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NFL Betting Preview: Indianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles

August 24, 2023


The Indianapolis Colts enter this game 1-1 in the preseason after losing to the Buffalo Bills on the road by a score of 19-23 in week 1 the Colts defeated the Bears at home by a score of 24-14 in week 2 of the preseason.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles are 0-1-1 in the preseason following a loss in week 1 on the road against the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 19-20 the Eagles tied the Browns at home by a score of 18-18 in week 2.

BookMaker has the Indianapolis Colts listed as 4.5-point favorites on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles and has set the total for the over/under plays at 38 points. Which team will come away with the win in week 3 of the preseason? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing in the preseason.

The Indianapolis Colts are 1-1 in the preseason following a 24-14 win at home against the Chicago Bears in week 2 of the preseason. The Colts are 1-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as a favorite this season.

Offensively the Colts are averaging 21.5 points per game in the preseason while averaging 316 total yards, 221 passing yards, and 109.5 rushing yards per game. Sam Ehlinger leads the team in passing completing 17 of 23 attempts for 196 yards while also leading the team in rushing with ten carries for 70 yards and a touchdown. Josh Downs leads the team in receiving with four receptions for 49 yards.

Defensively, Indianapolis is allowing an average of 17.5 points per game in the preseason while allowing an average of 329 total yards, 245.5 passing yards, and 108 rushing yards per game this season.

The Philadelphia Eagles are looking for their first win in the preseason after losing in week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 19-20 and tying the Cleveland Browns 18-18 in week 2. The Eagles are 0-2 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS as an underdog, and 0-1 ATS at home in the preseason.

Offensively, the Eagles are averaging 18.5 points per game in the preseason. Philadelphia is averaging 324 total yards, 225 passing yards, and 131 rushing yards per game. Tanner McKee leads the team in passing completing 20 of 38 attempts for 295 yards and a touchdown. Trey Sermon leads the team in rushing with 14 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Greg Ward leads the team in receiving with eight receptions for 82 yards.

Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing an average of 19 points per game in the preseason while also allowing 335.5 total yards, 215 passing yards, and 121.5 rushing yards per game.

Both teams are allowing a lot of yards to the opposing team with the Eagles allowing an average of 335.5 yards and the Colts allowing an average of 329 total yards. I look for both teams to be able to move the ball against what have been abysmal defenses in the preseason. As a result, I am taking the over 38 points for this matchup on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Over 38 Points

 

Written By: Daniel Newton