Indianapolis Colts vs Washington Redskins Betting Picks and Free Prediction
The Washington Redskins' defense was impressive in a Week 1 win at Arizona but it will be tested in the coming weeks by a string of top-notch quarterbacks, beginning with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, who visit the nation's capital for a matchup Sunday. The Redskins held the Cardinals to 68 yards rushing and forced a pair of turnovers in a dominating 24-6 win last Sunday.
"I think any coach has that vision," Washington coach Jay Gruden told reporters. "That's what pro football is all about: your ability to run the ball and stop the run. And we're getting there. We've got a long way to go, but I'm happy the way this game ended." The Redskins will now face Luck - who was solid in his return from a shoulder injury that robbed him of the entire 2017 season - followed by star signal-callers Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Cam Newton over the next four contests.
The Colts raced to a 13-point lead in the third quarter last week against Cincinnati before fading down the stretch and turning the ball over in the final minute in a 34-23 loss. Luck completed 39-of-53 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns in his first regular-season game since Jan. 1, 2017.
Indianapolis Colts vs Washington Redskins Keys Players Betting Report
Indianapolis Colts: Luck will have a big member of his protection unit available Sunday when standout left tackle Anthony Castonzo returns from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the opener. "Certainly having Anthony back is a plus," Luck told reporters. "I think he's elite at what he does. He's an elite left tackle, and he's also a great friend of mine, so it's great to have one of your friends back in the huddle. I'm excited for him. He's excited as well." Tight end Jack Doyle had seven catches for a team-high 60 yards against the Bengals but it was his fumble in the final minute that was returned 83 yards for a clinching score as Indianapolis was driving for a potential game-winning touchdown.
Washington Redskins: While the defense turned heads in the opener, Washington was pleased with its new-look backfield. Quarterback Alex Smith (21-of-30, 255 yards and a TD) was solid in his team debut, as was running back Adrian Peterson, who ran 26 times for 96 yards and a TD and also recorded a team-high 70 receiving yards -- his best total since 2011 -- against the team with whom he finished last season. His backup, Chris Thompson, needed just five carries to pick up 65 yards and added 63 yards and a TD through the air as Smith relied heavily on his running backs and tight ends in the passing game.
Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds Trends
|Indianapolis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Indianapolis is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indianapolis's last 9 games|
|Indianapolis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road|
|Indianapolis is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 16 of Indianapolis's last 23 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis's last 5 games on the road|
|Indianapolis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Washington|
|Indianapolis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indianapolis's last 9 games when playing Washington|
|Indianapolis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington|
Washington Redskins Betting Odds Trends
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games|
|Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home|
|Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Indianapolis|
|Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indianapolis|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Indianapolis|
|Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indianapolis|