The Indianapolis Colts could get the sole possession of the top spot in the AFC South division with a win against the Las Vegas Raiders and a loss by the Tennessee Titans in Week 14. But will the Las Vegas Raiders spoil that scenario for Philip Rivers and company? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Indianapolis Colts vs Las Vegas Raiders Regular Season Week 14 Game on December 13, 2020
Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
When: Sunday, December 13, 2020, 4:05 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)
Regular Season Record: 8-4
The Colts are back in first place of the AFC South division (though they are currently tied for that spot with the Tennessee Titans, who also hold the tie-breaker) after escaping Week 14 with a 26-20 road victory over the Houston Texans. Indianapolis’ defense stood out once again for the Colts, who forced a game-saving fumble from the Texans. The Colts are expecting their defense to show its dominance against the Raiders. Derek Carr is having a great season, so among the top priorities for the Colts is to get to him in the backfield. The Colts’ pass rush seems up to the task, especially after wreaking havoc against Houston’s offensive line and recording five sacks. The Colts are 10th in the NFL with 22.8 points allowed per game and sixth with 319.0 total yards surrendered per contest. Philip Rivers is also looking at facing Las Vegas’ defense that’s 28th in the league with 28.9 points allowed per game.
The Colts are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games.
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders (+2.5)
Regular Season Record: 7-5
Powered by an incredible performance by Darren tight end Darren Waller, the Raiders averted an embarrassing loss to the New York Jets and scored a 31-28 road win last Sunday. Waller caught 13 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Derek Carr went 28 of 47 for 381 passing yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Indianapolis’ stout defense will be a huge obstacle for Carr, but with a dependable target in Waller, he’ll always have a reliable partner in the passing attack. The Raiders’ defense can also have success in slowing down Rivers. For one, the Colts’ offensive line is dealing with a tackle problem. The Colts could be rolling with a third-string tackle in Week 14 with Anthony Castonzo and Le’Raven Clark both going down with injuries. That could pave the way for a big night for Raiders defensive ends Maxx Crosby (six sacks) and Clelin Ferrell (two sacks).
The over is 4-1 in the Raiders’ last five home games.
The Raiders win, 29-24.
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