Colts vs. Redskins Prediction
After an impressive win on the road in Week 1, will the Washington Redskins return home and pick up a lopsided win over the Indianapolis Colts today at 1PM ET?
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 48.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 56 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.
Skins with big win in Week 1
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. They are just 2-4 against the spread in their last six games.
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.
Colts come up short
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. The failed cover ended a six-game cover streak for the Colts.
Indianapolis outgained Cincinnati in the win, 380-330 in total yards, and each team had two turnovers. 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.
NFL Betting Trends
The Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last five games on grass and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a win.
The Colts have covered the spread in four straight following a double-digit loss at home. They are also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in September.
We saw the potential of Washington under a controlled offense with Alex Smith last week and it looked pretty good. Smith and the Skins get to face a poor Indianapolis team this week, so I think they will be able to control the pace of the game this week as well. Indianapolis will have to score on most possessions to win and I don’t think they are quite all on the same page yet as Luck continue to get back to form.
NFL Prediction: Washington Redskins -6