Giants-Colts Betting Preview: Will Indy Make Quick Work of Big Blue?


Thomas J. Russo, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Andrew Luck

Dec 23, 2018, 05:10 AM EST

Betting odds: New York Giants at Indianapolis Colts

  • Spread: Colts -9.5
  • Over/Under: 47.5
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS

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Betting market: The betting market is fairly split on this uneventful number of -9. The Colts are getting a bit more than 55% coming off their shutout of the Cowboys. The line has been bouncing back and forth between -9 and -9.5. — Mark Gallant

Trends to Know: The Giants were blanked 17-0 last Sunday. Since 2003, teams that were held scoreless in their previous game have gone 54-44-3 (55%) against the spread. If they are an underdog in their next game, like the G-Men, the record improves to 36-22-3 (62%) ATS. — John Ewing

Andrew Luck has closed as a touchdown favorite 11 times in his career, he is 10-1 straight up and 7-3-1 ATS. — Evan Abrams

Eli Manning has opened up as a double-digit underdog eight times in his hall of fame career (tried to sneak that in there), he is 5-3 straight up and 7-1 against the spread, covering the spread by 12.3 PPG. In the Bet Labs database, no quarterback has won more games straight up when opening up as a double-digit underdog than Eli Manning with 5 (right behind Manning? JaMarcus Russell with 4). — Evan Abrams

Playoff picture: The Colts are tied with the Ravens and Titans at 8-6, and according to our sims, they have the best odds to make the playoffs of these three teams (45.7%, compared to 39.3% for Baltimore and 42.0% for Tennessee).

Indy will be big Chargers fans on Saturday night, as LA hosts the Ravens as 4-point favorites.

Regardless of how the other Saturday game (Redskins-Titans), the Week 17 game between the Colts and Titans will have massive playoff implications. — Scott T. Miller

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