Free NFL Thursday Night Week 15 Expert Picks – Broncos vs Colts Prediction
There have been some decent games on Thursday Night Football this year, but this doesn’t look like one of them. Both the Broncos and the Colts are firmly out of the playoff picture. However, I think there’s a spot for an excellent bet in this one. Which, to be honest, is the only way to get through watching this one. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our Ravens vs Steelers free picks for NFL. All odds from this article are from SportsBetting.ag.
Denver Broncos vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction
The Broncos have long been out of the playoff picture with a 4-9 record, but a few weeks ago they looked like the NFL’s worst team. Last week, they managed to salvage some pride, blowing out the Jets 23-0 at home. They’re last in the AFC West by a large margin.
The Colts are in much of the same situation. They sit at 3-10 after losing 14-7 to the Buffalo Bills this weekend. They struggled most of the year, and most fans knew the season would be lost after Andrew Luck never played a snap before landing on injured reserve.
Betting Action – Odds On The Broncos
The Broncos opened at -1.5 and have taken the brunt of betting action so far. The number is at -2.5 at most sportsbooks with heavy juice, but some are dealing Denver -3, at even vigorish. The total has dropped a full point after opening at 41.5 to 40.5 at most sportsbooks.
Denver Broncos -2.5 at Indianapolis Colts +2.5 Total: 40.5
I think we saw last week how dominant Denver’s defense can be when they have Talib and have a competent (barely) quarterback in Siemian and are facing a lousy offense. Those boxes are certainly checked once again, in this matchup.
The Colts play decent run defense, but it isn’t anything special. They also lost top cornerback Rashaad Melvin to injury for the season before last week’s contest at Buffalo. Their secondary is awful, and Denver still has plenty of talent at wideout in Thomas and Sanders.
Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has made strides this year, but he’s the exact type of quarterback you want to target with an intense pass rush. He holds onto the ball far too long and could have a rough night against Denver’s secondary. Take the road team and lay the points.