Denver Broncos (4-9) at Indianapolis Colts (3-10)
NFL Football: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8:25 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts +2.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Week 15 edition of the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” will feature an AFC battle as the Denver Broncos visit the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Broncos are currently 4-9 on the year. Denver had an eight-game losing streak going until this past weekend, when they shut out the Jets. In that game, Denver QB Trevor Siemian logged 200 yards and one TD.
This season, Siemian has put up 2218 yards with 12 TDs and 13 INTs, and CJ Anderson is the leading Broncos rusher with 700 yards and two scores. Tops in receiving for Denver is Demaryius Thomas with 771 yards and four scores off 68 catches.
Over on the Colts’ side, they’re sitting at 3-10 thus far. Indianapolis has lost their last four games versus the Steelers, Titans, Jaguars and Bills. In that (very snowy) Bills game, Colts QB Jacoby Brissett was only able to pass for 69 yards but did have a TD.
On the year, Brissett has 2611 yards with 11 TDs and seven picks, and Frank Gore is the top Indy rusher with 762 yards and three scores. TY Hilton is far and away the lead Colts receiver with 811 yards, four touchdowns and 43 catches.
The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last five games in December and 1-5 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Denver is also 1-6 ATS in their last seven versus the AFC and 1-8 ATS in their last nine overall.
Meanwhile, the Colts are 12-2-1 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games and 29-10 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Indianapolis is also 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games in Week 15 and 1-4 ATS in their last five in December.
That Denver losing streak was pretty brutal, and the longest run of futility since the team joined the league in 1970. The Broncos offense scored 23 points, their first time hitting that number since Week 9. As for the Colts, they can’t really do anything right these days but aside from a couple of blowouts they’re staying in games for the most part lately. This is going to be a sloppy game and only diehard fans will be watching, but all things considered I think the Colts can cover at home here.