The Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars may both be winless ballclubs as they get set for their Week 3 AFC South divisional battle, but one team in this contest is far and away better than the other and will easily cover the week 3 AFC Sout football betting spread in this virtual lock of a matchup.
Now, let’s find out whom!
Indianapolis at Jacksonville
Time: 1:00 PM
Spread: Indianapolis -7
Latest Football Odds & Picks – IndyVs. Jax in Week 3 AFC South Battle
Preview: Jacksonville (0-2 SU, 0-2 ATS) took a commanding 17-0 lead into halftime of their Week 1 game against Philadelphia – before never scoring another point in their 34-17 defeat.
The Jags looked even worse in their 41-10 Week 2 loss against Washington while never coming close to covering the spread as a 5-point road underdog. Jacksonville gave up a mind-boggling, team-record, 10 sacks in the loss.
Veteran quarterback Chad Henne struggled in completing 14 of 28 passes for 193 yards with one TD pass and one interception, but the Jags say it isn’t time to panic.
"It’s too early to push the panic button," said running back Toby Gerhart. "We’re 0-2, two games on the road. Starting off against two good defenses on the road. We’re looking forward to playing at home, right the ship and get rolling."
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 19, 2014
The Colts (0-2 SU, 1-1 ATS) have suffered a pair of crushing defeats to kick off their 2014 season. First, Indianapolis lost to Denver 31-24 in Week 1 despite nearly coming back from a 24-7 halftime deficit.
Indy then fell into in an even bigger hole in the AFC South by falling to Philadelphia on Monday night 30-27 after leading 17-6 at the half. The Colts failed to cover the spread as a 3-pont home favorite to fall to 1-1 ATS.
Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck completed just 20 of 34 passes for 172 yards, while tossing three touchdown passes and one interception.
"It appeared we had that game won and we let it slip away," head coach Chuck Pagano said. "I’ll start with myself. I’ve got to do a better job. We’ve got to coach better, we’ve got to play better."
Pagano went on to say that his team’s focus is on the future, not the past.
"You can point out every week if we did this, this and this we’d be 2-0," Pagano said Tuesday. "We have 14 games left and the only that matters right now is Jacksonville and that’s the next one. The record is the record. We’re not going to sit there and dwell on anything other than Jacksonville."
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 19, 2014
Indianapolis is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games while Jacksonville has gone 0-4-1 ATS in its last five games and 1-6-1 ATS in its last eight home games.
The favorite in this series has gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven meetings while Indianapolis has gone 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games against the Jags.
The Colts win this Week 3 divisional battle and win it big!