Week 3: Indianapolis Colts vs New York Jets 9/27/20 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions
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New York Jets (0-2) at Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -10 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday in NFL action from Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Jets have stumbled out of the gate at 0-2 so far. New York lost to the Bills 27-17 in the opener, then dropped another game 31-13 to the 49ers last weekend. As for the Colts, they’re 1-1 on the young 2020 season. Indianapolis fell in a tough one to the Jaguars in Week 1, then posted a nice effort in a 28-11 win over the Vikings. Check back all season long for free NFL picks and NFL predictions at Sports Chat Place.
New York is searching for answers after a limp effort in their first two games this year. The Bills game wasn’t even as close as the 10-point deficit indicated; the Jets were down 21-3 at halftime. QB Sam Darnold threw for 215 yards, one TD and a pick in that one, and the leading receiver for the Jets was Jamison Crowder with 115 yards and a score on seven catches.
The Week 2 game versus the 49ers was even worse for the Jets. New York was down 21-3 at the break (again) and didn’t find the end zone until the fourth quarter. Darnold had 179 yards and a TD there, while Frank Gore posted 63 yards rushing. Tops in receiving for New York in Week 2 was Chris Hogan’s 75 yards from six grabs.
Over on the Colts’ side, they had a 17-14 edge on the Jaguars at halftime in Week 1 but were outscored 13-3 in the second half. Indianapolis QB Philip Rivers posted 363 yards with a TD and two interceptions, while Nyheim Hines had just 28 yards and a TD from seven carries. Parris Campbell was the top receiver for the Colts in the loss with 71 yards on six catches.
Week 2 went better for Indianapolis in a 17-point win over Minnesota. Rivers had 214 yards, a TD and a pick there, while Jonathan Taylor led the rush with 101 yards and a score. Mo Alie-Cox had a nice game receiving with five catches for 111 yards.
The Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall. New York is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 versus the AFC And 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games.
Meanwhile, the Colts are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in Week 3 and 3-1-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Indianapolis is 2-6 ATS in the last eight games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games versus the AFC.
Pick: Going Colts in this one. The line opened up at seven points, then quickly began to inflate. The gap is likely to grow even further as the week moves on; there’s not a lot of hope for New York here. Considering the Jets have shown almost nothing on offense outside of garbage-time cosmetic scores I’m not convinced in the slightest that they’ll be able to keep up. I would probably take Indy at any number up to a couple of touchdowns.