Jets vs. Colts Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Sep 24, 2020

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Through two weeks the Indianapolis Colts are running the ball over 30 times a game with rookie Jonathan Taylor leading the way.

N.Y. Jets
2-14
AT
September 27, 2020, 4:05 PM ET
Lucas Oil Stadium
Pointspread +12.5 -114
Moneyline +500
Over / Under o +44

30%

Betting Action

70%

Pointspread -12.5 -106
Moneyline -635
Over / Under u +44

30%

Betting Action

70%

The New York Jets are quickly sinking in the NFL’s 2019–20 power rankings, and they’re not getting any freebies in Week 3 as they travel to Lucas Oil Stadium for a meeting with the 1-1 Indianapolis Colts.

It’s Week 3’s most lopsided game, according to oddsmakers. Indianapolis is a double-digit favourite on most books, and it’s tough to not predict a route Sunday afternoon in Indiana.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Surprisingly enough the Jets have a recent advantage over the Colts, winning six of their last 10 meetings. New York’s also covered in four of their last five versus the Colts. Although when it boils down to these teams’ recent overall home and away splits, New York’s won three of their last 16 road games, while Indianapolis has lost three of their last 15 at home.

New York’s game total has gone over in all of their last seven games against AFC South opponents, and seven of these two teams’ last nine meetings have reached the over. The total is currently 44, with the Colts sitting at -11.

New York Jets

At 0-2, Adam Gase and the Jets appear to be in trouble. New York’s 265.5 yards per game ranks worst in the NFL and only the New York Giants have scored fewer points than their fellow stadium mate. Quarterback Sam Darnold has been quite mediocre to start his third season, but to be fair he’s without much help.

Receivers Jamison Crowder and Breshard Perriman have yet to practice before Thursday. Cornerback Quincy Wilson also hasn’t practiced after starting his first game as a Jet in Week 2.

Things aren’t too much prettier for New York on defence, especially against the run. The Jets rank in the bottom third in both rushing yards per game against (140) and yards per carry against (4.6). And the Jets will have their hands full with Indianapolis’ ground game.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts’ 28-11 win over Minnesota last week wasn’t the pretty showing but still a much better result than their season-opener. 2020 second-round pick Jonathan Taylor had a lot of firsts for Indianapolis in their victory: first career start, first touchdown, first 100-yard game, and first experience being a workhorse for Indy.

Through two weeks the Colts are running the ball over 30 times a game with Taylor leading the way.

But as mentioned, it isn’t all smiles for the Colts. Indianapolis ranks fifth-last in red zone touchdowns so far and had to kick four field goals in Week 2. With the Colts only giving up 208 total yards per game, Philip Rivers’ offence has a ton of help.

Indianapolis lost safety Malik Hooker (torn Achilles) for the year and put Parris Campbell on the injured reserve this week too.

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