New York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 8-18-2013


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The Indianapolis Colts will continue their preseason work when they travel to face the New York Giants in a week two NFL preseason Sunday night football game.

Start time from New York is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.

The NFL odds from this pro football exhibition game have the home side New York Giants favored by -4 points with an over under line set at 38 ½ points. Those wagering the New York Giants on the money line will lay -200 odds with the take back on the road underdog Indianapolis Colts at +170 odds to earn the straight up win without the aid of taking the points.

The Colts fall to 0-1 in the NFL preseason following a 44-20 home defeat in week one on Sunday to the Buffalo Bills as a -4 ½ point betting line favorite. The game finished over the total of 36 ½ points. Indy was outscored 24-7 in the second half. Chandler Harnish saw the bulk of the work for the Colts and the third stringer hit on 14 of 33 passes for 109 yards and a pick. Andrew Luck saw limited work and completed 4 of his 6 throws for 51 yards.

Indianapolis ran for 72 yards on 16 carries and passed for 216 yards. The Colts were poor defensively in 2012 and in their 2013 NFL preseason debut they allowed 451 yards of offense to the Bills. The Colts surrendered 136 rushing yards on 40 carries and 315 yards from the Buffalo passing game. Indianapolis had three turnovers and took two from the Bills.

The Giants are 1-0 in the preseason following an 18-13 road victory in week one against the Pittsburgh Steelers as a +2 ½ point betting odds underdog. The game finished under 36 points. The Giants outscored Pittsburgh 13-6 in the first half in their win. Eli Manning saw limited work and hit on 2 of 5 for 73 yards and a 57 yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz. Backup David Carr saw work and completed 7 of 11 throws for 64 yards.

The Giants offense netted just 275 yards with 84 rushing on 33 carries and 191 coming from their passing game. The New York defense was effective as they allowed Pittsburgh just 218 offensive yards with 94 rushing on 27 attempts and only 124 yards through the air. The Giants had two turnovers and took one from the Steelers. The team put good pressure on the Pittsburgh quarterbacks with five sacks in their week one win.