Chiefs vs. Colts Pick
Will the Kansas City Chiefs be able to go on the road and maintain their strong offensive play when they face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at 1PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Chiefs are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Colts. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49.5 points. Indianapolis has won six of its last seven meetings with the Chiefs and the two have hit the under in five of their last seven encounters.
The Chiefs have won back-to-back games to get to 4-2 on the season. They have hit the under in four of six games this year, including three of four wins. The key for the team this season seems to be the offense. In their two losses, KC has been held to 14 points or less, while they have scored at least 24 points in all four wins. The Chiefs are averaging just 361 yards per game this season, but turnovers aren’t a major issue, as Alex Smith has just two interceptions with seven touchdowns. He has thrown for 1,511 yards this season while Spencer Ware has run for 492 yards and two scores. The Chiefs are hoping they can get Jamaal Charles back in the mix soon, but he continues to deal with an ACL injury from last season that isn’t recovering well. Defensively, the Chiefs are giving up 379.5 yards per game, but holding opponents to just 20.5 points per game. The unit has created 14 turnovers, including 10 interceptions in 2016. Marcus Peters leads the NFL with five interceptions this season.
The Colts are now 3-4 on the season following a 34-26 win at Tennessee last week. The Colts have hit the over in 6 of 7 games this season, including four straight. The overs are hitting due to a combo of a consistent offense and a poor defense. Indy has allowed at least 22 points in every game this year while the offense is putting up at least 20 points in every game. Indy is putting up 395.1 yards per game on offense, including just under 300 passing yards. Andrew Luck continues to put up big numbers, throwing for 2,074 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016 while T.Y. Hilton has caught 45 passes for 689 yards. Frank Gore has given the Colts some respectable rushing numbers, as he has 495 yards and two scores. On defense, the Colts are giving up 409.6 yards per game, including 291 passing yards per contest. The unit has just 11 sacks and seven turnovers on the year.
The total is being set pretty high, but the Colts have shown they will at least push this game into the 40s. Indy is going to find a way to score points and they are certainly going to give them up as well. They have totaled at least 50 points in five games this season and I don’t see why they won’t do the same on Sunday. KC has enough offensive weapons to score some points on the Colts.
NFL WEEK 8 PICK: CHIEFS/COLTS OVER 49.5