the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins put up the points when the two teams meet up in Week 2 of the NFL season on Sunday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 16 2018
1PM ET – FedEx Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Redskins are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Colts. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 48 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on Washington at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Colts drop opener to Bengals
The Colts saw their 2018 season got off to a rocky start. The team was able to get Andrew Luck back at quarterback, but they still suffered a 34-23 loss at home to the Bengals. Indy was a 1-point underdog and failed to cover, while hitting the over for the second straight contest.
Indianapolis outgained Cincinnati in the win, 380-330 in total yards, and each team had two turnovers. The Colts just couldn’t make the big plays when they needed to. Luck threw for 319 yards on 39 of 53 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He spread the ball quite evenly, with no receiver getting more than 60 yards. The issue for Indy was its lack of a run game. They had just 75 yards on 22 carries. Marlon Mack missed the game with a hamstring injury and is questionable to play this weekend. Defensively, Margus Hunt had a nice game for the Colts with two sacks and three tackles for loss.
Skins impressive on the road
Washington opened the season with an impressive 24-6 win at Arizona in Week 1. The Redskins were a 2-point underdog coming into the game, but were able to dominate. They easily went under the 43.5-point total in the win.
The Redskins put up 429 yards in the win last week while holding the Cardinals to just 213 total yards, that included just 68 rushing yards. Alex Smith was his usual self in his debut with the Redskins, throwing for 255 yards and two touchdowns on 21 of 30 passing. The run game put up 182 yards, led by Adrian Peterson’s 96 yards and a score on 26 carries. Peterson also led the team in receiving with 70 yards on two catches.
NFL Betting Trends
The Colts have hit the under in eight of their last nine games overall and in seven straight following a loss.
Washington has hit the under in five straight on grass and four of its last five against a team with a losing record.
Washington had a very composed game plan against the Cardinals, and I would expect more of the same against the Colts. Their defense will be able to keep the Colts from exploding but the Washington offense will chip away and eat up clock. I don’t see this being a shootout, as Alex Smith isn’t a big downfield passer. If the Colts can’t get off the field on third down, which I don’t think they will, the under should easily hit.
NFL Prediction: Colts/Redskins Under 48