- BetOnline has the Colts as 10.5 point home favorites over the Jets on Thursday Night Football
- Indianapolis is 3-2 in their past five games against the spread
- Oddsmakers have set the game total for this Week 9 matchup at 46 points
Last week’s Thursday night game saw the Green Bay Packers extend their winning streak to seven. Green Bay, who began the season with a 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints, defeated the Arizona Cardinals 24-21. The Cardinals were 7-0 heading into the home game and were favored to win.
This week, the 3-5 Indianapolis Colts face the 2-5 New York Jets. The Jets are coming off a 34-31 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Colts lost to the Tennessee Titans by the same score, but did so in overtime.
Thursday Night Football – Week 9
Colts vs. Jets
The Jets come into this game with momentum. The New York club was listed as an 11.5 point underdog to the Cincinnati Bengals last week. They are listed at 10.5 point underdogs against the favored Indianapolis Colts.
Mike White made his first NFL start last week for the Jets. He went 37 for 45 for 405 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Expect White to once again be an active passer as the Colts are the No. 1 defense against the rush. The Indy defense has given up an average of 243.6 passing yards per game.
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— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 3, 2021
Indianapolis QB Carson Wentz felt he was responsible for the team’s loss to the Bengals. He threw one interception late in the fourth quarter and another in overtime in the losing effort.
Jonathan Taylor has performed well for the Colts offense. He has scored at least one touchdown in the past five games and has rushed for over 100 yards in three of those outings. Michael Pittman Jr. is also playing well. He has 45 receptions for 594 yards and four touchdowns.
Michael Pittman Jr. is our Player of the Game in the Week 8 loss to the Titans. https://t.co/M1aK7NFpmc
— TheColtsWire (@TheColtsWire) October 31, 2021
The Colts are in the top half the league this year in rushing yards per game with an average of 122. The Colts will need to exploit the defense of the Jets, which has struggled this season, giving up 29.4 points per game.
Thursday Night Football Best Bets
Bet the OVER on 46 points. The Colts have scored 30 or more points in three straight games against defenses which are comparable to the Jets’. The Colts have averaged 37 points per game in their last three meetings with the Jets. Meanwhile the Jets are averaging 31.5 points against on the road.
Colts to cover the 10.5 point spread. Despite the heartbreaking loss to the Titans, the Colts are still a possible playoff contender and have wins in two of their past three games. The club has scored over 30 points in each of those outings. Meanwhile, the Jets, despite their win over the Bengals, are averaging fewer than 20 points per game.
Final Score Prediction: Colts 34, Jets 13.
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