Big Blake to have big game?
Blake Bortles has had a strong sophomore season and that looks like it could continue today when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Indianapolis Colts.
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag, this game is considered even, as neither the Jaguars or the Colts are getting points over the other. The over/under total for the game has been set at 46 points. These two meet today at 1PM ET on CBS.
Bortles is leading the Jaguars (4-8, 6-5 ATS) this season with 3,274 passing yards and 27 touchdowns. He also has 13 interceptions, but his numbers are a great improvement from his rookie season where he threw for 2,908 yards and 11 touchdowns with 17 interceptions. Bortles is riding a hot streak coming into this game, as he has thrown for over 300 yards the last two weeks with a combined 7 touchdowns. He has nine games with at least two touchdown passes this season.
Bortles and the Jags meet up with the Colts (6-6, 6-6 ATS) who continue to win under Matt Hasselbeck. The Colts enter the game with one of the worst passing defenses in the league. Indy is allowing 25.4 points and 280.4 passing yards per game. Their pass defense ranks 30th in the NFL. The Colts have also allowed 24 touchdown passes this season. They have allowed multiple touchdown passes in four of their last five games, including four touchdowns to Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers last week, while also giving up 364 passing yards. Bortles threw for 298 yards and a touchdown when the two met on Oct. 4 in Indianapolis. Today, oddsmakers have listed Bortles with an over/under of 272.5 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns.