Dallas Cowboys at Indianapolis Colts - 12/16/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys (8-5) at Indianapolis Colts (7-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -3 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday in NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys look to build on their five-game winning streak to pretty much lockup the NFC East division. The Dallas Cowboys have lost four of their last six road games. Dak Prescott is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 3,131 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Prescott has one or less touchdown passes in 11 of his last 16 games. Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott have combined for 1,144 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Cole Beasley has 50 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 132.3 yards per contest, and Elliott leads the way with 1,262 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 18.9 points and 313.4 yards per game. Leighton Vander Esch leads the Dallas Cowboys with 108 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has 8.5 sacks and Xavier Woods has two interceptions.
The Indianapolis Colts look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games to stay in the AFC playoff hunt. The Indianapolis Colts have won four straight home games. Andrew Luck is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,759 yards, 34 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Luck has three or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 10 games. T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron have combined for 1,640 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Chester Rogers has 42 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 102.5 yards per contest, and Marlon Mack leads the way with 616 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 23.1 points and 345.3 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with 135 tackles, Denico Autry has eight sacks and Kenny Moore II has two interceptions.
The Cowboys are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Colts are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 15-7 in Cowboys last 22 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Colts last 4 games overall. The under is 21-6 in Cowboys last 27 road games.
The Dallas Cowboys are a confident bunch with a defense that's allowed 20 or less points in six of their last nine games, and Prescott is becoming more and more confident with the addition of Cooper. The Indianapolis Colts are fresh off an impressive victory over the Houston Texans, and they've played their best ball at home where they're outscoring teams by 16.5 points during their four-game winning streak. The Dallas Cowboys have covered each of their last five games when an underdog of at least three points. The Indianapolis Colts are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games when a favorite of at least three points. The Indianapolis Colts should be the favorites based on home field and the way they've played at home all year, but we're getting a free field goal with the better, more balanced football team. You're going to make a great deal of money in this line of work taking free points with the better team. Give me the Cowboys on the road.