Colts vs. Raiders best bets for Week 10
The Indianapolis Colts are on the road taking on the Las Vegas Raiders in a Week 10 matchup. Here are the best bets for the game.
What looked like a promising matchup when the schedule initially dropped, will now be a game between two underwhelming teams in the midst of dysfunction. The Indianapolis Colts enter Sunday’s game at 3-5-1 with a brand new head coach in Jeff Saturday. The game will also be the play-calling debut for offensive assistant, Parks Frazier. With all of that going on, you’d think it’d be a sure loss for Indianapolis, however, that’s no guarantee considering the opponent.
The Las Vegas Raiders are coming into Sunday’s game at 2-6. Despite being loaded with talent, the Raiders have looked horrible and have consistently found ways to lose games. So, while it may be some bad football played on Sunday between these two teams, there should be some good action to bet on. Let’s take a look at some of the best bets for this game.
Best Colts bets Week 10
*All odds according to FanDuel*
3. Under 41.5 points (-110)
This will be a good bet every week that Indianapolis takes the field because Indy’s offense simply isn’t good. However, Indy’s defense is good and they’re usually able to limit opponents’ scoring. Coming into today, the Colts are averaging 14.7 points a game— dead last in the NFL. With a new head coach and first-time play-caller debuting on Sunday, an offensive explosion is unlikely unless Parks Frazier is some type of hidden genius.
The Raiders do average 22.9 points a game but they will be without Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller as they go up against the Colts’ stout defense. Both teams combining for 42 points seems like an unlikely outcome.
2. Alec Pierce over 29.5 receiving yards (-110)
Indianapolis has a good defense but Las Vegas does not. Entering Week 10, the Raiders are giving up 255.3 passing yards per game, 26th in the NFL. This doesn’t mean Sam Ehlinger and the passing game will have a field day but the Colts should be far more productive than they were against the stifling New England Patriots.
In Week 9 against the Pats, Alec Pierce had just one catch for 23 yards. That was the rookie’s first time being held to less than 30 yards since his NFL debut. Don’t expect it to happen again against a struggling Las Vegas secondary.
1. Sam Ehlinger over 30.5 rushing yards (-110)
If the Colts will have any chance of being productive on offense they have to capitalize on Sam Ehlinger’s rushing ability. In Sam’s first start, he had six carries but just 15 rushing yards, though, his biggest run was called back for a hold. In his second start, Ehlinger carried the ball five times for 39 yards, a much more expected output.
Whether it be designed runs or escaping a collapsing pocket, Sam Ehlinger should make some plays with his legs on Sunday against the Raiders and his total rushing number should be north of 30 yards.
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