Colts vs. Bills Spread Prediction
The first game of Saturday’s triple header in the NFL will kick off at 1:05 p.m. ET in Buffalo where the Bills will host the Colts. Is Josh Allen and Co. a safe play as a 6.5-point home favorite or are the Colts the better play as the underdog?
141 Indianapolis Colts (+6.5) at 142 Buffalo Bills (-6.5); o/u 51.5
1:05 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 9, 2021
Venue: Bills Stadium, Buffalo, NY
Indianapolis Colts DFS Spin
Jonathan Taylor was “limited” in Tuesday’s practice with a shoulder issue. It’s a new issue for Taylor, but there is no indication it is a serious one. Taylor does have one less day to prepare for the Wild Card Round with the Colts playing Saturday at 1:05 PM ET. He will be facing a Bills defense that coughed 4.6 yards per run during the regular season, surrendering the 12th most running back fantasy points.
Buffalo Bills DFS Spin
Stefon Diggs (oblique) is questionable for the Wild Card Round against the Colts after returning to practice on Thursday. The Bills managed Diggs’ practice reps on a short week, but he has expressed zero concern about his status, saying he has been playing through the issue. That was news to past weeks’ injury reports, but we digress. We haven’t seen anything that would lead us to downgrade Diggs’ upside odds in DFS.
Colts vs. Bills Betting Prediction
The home team is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the favorite has cashed in four of the last five meetings. The Bills are also a perfect 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games as a favorite and are a near-perfect 6-1 at the betting window in their last seven games as a home favorite.
On the other side, the Colts are just 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games versus conference opponents, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven playoff road games and are 0-3-1 at the betting window in their last four games as an underdog.
NFL WILD CARD PREDICTION: BUFFALO BILLS -6.5