Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles – Week 3 Free Pick

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The Eagles (-6) are gearing up to welcome the Indianapolis Colts to Philadelphia. This early afternoon matchup will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET and FOX has the TV rights.

Betting Preview: Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles

In this Sunday game, Philadelphia is projected as the favorite and the team’s currently giving up 6 points. The Colts are also receiving +190 moneyline odds while the Eagles are -230. Vegas has determined the over/under (O/U) to be 48.5 points. There will likely be some good live betting possibilities while this game’s taking place.

The line opened at -6 while the over/under has yet to change since it was initially set at 48.5.

The Colts have recorded 0.8 units so far in 2018 and are 1-1 against the spread (ATS). The team’s posted an O/U mark of 1-1.

The Eagles have lost 0.5 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 1-1 ATS and also have an O/U record of 1-1.

The Colts are 1-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Eagles are also 1-1 SU.

The Colts are coming off a resounding 21-9 win over Washington last week. Andrew Luck completed 21 passes for only 179 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Jordan Wilkins (61 rushing yards on 10 attempts) and Marlon Mack (34 yards on 10 carries) spearheaded the ground attack while T.Y. Hilton (seven receptions, 83 yards, one TD) and Chester Rogers (three catches, 17 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Back in Week 2, Tampa Bay got the win against this Philadelphia team by a score of 27-21. Nick Foles completed 35-of-48 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown. Wendell Smallwood (28 yards on seven rush attempts) handled the running game while Zach Ertz (11 receptions, 94 yards) and Nelson Agholor (eight catches, 88 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching attack in the loss.

Each team sports a similar (63-37 pass-to-run ratio on the season. The Colts have run for 89.5 yards/game and have just a single touchdown on the ground this year. The Eagles are averaging 102.0 rushing yards per game and have four total rush TDs.

It seems like the Eagles could have an advantage in terms of efficiency in the ground game, since their running backs has generated 4.0 yards per carry while their defense has allowed 2.9 YPC to opponents. The Colts have ran for 3.6 yards per carry while allowing a YPC of 4.0 to opponents.

The Colts offense has logged 249.0 yards/contest through the air overall and has four passing score so far. The Eagles have put up 233.0 pass yards per contest and have just one pass TDs.

Indianapolis seems to possess the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 83.0 yards and throw for 267.5 yards per game. The Philadelphia defense has allowed 326.5 yards per game to opposing passers and 58.5 yards per game to opposing runners. The Colts are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 6.24 to opposing QBs, while the Eagles have given up a 7.41 ANY/A.

Foles has completed 35-of-48 passes for 334 yards, one TD and zero INTs for Philadelphia. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 6.69 for the year and 4.60 across his past two outings. In the other huddle, Luck is up to 179 passing yards on the year, and has completed 21-of-31 attempts with two passing touchdowns and two interceptions. Luck’s got a 3.97 ANY/A, including 4.91 over the last two games.

Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles Free Prediction

SU Winner: Eagles, ATS Winner: Eagles, O/U: Over

Team Betting Notes

  • The Philadelphia defense has sacked opposing QBs six times this year. Indianapolis has recorded five sacks.
  • The Philadelphia offense has lost three fumbles in 2018 while Indianapolis has let one get away.
  • Both passing attacks have produced zero pass plays of 40 or more yards and zero pass plays of 30+ yards.
  • Both teams have allowed zero pass plays of 40 yards or more. The Indianapolis defense has given up one pass play of 30+ yards while Philadelphia has given up two such plays.
  • The Indianapolis offense has created zero rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while Philadelphia has created one such run.
  • Both teams have allowed one rushing plays of 20 or more yards and two running play of 10+ yards.