NFL Week 17 Picks: Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars 1/3/21 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions

NFL Week 17 Picks: Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars 1/3/21 NFL Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-14) at Indianapolis Colts (10-5)

NFL Football: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 4:25 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)

The Line: Indianapolis Colts -14 -- Over/Under: 50 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Indianapolis Colts face off with the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday in week 17 NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The Jacksonville Jaguars look for a win to snap a 14-game losing streak. The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t won a road game since December of 2019. Gardner Minshew II is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,259 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Minshew and Mike Glennon have combined for 21 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. DJ Chark Jr. and Keelan Cole Sr. have combined for 1,325 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Laviska Shenault Jr. has 52 receptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ground game is averaging 97.7 yards per contest, and James Robinson leads the way with 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing 30.9 points and 416.4 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Jacksonville Jaguars with 132 tackles, Dawuane Smoot has 5.5 sacks and Sidney Jones has two interceptions.

The Indianapolis Colts need a win here to give themselves a shot at the playoffs. The Indianapolis Colts have won five of their last seven home games. Philip Rivers is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 4,005 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. TY Hilton and Zach Pascal have combined for 1,323 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Michael Pittman Jr. has 38 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 114.9 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 916 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 23.2 points and 335.3 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with 122 tackles, Justin Houston has 7.5 sacks and Kenny Moore II has four interceptions.

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The Jaguars are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. AFC and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Colts are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. AFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 11-5 in Jaguars last 16 vs. AFC. The over is 8-3 in Colts last 11 games overall. The Jaguars are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Indianapolis and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.

The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't winning, aren't covering and have lost their last three games by an average of 23.6 points. The Indianapolis Colts should be motivated after losing to the Steelers the way they did, and they need a win here to give themselves any shot at a playoff berth. This is a lot of chalk to lay, but the Jags give me no reason to look their direction after blowout loss after blowout loss. It's Colts in a comfortable win or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Indianapolis Colts -14

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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