NFL Betting Predictions: Green Bay Packers vs Indianapolis Colts
Friday August 25th at 8PM Eastern, the Green Bay Packers (1-1) travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts (0-2). BetDSI.eu Sportsbook has the Packers as a large -400 favorite while giving up -8 1/2 points.
The Colts without star QB Peyton Manning are abysmal at best, as they have looked absolutely awful this preseason without him. On offense they average a horrible 6.5 points a game ranking them (30th) in the NFL, averaging 233 total yards (29th), 148.5 yards per game in the air (28th), and 84.5 yards per game on the ground (27th). When your teams two quarterbacks are Dan Orlovsky and Curtis Painter it certainly does not leave you much to write about. Nothing good has been happening on the offensive side of the ball for the Colts. They better hope Manning is healthy by week one of the season or they need to find a vetran to take over till his return or face the wrath of Dan Orvlosky leading them.
The defense of the Colts seem to be aspiring to play as bad as their offense giving up on average (per game) of 24.5 points (29th), 378 total yards a (29th), 186.5 passing yards (13th), and 191.5 yards rushing a game to rank them dead last in rushing defense.
The Green Bay Packers on the other hand are an offensive juggernaut posting on game average (per game) 22.5 points (9th), 361.5 total yards (5th), 280 passing yards (2nd), and 81.5 yard rushing a game (28th). Aaron Rodgers has looked as if the lock out hasent hurt his form any putting up a 133.5 QB rating, while his back up Matt Flyn also has a 131.8 QB rating on the preseason.
The Packers defense has not shared the same success this preseason as their offense as they have allowed averages per a game of 23.5 points (28th), 374 total yards (28th), 264.5 passing (29th), and 109.5 rushing yards per game (16th). These are not great numbers but against such a terrible offense this week they should improve.
My Prediction: Take the Packers laying the -8 1/2 points and if you aren’t one to bet against a spread, you could always refinance your home or take a loan out on your car and bet the bank on the Colts at -400 as without devine intervention this one won’t even be close.