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Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts - 10/1/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indianapolis Colts (1-2) at Seattle Seahawks (1-2)
Date & Time Sunday October 1, 2017, 8:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -13 -- Over/Under: 41.5
TV Channel
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The Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks meet Sunday in NFL action at CenturyLink Field on NBC.

The Indianapolis Colts have a shot at a statement victory to get back to a .500 record. The Indianapolis Colts have split their last eight road games. Jacoby Brissett is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 526 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Brissett now has one touchdown passes on 119 career pass attempts. T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle have combined for 395 receiving yards and one touchdown while Donte Moncrief has five receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ground game is averaging 81 yards per contest, and Frank Gore leads the way with 145 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing 30 points and 369.3 yards per game. Matthias Farley leads the Indianapolis Colts with 21 tackles, John Simon has two sacks and Malik Hooker has two interceptions. 

The Seattle Seahawks look for their second home victory to get back to a .500 record. The Seattle Seahawks have won 11 of their last 13 home games. Russell Wilson is completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 729 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Wilson has three or more touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Doug Baldwin and Paul Richardson have combined for 320 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Tyler Lockett has nine receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 96.7 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 166 yards on 37 carries. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 19.7 points and 346 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 27 tackles, Michael Bennett has 2.5 sacks and Nazair Jones has one interception.

The Colts are 26-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Seahawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games in October and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Colts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

I’m not sure how you can be on either side here with a lot of confidence, as both teams have had their struggles and have looked awful at times if we’re being honest. You can’t put much stock into the Colts win over the Browns considering it’s the Browns, and other than that performance, the Indy defense continues to give up big plays while Brissett is still trying to find himself as a starting quarterback. The Seahawks offensive line continues to be Seattle’s downfall and it impacts the entire team, as the offense can’t find consistency and it puts that talented defense on the field for far too long. If you’re looking for one positive in this game, it’s that the Seahawks did start to look like the Seahawks in the second half last week against the Titans. It didn’t result in a victory due to the early hole they dug for themselves, but maybe that success they had for 30 minutes can carry over to this game. Not to mention the Seahawks are usually a strong home team that has a history of covering.

I don’t love this game as I previously mentioned, but if forced to pick, I’d side with the Seahawks by two touchdowns. The Colts are just that bad.

Seattle Seahawks -13

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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