Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots Thursday Night Football Betting
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Thursday Night Football has been exceptionally thrilling this season. Although TNF has gotten a bad rep over the last couple of years, the NFL has gone out of its way to ensure that Thursday Night Football matchups in the 2018 NFL football betting season are worth tuning in for. And this Thursday’s Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots matchup fits that bill to a tee. So, what do the sportsbook odds have to say about this thrilling rivalry? Let’s take a look at the betting lines to find out.
Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots – Thursday, October 4th
When: 8:20 pm ET
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
TV: Fox, NFL Network
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
NFL Football Betting Odds:
Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts enter this Thursday Night Football matchup sporting a rather weak 1-3 record. It’s no mystery as to where the Colts problems lie, considering they rank 18th in the NFL in points allowed. But despite having a meager defense, Luck has kept Indy in most of their matchups this season. This past weekend’s matchup against the Houston Texans resulted in a 37-34 loss. The week before Indianapolis suffered a 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But even though the Colts aren’t getting blown out, they’re also not winning many games. And considering that the AFC South is currently led by the Titans and Jaguars, both of whom are 3-1 this season, the Colts are plummeting in the divisional rankings. Barring some miraculous turnaround, the Colts will continue to lose these close matchups, ultimately closing in on the No. 4 spot in the AFC South.
Players to Watch: Andrew Luck (1,126 passing yards, 9 TD, 3 INT), Jordan Wilkins (136 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and TY Hilton (294 receiving yards, 2 TD, 0 F).
New England Patriots
The Pats march into this Week 5 matchup sporting a surprising 2-2 record. New England’s first loss of the season came against the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-20, which wasn’t the biggest bombshell this season. After all, the Jags have one of the best defenses in the NFL. However, the following week the Pats would lose 26-10 to Matt Patricia’s Lions – which was a bit of a shocker. Sure, Patricia has some inner knowledge of the Pats’ workings. But that hasn’t helped any of Belichick’s other understudies in the past. So after falling to 1-2 this season, New England desperately needed a rebound. Luckily they were able to deliver just that in this past weekend’s AFC East matchup against the Dolphins. That matchup saw Brady and the Pats come out on top 38-7. They now look to beat up on an Indianapolis team that hasn’t been having much luck this season.
Players to Watch: Tom Brady (918 passing yards, 9 TD, 4 INT), Sony Michel (196 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and Rob Gronkowski (233 receiving yards, 1 TD, 17 REC).
Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots Betting Predictions
Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots Betting Picks
So which side should online mobile betting fans take in Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots matchup? The NFL football betting odds are leaning towards New England heavily. Nevertheless, this is the NFL and anything can happen especially when teams have a short week to prepare. Putting a small bet on the Colts is definitely worthwhile, considering how steep those underdog odds are. The spread seems a bit lopsided at 10 points however, so you don’t want to take New England there. Especially when considering how tight most of Indy’s losses have been this year. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 30-24 New England.