Welcome to NFL week 2 MNF betting. This week it will be the one touchdown underdog New York Jets visiting Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts were viewed as serious Super Bowl contenders until they faltered against the Bills last week. Can they bounce back versus the Jets to reclaim their potential? The Jets (1-0) looked like they would have another down year without a franchise quarterback, but their defense can win you a bet or two.
Full disclosure: Andrew Luck is 14-1 in games following a loss in his career. He’s also 14-1 ATS for backers, so it’s no surprise that the public is all over the Colts.
NY Jets Vs Indianapolis Colts Online Betting Line & My Final Score Prediction
What: NY Jets (1-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1)
When: Monday, Sept. 21st, 2015
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Spread: Colts -7
Moneyline: Jets +260 vs Colts -320
Game Total: 47
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: New York vs Indianapolis
A lot of folks are all up in arms about the Indianapolis Colts’ 27-14 Week 1 loss to Buffalo, but I’m not – mostly because I predicted it. Quarterback Andrew Luck was harassed into an uninspiring 26-for-49 and two-interception passing day while new starting running back Frank Gore was held to 31 yards on eight carries.
"They forced us into those errors," Luck said. "They are a good team and they made it hard for us to do things that we wanted to do. That’s a heck of a front four and they beat us pretty badly."
Preview: Jets-Colts Shaping Up To Be Showdown Between Bowles And Luck http://t.co/qEm5zVHDjT
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) September 21, 2015
The New York Jets got off to a slow start, but then rolled all over the Cleveland Browns in their 31-10 Week 1 win while covering the spread as a 3.5-point home favorite. Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick helped the Jets score 24 unanswered points in the second half by completing15 of 24 pass attempts for 179 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Veteran running back Chris Ivory rushed for 91 yards and two scores on 20 carries.
How To Bet This Game:
54 percent of public bettors like Indianapolis to cover the spread while 58 percent also like the Over. Unfortunately for New York, they’re catching Indy at a bad time seeing as how the Colts just got spanked a week ago and assuredly won’t let that happen again.
Sharps have been betting the Jets +7 as the Colts’ performance against Buffalo has people thinking the Colts might have been overrated coming into the season.
While I love the Jets’ hiring of Todd Bowles as head coach and genuinely believe he’ll get this team back on track at some point in the near future, now is not quite that time – or should I say – at least not in this game.
The Colts are 18-3 ATS in their last 21 games following an SU loss and a bankroll-boosting 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 home games. Conversely, the Jets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a losing home record and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games in September.
I’m also going with a pick for the Under, seeing as how the Under has gone 7-1 in the Colts’ last eight games against their AFC rivals and 4-1 in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record.
In summary, I am picking the Colts at -7 and the Under-47 as the smart bet in this game. My final score prediction is NY Jets 17, Indianapolis 28.