The Indianapolis Colts will travel in an AFC Wildcard playoff as they face the Baltimore Ravens in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Baltimore is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
The betting odds from this AFC Wildcard playoff game came out with the home team Baltimore Ravens favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line of 46 points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the road underdog as Baltimore is now favored by -6 points. The total has moved up a ½ point to 46 ½ points.
The two teams last met in the 2011 season with Baltimore posting the 24-10 home win as a -16 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 41 ½ points. NFL Trend: Indianapolis Colts are 8-0 ATS in their past eight meetings with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Indianapolis Colts concluded play in the regular season with a record of 11-5 on the year. The team went 4-4 on the road. The Colts have won two straight and five of their past six games. They clinched their wildcard spot following a week sixteen 20-13 win on the road at Kansas City making week seventeen meaningless. Indy played to win last week and they beat Houston 28-16 as a +6 ½ point underdog to deny the Texans home field advantage throughout the playoffs and deny them a bye in the first round. The Colts were the seven ranked offense this season with an average of 258 yards passing per game. Rookie Andrew Luck completed 54% of his passes with 23 touchdowns and 18 picks. A blemish on the team has been the play of their run defense as they allow 137 yards a game ranking 29th in the NFL. All four of their road losses have come by double digits. When they lose on the road this season it has not been close. There are three 20 plus point road losses on the Colts ledger.
The Ravens host the Colts in an AFC Wildcard playoff game with a record of 10-6 on the year. They are champions of the AFC north division. Baltimore is 6-2 straight up at home on the year. They stumbled into the playoffs with four losses in their past five games. They clinch the AFC north title in week sixteen in a 33-14 home win against the New York Giants. Last week the Ravens were playing for a three seed instead of a four seed so the game was rather meaningless as they rest Ray Rice and take out Joe Flacco early. Baltimore loses at Cincinnati last week 23-17 as a +5 ½ point underdog. Baltimore is a mid-pack offense and defense. They put up 352 yards of offense per game and allow 350 yards on the defensive side. Quarterback Joe Flacco completed 59% of his passes with 22 touchdowns and 10 picks. Running back Ray Rice ran for 1143 yards and a 4.4 yards per rush average. His backup Bernard Pierce ran for nearly 5 yards a carry on 108 rushing attempts.