Colts vs. Patriots: A bettor’s guide
The Colts play the Patriots tomorrow night in the NFL’s Thursday night matchup. If you’re looking to do some legal sports betting on this game, this is what Vegas is saying about it.
This has always been a great rivalry. Having Peyton Manning and Tom Brady go after it year after year made this much watch TV. But now things have changed. The Colts are on the downswing while New England is still on top. Vegas has taken notice of that.
As of right now, the Patriots are 10.5 point favorites. That is a huge spread in the NFL. This is likely the spread for a few different reasons. New England just destroyed undefeated Miami, and have the reigning MVP. The Colts just lost to a winless team at home.
Even though that is a huge point spread, it might make sense to take it. The Colts are extremely injured right now and haven’t played with any consistency on the offensive side of the ball. They don’t have the talent to match up with New England right now.
The over/under on this game is 51.5. I would take the over. The Colts have the potential to put up a lot of points. Even though they haven’t been consistent, we saw what they can do late in that Houston game on Sunday.
Even though the Colts defense has played better this year, New England can put up points quickly too. They also get Julian Edelman back from suspension. Both teams should put up a decent amount of points, but it might be low scoring in the first half.
Keep an eye on the injury report when it comes out later today. Even though the Colts aren’t practicing all week, the injury report lets you know who would’ve practiced. And it will let you know of inactives. That will help you with betting this game.