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Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints 12/16/2019 Picks, Preview and Predictions

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Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints 12-16-2019 Picks Preview and Predictions

Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints 12/16/2019 – The Indianapolis Colts (6-7) are on crash coordinates against the New Orleans Saints (10-3). The best sportsbook review site is hesitating to come up with conclusive figures. In this case, it would be best for you to manually check the stats for each team plus their recent trends. 

Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints 12/16/2019

When: Monday, December 16, 8:15 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ESPN
Stream: SofaStream

Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints 12/16/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Colts +8.5 (-110) 44 o (-110) +335
Saints -8.5 (-110) 44 u (-110) -455
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Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts suffered a humiliating loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They weren’t able to make the cut with a 38-35 endgame score. QB Jacoby Brissett was going for 19/36 with 251 passing yards. He pumped in a game-high 2 TDs without any interceptions. Marlon Mack also played a stellar performance with 13 carries across 38 yards. His minimal yardage gain was compensated by his rushing TD. Marcus Johnson was the receivers’ lead with 3 catches worth 105 yards.

The Colts did a mixed-type offense which kept them afloat throughout the game. They only rushed for 22 out of 59 plays. Their 16 first downs left a lot to be desired. Defense-wise, they weren’t able to solidify their defensive line. The enemy breezed through with a 71% throw completion rate and 28 rush attacks. These attempts may have doomed the Colts’ efforts to wrest the lead.

The Colts haven’t been known for their exemplary mixed offense. The team has two choices for the future: hone and eventually perfect their mixed offense, or find other ways to express their rush attacks.

Players to watch:

J. Brissett QB (12 GP 228 CMP 361 ATT 63.2 CMP% 2496 YDS 6.9 AVG 221.9 YDS/G 50 LNG 18 TD 6 INT 20 SACK 121 SYL 54 QBR 93.2 RTG), M. Mack RB (11 GP 205 ATT 900 YDS 4.4 AVG 63 LNG 7 BIG 5 TDS 81.8 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 55 FD), J. Williams RB (6 GP 35 REC 60 TGTS 547 YDS 15.6 AVG 5 TD 37 LNG 10 BIG 42.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST), Z. Pascal WR (13 GP 35 REC 60 TGTS 547 YDS 15.6 AVG 5 TD 37 LNG 10 BIG 42.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 191 YAC 26 FD), J. Doyle TE (13 GP 38 REC 59 TGTS 404 YDS 10.6 AVG 4 TD 23 LNG 4 BIG 31.1 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 209 YAC 26 FD).

New Orleans Saints

The Saints were brought down from their high chair by the de facto leader of the NFL. The Saints melted under the 49ers’ consistent onslaught. They had to settle for a 48-46 endgame score. QB Drew Brees played his heart out with a steller 29/40 and 349 air yards. He risked his limbs to garner 5 thrown TDs. RB Latavius Murray only held the ball 7 times but was able to bring it through 69 yards. Michael Thomas was the foremost receiver, catching the ball 11 times across an impressive 134 yards.

The Saints pulled out all the stops and tried to match their opponent in offensive ferocity. They stepped up 28 first downs and 27 rush attacks. For all that effort, the Saints got 456 yards. Their opponent was tenacious, however, and the Saints were forced to concede 516 yards. The defense line was at minimum effort, allowing the opponent a 75% throw completion rate. The killing blow might have been the opponent’s 24 rush attacks, some of which connected into TDs.

The Saints need to take stock of their defensive line. They can’t risk lowering their defenses against a team that has been known to roll over their opponents.

Players to watch:

D. Brees QB (8 GP 206 CMP 280 ATT 73.6 CMP% 2140 YDS 7.6 AVG 267.5 YDS/G 49 LNG 17 TD 4 INT 9 SACK 65 SYL 73 QBR 109.5 RTG), A. Kamara RB (11 GP 138 ATT 612 YDS 4.4 AVG 30 LNG 4 BIG 1 TDS 55.6 YDS/G 3 FUM 1 LST 24 FD), L. Murray RB (13 GP 113 ATT 533 YDS 4.7 AVG 30 LNG 3 BIG 5 TDS 41 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 33 FD), M. Thomas WR (13 GP 121 REC 147 TGTS 1424 YDS 11.8 AVG 7 TD 49 LNG 13 BIG 109.5 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 502 YAC 70 FD, J. Cook TE (11 GP 34 REC 55 TGTS 523 YDS 15.4 AVG 6 TD 40 LNG 11 BIG 47.5 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 202 YAC 25 FD).

Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints Betting Numbers

Trends

Indianapolis Colts

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indianapolis’ last 6 games.
Colts are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Indianapolis is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against New Orleans.
Indianapolis is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against New Orleans.
Colts are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
Saints are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
New Orleans is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games when playing at home against Indianapolis.
Saints are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season.

Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints Betting Picks

Sports betting sites have heavily favored a New Orleans win. The estimated score is 15.5 versus 29.9. The winner’s spread will cover the spread, with a total going under.