The Indianapolis Colts (+7500 to win the AFC title) will travel to Tampa this weekend, looking to revive their dimming playoff hopes when it goes up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bruce Arians’ team, on the other hand, has gained momentum of late and is targeting its third win in a row.
Betting Preview for the Indianapolis Colts vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Regular Season Week 14 Game on December 8, 2019
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Indianapolis Colts (6-6)
Things are getting out of hand for the Colts, who went from being on top of the AFC South when they had a 5-2 straight-up (SU) record to 6-6 SU after losing to the Tennessee Titans at home last Sunday, 31-17. Jacoby Brissett had 319 passing yards but went just 25 for 40 with a touchdown and two interceptions. The running backs barely helped Brissett on offense, with the Colts’ backfield producing just 82 rushing yards and a touchdown on 24 carries (3.4 rushing yards per carry).The Colts’ ground attack is missing its best piece in Marlon Mack, who did not play against the Titans due to a hand injury. The Colts are growing desperate for wins and Mack could be forced to play in Week 14, which is the running back’s target date of return according to reports. Still, the Colts may want to increase the load on Brissett’s arm, as the Bucs are great in stopping the run and not great against the pass. In fact, the Bucs are 31st in the league with 281.8 passing yards allowed per game.
The Colts are 2-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last three games overall.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-7)
In a game that Jameis Winston didn’t throw a touchdown, the Bucs managed to get a win, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars convincingly, 28-11. Winston went 21 for 33 for 268 yards, and while he did not score a TD, he made up for it by not shooting his team in the foot through an interception, though, he did fumbled the ball. The Bucs’ defense did the heavy lifting for the Bucs together with running back Peyton Barber. The Bucs made life hard for Nick Foles and the Jags’ offense, as Tampa Bay forced Jacksonville to commit four turnovers. It’s not always that the Bucs’ defense lead the way for the team, but a corner might have been turned in this one by Tampa Bay, which, however, has been fantastic in stopping the run. The Bucs are second in the league with just 76.2 rushing yards allowed per contest.
The over is 4-0 in the Bucs’ last four home games.
The Bucs win, 27-20.
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