Check out our free Colts vs Jaguars pick and preview for NFL week 2 game in Jacksonville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Colts vs Jaguars Pick & Preview- NFL Week 2
On Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 PM ET, the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. CBS is carrying television coverage the for game. This matchup between two AFC South teams has the Colts as the -4.0 point road favorites.
Colts vs Jaguars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
- Where: Jacksonville at TIAA Bank Field
- Date: Sunday, September 18th
- Betting Odds IND -4.0, IND +-197 | JAX +164 O/U 45.5
This week, the Indianapolis Colts will look to come away with a win, as they are coming off a 20-20 tie vs the Houston Texans. With the tie, Indianapolis failed to cover the spread, as they were the -7.0 point favorites. The team’s combined scoring of 40 points, fell below the posted betting line of 45.
The Colts 20 points was a below average figure compared to last year’s squad that averaged 26.53 points per game.
For the game, Indianapolis ran the ball 38 times, finishing with 177 rushing yards. Jonathan Taylor had a big individual game, finding the endzone 1 time, in addition to his 161 rush yards. Matt Ryan was able to rack up 352 passing yards on an overall passer rating of 83.08. Ryan finished the game with 1 passing TD. Michael Pittman Jr. led the way for Indianapolis at receiver, finding the endzone once to go along with his 121 yards.
Heading into week 2, the Jaguars will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 28-22 loss to the Washington Commanders. Jacksonville lost the game by more than anticpaited, as the oddsmakers placed Jacksonville as 3.0 point underdogs. With their combined 50 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 44.
On offense, the team’s 22 point performance, surpassed last year’s season average of 14.88 points per game.
For the game, Jacksonville ran the ball 18 times, finishing with 123 rushing yards. In addition to running for 66 yards, James Robinson ran for 1 score. At the quarterback position, Trevor Lawrence ended the game with a passer rating of 75.0 on 275 yards through the air. For the game, Lawrence also threw for 1 touchdown. Christian Kirk had a big game in the passing attack, finishing with 117 yards on 6 catches.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Looking back to last year’s matchups between the teams, both Indianapolis and Jacksonville picked up a win. The Colts won their game by a score of 23-17, while the Jaguars picked up a 26-11 victory.
When looking back at the recent matchups between Indianapolis and Jacksonville, the Jaguars put together a record of 2-3. The two teams have combined to average 44.8 points per game in their last 5 meetings. The Jacksonville Jaguars have gone 5-0-0 vs the spread in these games. The Colts offense has averaged 20.4 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Jacksonville, compared to the Jaguars at 24.4.
Across their last 5 road contests, Indianapolis has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-1-1, while averaging 25.0 points per game.
In their last 5 games at home, the Jaguars have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 15.0 points per game in these contests.
Colts vs Jaguars Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Colts -4.0
Free Total Prediction:Over 45.5
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