Bills vs. Colts Total Prediction

Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts, 10/19/18 NFL Predictions & Preview

Can the Buffalo Bills snap out of their offensive woes when they hit the road to take on the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday at 1PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

461 Buffalo Bills at 462 Indianapolis Colts

Sunday, October 21, 2018

1PM ET – Lucas Oil Stadium

TV: CBS

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Colts are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Bills. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 43 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent going on Indianapolis 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.

Bills banged up

The Buffalo Bills are coming off a tough 20-13 loss at Houston last week to fall to 2-4 on the season. The Bills are also 3-3 against the spread and 4-2 with the under. Buffalo has hit the under in four straight games.

Buffalo has been a mess on offense this year, averaging just 12.7 points and 252.3 yards per game. Their pass game is putting up only 152.8 yards per contest. Rookie Josh Allen has thrown for 832 yards but is out for multiple weeks with an elbow injury. Derek Anderson was signed last week and will be getting the start over the struggling Nathan Peterman. The Buffalo run game is led by LeSean McCoy, who has 243 rushing yards. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 23 points and 328.5 yards per contest. The Bills have 19 sacks and have forced 19 turnovers.

Colts on a skid

The Indianapolis Colts are riding a four-game losing streak right now following a 42-34 loss to the Jets in New York last week. Indy is now 1-5 on the year, 2-4 against the spread and 4-2 with the over. The Colts have hit the over in three straight games.

The Colts have been moving the ball pretty well this year, averaging 25.3 points and 381.8 yards per contest. Andrew Luck has create the bulk of the offense, throwing for 1,792 yards and 16 touchdowns with eight interceptions. Newly-added tight end Eric Ebron is leading the receiving group with 30 catches for 326 yards and six touchdowns. The Indy run game has produced just 499 yards and one touchdown through six games. Defensively, the Colts are struggling. They are giving up 30 points and 404.5 yards per game. Their pass defense is allowing nearly 300 yards per game.

NFL Betting Trends

Buffalo

The Bills have hit the under in five of their last six road games and in 11 of their last 15 games on fieldturf.

Indianapolis

The Colts have hit the under in 11 of their last 15 home games and in 10 of their last 14 games overall.

Prediction:

The Bills have been a disaster on offense and I can’t see Anderson changing that with just a week in the franchise. Anderson hasn’t been terribly impressive in his career otherwise. Indy has a good offense, but the Bills have at least been competitive on defense. I expect Buffalo’s defense to keep the team in the game. To do that, the contest will have to be low scoring.

 

NFL Prediction: Bills/Colts Under 43

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