The Indianapolis Colts start a new era at quarterback this Sunday when they visit the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field this Sunday Andrew Luck makes his much-anticipated NFL debut Sunday going up against a very tough defense on the road.
He and the Colts were a 9.5-point underdogs AT Sportsbook.ag but the line has moved higher, perhaps with good reason since the Colts are 0-4 ATS in the past four season openers and that was with Peyton Manning at the helm.
Chicago is 4-2 straight up in its last six home games. The total has gone OVER in five of those games.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Bears at No. 18 and the Colts at No. 32 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 22-10 result in favor of the Bears.
Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 0-10
Chicago Bears Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5
A few Colts at Bears trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Indianapolis's last 19 games on the road
Indianapolis is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Indianapolis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indianapolis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Indianapolis home to Minnesota, Sunday, September 16
Chicago at Green Bay, Thursday, September 13