Free NFL Prediction: Lions vs Colts
Looking for Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts free picks? Week 1 NFL betting sees the Lions taking on the Colts on Sunday Septembet 11th 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.
(0-0) Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts (0-0)
Date: Sunday, Sept. 11th
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
ATS Betting Lines: Indianapolis Colts -3.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Colts -195
NFL Betting Total: 51.0
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Two potent pass attacks will take to the turf in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon when the Lions and Colts collide in opening week action.
Odds makers like this one to be a high-scoring affair as the 51 point over/under ties the highest total of the week with the Oakland vs New Orleans matchup.
A pair of gunslinger QBs go head to head and it could be last score wins in this one.
Gone is Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, but this may be a positive, as Matthew Stafford has a lot of good options at his disposal and will get a chance to spread the ball around this year.
Golden Tate assumes the De facto 1A role, with Marvin Jones Jr. riding shotgun as his 1B.
Tight End Eric Ebron is a candidate for a breakout season, and a running back tandem of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are both capable ball carriers who can catch the ball out of the backfield.
Look for this Lions team to be exciting on offence, but a defence that is largely underwhelming, will have to perform above expectations for this team to have any shot to keep pace with the Packers and Vikings in the NFC North.
Indy was probably the most disappointing team of 2015-16. They came into the year expected to blow the AFC South away and put up a very underwhelming 8-8 record.
QB Andrew Luck played just seven games, and the rest of the team suffered. T.Y. Hilton is going to have a big bounce back year as he never got on the same page with the string of QBs who started in Luck’s place.
Donte Moncreif was a revelation a season ago and will slot in nicely as the WR2 opposite Hilton.
Not unlike Detroit, the Colts’ D remains a big question and they’re going to have to outscore their defensive shortcomings in a lot of games this season.
Kudos to the offence though, as even in the absence of Luck this team managed to secure eight wins, and were the only team to finish with a .500 record while surrendering 400 or more points last season.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Under is 14-4 in DET last 18 road games.
- DET are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- DET are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 1.
- IND are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 1.
- Under is 8-3 in IND last 11 games in Week 1.
- IND are 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 51
Last score wins seems like the outcome in this game that should go back and forth as two high octane offences collide against weak defensive units.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Indianapolis 32 – Detroit 27
Teams exchange blows until the final minutes when the Colts are able pull away as Luck carries his team to victory.
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