Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts - 11/11/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Jacksonville Jaguars (3-5) at Indianapolis Colts (3-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -2.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday in NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Jacksonville Jaguars need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak to save their season. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost two of their three road games this season. Blake Bortles is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 2,021 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Bortles has one or less touchdown passes in 15 of his last 21 games. Dede Westbrook and Donte Moncrief have combined for 814 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Keelan Cole has 29 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 95 yards per contest, and T.J. Yeldon leads the way with 334 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 21.3 points and 313.3 yards per game. Telvin Smith leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 65 tackles, Calais Campbell has five sacks and Myles Jack has one interception.
The Indianapolis Colts look for a third straight victory to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Indianapolis Colts have lost two of their three home games this season. Andrew Luck is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 2,187 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Luck has three or more touchdown passes in each of his last five games. Eric Ebron and T.Y. Hilton have combined for 747 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Chester Rogers has 32 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 117.6 yards per contest, and Marlon Mack leads the way with 381 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 26.6 points and 371.4 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with 88 tackles, Margus Hunt has four sacks and Kenny Moore II has two interceptions.
The Jaguars are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Colts are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games in November, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. AFC South. The Jaguars are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Indianapolis, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the favorite is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 meetings.
The Jacksonville Jaguars may have one of the better defenses in the league, but Bortles has taken a step back (if that's possible) and the Jags are averaging just 11.5 points during their four-game losing streak. The Indianapolis Colts are getting great play from their quarterback all of a sudden and have a shot to win three straight games for the first time since November of 2015. The Jacksonville Jaguars have covered nine of their last 12 games when an underdog of at least two points. The Indianapolis Colts have covered six of their last nine games when a favorite of at least two points. I can't back the Jaguars with their offensive issues, as it doesn't matter how good the defense is, you need to score points to win in today's NFL. The Colts will do just enough offensively to get the win and cover of the small chalk.