Week 4 NFL-X Prediction: Colts vs Bengals
NFL Football betting sees the Indianapolis Colts taking on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary 4* FREE handicapping picks all NFL pre-season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL football predictions.
Preseason Week 4
Cincinnati at Indianapolis
Date: Sept. 5
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium- Indianapolis, Indiana.
NFL Betting Lines: Indianapolis Colts -130
NFL Betting Spread:Indianapolis -2.5
NFL Betting Total: 39
The Cincinnati Bengals and Andy Dalton head into Indiana as they invade Lucas Oil Stadium Thursday night to take on Andrew Luck and the Colts.
These teams get a chance to have a so called relaxing affair after meeting with one another in the AFC Wild Card game last season.
Andrew Luck methodically out dueled Andy Dalton as the Colts cruised to a 26-10 victory.
Cincinnati comes off a Week 3 victory and they got a solid extended look at Andy Dalton, who was in midseason form. Dalton led the Bengals to a 21-10 win over the Bears Saturday night.
With Week 3 of preseason play typically for the starters to get a longer feel and get back into midseason form, Week 4 is typically for the on the bubble players and depth charts spots to be decided.
With that, Andy Dalton will likely sit out or play the first series and the likes of AJ Green and company first teamers will do the same.
That means we’ll see a lot of AJ McCarron and Keith Wenning under center. In the back field, no signs of Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard will be seen. Up front though, Lewis stated that Russell Bodine, a first teamer, will see a lot of time as he has struggled this preseason.
Like his counterpart Andy Dalton, Andrew Luck will enjoy a headset and the sidelines on Thursday night. Luck led the Colts in Week 3 of the preseason slate to their first win with a 24-14 win over the Rams.
After grabbing an early 10-0 with Luck and the first team, the Colts fell behind 14-13.
The Colts defense came up huge with a couple of big stops and the offense did the rest as they scored the final 11 points of the game to grab the win.
Even with Luck out of this one, head coach Chuck Pagano even hinted that backup Matt Hasselbeck would see very limited playing time to get him some rest. With Hasselbeck seeing only little time, undrafted QB Bryan Bennett will get a majority of the snaps.
NFL Football Betting Trends:
Bengals are 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 games in September.
Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
Colts are 11-1-1 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games.
Colts are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
Colts are 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 home games.
4* NFL Betting Pick: Over
Even though the team’s backups of the backups will be playing offensively, that means the same of the defenses. The offensive players who don’t see much playing time will be eager to put on a show here Thursday night.
NFL Score Prediction: Cincinnati 27- Indianapolis 24/b>
This game can go either way, but we’ll take McCarron over the undrafted rookie.
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