Nathan Peterman fans – if there are any – have a reason to be excited as their boy could start in this coming Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis probably prefers it that way, too, as Peterman hasn’t quite looked like an NFL player in the few snaps he’s seen on the field this season.
In a showdown between two struggling AFC squads, who will come out on top this Sunday? At press, NFL Futures price the Bills at +6,000 to win the AFC East while the Colts are at +2,500 to take the AFC South.
Betting Preview for the Buffalo Bills vs Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 7 Game on October 21, 2018
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
When: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Buffalo Bills (+8.5) vs Indianapolis Colts (-8.5) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Buffalo Bills (2-4)
The Bills got another punch-in-the-gut loss last week, falling prey to the Houston Texans on the road, 20-13. It’s not just the loss that was upsetting for the Bills. Buffalo starting quarterback Josh Allen hurt his elbow in the Texans game and had to be replaced by the turnover-prone Nathan Peterman, who lived up to his infamous billing by throwing two back-breaking interceptions, including the one that was returned for a touchdown to give the Texans the lead for good. It was a brutal way to lose and the Bills will probably have to rely on Peterman again if Allen won’t be healthy in time for Week 7. Allen’s status is up in the air and if he’s going to miss the Colts game, Buffalo will give a heavier workload to its backfield, especially with Peterman being so unreliable. The Bills are 20th in the league, though, with just 99.5 rushing yards per game.
The under is 3-0 in Buffalo’s last three road games.
Betting on the Indianapolis Colts (1-5)
Things have gotten sadder for the Colts. They entered Week 6 with an injury-riddled lineup and yet somehow found a way to emerge out of it with more injuries. In their 42-34 loss at home to the York Jets last week, the Colts saw running back Robert Turbin and wide receivers Ryan Grant and Marcus Johnson go down with injuries. The trio adds to the group of wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, tight end Jack Doyle, defensive lineman Denico Autry, and safety Clayton Geathers on the list of hurt bodies in Indianapolis. All these injuries put more pressure on quarterback Andrew Luck to deliver. Luck had 301 passing yards and four touchdowns against three interceptions in the Jets game. His patience was tested by the repeated incidence of dropped passes, something that the Colts will have to address quick, as Buffalo can be opportunistic on defense.
The Colts are averaging 25.3 points per game and are 10th in the league with 286 passing yards per contest. The over is 2-0 in the Colts’ last two home games.
Indianapolis wins, 26-17.
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