Colts at Packers: Game preview, odds, prediction

The Green Bay Packers will host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon in Week 9. Here’s a game preview, the betting odds and a final score prediction.

An intriguing inter-conference matchup will be on the slate in Week 9 in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers (4-3) will host the Indianapolis Colts (3-5) at 4:25 PM ET on Sunday, November 6th at Lambeau Field. CBS will have the telecast.

Indianapolis does not seem to have a good football team in 2016. The Colts let all momentum from its Week 7 victory over the AFC South rival Tennessee Titans disappear into the ether after their lousy performance at home against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8.

Not only did the Colts lose by two scores at home, they lost to a team being quarterbacked by a player that looked clearly concussed in Alex Smith. That was a tough team that Indianapolis lost to, but to be a playoff caliber team in the AFC, the Colts have to do a better job of holding their own against upper level competition.

Green Bay is coming off an emotional loss on the road to the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers leaned almost exclusively on quarterback Aaron Rodgers to bring them to victory in the Georgia Dome. Rodgers and company came up a point short against Matt Ryan and the Falcons.

Odds

Point Spread: Green Bay -7.5
Moneylines: Green Bay -330, Indianapolis +270
Over/Under: 54

According to OddsShark.com, the Packers are laying a whopping 7.5 points at home to the Colts. The associated moneylines are Green Bay -330 and Indianapolis +270. This game’s over/under comes in at 54 combined points.

Here are the trends to know with regards to the Colts: 1.) Indianapolis has gone over four of its last five games. 2.) The Colts are 2-4-1 against the spread and 2-5 straight up in their last seven road games. 3.) They have gone over in six of their last seven road games.

Here are the trends to know about the Packers: 1.) Green Bay has gone under in 15 of its last 22 games. 2.) The Packers are 3-5-1 against the spread in their last nine home games. 3.) They are 17-4 straight up in their last 21 games at home. 4.) The Packers have gone under in nine of their last 10 home games.

Though it wasn’t the Colts’ worst performance of 2016, their loss at home to Kansas City was still not up to par for a playoff-caliber team. Green Bay has lost to three potential NFC division winners in the Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings.

That was a tough road loss for the Packers, but they will bounce back marvelously against the lowly Colts at home. Rodgers won’t be as brilliant as he was against the Falcons, but the Packers win easily. There will be no Andrew Luck back-door cover this week for the Colts. Probably go with the under because the Packers will dictate this game’s pace.

Pick: Packers 31, Colts 18

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