Colts vs. Jaguars: NFL Betting Preview – September 13, 2020

Written By Staff on September 11, 2020
Colts Jaguars odds spread line Week 1

Oddsmakers give the Indianapolis Colts (0-0) the edge when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-0) on Sunday, September 13 in a matchup between AFC South foes at TIAA Bank Field. Indianapolis is favored by eight points; the contest has a point total of 45.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of September 9, 2020, 8:12 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.

Colts vs. Jaguars odds


Total Facts

  • Colts games averaged 45.9 total points per game last season.
  • The over/under is 1.4 points higher than the average scoring total for Jaguars games last season (43.6).
  • Colts games went over 45 points on eight occasions last season (50% of matchups).
  • In six games last season (37.5%), the Jaguars combined with their opponents to go over 45 points.
  • Last year’s combined scoring average for these two teams (41.4 points per game) is 3.6 fewer than the total for this contest.
  • These two teams combined to surrender 48.1 points per game last season– 3.1 greater than the total for this matchup.

Colts Betting Insights

  • Indianapolis had a losing 7-7-2 record against the spread (ATS) last year.
  • The Colts had a losing ATS record of 0-1 when playing as at least eight-point favorites last season.
  • Nine out of 16 of Indianapolis’ games with a betting line last year went over the point total (56.2%).

Jaguars Betting Insights

  • Jacksonville’s record ATS last year was 7-9.
  • Jacksonville went over the point total eight times in 16 opportunities last season (50%).
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Colts vs Jaguars: Last Five Meetings

  • Jacksonville has defeated Indianapolis three times in the past five matchups.
  • Each team has covered in one game in the past two meetings.
  • Jacksonville has scored 113 points in the last five meetings while allowing 92 to Indianapolis.

When the Colts Have the Ball

  • The Jaguars defense allowed 24.8 points per game last season, the Colts scored an average of 22.6.
  • When they met or exceeded their scoring average last season, Indianapolis was 4-4 and 4-2-1 ATS.
  • When the Jacksonville defense allowed 24.8 points or fewer last year, the Jaguars put together a 6-3 overall record and a 6-2 record ATS.
  • The Colts offense racked up 48 fewer yards than the Jaguars defense surrendered last season (327.4 to 375.4).
  • Indianapolis’ record last season when they reached their season average in total yards: 4-4 overall and 4-3 ATS.
  • When Jacksonville allowed fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they were 6-2 ATS and 6-3 overall last season.
  • The Colts averaged 133.1 yards per game on the ground last season– 6.2 yards fewer than the Jaguars allowed to opposing rushing attacks (139.3).
  • In games where Indianapolis reached their season rushing average last season, the Colts were 4-3 overall and 4-1 ATS.
  • When Jacksonville held opposing teams to 139.3 rushing yards or fewer last year, they were 6-3 ATS and 6-5 overall.
  • Last season, the Jaguars forced an average of 1.2 turnovers per game compared to the 1.3 times Colts turned the football over.
  • Indianapolis was 5-4 overall and 5-2-1 ATS last season when they turned the football over 1.3 times or fewer.
  • Jacksonville was 3-3 ATS and 3-3 overall last season when they forced at least 1.2 turnovers in a game.

When the Jaguars Have the Ball

  • The Jaguars put up 4.5 fewer points per game last year (18.8) than the Colts allowed (23.3).
  • When Jacksonville scored at least 18.8 points last season, they finished 6-2 ATS and 6-3 overall.
  • Indianapolis had a 4-2-1 record ATS and a 4-4 record overall in games when it surrendered 22.6 points or less last season.
  • The Jaguars averaged 341.8 yards per game in 2019, five yards fewer than the 346.8 the Colts gave up per outing.
  • Indianapolis’ record last season when they reached their season average in total yards: 4-4 overall and 4-3 ATS.
  • In games Indianapolis kept its opponents to 346.8 or fewer yards last year, it had a 3-4 record ATS and a 5-3 record overall.
  • Last season, the Jaguars racked up 106.8 yards per game on the ground– 8.9 more yards per game than the Colts allowed per contest (97.9).
  • Last year, Jacksonville put together a 3-3 ATS record and a 3-3 overall record in games they ran for at least 106.8 yards.
  • Indianapolis went 4-3-1 ATS and 4-4 overall when holding opponents to 97.9 rushing yards or less last season.
  • The Jaguars turned the ball over 1.2 times per game last year– 0.2 fewer turnovers per game than the Colts forced on average (1.4).
  • In 2019, Jacksonville finished 6-5 ATS and 6-6 overall when they turned the ball over 1.2 times or less.
  • When they forced 1.4 or more turnovers last season, Indianapolis went 2-3-1 ATS and 2-5 overall.

Colts Players to Watch

  • Philip Rivers passed for 4,615 yards (288.4 yards per game), 23 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions with a 66% completion percentage last year (390-of-591) in 16 games with the Chargers.
  • Marlon Mack took 247 carries for 1,091 rushing yards a season ago (77.9 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns in 14 games.
  • In 2019, Jordan Wilkins ran for 307 yards on 51 carries (21.9 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns in 14 games.
  • Last season, Zach Pascal caught 41 passes (on 72 targets) for 607 yards (37.9 yards per game), and five touchdowns in 16 games.
  • T.Y. Hilton had 45 catches for 501 yards and five touchdowns over 10 games. He averaged 50.1 receiving yards per game and was targeted 69 times.
  • In 2019, Jack Doyle caught 43 passes on 72 targets for 448 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 28.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Last season, Justin Houston racked up 11 sacks, 13 TFL and 44 tackles in 16 games.
  • Anthony Walker racked up 124 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception in 2019.
  • Darius Leonard picked off five passes while adding 119 tackles, 7.0 TFL, five sacks, and defended seven passes over 13 games a season ago.

Jaguars Players to Watch

  • Gardner Minshew recorded 3,271 passing yards (233.6 yards per game) with a 60.6% completion percentage last year (285-of-470), while throwing 21 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games. He also added 344 rushing yards on 67 carries, averaging 24.6 yards per game.
  • Chris Thompson totaled 138 rushing yards on 37 carries (12.5 yards per game) on the ground over the course of 11 games in 2019. He also caught 42 passes for 378 (34.4 yards per game).
  • Last season, D.J. Chark grabbed 73 passes (117 targets) for 1,008 yards (67.2 yards per game) with eight touchdowns in 15 games.
  • Chris Conley also contributed with 47 catches for 775 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games last year. He was targeted 91 times and put up 48.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Dede Westbrook caught 66 passes on 101 targets for 660 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 44.0 yards per game in 15 contests in 2019.
  • Last season, Josh Allen piled up 10.5 sacks, 11 TFL and 45 tackles in 16 games.
  • Joe Schobert racked up 135 tackles, 7.0 TFL, two sacks, and four interceptions in 16 games over his 2019 campaign with the Browns.
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