San Francisco 49ers (0-4) at Indianapolis Colts (1-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts 0 -- Over/Under: 43 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Francisco 49ers look for their first win of the season as they head into Indianapolis to face off with the Colts in a battle of league doormats.
The Niners have been competitive over the last few weeks but they have yet to find a tick in the win column as they are winless on the season and run the risk of going 0-5 as they head into Indy to face off with a Colts side that looks much better with Jacoby Brissett under center. The Niners do have some decent positional pieces in place to win some football games this season and to me by the end of the campaign they may not be anywhere near a wild card spot but I do think they avoid the league’s worst mark and could very well be outside the top five when it comes to next year’s draft. San Fran has struggled over the last few seasons in the month of October but they will be out to not only keep this one close but should be considered a threat to win the game outright as they have a solid defense, a great run game, and a serviceable receiving corps that should go stride for stride with the Colts.
The Colts meanwhile have split their first two games at home this season and are 1-3 overall and are favoured at home here against the Niners in what should actually be a competitive and perhaps entertaining contest. Indy is still dealing with the absence of Andrew Luck and his return is looking more and more promising with each passing week but until he does return they are not a very sound bet on a weekly basis and unless they are against a team at a similar stage in terms of talent and hardship like the Niners I don’t expect them to generate many victories. Brissett does bring some value with his legs and should be able to to extend plays and drives as a result, but against a solid Niners front seven I don’t see him having a ton of success in this one.
The 49ers are 1-4 ATS in their last five on turf and 5-1 ATS in their last six overall while the Colts are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games in week five and 6-2 ATS in their last eight following a fail to cover. This is going to be a low scoring, hard battle and while many think Indy has the edge at home here I think the Niners not only cover but win outright on perhaps a game winning kick.