Game Time: 1:00 pm ET, Sunday, January 9, 2022
Venue: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Where to Watch: CBS
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Colts -15, Jaguars +15; Over/Under: 44 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Colts -15.5, Jaguars +15.5; Over/Under: 44 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Colts -15.5, Jaguars +15.5; Over/Under: 44 points
Indianapolis Colts: 9-7 (2nd place, AFC South)
Jacksonville Jaguars: 2-14 (4th place, AFC South)
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Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars Preview and Analysis
Indianapolis Colts: lost at home on January 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders 23-20.
Jacksonville Jaguars: lost on the road on January 2 against the New England Patriots 50-10.
Indianapolis Colts Analysis
The Colts are coming into this game with a 9-7 record overall and they are 5-2 in their road games this regular season where they will be in this game. This will be their 6th divisional matchup of the year and they are currently 3-2 in their division games this season but they are still fighting for a Wild Card spot as their division has been won by the Tennessee Titans already. They have won 3 of their last 4 games but are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game which snapped a 3 game losing streak that they were on. Their 3 wins in that span were against the Houston Texans, the New England Patriots, and the Arizona Cardinals while their loss came against the Las Vegas Raiders in their last game. Carson Wentz completed 16/27 passes for 148 yards and 1 touchdown in that one. Jonathan Taylor had a nice day on the ground as he led the team in rushing with 108 yards and 1 touchdown on 20 carries. Michael Pittman Jr. led the receivers with 47 yards on 6 receptions while T.Y. Hilton had 45 yards and 1 touchdown on 1 reception. Bobby Okereke led the defense in that game with 8 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Kwity Paye led the defense in sacks in that game with 1 while Darius Leonard and Isaiah Rodgers both caught 1 interception each in that one. They have scored 440 points in their 16 games this season averaging 27.5 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 339 points against them allowing 21.2 PPG. Their offense is averaging 354.3 YPG while their defense is allowing 344.8 YPG.
Jacksonville Jaguars Analysis
The Jaguars are coming into this game with a 2-14 record overall and they are 2-6 in their home games this NFL season where they will be in this game. This will be the 6th divisional matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 0-5 in their division games this season but they have already been eliminated from making it to the postseason. Their last win was against the Buffalo Bills but they have gone on an 8 game losing streak since then with losses coming against the Indianapolis Colts, the San Francisco 49ers, the Atlanta Falcons, the Los Angeles Rams, the Tennessee Titans, the Houston Texans, the New York Jets, and the New England Patriots in their last game. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed 17/27 passes for 193 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions in that one. Dare Ogunbowale led the team in rushing with 36 yards on 9 carries. Laquon Treadwell led the receivers with 87 yards on 6 receptions while Ogunbowale caught the lone touchdown pass in that one. Chris Claybrooks led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. No one on the defense was able to record a sack or come up with an interception in that one. They have scored 227 points in their 16 games this season averaging 14.2 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 446 points against them allowing 27.9 PPG. Their offense is averaging 304.6 YPG while their defense is allowing 360.6 YPG.
Colts vs Jaguars Prediction
The Colts are coming into this game as a 15 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Jaguars have been awful all season long and they have lost many games this season by double digit margins. The Colts are coming off of a loss in their last game so they will be looking to bounce back here and clinch a playoff spot with a win. They still have to play in this game and win to make it to the playoffs and considering how bad the Jags have been in a lot of their games with their current situation down there, they will likely be blown out once again toi finish their season off in a classic Jaguars way. The best bet to place in this game is on the Colts to cover the spread here.
Colts Jaguars Prediction: Our NFL Pick for Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 (1:00 pm ET start time) is Colts 31 Jaguars 9.
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NFL Betting Trends
Indianapolis Colts: 10-6 ATS in all games. 17-12 ATS as a favorite. 6-2 ATS as a road favorite. 15-8 ATS in road games. 8-4 ATS in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points. 7-4 ATS against conference opponents. 8-3 ATS when playing with 6 or less days rest.
Jacksonville Jaguars: 4-12 ATS in all games. 4-10 ATS as an underdog. 6-12 ATS as a home underdog. 7-15 ATS in home games. 4-7 ATS against conference opponents. 15-24 ATS when playing with 6 or less days rest. 13-22 ATS in games played on a grass field.
Indianapolis Colts: P. Campbell (WR) Ques Sun - Foot injury. A. Sendejo (DB) Ques Sun - Concussion. E. Fisher (T) Ques Sun - Knee injury.
Jacksonville Jaguars: N. Lawson (DB) Ques Sun - Illness. D. Allen (LB) day-to-day - Shoulder injury. J. O'Shaughnessy (TE) day-to-day - Hip injury.
"This is one of the best team wins I've ever been a part of, considering everything. I'm sure there are some other good ones, but this is up there." - Frank Reich on his team’s win against the Cardinals.
"Obviously, it wasn't a good day. Didn't play well, all phases of the game. It sucks. You prepare for the game and to go out there and not perform, it's disappointing. Got to flip the page. ... It's definitely frustrating." - Trevor Lawrence on their loss against the Patriots in their last game.
WR HILTON, TY
WR Pittman Jr., Michael
WR Pascal, Zach
TE DOYLE, JACK
TE Alie-Cox, Mo
QB Wentz, Carson
RB Taylor, Jonathan
WR Treadwell, Laquon
WR JONES, MARVIN
WR Laviska Shenault Jr.
TE Manhertz, Chris
TE O'Shaughnessy, James
QB Lawrence, Trevor
RB Ogunbowale, Dare
Indianapolis Colts Stats
Passing: C. Wentz (3378)
Rushing: J. Taylor (1734)
Receiving: M. Pittman Jr. (1018)
Touchdowns: J. Taylor (20)
Jacksonville Jaguars Stats
Passing: T. Lawrence (3418)
Rushing: J. Robinson (767)
Receiving: M. Jones Jr. (744)
Touchdowns: J. Robinson (8)
Indianapolis Colts: Frank Reich (4th season)
Jacksonville Jaguars: Darrell Bevell (Interim)