Indianapolis Colts vs Washington Redskins Odds

Colts vs Redskins Game Preview

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts welcomed franchise quarterback Andrew Luck back, but played inefficiently and blew a fourth-quarter lead to the visiting Bengals. Indianapolis gained more yards than the Bengals but only managed 4.9 yards per play including a weak 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. Luck was decent, but the same problems plagued Indianapolis. They have a mountain of work to do heading to Washington.

Washington Redskins

The Redskins made a statement in Week 1 by destroying the Cardinals in their own turf. Washington dominated time of possession and limited Arizona to just 213 total yards at 4.2 yards per play. The defence was helped by a rejuvenated running game led by Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson who combined for 161 yards. They will run around the Colts who allowed 5 yards per carry last week.

Game Snippet

Washington has won four of the last five home games against the Colts. They are 5-2 at home in their last seven and look to be in their best shape. Alex Smith was like a laser in his debut posting a 118.1 QB Rating as Washington systematically dismantled Arizona. Indianapolis has a bit more firepower but has a worse defence. This will be another chance for Washington to showcase their new offence.

Colts vs Redskins Betting Tips

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    Colts are 4-1 S/U against the Redskins over their last five

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    Redskins are 4-1 S/U against the Coltss their last five games at home

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    Colts are 2-3 ATS against the Redskins over their last five

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    The total has gone over in 4 of the last 5 games when the Colts play the Redskins

Colts vs Redskins Game Prediction

Moneyline Prediction

Washington is far from being a safe bet, but this team is a class above Indianapolis. The Redskins shut down the Cardinals' passing game limiting them to a measly 4.3 yards per attempt and just 145 total passing yards. While they didn't produce many sacks, they generated enough pressure to keep Arizona off balance. They'll look to do the same to Luck.

The Colts struggled against the Bengals. While Luck only averaged 5.8 per passing attempt and the team couldn't score or move the chains against when it mattered in the fourth.

Conspicuously, the Colts' defence made Andy Dalton look elite allowing him to complete 75 per cent of his passes at 8.2 yards per attempt. This night-and-day scenario on defence between the Redskins and Colts will be the difference maker.

Washington's Alabama connection of Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen up front is special and will wreak havoc on the fledgeling Colts offence. Washington should roll handily.

Pick: Washington Redskins (-275)

Over/Under Prediction

Indianapolis will have fits trying to score on the Redskins. Washington has consistently been a stingy team at home and seven of their last ten home games have gone under the totals. Despite the return of Luck and the new offensive schemes of Frank Reich, the Colts are still raw and will be exploited by a hungry Washington defence.

It's possible that Washington scores at will against the Colts' equally juvenile defence, but this Redskins team is built more for bleeding a team dry than for running them out of the arena. 

Pick: Under 47 (-110)