Bengals vs. Colts Week 6 Prediction
The Bengals and Colts meet at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET and with Indy laying 7.5 points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 46, what’s the best play for bettors when it comes to this matchup?
265 Cincinnati Bengals (+7.5) at 266 Indianapolis Colts (-7.5); o/u 46
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 18, 2020
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Cincinnati Bengals DFS Spin
Joe Burrow completed 19-of-30 passes for 183 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in the Bengals' 27-3, Week 5 loss to the Ravens, also losing a fumble. Burrow got taken to school in this one, absorbing seven sacks as he ran for his life vs. the Ravens' elite front. Burrow's protection was bad, but his decision-making was equally so, as he routinely held onto the ball for too long. He took more than one thundering sack from behind. Burrow was lucky to escape with only two turnovers. His interception was a horrible decision vs. a free rusher, as he "threw the ball away" off his back foot over the middle of the field. It was easily picked off over a disinterested A.J. Green. Burrow took such a pounding that the Bengals almost exclusively ran the ball in fourth quarter garbage time, saving Burrow and setting up a field goal to prevent a shutout. Today was a humbling reminder of how far Burrow has to go, and how difficult it will be to get there behind this group of blockers. Things won't get any easier against the Colts next Sunday.
Indianapolis Colts DFS Spin
Colts coach Frank Reach said the team has not considered sitting Philip Rivers. "No consideration for that," Reich strongly affirmed when asked if he's considered benching Rivers. "Philip is our quarterback." The 3-2 Colts would arguably be 5-0 were it not for Rivers' rookie mistakes in the only two games he's been asked to rear back and throw the ball 30-plus times. The 38-year-old veteran was admittedly under siege from Myles Garrett on Sunday but that doesn't explain his intentional grounding in the end zone or pick-six to backup S Ronnie Harrison. Rivers has a softer on-paper matchup this Sunday against the Bengals.
Bengals at Colts Betting Prediction
The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Indianapolis and is 10-3-1 in the Bengals’ last 14 road games. The under is also 15-5-1 in Cincinnati’s last 21 games when listed as an underdog, is 35-16-1 in its last 52 road games versus a team with a winning home record and is 8-3 in its last 11 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in its previous contest. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Colts’ last six games as a home favorite, is 5-2 in their last seven home games and has cashed in 16 of their last 22 games coming off a loss.
NFL WEEK 6 BETTING PREDICTION: BENGALS/COLTS UNDER 46