Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders - 9/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -7 -- Over/Under: 45
The Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday in NFL action at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Oakland Raiders need a strong road victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Oakland Raiders have lost eight of their last nine road games. Derek Carr is completing 73.5 percent of his passes for 699 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Carr has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Darren Waller and Tyrell Williams have combined for 447 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Hunter Renfrow has nine receptions. The Oakland Raiders ground game is averaging 105 yards per contest, and Josh Jacobs leads the way with 228 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Oakland is allowing 26 points and 398.7 yards per game. Karl Joseph leads the Oakland Raiders with 18 tackles, Benson Mayowa has 3.5 sacks and Clelin Ferrell has two pass deflections.
The Indianapolis Colts look for a third straight victory to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Indianapolis Colts have won each of their last seven home games. Jacoby Brissett is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 646 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Brissett has seven touchdown passes on his last 96 pass attempts. T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle have combined for 282 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Eric Ebron has seven receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 149.7 yards per contest, and Marlon Mack leads the way with 299 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 20.3 points and 394.7 yards per game. Anthony Walker leads the Indianapolis Colts with 22 tackles, Denico Autry has 2.5 sacks and Malik Hooker has one interception.
The Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf, 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 10-21-2 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Colts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 15-7 in Colts last 22 home games. The under is 18-7-1 in Raiders last 26 games overall.
The Oakland Raiders have failed to cover 11 of their last 14 games when road underdogs of at least three points. The Indianapolis Colts are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine home games when favored of at least three points. The Raiders have looked awful since their emotional season opening victory over the Denver Broncos, and you can say they've played two really good teams in the Chiefs and Vikings, but I think it has more to do with the Raiders being the Raiders. The Colts are banged up as all hell and have been in three straight tight games. With that said, I'm not running to the window to bet on the Raiders, a team that lacks depth and honesty isn't a good football team. The Colts are finding ways to win and that should build character to help them put away the bad teams. I'll take the Colts by double digits.