NFL Week 14 Betting Tips – Indianapolis Vs ClevelandNoah Williams
In week 14, Andrew Luck, former Brown Trent Richardson and Indianapolis Colts visit Josh Gordon, Joe Haden and the Cleveland Browns at the Dawg Pound.
While the Browns fight for playoff survival in the highly competitive AFC North, with a win and a Houston Texans loss, the Colts will secure the AFC South crown and a coveted golden ticket to the playoffs.
With drama on both sides, the aforementioned Trent Richardson and D’Qwell Jackson will each be facing their former team for the first time and you will hear their name incessantly during the game. Richardson who has been lambasted for his plodding running style throughout his career in Indy and Cleveland will only silence his critics if he has a 100 yard, 2 TD game…and even that will only curry so much favor.
For the Browns, fans are clamoring for Johnny Manziel, but head coach Mike Pettine decided to stick with Brian Hoyer after indicating he was leaning toward benching the struggling veteran quarterback in favor of flamboyant Heisman-winning rookie.
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"Just being a competitor, there’s a little bit of disappointment," Manziel said Wednesday after learning that veteran Brian Hoyer would get the start for Cleveland on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
The NFL week 14 betting odds have the visiting Colts as 3.5 point favorites over the Browns; the game total is currently at 49.5 points.
Matchup: Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns
Date: Dec. 07, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Radio: Indianapolis Vs Cleveland
Point Spread: Colts -3.5
Game Total: 49.5
Analyzing My Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns NFL Week 14 Betting Tips
The Indianapolis Colts have played the most difficult schedule of any Super Bowl contending team this season, but they are 8-4 and two games clear in the AFC South. The Colts offense is tops in the league averaging 31.8 points and 438.2 yards per game due to their general Andrew Luck who has completed 63.7 percent of his passes with 34 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Trent Richardson is the Colts leading rusher with 445 yards and the injured Ahmad Bradshaw has 425 yards and 38 receptions. T.Y. Hilton is the Colts leading receiver with 68 catches and five touchdowns and Reggie Wayne has 54 catches and two touchdowns.
"I don’t want to say it’s a revenge game, but it’s going to be a lot of emotion put in this game," Richardson said. The Colts would simply like for Richardson to be effective, however they have rightly never trusted him to be a workhorse running back.
Since coming over from Cleveland for a first-round pick last year that morphed into Johnny Manziel, Richardson has 903 yards and six touchdowns on 292 carries. That’s a minuscule 3.09 yards per carry which is nearly a full two yards worse than all other Colts’ RBs that are running behind the same line with the same diversionary weapons.
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The Colts defense allows 23.6 points and 364.8 yards per game and they are minus two in turnovers. The aforementioned former Brown D’Qwell Jackson has 101 tackles and 4.0 sacks.
The Cleveland Browns are coming off a 26-10 loss against the Buffalo Bills that saw QB Brian Hoyer being benched in favor of rookie QB Johnny Manziel. Hoyer will start against the Colts but is clearly on a short leash.
— PFTonNBCSN (@PFTonNBCSN) December 2, 2014
“After thorough evaluation and talking to the staff, we feel Brian gives us the best opportunity to win on Sunday,” Browns head coach Mike Pettine said. “This is a football decision, and those are always going to be based on what we think is best for our team. Brian has led our team to a 7-5 record. I’m confident that we can get the entire offense playing at the level needed to accomplish the goals we set at the beginning of the season. Those goals are still very much attainable.”
Hoyer has thrown 3056 yards, 11 TDs & 10 INTs this season with a 79.9 passer rating. His best receiver is Andrew Hawkins with 52 receptions, 718 yards & 2 TDs this season. RB Isaiah Crowell has 4.4 yards per carry average with 7 TDs in 2014.
— PFTonNBCSN (@PFTonNBCSN) December 2, 2014
Cleveland’s defense is ranked 18th in total defense, allowing 360.4 yards per game & 20.4 PPG.
Indianapolis is 18-7 ATS as a favorite over the last three seasons, 23-12 ATS against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
Cleveland is 1-6 SU in its last seven games when playing Indianapolis & 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last five games when playing Indianapolis.