Sun 04/01/2015 - 18:07 EST

Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts AFC Wild Card Playoff Prediction

Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts AFC Wild Card Playoff Prediction
National Football League AFC Wild Card playoff action closes with Indianapolis hosting Cincinnati. The Colts and Bengals clash with a trip to Denver on the line as the winner battles the Broncos at Mile High next Sunday. Kickoff is slated for 1:05 PM ET on January 4, 2015, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Andrew Luck and the Colts are masters of their domain

Looking somewhat fallible down the stretch, QB Andrew Luck and the Colts did more than enough during the NFL regular season to lock up the weak AFC South title. Winning their division earned Indianapolis home field advantage for this tilt and that’s a huge factor here. Dating back to the 2012 NFL season, Luck & Crew are a sparkling 19-5 at Lucas Oil Stadium including a 6-2 record this year. Indianapolis played a dog filled schedule down the stretch as they faced non-playoff teams in six of their last nine games. Although they won all six against the pups, they lost their three contests against postseason bound teams, in blowout fashion, by a combined 125-51 margin.

Revenge is best served with a Bengals Wild Card playoff victory on the road

Strange is the best way to describe the Bengals 2014 NFL season. Cincinnati (10-5-1) played in the only tie game, a 37-37 contest vs Carolina, they got crushed 24-3 at home by Cleveland in Week 10 and, in their worst game of the season, the Bengals were shutout 27-0 by the Colts on the road during Week 7 action. While revenge will be a motivating factor, advancing in the playoffs with a win at Lucas Oil Stadium has to be the Cats focus today. Despite having a newly found two-headed rushing attack, with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard touting the rock, the Bengals have a major hole to fill as All-Pro WR A.J. Green will sit out this contest due to concussion issues.

Bengals vs Colts Prediction: Heading into battle without your top offensive weapon is a recipe for disaster. Just ask Pittsburgh who, without star RB Le’Veon Bell, were bashed 30-17 by Baltimore yesterday. The importance of A.J. Green to the Bengals offense can’t be understated as he draws a ton of attention from the opposing defense. Cinci will aim to control the time of possession with a solid ground game but, if/when this turns into a track meet, the Bengals will get beat. Cruise with the Colts and a 500 unit wager on the money line price posted at the Bet365 sportsbook.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts – Bet365 AFC Wild Card Betting Lines

Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts - Bet365 AFC Wild Card Betting Lines

Category : Archives

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Archives - 03/09/17
Scotiabank Buys Maple Leafs Naming Rights For Record $800M 
Air Canada was getting a bargain for Toronto Maple Leafs arena naming rights all along. Scotiabank and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment agreed to a record-breaking, 20-year deal to rename the Air Canada Centre. Starting July 1st, 2018, the ACC will be known as Scotiabank Arena. The third largest bank in Canada will pay $800 million for the privilege, raising the bar for naming rights across North America.
Read this article 
Archives - 05/05/17
2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Strategy 
Handicappers who convince themselves - and anyone else who will listen - that the Kentucky Derby is just another race probably haven't cashed too many tickets on the first Saturday in May. The truth is people should bet the Derby differently because of just how unlike any other race it is.
Read this article 
Archives - 20/08/16
Stampeders vs Lions LIVE CFL William Hill Betting Odds and Money Line Prediction 
Instead of trying to figure out which backup National Football League players are better than others, while betting on NFL preseason action, we turn to fight for first in Canadian Football League. Looking like the cream of the CFL crop, Calgary is in British Columbia and the Stampeders lead the Lions by a half game in the West Division. Meeting for the third time this season, these rivals hit the gridiron at 10:00 PM ET on August 19, 2016, at BC Place in Vancouver.
Read this article 
Archives - 05/02/16
Super Bowl 50 Predictions : Panthers vs Broncos Odds and Prediction 
The 50th edition of the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth, Super Bowl 2016, is almost here and NFL fans around the globe are tingling with excitement. Legendary quarterback Payton Manning leads the 14-4 Denver Broncos into battle against the 17-1 Carolina Panthers, who have a star quarterback of their own in Cam Newton. Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 18:30 ET on Sunday, February 7, at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, in the Golden State of California.
Read this article