Colts vs Patriots Prediction, Odds & Best Bet (New England to Continue Home Success Against Indy)
Colts vs Patriots Week 9 Game Info
Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between old AFC rivals as the Indianapolis Colts visit the New England Patriots. The Colts have lost back-to-back wins following a 17-16 loss to the Washington Commanders. Now, Indianapolis aims to win just its second road game of the year.
Meanwhile, the Patriots got back into the win column with a 22-17 win against the New York Jets. Bill Belichick's squad has now won three of its last four games and hopes to crawl out of the AFC East's basement with a win on home soil.
Colts vs Patriots Odds & Spread
All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: IND: (+188) | NE: (-225)
Spread: IND: +4.5 (-106) | NE: -4.5 (-114)
Total: 40.5 —Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)
Updated (Sunday, Nov. 6, 10:00 a.m. EST): Some money has come in on the Colts, who see their moneyline odds decrease from +205 to +188. The spread also moved down from 5.5 points to just 4.5, in favor of the Patriots. The over/under point total jumped to 40.5.
The Patriots enter this contest as clear favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated odds. This AFC clash also features a total of 39.5, which is the lowest of the Week 9 totals.
Colts vs Patriots Prediction & Pick
Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger had a quiet showing in his first NFL start, going 17-for-23 on passing attempts for 201 yards with a fumble. Unfortunately, his next opponent will be even more difficult to handle than the Commanders.
A Belichick-coached team is always tough for young QBs to face. It also doesn't help that the Patriots have the 12th-best scoring defense while also being tied for the most takeaways in the league. Meanwhile, the Colts' offense averages the third-fewest points while being tied for the most turnovers.
Making matters worse, the Colts have lost eight of their last nine games against the Patriots, having not won at Gillette Stadium in 16 years. With Indianapolis firing offensive coordinator Marcus Brady on Tuesday, it remains to be seen exactly what the Colts' new approach will be. G
Given that there are too many questions surrounding the Colts and that the Patriots are the hotter team, I'm backing New England to pull out the home victory on Sunday.
Final Score Prediction: Patriots: 24 | Colts: 17
Colts vs Patriots Betting Trends
- Indianapolis is 0-6 straight up in its last six road games against New England.
- New England is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games in November.
- The total has hit the under in 12 of Indianapolis' last 13 games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of New England's last 10 games against Indianapolis.
Colts vs Patriots Best Bet
The Colts have struggled on the road against the spread (ATS) in 2022, going 1-3 ATS away from Lucas Oil Stadium. That spells trouble when you consider that the Patriots are a promising 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against Indianapolis while also going 4-1 ATS in their last five games this season.
With the Colts' offense struggling, I could see this Patriots winning this one by at least a touchdown.
Bet: Patriots -5.5 (-110)
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