Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts Betting Preview

Sunday, November 29, 2020, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. 1 p.m. ET

Titans at Colts Betting Preview: Titans (+3/-105), Colts (-3/-102)

Tennessee Titans

The Titans (7-3) might have 10 players on injured reserve for this game, so their depth will be tested. The holes that need to be plugged are on offense, defense and special teams.

The defense had trouble at times in the first matchup with the Colts, and now leading tackler Jayon Brown (76 stops) has landed on the injured list with a severe elbow injury. It has been a grueling stretch for the Titans, who needed overtime to win last week at Baltimore.

The good thing for Tennessee might be that they have physical running back Derrick Henry, who can dish out some punishment and is the league’s leading rusher this season with 1,079 yards. But the Titans managed only 294 yards of totals offense against the Colts when they lost 34-17 in the team’s meeting earlier this month.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts (7-3) could take a huge step in the AFC South race if they complete a regular-season sweep of the Titans. Indianapolis won the first meeting just 17 days prior to this second scheduled encounter. The Colts will aim for their second three-game winning streak of the season.

Quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 308 yards in the first matchup with Tennessee. He had running back Nyheim Hines making big plays in that game, as the latter scored two touchdowns. The Colts are 4-1 under coach Frank Reich in his matchups with Titans coach Mike Vrabel.

Titans at Colts Betting Pick for Week 12

The Titans should come in with some confidence after knocking off Baltimore. This is a team that has relied on defense and yet it still needs to get some of that swagger back.

The Colts should be feeling good, too, after following their victory against Tennessee with last week’s comeback triumph against Green Bay. This will be a test if Rivers can put together another solid performance.

Titans at Colts Betting Pick:Colts 30, Titans 27

Titans at Colts Best Bet for Week 12

The Colts have scored at least 31 points in four of their past five games. Much of the tone of this game probably will depend on how the Indianapolis defense fares because the Titans are bound to come in with a better game plan this time.

The Colts looked vulnerable in the first half last week against Green Bay, then locked down for a sterling second half of defense. In eight of the last 11 Titans-Colts games, at least one of the teams has scored 30 points. For the season, Titans’ games have averaged 53.8 points per game.

Titans at Colts Best Bet: OVER 51.5 total points (-110)

Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts Betting Preview

Sunday, November 22, 2020, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, 4:25 p.m. ET

Packers at Colts Betting Preview: Packers (+2,5/-105), Colts (-2.5/-115)

Green Bay Packers

Co-owners of the NFC’s best record despite steady injury concerns, the Packers (7-2) may have close to a full complement at their disposal. Receiver Allen Lazard was activated from injured reserve this week following his recovery from recent core-muscle surgery, while fellow receiver Davante Adams is expected to suit up after aggravating a previous ankle injury in the Packers’ 24-20 home win against Jacksonville in Week 10.

The Packers have continued winning despite a shaky defense that is tied for 30th in the NFL with 0.8 turnovers forced per game and 27th in opponent passer rating. The unit could receive a boost, however, as starting cornerback Kevin King is expected back after missing the past five games with a quad injury.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers ranks second in the league with 26 touchdown passes and has thrown just three interceptions while completing 67.8 percent of his throws.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts grabbed the AFC South tiebreaker lead with last week’s 34-17 road victory at Tennessee, and enter Sunday’s meeting with a few extra days of rest after beginning the Week 10 slate on a Thursday.

Indianapolis (6-3) excelled down the stretch against the Titans behind a no-huddle attack piloted by veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, who was 29-for-39 passing for 308 yards and a touchdown. Rivers again will look to utilize his check-downs when needed.

Running back Nyheim Hines leads the Colts with 33 receptions as the team tries to generate a more consistent running attack. After suffering their first home loss of the season against Baltimore in Week 9, the Colts will look to keep winning behind a top-ranked defense led by linebacker Darius Leonard.

Packers at Colts Betting Pick for Week 11

The Colts seem to fare as Rivers does. He has 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in the team’s six victories, but just one TD against five interceptions in the three losses.

If the Packers’ jelling pass rush and improving secondary can bait Rivers into a pick or two, that could be the difference in what shapes up as a shootout in Indy.

Packers at Colts Betting Pick: Packers 34, Colts 28

Packers at Colts Best Bet for Week 11

Rodgers with a (mostly) full stable of playmakers for a game played indoors? That figures to favor the Packers despite the hefty ranking of the Indy ‘D.’

Look for the teams to trade their share of points, yards and gutsy play-calls. Coaches Frank Reich of Indianapolis and Matt LaFleur of Green Bay both aren’t shy about going for it on fourth down.

Packers at Colts Best Bet: OVER 51 total points (-115)