Broncos vs. Colts Week 8 Prediction

Broncos vs. Colts, 10/27/19 NFL Week 8 Predictions

Following their impressive win over AFC South rival the Texans, the Colts are a home favorite versus the Broncos on Sunday. Will Indianapolis cover while running its record to 4-2 on the season?

Game Snapshot

271 Denver Broncos (+4.5) at 272 Indianapolis Colts (-4.5); O/U 42

1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Public Betting Trends

According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Colts are receiving 73% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.

Denver Broncos Fantasy Spin

The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala reports Broncos TE Noah Fant (foot) is expected to suit up Sunday against the Colts. Coach Vic Fangio confirmed Fant is expected to play. The Broncos' first-round TE has failed to clear 40 yards in a contest this season on an average of just 3.4 targets per game. With that said: It'd certainly make sense if the offense attempts to get their athletically-gifted rookie more involved moving forward. Backup TE Jeff Heuerman's snaps have decreased in consecutive games, making Fant a locked-in full-time starter with the position's fifth-easiest schedule in terms of PPR per game allowed to TEs during the next four weeks.

Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Spin

Colts FS Malik Hooker (knee) wasn't listed on the team's final injury report. The Colts will get their middle of the field safety back for their Week 8 matchup against the Broncos. Hooker's presence is bad news for Noah Fant, who has failed to clear 40 yards in a contest this season on an average of just 3.4 targets per game. With that said: It'd certainly make sense if the offense attempts to get their athletically-gifted rookie more involved moving forward. Backup TE Jeff Heuerman's snaps have decreased in consecutive games, making Fant a locked-in full-time starter with the position's fifth-easiest schedule in terms of PPR per game allowed to TEs during the next four weeks.

NFL Betting Trends

Denver

.The Broncos are 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games and are 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games overall.

Indianapolis

The Colts are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games overall and are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine conference games.

Prediction

The Broncos are just 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games overall and are 1-6 against the number in their last seven trips to Indianapolis. Seeing as how Denver got shut down by a below average Kansas City defense and couldn’t slow down the Chiefs’ offense despite Matt Moore replacing Patrick Mahomes in the first half, I’m not sure why this line isn’t bigger. Regardless, I’m not going to over-think things: The Colts should roll assuming they don’t try to sleepwalk through another home game against an inferior opponent like they did three weeks ago versus the Raiders.

 

NFL Week 8 Prediction: Indianapolis Colts -4.5

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