When the Saints (10-3) host the Colts (6-7) on “Football Sunday Night” (8:15 pm ET, ESPN), it will be an NFC team trying to improve the playoffs. keep his hopes alive in the playoffs.
The Saints have some defensive damage coming into play, while the Colts are getting a little healthier in offense. Indianapolis usually play better at home, but have played unpredictably close games all season.
New Orleans sometimes dominated teams with defensive and special teams, and sometimes ran offensively with head coach Drew Brees. Indianapolis tried to find an identity around General Jacoby Brissett. The Saints and Colts love to slow down games with effective scoring and good games.
Here’s everything you need to know about betting on the Saints vs. Colts in Week 15, including updated odds, trends and forecasts for our “Football Sunday Night Specialist”.
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Innocents vs. Colts odds on ‘Monday Night Football’
The line was a little smaller than double digits all week. The Saints are coming off a 2-point home loss in Week 14 to the 49ers. The Colts lost one road fall to the Buccaneers by just 3 points.
Saints vs. Colts of all time
The Saints lead 8-5. They have this edge by winning three in a row. The last time the teams played in New Orleans, the Saints won a 62-7 win on Sunday night in 2011. The Saints beat the Colts in Super Bowl 44, 31-17.
Three trends we need to know
– 60% of successors bet with the Saints. 60 percent of moneyline bets also like the Saints.
– 68 percent of bets like the game to go above the average high point total. The Colts have played in 8 of 13 games. The Saints have gone 7 of 13 games.
– The Saints have failed to cover in three of their last five games. The Colts pushed and failed to cover their two previous games.
Three things to look out for
Not Rankins or Davenport
The Saints usually have a front end but now play without two key pieces in tackling Sheldon Rankins and ending Marcus Davenport, both of whom are in injured reserve. This should help Brissett feel a little more comfortable, especially with the end Cameron Jordan playing through an abdominal injury. The absence of Rankins in the middle of the linebacker’s top, Kiko Alonso missing another game, will help the Colts’ power plan rush to a healthy Marlon Mack.
The Colts are set to have a wide receiver T.Y. Hilton gives him the opportunity to play for the first time since Week 12. He will likely be in a tough match against Marshon Lattimore, but has lost his ability to open the current game for Mack and the short game for Brissett.
Alvin Kamara had a strange time for the Saints. The running back has only scored two touchdowns all season, both coming in Week 3. He still has to record either 100 yards rushing or 100 yards receiving in one game in 2019. He does not seem to be an explosive, determined player himself. after an ankle injury in the middle. The Saints have to get him before they get into the playoffs.
Stat that matters
The Saints are only 3-2 in home games with Brees this season, but have gone through the charts well in the Superdome as usual. In those 5 games, he has completed nearly 75% of his passes, throwing for 13 TDs in just 3 INTs at 8.0 yards per attempt, 338 yards per game and a 112.6 passer rating.
Saints vs. Colts Prediction
The Saints offense will make some great plays, but will sometimes stop because of the Colts’ bending-but-not-breaking nature of defense, which still plays hard despite a few key injuries. This means a lot of red zone opportunities and the ball moves well, but targets to match the touchdowns. The Colts will work effectively to help Brissett stay in the game, but in the end, he doesn’t score enough in another loss of possession.
Saints 30, Colts 23