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Chargers vs Colts Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 16

by USA WagerDecember 20, 2022

Check out our free Chargers vs Colts prediction for the NFL week 16 game in Indianapolis. 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.

Chargers vs Colts Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 16

On Monday, December 26th, the Los Angeles Chargers travel to take on the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The two AFC teams will kick things off at 8:15 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN.

Heading into Monday’s game, Los Angeles is a strong favorite to come away with the win. But, can Indianapolis take advantage of playing at home and pull off the upset? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Chargers vs Colts prediction.

  • Spread: LAC -4.0 | IND +4.0
  • MoneyLine: LAC -202 | IND +164
  • Total: 47.0

Chargers vs Colts Prediction: Spread

Heading into this week 16 contest vs Indianapolis, the Chargers have an overall record of 8-6. This includes going 6-4 in the AFC. 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 -2.0 points per game. So far, the Chargers have been favored in 9 of their 14 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.

When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 22.2 per game. The team went 3-2-0 overall in these games. As the betting favorite, the Chargers have an ATS record of 1-3-1 in their last 5 games. In these matchups their straight up record was 4-1.

Heading into this week 16 contest vs Los Angeles, the Colts have an overall record of 4-9-1. This includes going 4-5-1 in the AFC. 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 -6.57 points per game. So far, the Colts have been favored in 8 of their 14 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 5.

Across the Colts last 5 home games, the team averaged 20.0 points per game while allowing 21.8. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4 straight-up. Indianapolis heads into this matchup with a 3-2 record vs the spread in their last 5 games as the underdog. The team went 1-4 straight up in these matchups.

If looking to place a wager on the spread for this game, we recommend taking the Colts to cover the spread vs Los Angeles. Look for the team’s ground game to come to life in week 16. Even though Indianapolis is ranked just 25th in rush yards per game, this looks to be a favorable matchup for the unit.

Free Spread Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 4.0

Chargers vs Colts Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Chargers have an over-under record of 6-8. This season, the Chargers are averaging 22.29 points per contest, placing them 14th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 25th in points allowed per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Colts have an over-under record of 5-9. For the season, the Colts offense has been struggling, averaging just 17.5 points per game. Things haven’t gone any better on defense, where they are the 23rd ranked scoring defense in the NFL.

In this week’s matchup, we see the Chargers and Colts combining for 47 points, leading us to recommend taking the under.

Free Total Prediction: Under 47.0

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