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Colts vs Giants Odds, Pick: Bet This NFL Week 17 Over/Under

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  • Colts vs Giants odds have New York as a home favorite in Week 17.
  • The Giants can seal a playoff spot with a win against the lowly Colts.
  • Dylan Wilkerson breaks down the matchup and makes his Colts vs Giants pick below.

Colts vs Giants Odds

Sunday, Jan. 1
1 p.m. ET
CBS
Colts Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
+5.5
-110
38.5
-112o / -108u
+200
Giants Odds
Spread Total Moneyline
-5.5
-110
38.5
-112o / -108u
-245
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

We’re examining Colts vs Giants odds in Week 17, with one team looking to finish the season strongly under abysmal circumstances and the other looking to solidify a postseason place.

Now, let’s find a Colts vs Giants pick.

The Colts are in a bit of turmoil given their situation both at quarterback and head coach, and this game serves as an opportunity to create some morale in an otherwise disappointing season. While their playoff chances are obsolete, the Colts will look to get something going and finish the season strong. 

The Giants however, are motivated by something completely different. While their last few games have not been as great as the start of their season, this team is still in the playoff race. Their postseason destiny is in their own hands, and if they beat the Colts this week they solidify their spot in the NFL playoffs.

Let’s look at the odds to find a Colts vs Giants pick.

Colts vs. Giants Matchup Analysis

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Colts vs. Giants DVOA Breakdown
Offense
Defense
Edge
Overall DVOA 32 29
Pass DVOA 32 23
Rush DVOA 31 31
Offense
Defense
Edge
Overall DVOA 15 10
Pass DVOA 10 13
Rush DVOA 9 15

The Colts have struggled on offense all season. They only score on 29% of their drives, putting them among the worst in the league. Not only is their scoring inefficient, but their explosiveness is nearly non-existent.

The Colts have only recorded three plays this season over 40 yards. Only the Cardinals have fewer plays for over 40+ yards. Their turmoil at QB has only amplified their offensive inefficiencies, and I am not sure why anyone would expect that to change this week.


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The Giants also lack explosiveness offensively, only tallying five plays of 40+ yards. Their bread and butter has been their run game, which lies on the back of Saquon Barkley. Their 462 rush attempts is the seventh-most in the league, and I have no reason to believe that the G-men will have any reason to stray from their run-heavy game plan. Rush-heavy drives are great for controlling the ball and killing the clock.

Indianapolis is surprisingly adequate on the defensive side of the ball. The Colts allow just under two points per drive, putting them among the top of the league. The pressure they create with their front four will allow them to stress out Daniel Jones while keeping their backs in coverage. Their rush defense has shown promise as well, allowing just 4.1 rush yards per attempt, placing them in the top third of the league.

The Giants love to blitz, doing so nearly 40% of the time. The Colts are not well prepped for the blitz, and history proves this. When the Colts are blitzed, they average almost two fewer yards per play. We could see the Giants shut down any sort of offensive momentum by bringing the house and ruining Nick Foles’ day.

Betting Picks

The lack of explosive plays for both of these teams will create long, clock killing drives. The Colts’ offensive inefficiencies are enough for me to bet on a low-scoring game.

The addition of the Giants’ run-centric offense only makes me more confident about this pick.

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