Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts - 10/22/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3) at Indianapolis Colts (2-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts +3 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday in NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Jacksonville Jaguars look for their road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost seven of their last nine road games. Blake Bortles is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 1,068 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 11 games. Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns have combined for 535 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Chris Ivory has 16 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 165.8 yards per contest, and Leonard Fournette leads the way with 596 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 18.3 points and 311.7 yards per game. Myles Jack leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 48 tackles, Calais Campbell has eight sacks and Tashaun Gipson has three interceptions.
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The Indianapolis Colts look for their third straight home victory to climb out of a deep 2-4 hole. The Indianapolis Colts have won six of their last 10 home games. Jacoby Brissett is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,209 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Brissett has one or less touchdown passes in all six games this season. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief have combined for 726 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jack Doyle has 24 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 97.5 yards per contest, and Frank Gore leads the way with 288 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 32.5 points and 410 yards per game. Jonathan Bostic leads the Indianapolis Colts with 45 tackles, John Simon has three sacks and Malik Hooker has three interceptions.
The Jaguars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC South. The Colts are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC, 31-15-1 ATS in their last 47 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Jaguars are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Indianapolis, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The home team has won six of the last seven meetings between these two clubs, and while the Jaguars are finding ways to win games, the Colts are competing harder than expected and seem to be in a decent position with Brissett at quarterback. The defense is playing its tail off and giving the Colts chances to win games. Besides the opening loss to the Rams, the Colts have been in pretty much every game this season and have found ways to win their last two at home. The Jags have been hit or miss, and while the defense and ground game is looking sharp, I'm still not confident to lay chalk with them on the road. I'll take the field goal in a game the Colts could win outright.