It’s Kansas, not Kan’tsas: Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Indianapolis Colts will host the Kansas City Chiefs, who are flying higher than dust in the wind after back-to-back wins – a feat that the Colts have not been able to achieve this season. The following are the online football betting odds for the game on Sunday, October 30th at Lucas Oil Stadium:
Chiefs -2½ (-115) 49½ (-110)
In addition to winning two straight, the Kansas City Chiefs (4-2) have won nine consecutive games at home, the most recent of which was a 27-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Kansas QB Alex Smith threw 17 of 24 for 214 yards with two TD passes, one of which made for a gravity-defying reception by wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Running back Spencer Ware made the other scoring catch, and also ran for 77 yards on 17 carries. On the defensive end of things, defensive back Daniel Sorensen sacked Drew Brees one time, and intercepted him another. New Orleans drew within a TD, but the Saints fumbled the ball, which was recovered by CB Marcus Peters.
If the Titans are, well, the Titans, then the Colts are the Olympians and Andrew Luck is Zeus himself. On Sunday, Luck improved to 8-0 against Tennessee, throwing 27 of 39 for 353 yards and three scoring passes – one to wide receiver T.Y Hilton (who had seven receptions for 133 yards), and other two to tight end Jack Doyle and running back Frank Gore. The Titans were ahead before Luck threw his last TD pass, and the Colts are now 15-1 in their last 16 games against the Titans.
The Colts will attempt to string two wins together for the first time this regular season, but the online football betting odds at most football betting sites might not be on their side against the Chiefs, even if Indy does have the home field advantage. The Colts’ O-line has left Luck high and dry for the most part, and he has been sacked 25 times. The defense does not acquit itself too well, for that matter – Indy ranks 28th in the league in yards against per carry, at 4.7. Kansas’ Ware averages 5.2 yards per carry, so it might not be a bad idea to just let him run with it. Then again, the Colts are not immune to air strikes, allowing 281.1 yards passing per game – so a well balanced offense could be the key to the Chiefs’ victory.
Online football betting fans know that Luck could be a deciding factor in a potential upset, if only he weren’t so inconsistent. Unfortunately for Indy, not every game can be against the Titans – although to be fair, the Colts have won their previous three encounters with the Chiefs. Kansas City last defeated Indy back in 2011. The Colts are averaging 27.7 points and 372.4 total yards (273.6 passing and 98.9 rushing) per game on offense, and allowing 28.6 points and 399.7 total yards (281.1 passing and 118.6 rushing) per game on defense.