The Indianapolis Colts will travel to face the Detroit Lions in a week thirteen NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Detroit is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
The point spread opened up in this NFL game with the home team Detroit Lions favored by -4 1/2 points with an over under line of 51 points. Early money has shown on the side of the home side as the Detroit Lions are now favored by -5 points. The total has moved up a ½ point to a current line of 51 ½ points.
This will be the first meeting between the Lions and Colts since the 2008 season where the Colts posted the 31-21 home win as a -16 ½ point betting favorite. The total went over 44 ½ points. NFL Trend: Indianapolis Colts are 5-1 ATS in their past six games.
Indianapolis has won five of their past six games to sit at 7-4 on the year. They come off the 20-13 home win against the Buffalo Bills last week as a -2 point favorite. The total came in at under 51 points. The Colts put up 312 offensive yards with 87 from their ground attack on 29 attempts. Andrew Luck hit on 20 of 37 passes for 240 yards with a touchdown and pick. The rookie Luck has 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season. Indianapolis allowed Buffalo to put up 304 offensive yards with 135 running on 23 carries. The Colts offense generates 386 yards a game ranking 6th in the NFL. The passing game produces 277 yards per game which is good for 7th in the league. Indianapolis holds the fifth seed in the AFC holding a one game lead with five games remaining.
Detroit has lost three straight to fall to 4-7 this season. They come off the 34-31 home overtime defeat on Thanksgiving Day to the Houston Texans as a +3 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 48 ½ points. The Lions offense put up 515 yards with 106 from their ground game on 23 runs. Each team committed one turnover. Matthew Stafford hit on 31 of 61 passes for 441 yards with two touchdowns. Stafford has 14 touchdowns and 10 picks on the season. Detroit allowed Houston 501 yards offensively with 205 coming from the ground attack on 28 rushes from scrimmage. The Lions sit with the top passing offense in the NFL with 312 yards per game. Detroit is a mistake prone team sitting near the bottom of the league with 7 penalties for 65 yards a game. It doesn’t look like the Lions will make a repeat appearance in the playoffs. They are in last place in the NFC North and are two games back of 6-5 Seattle and Tampa Bay with five games remaining for the fifth seed in the NFC conference.