In this week 17 NFL preview between Colts and Giants, see who like to win the game and cover the spread.
Colts vs Giants Pick & Preview- NFL Week 17
On Sunday, January 1st at 1:00 PM ET, the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. CBS is carrying television coverage the for game. The Giants are the favorite to come away with the win in this non-conference matchup.
Colts vs Giants Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants
- Where: East Rutherford at MetLife Stadium
- Date: Sunday, January 1st
- Betting Odds NYG -5.0, IND +175 | NYG -215 O/U 39.5
Can Nick Foles Help Lead The Colts To A Road Upset At New York?
Heading into week 17, the Colts will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 20-3 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. With the loss, Indianapolis also failed to cover the spread, as they were 3.5 underdogs. The two teams combined point total of 23 remained below the betting line of 44.
Indianapolis struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 69 yards on 14 attempts. Zack Moss led the team with 65 rush yards and did not find the endzone.
On his way to compiling 143 passing yards, Nick Foles finished with a passer rating of 31.9. Foles walked away from the game without a passing touchdown. Jelani Woods had a big game in the passing attack, finishing with 43 yards on 3 catches. Indianapolis is the 9th-ranked team in passing attempts per game, with an average of 36. So far, 66.82% of their yards have come through the air, on a completion percentage of 65.62% (14th).
Can Daniel Jones And The Giants Take Care Of Business At Home?
Heading into week 17, the Giants will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 27-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Even though the Giants lost the game, they managed to cover the spread as 4.5-point underdogs. Going into the game, the over-under total was set at 48 points, which the teams surpassed.
New York struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 126 yards on 21 attempts. In addition to running for 84 yards, Saquon Barkley ran for 1 score.
At the quarterback position, Daniel Jones ended the game with a passer rating of 92.76 on 334 yards through the air. Jones was able to cap off his strong statistical game by throwing for 1 touchdown. Leading the team’s passing attack was Richie James, who finished with 90 yards, including a yards per-reception figure of 11.2. New York has thrown the ball an average of 30.4 times per game, placing them in 27th. Going into the game, the Giants have thrown a total of 6.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 67.3% (5th).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Last year, the Colts and Giants did not play each other.
Looking back at the recent matchups between Indianapolis and New York, the Giants have taken 4 of the last 5 contests. The two teams have combined to average 57.8 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The Indianapolis Colts have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 2-2. The Colts’ offense has averaged 31.8 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with New York, compared to the Giants at 26.0.
Through their last 5 road games, Indianapolis has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4-0 while averaging 18.6 points per game.
In their last 5 games at home, the Giants have a straight-up record of 2-2-1 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 21.6 points per game in these contests.
Colts vs Giants Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Giants -5.0
- Free Total Prediction: Over 39.5