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NFL Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts
October 29, 2023
The New Orleans Saints will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday afternoon with the game airing at 1:00 PM ET on Fox in week 8 of the NFL season.
New Orleans enters this game with a record of 3-4 following a 24-31 loss at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars while failing to cover the 2.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 7 of the NFL season. The Saints scored 24 points while compiling a total of 407 yards offensively which included 301 passing yards and 112 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 330 total yards defensively which included 217 passing yards and 113 rushing yards.
Derek Carr led the team in passing, completing 33 of 55 attempts for 301 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 14 yards and three attempts. Alvin Kamara led the team in rushing with 17 carries for 62 yards while also leading the team in receiving, catching 12 of 14 targets for 91 yards.
The Indianapolis Colts enter this game with a record of 3-4 following a 38-39 loss at home against the Cleveland Browns while covering the 3.5-point spread as a home underdog in week 7 of the NFL season. Indianapolis scored 38 points while compiling a total of 456 yards offensively which included 305 passing yards and 168 rushing yards while allowing 39 points and 316 total yards defensively which included 183 passing yards and 150 rushing yards.
Gardner Minshew led the team in passing, completing 15 of 23 attempts for 305 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 29 yards and two touchdowns on three attempts. Jonathan Taylor led the team in rushing with 18 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 45 yards. Josh Downs led the team in receiving, catching five of six targets for 125 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Indianapolis Colts listed as 1.5-point favorites at home against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon in week 8 of the NFL season. New Orleans has won seven of the last nine including the previous four meetings in a row while going 7-2 ATS in the last ten and 4-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. The New Orleans Saints are 1-5-1 ATS overall, 1-2-1 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season while the Indianapolis Colts are 4-3 ATS overall and 2-2 ATS at home on the year.
Despite both teams entering this game with a record of 3-4 the New Orleans Saints are the more talented team and have demonstrated that in the series as well winning seven of the last nine including the previous four matchups in a row. The Saints are 7-2 ATS in the last ten and 4-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the New Orleans Saints when they travel to face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon in week 8 of the NFL season.
Spooky Express Pick: New Orleans Saints +2
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