The Denver Broncos take their unbeaten record to the Midwest in a battle with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The NFL week 9 spread favors the visiting Broncos by 5-points to beat the Colts.
After handing the Packers their first loss of the season, Denver remains one of 3 undefeated teams in the AFC, riding on the backs of their elite defense. They are 7-0 for the first time since their 1998 team that won the Super Bowl after going 14-2.
Things haven’t gone as well for Indianapolis this season as it has for Denver. A participant in last season’s AFC Championship Game, Indianapolis sits on a 3 and 5 record. It’s already must win time for the Colts. Will Denver add to Indy’s misery?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Denver Broncos Vs Indianapolis Colts Spread
What: Denver Broncos (7-0) at Indianapolis Colts (3-4)
When: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Spread: Broncos -5
Moneyline: Denver -233 vs Indianapolis +190
Game Total: 45
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Denver vs Indianapolis
Why Bet On Denver (-5) to Beat Indianapolis
The Broncos D shut down Rodgers last week and this week they will do the same to Luck.
One of the biggest disappointments in the NFL this season is Colts’ QB Andrew Luck. Luck was supposed to take the next step from Top 5 into elite status. Some were saying that this was the year when Luck would become the best quarterback in the NFL.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 3, 2015
So far, Luck hasn’t performed well at all. He’s thrown only 13 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. He’s completing only 54.9% of his passes. He’s thrown for only 1629 yards. Luck has looked terrible. Too bad he faces the best defense in the NFL in Denver’s on Sunday.
Denver is ranked number one in the NFL in total yards allowed, pass defense, and points allowed per game. Andrew Luck could be in some trouble.
Why Bet On Indianapolis to Beat Denver (-5)
A new OC can help Luck get the ball out quicker.
Indianapolis has an outside shot versus Denver if the offense can continue the momentum that it built in the second half against Carolina. The Colts outscored the Panthers 20 to 12 in the second half of that game.
Did Andrew Luck get Pep Hamilton fired? I got him alone, and I asked him. Column – https://t.co/e0t199KScW
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) November 5, 2015
Indianapolis is going to have to find their offense versus Denver. Not only does Denver have a good defense, but the Denver offense had no trouble taking apart Green Bay’s defense in the Broncos’ last game. Luck and the offense cannot rely on their defense stopping Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ offense in this game.
Yes, Indianapolis looked better against Carolina than they have at almost any other point during the season. But against Denver, Indianapolis just doesn’t match up well. The Colts are going to have a hard time moving the ball while Manning showed that he might be back to his old self. My final score prediction is Denver 28, Indianapolis 7.