Andrew Luck, TY Hilton, a couple of old farts & the Indianapolis Colts stomp into Ralph Wilson Stadium to face Rex Ryan’s 3-point underdog Buffalo Bills. The game kicks off on Sunday, Sept 13th, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET on CBS for a national crowd. For you cord-cutters you can stream the game on CBSsports.com.
NFL Week 1 Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills Spread Betting, My ATS Pick & How To Watch
Matchup: Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills
Date: Sunday, Sept 13th, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Buffalo, New York
Stadium: Ralph Wilson Stadium
Spread: Colts -3
Game Total: 46
TV Info: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Radio: Indianapolis Vs Buffalo
Why Bet On Indianapolis (-2.5) To Beat Buffalo
Are you feeling LUCKy, well are you?
Andrew Luck might finally be ready to be called the best quarterback in the NFL. Okay, Aaron Rodgers is probably still better right now. How about best QB in the AFC? Luck was sensational in 2014. He threw for 4761 yards and 40 touchdowns. Thanks to his new weapons, Luck is the man to bet on in 2015.
The difference between Luck this season and last season is that he’ll have a chance to throw the football to Andre Johnson. Johnson was routinely one of the best wide receivers year in and year out while playing for the Houston Texans. Now that he has a real QB to throw the football to him, Johnson’s numbers could explode.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 6, 2015
Luck also gets the benefit of a real rushing attack this season. RB Frank Gore decided to sign a contract with the Colts after spending most of his time as a San Francisco 49’er. Gore, if he can stay healthy, will be very good for Luck. He’s still an excellent power back that can pick up massive amounts of yards.
Andrew Luck faces a tough defense in Buffalo. Great quarterbacks find a way to win, though. If Luck is truly a great quarterback, he’ll be able to break down Buffalo’s defense in Week 1.
Betting Trends Related To This Game:
- Indianapolis Colts 6-4 On Road since last season
- Buffalo Bills 3-4 At Home since last season
- Indianapolis Colts 10-4-1 As Favorite since last season
- Buffalo Bills 2-3 When Line was 44.5 to 47.5 since last season
- Indianapolis Colts 4-2 As Road Favorite since last season
- Buffalo Bills 1-6 O-U At Home since last season
- Buffalo Bills 1-2 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
- Buffalo Bills 1-2 O-U When Line was 44.5 to 47.5 since last season
- Buffalo Bills 1-5 O-U vs Teams Averaging >25 PPG since last season
Why Bet On Buffalo To Beat Indianapolis (-2.5)
Rex Ryan + Bill D = ?in Buffalo
Everywhere that Rex Ryan has gone, he’s brought an excellent defensive philosophy. The man that took QB Mark Sanchez and the Jets to a game from going to the Super Bowl is the same man that now brings his famed defensive approach to Buffalo. That makes for a great bet.
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— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 4, 2015
Indianapolis might face the toughest defense it’s going to face this season in Week 1. Buffalo’s D was loaded before Rex came to town. Mario Williams and Manny Lawson might be the best pair of defensive ends in all of football. Williams is an absolute beast. The linebackers are athletic while Leodis McKelvin is an underrated cornerback.
The Bills D looked very good during the pre-season. It held Carolina to 73 yards rushing. It held Cleveland to 81 yards rushing. It held Pittsburgh to 43 yards rushing. If Buffalo’s D can shut down the Colts’ rushing attack, the Bills can pressure Andrew Luck with the blitz and sit back and try and pick off his passes.
This is a very close game to pick a winner for. Buffalo looks ready to provide the money line upset in this battle because its defense is so good. The NFL betting spread of Colts -3 is where it should be, but Buffalo’s D will get it to the win. Bet the Bills. My final score predictions is Buffalo 20, Indianapolis 19