Indianapolis Colts (1-4) at New York Jets (2-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 14, 2018, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Jets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 45
The Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets meet Sunday in NFL action at MetLife Stadium.
The Indianapolis Colts look for their second road win of the season to rebound from a 1-4 record while snapping a three-game losing streak. The Indianapolis Colts have lost five of their last six road games. Andrew Luck is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,491 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Luck has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 13 games. T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron have combined for 549 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Ryan Grant has 24 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 74.4 yards per contest, and Jordan Wilkins leads the way with 175 yards on 44 carries. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 27.6 points and 389.4 yards per game. Darius Leonard leads the Indianapolis Colts with 54 tackles, Margus Hunt has four sacks and Anthony Walker has one interception.
The New York Jets have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since October of last year. The New York Jets have split their last six home games. Sam Darnold is completing 55.7 percent of his passes for 1,066 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Darnold has three touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last three games. Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson have combined for 509 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Terrelle Pryor has nine receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 135 yards per contest, and Isaiah Crowell leads the way with 390 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 21 points and 371.6 yards per game. Avery Williamson leads the New York Jets with 39 tackles, Leonard Williams has three sacks and Darron Lee has two interceptions.
The Colts are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in October, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. AFC. The Jets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games on fieldturf and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC. The Colts are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in New York, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Indianapolis Colts simply aren't a good football team, as they've allowed 30-plus points in three of their five games and are ranked 29th in total rushing yards in the league. In other words, Luck has a ton of pressure to get these Colts in the end zone nearly every drive or they lose. To make matters worse, the Colts are probably the most banged up team in the league. The New York Jets just took it to a decent Denver Broncos team and the running game has really stepped up lately, taking pressure off of Darnold to make things happen. The Indianapolis Colts have failed to cover five of their last eight games when an underdog of at least two points. The Jets are a capable of team when they stick to the ground game and defense. I'm siding with the Jets at home and the reasonable chalk.