Denver at Indianapolis – NFL Week 15 Thursday Night Game Preview and Pick
Thursday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC features an AFC tilt between the 4-9 Denver Broncos and the 3-10 Indianapolis Colts in a game between two teams trying to ride out the string on a positive winning note.
Denver at Indianapolis Game Preview
Denver started the new season with three straight-up victories in its first four games while going 2-1-1 against the spread before embarking on an eight-game slide both SU and ATS. That extended losing streak finally came to an end at home this Sunday with a 23-0 shutout of the New York Jets as one-point underdogs with BetAnySports. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in three of the Broncos’ last four games.
A shutdown defense deserves most of the credit for the Broncos’ first win in nine games after holding the Jets to a total of 100 yards. You can also credit some improved play by quarterback Trevor Siemian, who ended that game with 200 yards passing including 93 yards to wide receiver Demaryious Thomas, who also caught the only touchdown pass in this game.
The Colts’ current slide reached four games in snowy Buffalo with Sunday’s 13-7 overtime loss to the Bills as three-point road underdogs. Indianapolis has failed to cover in its last three games, but it does return home with a 4-2 record ATS in six previous home games this season. The total has now stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line in its last five games overall.
Jacoby Brissett has taken over the reins for an injured Andrew Luck this season at quarterback and the results have been the polar opposite from the numbers that this offense put up with Luck under center. Heading into Thursday night’s conference clash, the Colts are ranked 29th in the league in passing and 31st in total yards gained. This has translated to 16.3 points per game that is the third-lowest scoring average in the NFL.
Denver at Indianapolis Free Game Prediction
Both of these teams have been bad this season, but the one glaring difference when it comes to betting on them is Denver’s highly costly 0-6 road record ATS verse an actual winning record ATS for the Colts at home. I am going to ride that trend at BetAnySports by taking the two points and the Colts ATS at home.