Colts vs. Packers Prediction
Which high-powered offense will come away with a win when the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers meet up today at 4:25PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Packers are the clear favorite at home, as Green bay is getting odds of -7.5 points against the Colts. The over/under total for the game is listed at a lofty number of 54.5 points. The home team has won six straight meetings in this series, but the Colts are 6-2 against the spread in the last eight of this series.
The Packers are coming off a 33-32 loss at Atlanta last week to fall to 4-3 on the season, but their offensive surge as of late has pushed them to 4-2-1 against the spread. The offense is now averaging 24.6 points and 354.1 yards per contest. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,742 yards and 17 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He has thrown seven touchdowns and no interceptions over the last two weeks. Eddie Lacy is now on IR due to an ankle injury, so the Packers have questions at RB, which doesn’t help a unit that is averaging just 105.3 yards per game on the ground. The Packers defense has been pretty solid, as it is holding opponents to just 22.3 points and 339.4 yards per contest. Green Bay has been exceptional against the run, allowing 74.4 yards per game. They also has 19 sacks as a team. The Pack could also get Clay Matthews back this week after missing last week with a hamstring injury. He is listed as probable to play today.
Indianapolis is coming off a 30-14 loss at home to the Chiefs. It was the Colts worst loss of the season. They are now 3-5 on the year and 3-4-1 against the spread. While the Colts have a tremendous offense that puts up 26 points per game, they are one of the worst defensive units in the league, allowing 28.8 points and 413.1 yards per game. The defense also have just 14 sacks and seven turnovers in their eight games. Andrew Luck has thrown for 2,284 yards and 16 touchdowns this year, but his line is having trouble protecting him. Luck has been sacked 31 times on the year and the Colts are averaging just 99.6 rushing yards per game. Frank Gore is the leading rusher with 532 yards while T.Y. Hilton has caught 46 passes for 709 yards.
The Packers seemed to have found their offensive groove in recent weeks and that should continue at home against the Colts. Green Bay should be able to torch the struggling Indy secondary. The Colts will have the ability to answer behind Luck, but I don’t think they will be able to keep up score-for-score. It should be a high-scoring game, but the Packers should be able to pick up a two-score victory.
NFL WEEK 9 PICK: GREEN BAY PACKERS -7.5