In Week Nine NFL Action, the Indianapolis Colts travel to New England to face the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Both clubs are aiming to contend for a playoff position in their respective divisions as the NFL season, and schedule reach their midpoint.
The Indianapolis Colts (3-4-1) fell 19-10 at home in a defensive battle with the Tennessee Titans. In the meantime, the New England Patriots (4-4) handled a Jets squad that was on a roll and defeated them for a 22-17 victory on the road.
Can the Colts defeat the Patriots on the road? Will the Patriots’ success continue? Let’s dive into this matchup and see how these two teams stack up so you can make your bets against their NFL Lines.
NFL Week 9 Betting Preview for Indianapolis Colts at New England
Injury-riddled Colts Look for Win on the Road
The Colts‘ offense was nonexistent in Sam Ehlinger’s debut under center, as Indianapolis managed just ten points in a loss to the Commanders last week. Despite switching quarterbacks and moving on from Matt Ryans, the Colts have failed to score more than 17 points in four of their last five games.
They might not have top running back Jonathan Taylor, who was injured and departed last week’s game which can only make things worse for the Colts’ offense.
The Colts’ defense has kept them in every game this season. Indianapolis was able to limit the Titans‘ passing yards to just 126 while also forcing a turnover. Overall, their defense allows the ninth-most yards and the seventh-fewest points per game (19.6)
Patriots Defense Leads Patriots Success
Even if there has been some quarterback drama in New England, the Patriots have managed to function. The squad has a four-game winning streak during which they have averaged 25.8 points on offense and 16.3 points against.
A rookie quarterback like Sam Ehlinger will find it extremely challenging to succeed against the Patriots’ defense.
The New England Patriots lead the league in takeaways (16), including ten interceptions, and they intercepted Zach Wilson three times in their most recent encounter. Ultimately, look for the defense to take advantage of a banged-up and inexperienced Indianapolis offense at home.
Betting Lines & Odds
The Patriots are the betting favorites in this game, according to oddsmakers, with the spread set at 5.5 points (-110).
In terms of the moneyline, the Colts odds are given +200 chances to win as road underdogs, while the Patriots are given -240 odds to defend their home turf. The Over/Under for this contest is 39 points (-110).
The Colts will play a challenging opponent on the road in Foxborough and are still searching for their offensive identity. The Patriots, on the other hand, have recently been on a tear and hope to keep it going when they defend their home field.
The Patriots’ defense has been the strongest part of their game, and Bill Belichick has a solid game plan to tackle Colts’ starter Ehlinger in his first road start.
The bottom line is the Colts have failed to cover the spread in their past two games, while the Patriots have covered the number in four of their last five games. I fully expect the Patriots to get back in the AFC East playoff picture with a big win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Prediction: Patriots -5.5 (-110)