The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts have had forged one of the best rivalries in the NFL over the last decade, but the two clubs could not be more different when it comes to performing at the betting window so far in the 2015 season.
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- The Patriots are 17-2-1 ATS in their last 20 games on the road against the Colts.
- The Colts are 9-0 SU and ATS in their last nine games as home underdogs.
- NE QB Tom Brady has thrown the ball 160 times this season without an interception.
There’s been no sign of a Super Bowl hangover in New England as the Pats have come out of the gate red-hot in the form of a perfect 4-0 record (3-1 ATS). Indy is 3-2 SU and are coming off a pair of victories led by elder statesman Matt Hasselbeck, but rank among the worst bets in the league at 1-4 ATS.
Colts star QB Andrew Luck has been sidelined with a shoulder injury but could make his return to action in the Sunday Nighter. Indianapolis released third-string quarterback Josh Johnson on Monday, leading many to speculate that Luck will indeed be ready to go.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Indianapolis Colts were listed as 7-point underdogs at Bodog and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 55.
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computer prediction formulas pick a 24-22 win for the Patriots on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Indianapolis Colts are 3-2 overall and 1-4 ATS against the spread, while the Patriots are 4-0 and 3-0-1 ATS. As for the totals, Indianapolis is 2-3 on the OU, and New England is 2-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indianapolis vs New England injuries news.
According to the Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
it’s the No. 18-rated Indianapolis Colts and the No. 1-rated New England Patriots in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up the Indianapolis Colts No. 24-ranked offense (19.8 PPG) against a New England Patriots defense that ranks No. 8 at 19 PPG. The Colts passing attack has averaged 242.8 yards per game, more than the Patriots give up through the air (229.75 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the New England Patriots own the league’s No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130 yards per game when on the road. Indianapolis, on the other hand, rates No. 29 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Julian Edelman was good for 120 receiving yards in the Patriots’s most recent action, helping his team to a 30-6 victory over the Cowboys
Last time out, Indianapolis got 2 scoring strikes from Matt Hasselbeck in a 27-20 win over Houston.
- New England is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- New England is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Indianapolis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Indianapolis is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indianapolis’s last 12 games
- Indianapolis is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New England home to New York, Sunday, October 25th
Indianapolis home to New Orleans, Sunday, October 25th
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