Broncos vs. Colts Total Pick
Will the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts struggle offensively on Thursday night when the two non-playoff contenders meet at 8:25 p.m. ET?
Matchup: Broncos (4-9) at Colts (3-10)
TV: NBC, 8:25 p.m. ET
Line: Broncos -2.5
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 40.5 points after hitting the board at 41.5. The Broncos, meanwhile, opened as a 3-point road favorite but the line has dropped to 2.5 at most sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, the Broncos are receiving 64% of the tickets at the betting window and 94% of the money.
INJURY REPORT: Justin Simmons (ankle), Ron Leary (questionable) and Domata Peko (knee) are all questionable to play on Thursday night for the Broncos. For the Colts, Donte Moncrief (ankle) is doubtful while Jack Mewhort (knee), Malik Hooker (knee), and Henry Anderson (throat) are all out. Ryan Kelly (concussion) is questionable.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 6-1 in the Broncos' last seven games versus a team with a losing record and has cashed in four of their last five games after allowing less than 150 yards passing their previous contest. The under is also 6-2 in Denver's last eight road games versus a team with a losing home record and 5-2 in its last seven games played in December.
On the other side, the under is a perfect 5-0 in the Colts' last five games overall, is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a loss, and is 5-0 in their last five conference games. The under is also 9-2 in Indy's last 11 home games, is 20-7 in its last 27 games played in December and is 6-0 in its last six games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in its previous game.
NFL WEEK 15 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: BRONCOS/COLTS UNDER 40.5