NFL Betting: Colts get visit from Broncos
The Indianapolis Colts will find themselves as underdogs in their own building on Sunday Night Football this week as they welcome back Peyton Manning and his undefeated Denver Broncos in the marquee matchup so far for this NFL season.
And the Colts will be looking to rebound from a loss this week as they fell 19-9 on the road against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football in Week 6. Indy was a 1-point favorite on the NFL odds in that contest, and they now sit at 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS heading into Week 7.
The Colts managed just three Adam Vinatieri field goals in their loss to the Chargers, as Andrew Luck was held to 202 yards passing while getting picked off once. The Colts had entered the Monday nighter on a three-game winning streak, getting past the Niners, Jaguars, and Seahawks.
Meanwhile, Manning and the Broncos keep chugging along at 6-0 SU (3-3 ATS) on the season after cruising to a 35-19 home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 - but failing to cover a huge spread of 25+ points for their supporters depending on the sportsbook.
Manning was good on 28 of his 42 pass attempts for 295 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Broncos in their win over the Jaguars; on the season Manning now has a QB Rating of 128.8 with 22 touchdown strikes and just two interceptions.
Wes Welker and Julius Thomas each had touchdown catches for the Broncos against Jacksonville, while Knowshon Moreno rushed for 42 yards and three scores on 15 carries. Denver has scored at least 35 points in each of their six games so far this season.
Indianapolis is currently on a 4-0 SU and ATS streak against Denver dating back to 2006, although Manning was on the opposite side in those contests. The OVER/UNDER went 3-1 for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in those games.
The Broncos were opened between 5.5-point and 7-point road favorites (depending on the sportsbook) for their matchup with the Colts on Sunday night. The OVER/UNDER for the contest was pegged at 56 points.
Also on the schedule in primetime in Week 7 of the NFL season are Seattle at Arizona on Thursday night, and then Minnesota at the Giants on Monday night. The Seahawks opened as 7-point favorites at the sportsbooks, and the winless Giants opened as 3-point favorites.
The Sunday afternoon slate is then New England (-4) at the Jets, Dallas at Philadelphia (-2.5), Chicago at Washington (pick'em), San Diego (-9) at Jacksonville, Tampa Bay at Atlanta (-9), Cincinnati at Detroit (-2.5), St. Louis at Carolina (-6), Buffalo at Miami (-8), San Francisco (-4.5) at Tennessee, Houston at Kansas City (-7), Cleveland at Green Bay (-11.5), and Baltimore at Pittsburgh (-1).