Free NFL Prediction: Eagles vs Colts
Week 3 NFL Preseason betting sees the Philadelphia Eagles taking on the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday August 27th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Week 3 Preseason
2-0-0 (1-0-0 V) Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts 1-1-0 (0-1-0 H)
Date: Saturday August 27th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
ATS Betting Lines: Indianapolis Colts -3
NFL Moneyline Odds: Colts -160, Eagles +140
NFL Betting Total: 42.5
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Both of these teams are looking for a bit of a reset. In Philly they want to pretend the Chip Kelly era never happened and for Indy they want to get back to when they were the most promising young team in the AFC.
This is the week we may get a true sense of the changes both teams have made.
Kick off is set for 7:00 PM ET with the starters to likely play together for as much as a half before giving way.
I am interested to see Andrew Luck, not sure if we will see rookie Carson Wentz with the Eagles.
The Eagles are distancing themselves from the Chip Kelly era as much as possible. Expectations are in a muted stage as the club needs to overhaul pretty much everything.
That gives new coach Doug Pederson a great shot to ease into things.
Despite being brittle and much maligned since being drafted it definitely looks like Sam Bradford will be the primary QB this season. He has been accurate through a couple of games but is not getting many yards.
Another job appears to have been won by Kenjon Barner, a cat quick back who is challenging to get on the field as much as possible this season.
Most though Carson Wentz would need a redshirt year before he would be ready and that definitely looks like the case, not helping is that he has a rib injury and might not play the rest of the preseason.
The defense has been really sharp in the preseason so far but I am not ready to take that as meaning much.
After back to back to back 11-5 seasons the Colts fell to 8-8 and out of the playoffs last year.
There is still a lot of promise with this club as in Andrew Luck it might have the best young signal caller in the game.
Thus far in the preseason we have not seen much of luck as there is truly no quarterback debate in Indy. At running back it would be good to find someone who can complement Frank Gore.
Nobody has looked all that great thus far so we should be expecting a lot of throwing once the season begins for real.
The Colts defense needs to be a lot better than it was a year ago if they want to get back to the playoffs. Trent Cole was a bust last season and it might be too much to expect him to be the kind of disruptive performer he was in his prime.
The AFC South is prime for a team to run away with this season.
The Colts could certainly get back on top if they get the offense humming like it has been in the past.
Luck missed time last year with injury and the unit never recovered so it makes a lot of sense to give the reserves as much time as possible.
They are going to be very careful with him in this one.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 games on fieldturf.
- Over is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 road games.
- Over is 6-1 in Eagles last 7 games overall.
- Colts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.
- Under is 7-2 in Colts last 9 Saturday games.
- Colts are 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Colts -3
I would love to see a half with Andrew Luck to get really comfortable with this one but either way I think they will put more than enough points on the board to win comfortably
NFL Free Score Prediction: Indianapolis 27 – Philadelphia 13
When the starters are on it will be obvious that the Colts are the better team and that Philly may be in for a long season.
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