The Oakland Raiders will seek to secure the AFC West division as they host the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. The Week 16 Indianapolis vs Oakland betting spread favors the Raiders by 3.5-points. Kick-off is this Saturday, December 24th at 4:05 PM ET on CBS from the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.
Indianapolis Colts Vs Oakland Raiders Spread & ATS Pick
What: Indianapolis Colts (7-7) at Oakland Raiders (11-3)
When: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Start Time: 4:05 PM ET
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
Spread: Raiders -3.5
Moneyline: Indianapolis +160 vs Oakland -185
Game Total: 53
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Indianapolis vs Oakland
Why Bet The Indianapolis Colts To Beat The Raiders
The Indianapolis Colts are 7-7 SU and 7-6-1 ATS this season after beating the Minnesota Vikings 34-6 last week. They average 25.9 points per game (8th) and allow 24.2 points per game (22nd).
The Colts average 258.9 passing yards per game (7th). QB Andrew Luck (3631 yards, 27 TDs & 10 INTs) completed 21 of 28 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings last week.
“I know (offensive coordinator Rod Chudzinski has) been laying out great plans. When we can execute those plans, it involves balance. It involves big plays. It involves tough yards, tough runs. It involves all the good things. We did a better job of executing this past week and we’ve got to continue to do that”, said QB Andrew Luck.
WR T.Y. Hilton (81 rec, 1248 yards, 6 TDs) is having one of the best seasons of his career. Indianapolis averages 102.3 rushing yards per game (19th). RB Frank Gore (234 car, 891 yards, 4 TDs) averages 3.8 yards per carry. As a team, the Colts have only recorded seven rushing touchdowns this season.
Indianapolis has the 27th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 261.0 passing yards per game (27th) and 109.6 rushing yards per game (20th). The Colts have recorded 30 sacks this season (17th). D’Qwell Jackson has 78 tackles and Erik Walden has ten sacks.
Why Bet The Oakland Raiders To Beat The Colts
The Oakland Raiders are 11-3 SU and 9-5 ATS this season after beating the San Diego Chargers in a 19-16 squeaker last week. They average 26.9 points per game (3rd) and allow 24.0 points per game (21st).
The Raiders average 259.6 passing yards per game (6th). QB Derek Carr (3705 yards, 25 TDs & 6 INTs) completed 19 of 30 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Chargers. WRs Amari Cooper (74 rec, 1038 yards, 4 TDs) and Michael Crabtree (77 rec, 866 yards, 8 TDs) are one of the best wideout duos in the NFL. Oakland averages 118.2 rushing yards per game (6th). RB Latavius Murray (175 car, 737 yards, 12 TDs) has been a great red zone weapon.
Oakland has the 30th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 259.0 passing yards per game (25th) and 116.9 rushing yards per game (25th). The Raiders have recorded 25 sacks this season (27th). Malcolm Smith has 83 tackles, and Khalil Mack has 11.0 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Indianapolis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Indianapolis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Indianapolis is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Indianapolis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Oakland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- Oakland is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
- Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Colts Vs Raiders ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Raiders are a in a great position to clinch a first round bye in the postseason. The public is in love with the Raiders. They are atop the AFC West at 11-3 while rewarding backers at 9-5 ATS.
The sharps grabbed the Colts +4.5 at the books that opened that high and have mostly bet the line down from +4 to +3.5 in the face of more public money on the Raiders.
Oakland can’t afford to lose to an irregular team like the Colts. Luck is going to become very familiar to Mack. Very, very familiar.
My final score prediction is Indianapolis 28, Oakland 33.