Detroit Vs Indianapolis Week 1 Line & Free PickNoah Williams
The Detroit Lions will visit the Indianapolis Colts in an intriguing Week 1 matchup that is both, quite intriguing – and offering NFL betting enthusiasts a ton of value.
Now, let’s find out which one of these playoff hopeful teams you should bet the NFL week 1 line on to win.
Detroit Lions Vs Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 1 Betting Line & Free Pick
What: Detroit Lions (0-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-0)
When: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Spread: Colts -3.5
Moneyline: Detroit +165 at Indianapolis -190
Game Total: 50.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Detroit vs Indianapolis
Bet The Detroit Lions at +3 Because…
Detroit (7-9 SU, 7-9 ATS) went 2-2 in the preseason and ranked 19th in scoring a year ago (22.1 ppg) and added tackle Taylor Decker to help protect strong-armed signal-caller Matthew Stafford.
The Lions have some solid skill position players in running back Joique Bell, wide receivers, Golden Tate and Marvin Jones and tight end Eric Ebron.
The Lions ranked an uninspiring 23rd in points allowed last season (25.0 ppg) but drafted a playmaking defensive tackle in former Alabama star A’Shawn Robinson to go along with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and linebacker Stephen Tulloch.
Bet The Indianapolis Colts at -3 Because…
Indianapolis (8-8 SU, 8-8 ATS) also went 2-2 in the preseason and ranked a mediocre 24th in scoring (20.8 ppg) last season, though Luck missed the vast majority of the season with various ailments.
The Colts will have Luck back under center and addressed some of their protection issues by drafting center Ryan Kelly with their first round draft pick. Luck will throw the ball to wideout T.Y. Hilton first and foremost while Indy hopes to get a better season out of veteran running back Frank Gore after he underachieved for the Colts last season.
The Colts finished 25th in points allowed (25.5 ppg) in 2015, but used three of their first four picks in the NFL draft on defensive players.
My NFL Week 1 Lions Vs Colts Free Pick
I don’t think there’s going to be much defense being played in this contest, making the over 50.5 total points the way to go in this matchup.
As for as my ATS pick for this contest, I like the Colts to get the narrow win and NFL betting line cover at home. The Lions closed out the 2015 regular season on a big run 6-2 ATS run over their final eight games, but Indianapolis went 6-3 ATS in its last nine games while winning 15 of their last 21 home games outright.
It’s going to be a shootout, but the Colts win and cover!