The first NFL Saturday of the season kicks off on Dec. 17 at 1:00 pm eastern when the Indianapolis Colts throw down against the Minnesota Vikings. Indianapolis heads to Minnesota reeling from a 54-19 loss versus Dallas in their last game before the bye. The Vikings look to bounce back after a tough loss to the rival Lions in their last. Which team gets it done? Check out NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Colts at Vikings.
NFL Week 15 Betting Preview and Prediction for Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota
Colts vs Vikings Lines and Match Info
- When: Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
- TV / Streaming: NFL Net
- ATS Odds: Minnesota -4.5
- Money line Odds: Indianapolis +169 / Minnesota -210
- Over/Under Odds: 48.5
Why bet on Indianapolis versus Minnesota?
Based on the score in their last, the Colts played awful versus the Cowboys. However, anybody who watched the game knows Indianapolis hung with the Boys until the second half where things fell apart.
If a few plays had gone Indy’s way, they wouldn’t have won, but they would have challenged the spread line. Indianapolis is a much better team, and played much better, than the 54 points they allowed implies.
Indianapolis Colts Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 318.0
- Passing Yards: 217.8
- Rushing Yards: 100.2
- Points Scored: 16.1
- Turnovers: 26
Indianapolis Colts Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 314.8
- Passing Yards: 188.6
- Rushing Yards: 126.2
- Points Scored: 22.9
- Takeaways: 11
Why bet on Minnesota versus Indianapolis?
Some of the highlights of the spread run was beating Buffalo 33-30 in overtime and besting the New England Patriots 33-26 at home on Thanksgiving Night. Minnesota hasn’t had a losing streak this season. So the Vikings should bounce back from the loss to Detroit in week 14.
Minnesota Vikings Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 342.0
- Passing Yards: 246.4
- Rushing Yards: 95.6
- Points Scored: 24.0
- Turnovers: 14
Minnesota Vikings Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 403.7
- Passing Yards: 287.2
- Rushing Yards: 116.5
- Points Scored: 24.1
- Takeaways: 18
Colts at Vikings Relevant Trends
- Colts are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games versus a team with a winning home record
- Indianapolis is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
- Under is 6-1 in the Colts’ last 7 versus a team with a winning record
- Vikings are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games
- Minnesota is 3-9 ATS versus a team with a losing record
- Over is 5-1 in the Vikings’ last 6 games at home
Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings Final Betting Prediction
The Colts defense is a better unit then what Minnesota will send to the filed. But the Vikings are much better on offense.
The problem for Indianapolis in this game is keeping up with the Vikings’ O. Minnesota will control the clock and score enough to put the Colts into a hole.
Another reason to like the Vikings? The Colts’ offense has a way of putting too much pressure on the defense. The Vikings figure to get great field position on enough possessions to push the score difference past the spread. Minnesota is the play to cover.
NFL Week 15 Pick: Minnesota Vikings -4.5