Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts: Point spread and odds
It's time for the previews of another week of NFL
football, starting with the Sunday game New England Patriots vs.
Indianapolis Colts and we will look at the point spread and
betting odds on this match-up. Just one year ago these two NFL
teams met and the New England Patriots (5-2) had a bit of tough
time beating the Indianapolis Colts (3-4) to go on and finish a
perfect season. But this football season the absence of star
quarterback Tom Brady is clearly felt and the bookmakers have
made the Colts a big favorite for Sunday, when the welcome the
Patriots to Lucas Oil Stadium.
At the online sportsbook
odds are heavily stacked against the Pats; the bookie has listed
Indianapolis Colts as -275 odds favorite to win the game, while
the Patriots are big underdog, sitting on odds +235 to win
straight up on Sunday night. The New England Patriots vs.
Indianapolis Colts point spread is currently at -6 points chalk
the Colts with the total expected by the odds makers at 44
points. Betting trends show that New England is 3-10 against the
spread in its last 13 games, but the Patriots are 14-2-1 against
the spread in their last 17 games when playing on the road
against the Indianapolis Colts. Also keep in mind that the total
has gone OVER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games when playing
at home against New England.
These betting numbers and point spread
are an enormous testament to the lack of faith in the Pats of
doing anything extraordinary without Brady. Injury-wise the
Patriots are the better suited team, yet the Colts are the big
favorite to win the game. Patriots linebacker Shawn Crable, RB
Sammy Morris, cornerbacks Ellis Hobbs and Lewis Sanders all
missed Wednesday practice, while RB LaMont Jordan, and wide
receivers Randy Moss and Matt Slater had a limited one. But
these injuries fade compared to the list of Indianapolis Colts.
Eleven Colts players missed Wednesday practice, among them wide
receivers Roy Hall and Reggie Wayne, running backs Clifton
Dawson and Dominic Rhodes, defensive ends Dwight Freeney and
Robert Mathis as well as three cornerbacks and more.