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indianapolis colts vs pittsburgh steelers prediction 12/16/2023 sport preview

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/16/2023

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Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers 12/16/2023:
  • Take the Colts on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Steelers (+2.5)
  • Projecting a combined 43 points, we like the over

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Preview

This week 15 NFL matchup between the Colts and Steelers takes place on Saturday, December 16th at 4:30 ET. The Colts will host the Steelers at Lucas Oil Stadium with the game being televised on NFLN. Check out BetCoco for Indianapolis Colts – Pittsburgh Steelers odds

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Steelers and Colts faced off one time last season with the Steelers picking up a 24-17 win. The over/under line in last year’s matchup between the Steelers and Colts was 39.5, which they surpassed with 41 point combined. The Steelers finished with the ATS win in this game. In the win, the Steelers racked up 323 yards of total offense compared to the Colts at 290. The Steelers rushed for 172 yards and threw for 151 in the game.

The last three times that the Steelers have faced off vs. the Colts as the underdog, they have gone 3-0. When looking back over the last ten head to head meetings between the Steelers and Colts, the Steelers hold the edge with an ATS record of 7-3.

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Prediction

As we enter week 15, Pittsburgh is in 3rd place in the AFC-North with an overall record of 7-6. In the AFC, they are currently in 6th place. The Steelers’ scoring margin for the season is currently -3.1. This has contributed to their ATS record of 7-6. So far this season, Pittsburgh games are 26th in total points. They come in with an over/under record of 3-10, with an average over/under line for their games set at 38.8 points.

The Pittsburgh offense is currently positioned 24th in the league, scoring an average of 16.2 points per contest. On defense, the Steelers are giving up an average of 226.9 passing yards per game and 117.9. In terms of sacks, Pittsburgh is 8th among other defenses and they are giving up 19.2 points per game and 344.8 yards.

As they get ready to face the Steelers, the Colts carry in a 7-6 record. Within the AFC-South, they are currently in 2nd place and are positioned 7th in the AFC overall. The Colts have a 8-5 ATS record so far. As we enter week 15, their scoring margin per game is -1.2. With an over/under record of 9-4, the Colts come in with an average margin of +6.3 relative to their over/under lines. Their games have consistently averaged 49.5 points per game.

At 24.2 points per contest, the Indianapolis offense is 8th in the league. Facing the Steelers this week, the Colts defense has allowed an average of 25.4 points per game. They currently rank 7th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 357.6 yards per contest.

With a 2.5-point advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Colts to secure a 22-21 victory. Our analytics have assigned Indianapolis a 54% chance of defeating the Steelers.

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Tips

  • Take the Colts on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Steelers (+2.5)
  • Projecting a combined 43 points, we like the over

Indianapolis Colts Injury Report

  • Jelani Woods – Hamstring (Out)
  • Isaac Taylor-Stuart – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Anthony Richardson – Shoulder (Out)
  • Evan Hull – Knee (Out)
  • Dallis Flowers – Achilles (Out)
  • JuJu Brents – Quadriceps (Questionable)
  • Daniel Scott – Knee (Out)
  • Jake Witt – Hip (Out)
  • Titus Leo – Undisclosed (Out)
  • KJ Hamler – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ashton Dulin – Knee (Out)
  • Jonathan Taylor – Thumb (Questionable)
  • E.J. Speed – Knee (Questionable)
  • Danny Pinter – Ankle (Out)
  • Braden Smith – Knee (Questionable)
  • Genard Avery – Knee (Out)
  • Al-Quadin Muhammad – Suspension (Out)

Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report

  • Kwon Alexander – Achilles (Out)
  • Keanu Neal – Rib (Out)
  • T.J. Watt – Concussion (Questionable)
  • James Pierre – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Elijah Riley – Ankle (Out)
  • Kenny Pickett – Ankle (Out)
  • Alex Highsmith – Neck (Questionable)
  • Cole Holcomb – Knee (Out)
  • Renell Wren – Achilles (Out)
  • Alfonzo Graham – Shoulder (Out)
  • Cory Trice Jr. – Knee (Out)

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