Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 4:25 PM (Tiaa Bank Field)

IND -3.5 . Total 43.0

TV: CBS

The Indianapolis Colts are on the road for a battle with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  The Colts are (7-8), after running past the Carolina Panthers, 38-6.  The Jaguars are (5-10), coming off a 24-12 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.  Both teams have been eliminated form postseason play.

In the Colts win over the Panthers, Indianapolis was led on offense by Marlon Mack.  Mack rushed for 95 yds on 16 carries and a touchdown.  Nyheim Hines had an outstanding day in the special teams department, returning 2 punts for touchdowns.  The punt returns were 94 and 71 yds.  The Colts out gained the Panthers, 324 to 286.  The Colts finished the day with 218 yds rushing.  The Colts defense forced 3 turnovers, en route to the victory.

In the Jaguars loss to the Falcons, Jacksonville was guided by Gardner Minshew.  Minshew completed 13 passes for 181 yds and a touchdown.  The Jaguars got dominated in total yards, being out gained 518 to 288.  Jacksonville struggled on 3rd down conversions, going just 3 of 14.

Recent Betting Trends:

Colts are 7-1 ATS in their last 8vs the AFC South.

Colts are 2-6-2 ATS vs teams with a losing record.

The under is 25-9 in Colts last 34 December games.

Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Jaguars are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

The under is 9-3 in Jaguars last 12 home games.

The Colts roll into Jacksonville to face a Jaguars team that has looked awful in 6 out of their last 7 games.  The Colts have just 2 wins in their last 8 games.  It is no secret that both teams have been scuffling, but Jacksonville has hands down looked a lot worse than Indianapolis.  The Colts have a great rush offense, that ranks 4th in yds per game(133).  The Jaguars have the 28th worse rush defense in the league, allowing nearly 140 yds on the ground.  I'll put stock in the Colts, as the Jaguars look lost on defense.  Final score prediction, Colts will win and cover, 30-21. 

  

Chris’s Pick INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -3.5

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