New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts 10/29/2023 – Lucas Oil Stadium will be the venue for a week 8 NFL matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon. With both teams locked at 3-4 records, this game should prove pivotal for both sides as an opportunity to make significant strides forward and turn their seasons around. The Saints, known for their resilience and championship aspirations, are focused on rising to the top of the highly competitive league. The latest NFL betting picks and predictions are expecting the New Orleans Saints to win in this game.
New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts 10/29/2023
|When:||Sunday, October 29, 2023 1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Lucas Oil Stadium|
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The New Orleans Saints have produced an average of 19.0 points per game this season, placing them 21st overall. Led by veteran quarterback D. Carr‘s 1,600 passing yards with 6 touchdowns and 4 interceptions as an anchor for their offense; A. Kamara led their rushing attack with 261 yards at an average of 3.8 yards per carry while C. Olave has been an invaluable target with 39 receptions totaling 471 receiving yards and one touchdown receptions.
Indianapolis’ Offensive Battle
The Indianapolis Colts, on the other hand, have displayed a much stronger offensive performance, averaging 25.4 points per game to place 6th in the league. G. Minshew has led this charge and amassed 1,187 passing yards, 5 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions while Z. Moss led all rushers with 523 yards at an average of 4.6 yards per carry average and M. Pittman made himself known with 42 receptions totaling 489 receiving yards and two touchdowns – an impressive feat that places them 6th among his peers in terms of scoring ability and consistency.
Defensively, the New Orleans Saints have shown resilience by only surrendering an average of 18.1 points per game on defense – placing them 7th overall in the NFL. Their total yards allowed per game have also been impressive averaging 299.3 yards and placing them 4th overall. Their pass defense has also been exceptional with only 187.0 passing yards allowed per game (good enough for 4th in the league). Finally, their run defense remains sound by only permitting 98.7 rushing yards per game (good enough for 12th overall in this league).
The Indianapolis Colts, however, have encountered defensive obstacles, giving up an average of 27.3 points per game to rank 30th in the league. Their total yards allowed have also been subpar: 372.1 yards allowed per game is 25th overall while pass defense has conceded 232.6 passing yards per game, placing them 19th overall while run defense has also suffered; they allow an average of 118.7 rushing yards per game which ranks them 21st.
The Saints have experienced turnover issues, averaging an average of 1.3 turnovers per game which puts them 14th overall in the league. Their takeaways rate of 1.7 is 13th among teams. Meanwhile, the Colts have struggled with turnovers too: an average of 1.7 turnovers per game puts them 27th while they manage 1.9 takeaways per game which puts them 10th.
NFL Latest Odds: NO +1.5 ; O/U 41.5
The latest betting odds are stacked in favor of a win for the New Orleans Saints in this matchup. The Indianapolis Colts are not going to take this lying down and will still pose a dangerous opponent for the Saints.
New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New Orleans’ last 13 games.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Saints is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against Indianapolis.
New Orleans is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games against Indianapolis.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 8 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
New Orleans is 12-5 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference South division.
New Orleans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games played in October.
Saints are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games played in week 8.
Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
Indianapolis are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indianapolis’ last 9 games.
Indianapolis are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis’ last 5 games against New Orleans.
Indianapolis are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Colts are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
Indianapolis are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in October.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indianapolis’ last 9 games played in week 8.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indianapolis’ last 10 games played on a Sunday.
Indianapolis are 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games played on a Sunday when playing at home.
New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts Betting Pick
The Indianapolis Colts are easily a strong team and will hope to improve their record and move up the ladder in the league. But, the New Orleans Saints will be firing up the scoreboard with their incredible offense and will be winning here as expected by the best free sports betting picks.
Score Prediction: Saints 24, Colts 21.