The Indianapolis Colts will host the Washington Commanders for a Week 8 matchup. Here are the odds and a prediction for the game.
When the NFL schedule was released, Week 8 was one of the circled games for the Indianapolis Colts. Hosting the Washington Commanders, this game was supposed to be Carson Wentz’s return to Lucas Oil Stadium as he takes on his former team and the quarterback that replaced him, Matt Ryan. However, Wentz will be sidelined with a fractured finger and Ryan will be on the sideline after Indy benched him for Sam Ehlinger.
Now, the storyline is Ehlinger’s first career start. He’ll be tasked with helping the 3-3-1 Colts rebound after losing in Week 7 to the Tennessee Titans. Washington enters the game at 3-4 after pulling off a shocking upset over the Green Bay Packers. This is a game that will have all of the NFL world’s eyes on it for the much-anticipated quarterback matchup between Sam Ehlinger and Taylor Heinicke.
Colts vs. Commanders odds Week 8
Even with the quarterback change, Indianapolis enters this game as the favorite, according to FanDuel, with -142 odds (bet $142 to win $100). The Commanders are +120 underdogs (bet $100 to win $100). With both teams struggling so far this season, the game is expected to be close.
The spread is currently set at 3 points with -110 odds. The odds of the Colts winning by four or more points are -110 (bet $110 to win $100). The odds of the Commanders losing by two points or less are also -110.
The over/under for this game is set at 40.5 points with the odds for the over at -105 and the under at -115. That means a $105 bet on the over will win $100 if the combined points equal 41 or more and a $115 bet on the under will win $100 if the combined points equal 40 or less.
Colts vs. Commanders prediction Week 8
Both teams have some dynamic offensive weapons but overall struggling offenses. The difference is that Indianapolis has a better defense and Indy’s defense has kept it in almost every game and even won a couple. On Sunday, the defense will likely win another game for the Colts.
Colts 14, Commanders 7
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.