New Orleans Saints (2-4) at Indianapolis Colts (3-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 25, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -5 -- Over/Under: 52
The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts square off Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The New Orleans Saints could use a big road victory to rebound after a rough 2-4 start. Drew Brees is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 1,616 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Brees has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks have combined for 799 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Benjamin Watson has 25 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 84.7 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 307 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 27.3 points and 409.7 yards per game. Kenny Vaccaro leads the Saints with 39 tackles, Hau'oli Kikaha has four sacks and Delvin Breaux has seven pass deflections. Marques Colston, Terron Armstead and Damian Swann are questionable.
The Indianapolis Colts look for a big home victory to get a game above a .500 record. Andrew Luck is completing 57.2 percent of his passes for 1,065 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Luck has five touchdown passes in his last two games. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief have combined for 803 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Coby Fleener has 19 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 96.7 yards per contest, and Frank Gore leads the way with 403 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 24.5 points and 401.8 yards per game. D'Qwell Jackson leads the Colts with 71 tackles, Henry Anderson has six tackles for loss and Vontae Davis has six pass deflections. Bjoern Werner and Nate Irving are questionable.
The Saints are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Colts are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 7. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Saints are playing better ball as of late and have had extra days to prepare for a Colts team that played Sunday night. Also, the Colts still have a banged up Luck at QB with offensive line issues that still linger. The Saints should also be fairly comfortable playing in another dome, as Brees and company are at their best in doors.
I'm taking the points here, as I could see New Orleans also winning this game outright.