Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens Online Betting Football Preview
This weekend, online betting football players can wager on Saturday matchups once again. There will be a total of 2 games to bet on this Saturday, one for the NFC and the other for the AFC. Firstly is the AFC’s matchup pitting the Indianapolis Colts against the Baltimore Ravens. Let’s take a gander at what kind of turnout NFL sportsbooks are predicting for this Week 16 Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens pairing.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens – Saturday, December 23rd
When: 4:30 pm ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
TV: NFL Network
Stream: NFL Game Pass
Online Betting Football Lines:
Indianapolis Colts +13 ½ (-110) 41 (-110)
Baltimore Ravens -13 ½ (-110) 41 (-110)
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The Indianapolis Colts have slumped their way to a 3-11 record this season. With that pitiful record, the Colts find themselves ranked dead last in the AFC South. By and large, Indianapolis’ 2017 woes can be pitted on Andrew Luck’s injury. Luck is the face of this franchise and subsequently the Colts had a hard time competing without their star quarterback. Additionally, Indy enters this matchup riding a 5-game losing streak. With that in mind, it’s pretty evident that the Colts will have a hard time competing with the Ravens this weekend. Not so much because of how talented Baltimore is but rather due to the Colts’ poor statistical numbers. In fact, it’s not at all surprising to see the NFL teaser odds give Indy a 13 ½ point spread to cover.
It’s not a good idea to take the Colts straight up and it’s definitely not a good idea to take them against the spread either. Indy has a 6-8 record against the spread this season while the Ravens are 8-5-1 themselves. Depending on what the money line predicts, bettors might be better off taking Baltimore on the spread.
The Ravens fly into this Week 16 pairing flashing an 8-6 record that ranks the franchise 2nd in the AFC North. At the present time, Baltimore doesn’t stand a chance of catching the division leading Pittsburgh Steelers, who have an 11-3 record. Nevertheless, the Ravens could still very well make the postseason cut. All the Ravens need to do is usurp the 8-6 Bills for the 6th seed in the AFC. In that case, the Ravens could very well pass Buffalo this weekend. Since Buffalo is facing New England this Sunday while the Ravens face the Colts, it’s easy to predict who will come out on top. The Ravens are 2-1 in their last three games.
On account of both team’s records, it comes as no online betting football surprise to see that the Ravens have the statistical advantage in this one. Baltimore’s offense is putting up 24.6 points each Sunday which is significantly better than the 16.1 the Colts are scoring. Furthermore, it’s very much the same story on defense. The Colts allot 26.3 points while the Ravens give up a slim 18.3. All things considered, these differences are too much for the Jacoby Brissett led Colts to overcome this weekend.