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Jaguars Visit Indianapolis in Search of Rare Back-to-Back Wins

The Jacksonville Jaguars aim to post consecutive straight-up wins for just the second time since November 2015 when they wrap up their 2016 NFL season with a Week 17 clash against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 7-8 Colts are coming off a 33-25 loss in Oakland as 3.5-point underdogs, and are winless in three of their past four home dates.

Shark Bites
  • The Colts are 5-1 ATS in their last six games at home after failing to cover in their most recent home game.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Colts' last 18 games as favorite.
  • The Jaguars are 2-22 SU in their last 24 games on the road.

The 3-12 Jaguars halted a nine-game straight-up losing streak with last weekend's 38-17 win over the Tennessee Titans as 4.5-point home underdogs. Jacksonville has enjoyed some recent success at the sportsbooks, posting against the spread wins in three of its past five, and is 4-2 ATS over its past six road contests.

The Colts have been a model of inconsistency this season, recording consecutive wins just once. Indianapolis has also lost three of its past four on home turf, including a 22-17 loss to Houston as 6.5-point home chalk three weeks ago, and has failed to cover in three straight at home when favored by six or more points.

Jacksonville has posted big wins in two straight against the Colts, and covered in three straight meetings. But Indianapolis has dominated in home matchups with the Jaguars, winning three straight, all as home chalk, while holding Jacksonville to a meagre 8.6 points per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Indianapolis Colts as -7-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 48.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 31-14 result in favor of the Colts. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indianapolis Colts sit at 7-8 (7-7-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jacksonville Jaguars are currently 3-12 (8-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Indianapolis is 9-6 OU, and Jacksonville is 10-5 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indianapolis vs Jacksonville injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 15-rated Indianapolis Colts and the No. 25-rated Jacksonville Jaguars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Indianapolis Colts No. 8-ranked offense (25.8 PPG) against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that ranks No. 26 at 25.07 PPG. The Colts passing attack has averaged 260.8 yards per game, more than the Jaguars give up through the air (210.27 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Jacksonville Jaguars own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 109.14 yards per game when on the road. Indianapolis, on the other hand, rates No. 27 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Blake Bortles led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 325 yards Saturday as the Jaguars downed the Titans 38-17 at EverBank Field.

T.Y. Hilton hauled in 4 passes for 105 yards against the Oakland defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 33-25 loss against the Raiders on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Jacksonville is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games
  • Jacksonville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Jacksonville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 6 games at home
  • Indianapolis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Jacksonville
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indianapolis's last 11 games when playing Jacksonville

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