NFL Sportsbooks Predict Tough Game for Colts & NinersPosted by: Charlie Smith
The Indianapolis Colts will host the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. The Colts have had a rough start to the 2017 NFL sportsbook betting season, and the same applies to San Francisco. Nevertheless, this Sunday, fans betting NFL will find out exactly which franchise is the lesser team. Considering that the Niners have yet to win a game this season, bettors can expect the odds-makers to come out in favor of the home team.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts – Sunday, October 8th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
NFL Sportsbook Odds:
San Francisco 49ers +1 (-107) 44 ½ (-111) EV
Indianapolis Colts -1 (-113) 44 ½ (-109) -120
San Francisco 49ers
At 0-4, San Fran is inarguably the worst team in the NFC West. Which is a huge blow for the future of the franchise, considering that the division has some decent competitors. Moving forward, the 49ers have plenty of holes to plug in their ship. The Niners have gotten blown out twice this season. But on a positive note, versus the Cardinals and Seahawks, San Fran came within 3 points of tying the football game. It seems that playing divisional rivals brings out the best from the Niners.
Unfortunately, the Colts are far from being considered an NFC West rival. But, then again, Indianapolis is also far from being a top-tier team in the NFL. This, undoubtedly, has led sports wagering sites to predict a 1-point spread for this Week 5 contest. Surprisingly, San Francisco is 3-1 against the spread this season, so maybe this isn’t that bad of a bet. However, a 1-point spread line doesn’t really seem like that great of a betting option.
Perhaps if San Francisco had more dominant play at the quarterback position, people would be more eager to take a chance on them. The Niners currently have Brian Hoyer lining up under center, a man with twice as many interceptions as he has touchdowns this season. But maybe this is Karma for letting their Super Bowl quarterback walk out the door.
This is probably the first time in two weeks that the Colts are being favored by NFL sportsbooks. In part because of how poorly the Colts have been playing this year, and also because they’ll be contending without Andrew Luck. Jacoby Brissett, the man who stepped in for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo and a suspended Tom Brady last season, is currently under center. All things considered, Brissett isn’t performing that poorly for a 2-year veteran. Brissett has 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 683 yards and an 80.2 passer rating to his name. It’s a lot better than what Hoyer has.
Fortunately for Brissett, he won’t have to play against the Legion of Boom this Sunday. Instead, the young quarterback will have to contend against a defense that ranks 22nd against the pass. We’ll have to see what kind of numbers Brissett can put up on the road. In the end, how well Indianapolis’ running game performs could play a decisive factor.