NFL Odds Favor a Confident Colts' Team Over Eagles

Steven Suarez

Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:22 PM GMT

Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 1:22 PM GMT

The Colts look for their first win of the season when they play host to Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles. In what should be a high-scoring game, where should we pin our focus with our Week 2 NFL picks?

**UPDATE
There's been no movement on this spread, as the Colts remain three-point favorites. The O/U is still at 53.5.

Indianapolis wasn't able to notch a win Week 1, but it wasn't for a lack of effort.

The Colts were down big in Denver, but staged a comeback that saw them come within a touchdown. For a lot of backers, who got a line of +7.5, it was a great cover for Indianapolis.

Now Andrew Luck leads out his troops at home, as they welcome Nick Foles and the Eagles.

Philadelphia had a comeback of its own in Week 1, erasing a 17-0 deficit to win comfortably over the Jaguars. Foles linked up well with his receivers, especially Jeremy Maclin, who caught a long touchdown pass, while the tandem of LeSean McCoy and Darren Spoles made an impact too.

Heading into tonight, we know these two offenses are going to put up the points. But where's the best value with our plays?

While we do like the look of the OVER, we think the Colts will get the job done on Monday Night Fotball and will therefore side with them with our ATS picks to wrap up Week 2.

NFL Pick: Colts -3

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Wherever we look, we see Indianapolis favored by a field goal on the NFL odds. We don't expect to see much line movement around that number.

As for the total, it can be found at a high number of 53.5 at sportsbook like 5Dimes.com, which is to be expected given the explosive nature of these two offenses.

Indianapolis Colts in 2014-15 Regular Season: 0-1 SU, 1-0 ATS, -7.0 margin of victory

Philadelphia Eagles in 2014-15 Regular Season: 1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS, +17.0 margin of victory

It looked like the Colts could be in for a long night on Sunday night, but they battled back in the second half, only to come up short by seven points in a loss to the Broncos.

Andrew Luck did his best to lead the comeback charge, completing 35-of-53 passes for 370 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He got the likes of Reggie Wayne, Ahmad Bradshaw, Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton and Hakeem Nicks regularly involved in the offense. The running game, however, didn't do much at all, totaling a mere 54 yards in the loss.

There were troubles defensively as well, as Peyton Manning had his way with the Colts. Things will have to be better in Week 2 against another top offense in Philadelphia.

The Eagles were on their way to one of the most shocking losses in recent memory. They were down 17-0 at one point, but reeled off 34 unanswered points to win easily in front of a lot of relieved Philadelphia fans. Foles, McCoy and Jeremy Maclin all made big impacts in Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense.

As we approach Monday Night Football on Week 2, we're inclined to make a play on the Colts, in expectation that they'll take care of business at home to move to 1-1 on the season.

Considering they were down 24-0 at one point, yet managed to make a game of it, Indianapolis could come into Week 2 with more confidence than you'd think. We'll have our final NFL picks for this one available soon.

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