Free NFL Prediction: Colts vs Dolphins
Week 16 NFL betting sees the Indianapolis Colts taking on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday December 27th at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Indianapolis Colts (6-8) vs. Miami Dolphins (5-9)
Date: Sunday December 27
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
ATS Betting Lines: Miami Dolphins -1.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Miami Dolphins -130
NFL Betting Total: 44
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Even though a lot of 6-8 teams are eliminated, the Colts still hold a lot of hope as they enter this matchup with the Dolphins.
The Colts sit 1 game out of the division lead after their loss to Houston last week, but will look to get back to even with win over Miami on Sunday.
The Dolphins will simply look to be in the spoiler role here as their season has been a let down.
The Colts unorthodox season continues with just 2 weeks left.
After struggling with Andrew Luck and then seeing him get hot and get hurt, Indianapolis has totaled just 6 wins, but sit just 1 game out of first place behind Houston.
The reason they sit behind Houston? They fell at home last week 16-10.
Matt Hasselbeck finished a weak 17 for 30 for 147 yards and had a touchdown to go along with an interception. Not sure if it’s his age catching up with him, but Hasselbeck has thrown less than 19 completions in 3 straight losses.
Look for the Colts to really use the run game here in this one. The Dolphins offer the third worst rush defense in the league with 133.2 yards allowed on the ground per game.
The Dolphins had a lot of expectations heading into this season, but with sluggish and inconsistent play throughout the entire season, the Dolphins will find themselves out of the playoffs once again.
The Dolphins took one to the chin last week in San Diego as they trailed 23-0 at the half and eventually fell 30-14 as they couldn’t get anything going on either side of the ball. Miami had just 77 yards of total offense in the first half.
QB Ryan Tannehill didn’t throw a pick, but did finish with just 216 yards. He showed what the Dolphins have been missing all year, finding the end zone.
Miami struggled on 3rd downs once again, which has been another theme for this season. The Dolphins went just 2 of 14 on 3rd down conversions. They’ve been an abysmal 3rd down team all season long.
Miami is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Colts are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Colts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 16.
- Colts are 20-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Dolphins are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Dolphins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
4* Free Week 16 NFL Betting Prediction: Indianapolis ATS
The Colts are still alive, but a loss will all but eliminate them.
Look for them to really establish a run game here and try to control the pace of play in this one.
NFL Free Week 16 Score Prediction: Indianapolis 23 – Miami 16
The Colts do just enough to get the job done here and keep their playoff hopes alive.
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