Week 17 NFL Betting Lines – Colts Heavily Favored Against Jaguars

Week 17 NFL Betting Line Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

Week 17 NFL Betting Lines – Colts Heavily Favored Against Jaguars

The Week 17 NFL betting line that the Jacksonville Jaguars are facing against the Indianapolis Colts should be pretty familiar. This is the sixth time all season that Gus Bradley’s crew has posted as a double digit dog. No team in the NFL has seen that many massive numbers, and Jacksonville isn’t as bad of a take as you’d imagine.

Jacksonville is just 5-9-1 ATS on the season after pushing against Tennessee last weekend, and have gone 3-3 ATS in the six games where they’ve been huge dogs. Most of those covers have been recent as well. In fact, since their bye week the Jaguars are 4-2-1 ATS in their last 7 games, and have rallied around their coach despite injuries and lackluster play making.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 11.5 point dogs visiting the Indianapolis Colts in NFL week 17.
Starts: 12/29/2013 1:00PM
Lucas Oil Stadium 500 S. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana

 

There’s a justifiable amount of intangible reasons to back Jacksonville here. They’ve played very well down the stretch considering their overall potential and a lot of that has to do with pride. This team was a sinking ship right out of the gate, but they’ve salvaged their season with some inspired play.

However, Indianapolis has plenty of reasons to win this game as well. Should Cincinnati lose, Indianapolis can claim the third seed in the conference and avoid playing Kansas City. I know that the Colts beat the Chiefs last weekend handedly, but they’d much rather play the Dolphins, Ravens or Chargers depending on who grabs that sixth seed. The Colts are also 4-1 SU and ATS in their last 5 home games

BONUS WEEK 17 BETTING PICKS

Date
Home
Visit
Pick
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
JAX +11.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Detroit
Minnesota
MIN -3.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Houston
Tennessee
TEN -7.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
CLE +7.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Washington
New York Giants
NYG -3.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
New York Jets
Miami
MIA -5.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Carolina
Atlanta
ATL +6.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Baltimore
Cincinnati
CIN -6.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Buffalo
New England
BUF +8.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Tampa Bay
New Orleans
TB +13.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Denver
Oakland
DEN -13.0
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
San Francisco
Arizona
SF PK
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Kansas City
San Diego
SD -9.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
St. Louis
Seattle
STL +10.5
Sun, Dec 29th 2013
Philadelphia
Dallas
PHI -6.0

Still, that’s a lot of points for any team to lay even against the Jaguars. I have usually backed the Colts at home, but the backdoor chase is right there for the Jaguars to take and they’ve shown some resiliency lately with a +1.4 point differential in their last 5 games. Indy can build a strong lead in this game and then ease off the gas pedal as they prepare for the playoffs, while Jacksonville will leave everything they have on the field. The Colts take the game, but Jacksonville can definitely cover in this one so they’re a strong play against this hefty line.

Week 17 NFL Betting Line Pick – Jacksonville +11.5