NFL Picks: Week 8 Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints


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The Indianapolis Colts are ready to face the New Orleans Saints at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday at 1:00 PM ET, in one of the NFL matchups scheduled for week 8.



SPREAD: New Orleans Saints +1 (-110), Indianapolis Colts-1 (-110)

MONEYLINE:  New Orleans Saints +100, Indianapolis Colts -120

TOTAL:  New Orleans Saints O 43.5 (-110), Indianapolis Colts U 43.5 (-110)


Colts Seek Redemption After Heartbreaking Loss to Browns

NFL Team Indianapolis ColtsThe Indianapolis Colts are coming off a thrilling, albeit heartbreaking, 39-38 loss to the Cleveland Browns in their most recent game. Gardner Minshew was under center for the Colts, throwing for 305 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Minshew performed efficiently, completing 65.2% of his passes on 15-of-23 attempts. He also showcased his mobility with three carries for 29 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Running back Jonathan Taylor, a pivotal part of the Colts’ offense, rushed for 75 yards on 18 carries, averaging 4.2 yards per attempt, and scored one touchdown on the ground. Taylor also contributed in the passing game, amassing 45 receiving yards from three catches. Josh Downs had a standout performance, recording 125 receiving yards from five catches, averaging an impressive 25.0 yards per reception, and reaching the end zone once.

Gardner Minshew’s season stats include 1,187 passing yards, averaging 197.8 yards per game, with a 65.2% completion rate, 5 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Zack Moss, the Colts’ primary running back, has been effective with 523 rushing yards at an average of 87.2 yards per game, and he’s scored 4 touchdowns. Michael Pittman Jr. and Josh Downs have been reliable targets for Minshew in the passing game.

An Overcoming Defense

On the defensive side of the ball, Samson Ebukam has been a disruptive force, recording 23 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and 1 pass defended. Zaire Franklin has been a tackling machine with 88 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. Julian Blackmon has been a key figure in the secondary, recording 50 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, and 3 passes defended.

The NFL Lines and Colts look like favorites at home.


The Saints Aim to Bounce Back Following Defeat by Jaguars

NFL Team New Orleans SaintsThe New Orleans Saints are coming off a 31-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in their last game. Quarterback Derek Carr threw for 301 yards, completing 33-of-55 attempts (60.0%) with one touchdown and one interception. Alvin Kamara showcased his versatility, amassing 62 rushing yards on 17 carries, averaging 3.6 yards per attempt, and adding 12 receptions for 91 yards. Chris Olave was a primary target, securing seven catches for 57 yards.

Derek Carr has thrown for 1,600 yards with a 63.9% completion rate, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Chris Olave leads the Saints in receiving yards with 471 and has scored one touchdown. Rashid Shaheed has also been a key contributor in the passing game.

On the defensive front, Carl Granderson has been a disruptor with 29 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks. Demario Davis and Alontae Taylor have been pivotal in the linebacker and secondary positions, respectively.

According to the NFL Odds, the Saints are trying to Win a victory as visitors.


Betting landscape

From a betting perspective, the Colts have posted a 4-3 record against the spread this season, with their games going over the point total in 71.4% of opportunities.

Conversely, the Saints have covered the spread only once this season and their games have gone over the point total in just 14.3% of contests.