Two struggling teams will meet on Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts will travel to California to take on the Raiders. The Colts sit at 2-5 on the year and the Raiders are 1-5. The Colts are coming off of a dismantling off the Buffalo Bills in Indianapolis 37-5. The Raiders are coming off of a bye week and they lost their last game 27-3 against the Seattle Seahawks in London.
Colts vs. Raiders Odds
The early line has the Colts favored by 1.5 points. This year the Colts are 3-4 against the spread and the Raiders are 2-4 against the spread. Look for this line to move a little bit as we get closer to the day of the game as a few key players are listed on the injury report. The total is listed at 48.5.
Spread: Colts -1.5
Colts vs. Raiders Head to Head
In the all-time series history, the two teams have played 16 times. The Raiders lead the all-time series 9-7. In the last meeting back in 2016, the Raiders broke a four-game losing streak against the Colts dating back to 2001. The teams have met each other two times in the playoffs with both teams holding a single victory in the series.
Colts vs. Raiders Stats
Both teams are pretty close to one another statistically. The only real difference in the two teams is the amount of points they score and the amount that they give up. The Colts are scoring 25.3 points a game while giving up 30.0 points a game. The Raiders are scoring 18.3 points a game while giving up 29.3 points a game. Both offenses have gained about the same amount of yardage as the Colts gain 381.8 yards a game and the Raiders gain 389.7 a game. The defenses are both not very good. This year the Colts have given up 404.5 yards a game while the Raiders.
Colts vs. Raiders News
The big injury news on the side of the Raiders is that running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as doubtful. The Raiders would really like to see Lynch play in this one because of how bad the Colts run defense is. Amari Cooper is listed as questionable for the game. The Colts have a host of players listed on the injury report. Adam Vinatieri is the notable player for the Colts and he is listed as questionable for the upcoming game. Tight end Eric Swoope is also listed as questionable among others on the injury report.
Colts vs. Raiders Predictions
The Colts seem to have gotten a little bit of momentum after the win against the Bills. Their offense has the potential to be pretty solid, but their receivers have been dropping too many passes. Andrew Luck is one of the better quarterbacks in the league and he should feast against this defense. The Raiders should also be able to score some points as the Colts have no real weapons on defense. Take the Colts in this one, they should be able to score enough to outlast the Raiders.