Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts Free Pick, Odds, Prediction 10/5/14
Baltimore Ravens (3-1) at Indianapolis Colts (2-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -3 -- Over/Under: 46.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS HD
The Indianapolis Colts are putting up big numbers right now, and the Colts will look to keep that momentum going here on Sunday against the Ravens.
The Indianapolis Colts have lit up the scoreboard the past couple of weeks, but keep in mind that was against the Jags and the Titans. Indy is sitting at 2-2 on the year, with losses to the Broncos and the Eagles the first two weeks. Andrew Luck really is looking like the quarterback that he was supposed to be coming out of Stanford, and while he isn’t perfect, he would almost be anyone’s unanimous first pick if they were to build a team from scratch. Indy has had to rely on this offense this year as defensively the Colts have struggled. Indianapolis has given up double digit points the past two weeks, and while under normal circumstances that isn’t a big deal, those games were agianst the Jags and the Titans. The Colts defense will get a much bigger test this week against the Ravens and their new offense, which is looking much improved over a season ago.
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The Baltimore Ravens are sitting at 3-1 on the year, and even though some questioned Baltimore bringing in Kubiak from Houston to run this Baltimore offense, the move is looking solid right now as his offense seems to suit Flacco and others around him very well. The Ravens offense is one of those that may not be flashy, but just consistently puts up solid numbers game in and game out. The loss of Pitta for the Ravens obviously hurts, but the addition of Steve Smith (no not me, I would die) has been huge. The offensive line for the Ravens has been dominant this season as Baltimore is ranked near the top in both rushing and passing stats for their offensive linemen. If the Ravens can block the Indy front and create some of those famous cutback lanes Kubiak’s offenses are known for, the Ravens will be a tough match for the Colts here on Sunday.
The Ravens are 3-1 against the spread this season, and 1-0 against the number on the road. The Colts are also 3-1 against the spread on the year, while going 1-1 ATS at home.
This is another game that I will be likely passing on, but picking a side here I’ll take the Ravens. I feel that Baltimore is the better team, but the Ravens are coming off a big win last weekend against a physical Carolina team, and now the Ravens travel to Indy to face one of the best quarterbacks in the league. I love how Baltimore is playing right now, especially up front, but going against Luck at home just doesn't look like the side I want to be on.