Indianapolis Colts @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Dec 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm
Opening Line: New Orleans -8.5 with a total of 44
Projected weather: Game is in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome so weather is not a factor
- Indianapolis (6-7 SU, 6-5-2 ATS) is coming off of a 38-35 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs last week. That makes 3 losses in a row and 5 of their last 6. They started the season 5-2 exhibiting dominant line play on both sides of the ball. But since then they have been beset by injuries. In their current three game skid they have given up 89 points. Indy is ranked 8th in the NFL in yards allowed against the run but they rank 22nd against the pass.
- Against Tampa Bay last week Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes for the first time since Week Four. Notably missing on offense in 5 of the last 6 games has been their four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.
- Third year RB Marlon Mack has 900 yards rushing so far this season. He will be trying to go over the 1,000-yard mark against the Saints 5th ranked run defense.
- New Orleans (10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS) had won 9 of their last 10 before last week’s 48-46 shootout loss to the 49ers on a last second field goal by San Francisco’s Robbie Gould. If the Saints can win-out they can still finish at 13-3 and be in the mix for one of the NFC’s top seeds.
- WR Michael Thomas leads the NFL with 121 receptions for 1,424 yards. He has had 7 games this season with at least 10 catches which ties him for the most ever in league history. If QB Drew Brees throws three touchdown passes tonight he will surpass Peyton Manning’s NFL career record of 539. He missed 5 games this year with a thumb injury in which the Saints went 5-0.
- RB Alvin Kamara has fallen short of 100 yards from scrimmage in three of his last five games and he hasn’t crossed the goal line in eight straight games.