The Indianapolis Colts are technically still alive in the race for the AFC South, but winning out is a must if they want to give themselves a shot.
They licked their wounds in their BYE week and now head to Minnesota to take on one of the top teams in the NFC, the Vikings, in Week 14 action. The game will be the first of three NFL games that will take place on Saturday, December 17th.
Let’s dive into the odds for the game and then I’ll give you my best bet.
Colts vs. Vikings Odds, Spread, and Total
Colts vs. Vikings Betting Trends
- Colts are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games
- The UNDER is 14-4 in the Colts’ last 18 games
- Colts are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against Vikings
- The UNDER is 8-2 in the Colts’ last 10 road games
- Vikings are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games against AFC opponents
Colts vs. Vikings Prediction and Pick
The Vikings got exposed for who they truly are last week against the Lions, a mediocre football team. Their defense, which ranks 31st in the NFL in opponent yards per play, will continue to cost them the rest of the season.
Sure, it’s been tough to cheer and bet on the Colts this season, but their defense has still been a strength and should serve as the difference maker in this game.
Even the Vikings offense, who many people expected would be one of the most explosive in the NFL, ranks only 19th in yards per play and 12th in points per play.
The key to stifling their offense is slowing down the likes of Justin Jefferson, and the Colts should be able to do just that. They’ve allowed only 5.9 yards per pass over their last three games, which ranks inside the top 10 in the NFL over that stretch.
The Colts may not win this game, but I think they can do enough defensively to keep it close. I’ll grab Indianapolis with the points.
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