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Jaguars home to Colts in NFL betting action

Indianapolis ColtsJacksonville Jaguars
Jan 1, 1:00 PM | Grass of EverBank Field

Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds

2-13TEAM RECORD4-11

In the Peyton Manning Era, Week 17 meant a week of rest because the Colts had their playoff position locked up and it predictably meant a good spot to bet against Indianapolis.

But with the Colts struggling in 2011 and starved for wins, are they a good bet to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on the Week 17 odds menu?

The Colts are just 3-14 ATS past 17 season-ending games, but recently, they have been terrific in the month of December, covering 6 straight. The Jaguars meanwhile have trended towards the OVER in Week 17 (5 in a row), angle mirrored in Indy as the Colts have gone 9-1 past 10 season-ending matches.

Of note, 5 of the past 6 meetings here have gone OVER as well.

View Indianapolis vs Jacksonville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Jaguars in this one, they're listed as 5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 37 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Jaguars, currently No. 18 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Colts, who rate No. 32 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 14-8 victory for the Jaguars.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Jacksonville's No. 29-ranked offense (14.9 PPG) against a Colts defense that ranks No. 30 at 27.4 PPG. The Jaguars passing attack has averaged 140.5 yards per game, less than the Colts give up through the air (237.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Colts feature the league's No. 28-rated road run defense, allowing 143.4 yards per game. Jacksonville, meanwhile, ranks No. 15 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Indianapolis, they were a 19-16 winner as they battled the Texans at home. The Colts covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 35 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Reggie Wayne did much of the damage, producing 106 receiving yards as Indianapolis beat the Texans 19-16 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Last time out for Jacksonville, they were a 23-17 loser as they battled the Titans on the road. The Jaguars covered in the match as a 8-point underdog, while 40 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, Jacksonville got a 103-yard performance from Maurice Jones-Drew, but Tennessee prevailed 23-17.

Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 6-4

Jacksonville Jaguars Trends:
When playing in January are 4-6
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the division are 4-6

A few Colts at Jaguars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Indianapolis's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indianapolis's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indianapolis's last 8 games when playing Jacksonville
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville's last 6 games when playing at home against Indianapolis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 8 games when playing Indianapolis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Jacksonville's last 15 games

 

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