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Broncos vs Colts Prediction & NFL Odds For 5
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Broncos vs Colts Prediction & NFL Odds For 5

by USA WagerOctober 5, 2022

Check out our free Colts vs Broncos prediction for the NFL week 5 game in Denver. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Colts vs Broncos Prediction & NFL Odds For Week 5

On Thursday, October 6th, the Indianapolis Colts travel to take on the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. The two AFC teams will kick things off at 8:15 PM ET, and will be televised on AMAZON.

Heading into Thursday’s game, Denver is the odds on favorite to come away with the win. Will they be able to take care of business at home? Or, does Indianapolis have what it takes to make things interesting? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Colts vs Broncos prediction.

  • Spread: IND +3.5 | DEN -3.5
  • MoneyLine: IND 148 | DEN +-177
  • Total: 43.0

Colts vs Broncos Prediction: Spread

Heading into week 5, the Colts have played all of their games against AFC opponents. So far, they have a record of 1-2-1. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -7.0 points per game. Coming into this week’s action, the Colts will be the betting underdog for just the 2nd time this year. In the only other game as the underdog, the point spread was 4 points.

Across their 5 previous road games, Indianapolis has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-2-1 while averaging 16.8 points per game. Both against the spread and straight up, the Colts have played well in their last 5 games as the underdog going 4-1 ATS and 4-1 SU.

Heading into this week 5 contest vs Indianapolis, the Broncos have an overall record of 2-2. This includes going 1-1 in the AFC. This season, Denver currently has an average point differential of -0.5 points per game, placing them 17th in the league. So far, the Broncos have been favored in 2 of their 4 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -8.

In their last 5 games at home, the Broncos have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 19.8 points per game in these contests. Looking back on the team’s last 5 games as the favorite, the Broncos have a straight up record 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-4.

Going into this week’s matchup, we see the best bet being to take the Broncos to come home with a win and cover. Although the team has yet to find their groove on offense ranking just 18th and 18th in passing and rush yards, we see them generating enough production to get the job done.

Free Spread Prediction: Denver Broncos -3.5

Colts vs Broncos Prediction: Total

Through 4 games, the Colts have yet to have a game surpass an over-under betting line, posting an OU mark of 0-4. On the season, Indianapolis is ranked just 32nd in points per game at 14.25. Defensively, the team comes in closer to the league average, allowing 21.25 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Broncos have an over-under record of 1-3. The team’s over-under record has come while averaging just 16.5 points per game, placing them 30th in the league. However, the Denver defense has made things difficult for their opponents, giving up just 17.0 points per contest.

In this week’s matchup, we see the Colts and Broncos combining for 26 points, leading us to recommend taking the under.

Free Total Prediction: Under 43.0

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