Chargers at Colts Lines & Picks - NFL Week 16 Odds for MNF

Chargers at Colts Lines & Picks – NFL Week 16 Odds for MNF

The Los Angeles Chargers head to Indianapolis on Monday night knowing that if they beat the Colts they take a step closer to locking down a coveted playoff spot. The Colts host the Bolts 9 days after the greatest implosion in NFL history. Will Indianapolis bounce back with a spirited cover victory? Or will the Bolts win and cover the spread? Check out NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Chargers at Colts.

Monday Night Football after Christmas: Los Angeles Chargers at Indianapolis Colts

When: Monday, Dec. 19 at 8:15 pm ET
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
TV / Streaming: ESPN / ESPN+
ATS Odds: Chargers -4
Money line Odds: Colts +165 / Chargers -206
Over/Under Odds: 45.5

Why bet on Chargers versus Colts?

After a tough loss to the rival Las Vegas Raiders a few weeks ago, the Chargers have since won two games. In their last, the Bolts beat the Tennessee Titans 17-14.

Then in the game before, LAC tripped up Miami 23-17. The Bolts travel to Indianapolis on Monday night, but the Chargers are 4-3 straight up in away games and 5-2 ATS on the road.

Los Angeles Chargers Offensive Averages

• Total Yards: 357.9
• Passing Yards: 274.2
• Rushing Yards: 83.7
• Points Scored: 22.3
• Turnovers: 15

Los Angeles Chargers Defensive Averages

• Total Yards: 354.5
• Passing Yards: 208.9
• Rushing Yards: 145.6
• Points Scored: 24.3
• Takeaways: 16

Why bet on Colts versus Chargers?

Indianapolis’ meltdown versus the Vikings in their last speaks volumes. The Colts had a 33-points lead and failed to hold on in a 39-36 overtime loss versus the Vikings.

But although it was bad to give up the lead, historically bad, Indy did build a 33 point lead over one of the best teams in the NFL and the Colts did so on the road. Indianapolis’ defense remains a very good unit while the Chargers have trouble rushing the football.

Indianapolis Colts Offensive Averages

• Total Yards: 319.6
• Passing Yards: 214.4
• Rushing Yards: 105.2
• Points Scored: 17.5
• Turnovers: 27

Indianapolis Colts Defensive Averages

• Total Yards: 329.3
• Passing Yards: 205.6
• Rushing Yards: 123.7
• Points Scored: 24.1
• Takeaways: 14

Chargers at Colts Relevant Trends

• Chargers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game
• LAC is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
• Over is 8-1 in the Chargers’ last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record
• Colts are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game
• Indianapolis is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win
• Over is 4-0 in the Colts last 4 games following a straight up loss

Los Angeles Chargers at Indianapolis Colts Final Betting Prediction

The Chargers are excellent against the pass, which is why although L.A. allowed the Titans to rush for 127 yards in their last, the Bolts still managed to win the game.

When it comes to this Monday night matchup, Indianapolis is at a disadvantage. Mentally, the defense can’t be feeling good after giving up 54 point to the Cowboys two games ago and blowing a 33-point lead against the Vikings.

For sure, it’s not the defense’s fault. But it’s still having to weight on the Colts’ stronger unit.

Not only that, but Indianapolis will start Nick Foles at quarterback. Foles can be great. However, he hasn’t played in a couple of seasons and Indy’s offensive line isn’t playing well. To make matters more difficult, Chargers safety Derwin James is probable. The Bolts win and cover.

NFL Week 16 Pick: Los Angeles Chargers -4


 

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