Free NFL Picks: Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

David Lawrence

Saturday, December 12, 2015 2:05 AM GMT

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 2:05 AM GMT

Indianapolis is 6-6 after getting blasted by Pittsburgh at home, losing for the first time with Matt Hasselbeck as quarterback. They're on top of the dreadful AFC South.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: PICK at Pinnacle

There was NFL odds for this game at many shops as of Thursday because Hasselbeck was hurt against the Steelers, but he took most of the first-team reps in practice. We’ve seen a couple of shops open this game up at a PICK. The Colts were thoroughly dominated on both sides of the ball by the Steelers, and they need a much better effort than what they put forth on Sunday. The Jaguars lost a 42-39 shootout to Tennessee for their second loss in a row, but QB Blake Bortles continues to improve. He threw for 322 yards and five touchdowns against the Titans, and the Colts are 30th in the league defensively. They looked even worse than that against the Steelers, and Bortles should be licking his chops at the chance to beat the Colts for the first time in his career. Indianapolis is tied with Houston at 6-6, but in first because of the tiebreaker. If the Jaguars win this game, the AFC South will get a lot more complicated.

 

Colts vs. Jaguars Spread

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Colts vs. Jaguars Totals

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Colts vs. Jaguars Money Line

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Injuries
Hasselbeck hurt his neck and ribs against the Steelers, but he should start for the Colts. If not, they'll go with Charlie Whitehurst, so the Colts will do everything they can to get Hasselbeck out there on Sunday. In other QB news for the Colts, Andrew Luck is up to sprints for his rehab as he tries to return from a kidney laceration.

WR Allen Hurns has been cleared to play because of a concussion, while RB Bernard Pierce is out for the season with a calf injury. LB Paul Posluszny has a broken hand and he might get a cast on it, but he might still be able to play this weekend. 

 

Trends
The Colts are 6-6 ATS this season, going 3-3 ATS on the road, while the Jaguars are 6-5-1 ATS and 3-3 ATS at home. There is no total and won't be until a line comes out, but the Colts have gone over six times. The Jaguars have gone over eight times.

Indianapolis are 7-3 SU (six wins in a row) and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Jaguars, who are 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 at home with the Colts.

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