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Oakland Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts - 10/28/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indianapolis Colts (2-5) at Oakland Raiders (1-5)
Date & Time Sunday October 28, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Oakland Raiders +3 -- Over/Under: 50.5
TV Channel
CBS
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NFL | Indianapolis Colts (2-5) at Oakland Raiders (1-5)
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The Indianapolis Colts and the Oakland Raiders meet in week 8 NFL action from the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

The Indianapolis Colts will look to build some momentum after snapping a 4 game losing streak with a 37-5 win over Buffalo in their last outing. Andrew Luck has thrown for 1,948 yards, 20 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 65.3% passing while Marlon Mack leads the Colts with 249 rushing yards. Eric Ebron leads Indy with 33 catches for 357 yards and 6 receiving touchdowns while T.Y. Hilton has 25 grabs for 319 yards and 4 touchdowns. Darius Leonard, Jabaal Sheard and Margus Hunt each have a team-high 4 sacks with Leonard leading the Colts with 54 tackles this season. As a team, Indianapolis is averaging 370.1 yards of total offense and 27 points per game this season.

The Oakland Raiders will be out to bounce back from back-to-back losses and a 1-5 start after a 27-3 loss to Seattle in their last outing. Derek Carr has thrown for 1,783 yards, 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 71.7% passing this season while Marshawn Lynch leads Oakland in rushing with 376 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jared Cook leads the Raiders with 32 catches for 400 yards and Jordy Nelson has 323 yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Defensively, Bruce Irvin leads Oakland with 3 sacks while Tahir Whitehead leads the Raiders with 30 tackles this season. As a team, Oakland is averaging 373.5 yards of total offense and 18.3 points per game this season.

Indianapolis is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games against a team with a losing home record and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a win while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. Oakland is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-13-2 ATS in their last 20 games overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss. Indianapolis is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams. 

Indianapolis beating Buffalo isn’t going to move the needle much for me from that perspective, but the Colts have put up 34 or more points in 3 of their last 4 games, which is something the Raiders have done just once in 6 games this season. The Raiders used to be all about offense and not playing enough defense to make it matter, but now, the offense isn’t even putting up points, as the Raiders scored a combined 13 points in their two games before the bye week. Even rested and at home, with the low line, if you back Oakland, you’re almost saying the Raiders win and I don’t see it happening so I’ll lay the points with the Colts on the road here.

Pick:
Indianapolis -3

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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