|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe late game on Sunday night in the NFL features the Indianapolis Colts taking on the Denver Broncos, as Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning square off once more. The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 PM ET in Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Oddsmakers have the Broncos as a significant favorite.
The Colts went 0-4 in the preseason and didn't inspire much confidence with their offense. Their final game of the preseason was a 35-7 road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, where they lost against the spread as 2 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 41 point line that was set.
The Broncos were 3-1 in the preseason, winning both road games and splitting their home games. They are coming off of a 27-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys, where they won against the spread as 2 ½ point road favorites. The sportsbooks had the total set at 43 ½ points, and it went UNDER.
Indianapolis is 4-1 ATS overall lately, and 8-2 ATS against opponents from the AFC. They are 6-2 ATS when playing on grass, and 0-6 ATS in Week 1. Denver is 4-0-1 ATS in September, and 8-2 ATS on grass. They are 5-2 ATS against AFC opponents.
Between these teams, the Colts are 6-0 ATS lately. The home team is 6-2 ATS, and the favorite is 6-2 ATS. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 8 matchups.
They last met in October 2013, when Indianapolis won 39-33, and covered the spread as 6 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 54 ½ point line that was set.
For Sunday night's game, BetRoyal has the Broncos listed as a 7 ½ point home favorite. The over/under is set at 55 points.