Colts vs Giants Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 17 (Don't Expect Fireworks at MetLife Stadium)

Larry Rupp
Indianapolis Colts vs New York Giants prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 17 game.
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Colts vs Giants Week 17 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 17
Indianapolis Colts (4-10-1, 2-5-1 Away) vs. New York Giants (8-6-1, 4-3-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: MetLife Stadium — East Rutherford, NJ
Coverage: CBS

The Indianapolis Colts will aim to snap a five-game losing streak when they visit the New York Giants in Week 17 NFL action. The Colts enter off a 20-3 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night. Quarterback Nick Foles completed 17 of his 29 pass attempts for only 143 yards and 3 interceptions.

Meanwhile, the Giants outplayed the Minnesota Vikings for most of regulation before blowing a lead and falling short in overtime by a score of 27-24. Quarterback Daniel Jones tallied a season-high 334 passing yards, while safety Landon Collins logged his first sack of the season as one of his 3 tackles.

Colts vs Giants Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: IND: (+190) | NYG: (-230)
Spread: IND: +5.5 (-110) | NYG: -5.5 (-110)
Total: 40.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Giants enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 17 slate at 40.5 points.

Colts vs Giants Prediction & Pick

The Giants are fighting to secure a playoff berth for the first time since 2016. They have been relying on their defense to get the job done for most of the season and it wouldn't be surprising if they are forced to again on Sunday. Indianapolis' defense has stepped up in 2022, but its offense has not.

The Colts are averaging just 16.5 points (No. 31 in NFL) on 309.9 yards per game (No. 28 in NFL). Without a clear answer at QB, they are being forced to trust veterans nearing retirement. That is not going to work against a Giants defense that allows 196.9 passing yards per home game (No. 7 in NFL).

I'll back the Giants to defeat a Colts team that has lost four of its last five games away from Lucas Oil Stadium.

Final Score Prediction: Colts: 14 | Giants: 24

Colts vs Giants Betting Trends

- Indianapolis is 5-1 straight up in its last six games against the Giants.
- The total has hit the under in 15 of Indianapolis' last 20 games.
- The Giants are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games.
- The total has hit the over in five of the Giants' last six games against Indianapolis.

Colts vs Giants Best Bet

Backing a Giants team that is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games has value here, but backing under 40.5 total points to be scored has even more value. The under has cashed in 15 of the Colts' last 20 games as well as in 15 of the Giants' last 20 home games. These teams are built for low-scoring battles.

The under has cashed in 12 of the Giants' last 13 games against an AFC opponent and in six of the Colts' last eight games against an NFC East opponent, too. Nothing points to a high-scoring affair as New York is averaging 20.4 points per home game and Indianapolis is averaging 15.6 points per road game.

Bet: Under 40.5 Points (-110)

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