The No. 4 Colts (11-5) beat Cincinnati 26-10, at home, in their NFL Playoff Wild-Card match-up and finished in first place for the AFC South standings. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton helped lead the way last weekend, gaining 103 yards on six receptions. Quarterback Andrew Luck completed 31 of 44 passes for 376 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions. Indianapolis has a few players on the injured list; cornerback Greg Toler and center Jonotthan Harrison are questionable, while linebacker Jerrell Freeman is listed as probable. Also, tackle Gosder Cherilus is out for the season with a groin injury. The Colts are ranked 3rd overall on offense with a 1st ranked pass game and a 22nd ranked ground game. Running back Trent Richardson leads Indianapolis with 159 carries for 519 yards and three touchdowns and Hilton leads their receiving offense with 82 receptions for 1345 yards and seven touchdowns. The Colts will go up against the Broncos 3rd ranked defense, their 9th ranked pass rush and their 2nd ranked rush defense.
According to the NFL betting lines, the Colts vs Broncos point spread had no movement this week. Currently, the top NFL spread on the Colts is +7 (-105) at Bovada and the top NFL spread on the Broncos is -7 (-105) at TopBet. The most optimum NFL money line wager on the Colts is +250ML and the most optimum NFL money line wager on the Broncos is -285ML. And finally, the best TOTAL game line on the Over is 54 at Bovada Sports and 54 on the Under at TopBet & Sportsbook.ag.
The No. 2 Broncos (12-4) beat Oakland 47-14, at home, in Week 17 and finished in first place in the AFC West standings. Two weeks ago, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had eight receptions for 115 yards and quarterback Peyton Manning completed 21 of 37 passes for 273 yards with zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Heading into Sunday’s game, Denver has a few players on the injured list. Safety David Bruton, tackle Orlando Franklin, linebacker Brandon Marshall and defensive back T.J. Ward are all listed as probable. The Broncos are ranked 4th overall on offense with a 4th ranked pass game and a 15th ranked ground game. Thomas leads their receiving core with 111 receptions for 1619 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns and running back C.J. Anderson leads their rushing core with 179 carries for 849 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. The Broncos will go up against the Colts 11th ranked defense, their 12th ranked pass rush and their 18th ranked rush defense.
Check out the 2015 NFL Playoffs Divisional Game details below along with the NFL Expert Picks from Sports Betting guru Steve McElroy! Enjoy watching the AFC Colts vs Broncos match-up!
Indianapolis Colts vs Denver Broncos
When: Sun, Jan 11, 4:40 PM ET
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Prediction: Broncos -7/Over 54