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NFL: Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons Prediction 12/24/2023

The Indianapolis Colts (8-6) travel to face off against the Atlanta Falcons (6-8) on Sunday, December 24th. This game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and televised on FOX. The Colts are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Falcons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Panthers. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Colts Are Coming Off A Win

The Colts had the Steelers as their opponent in week 15. This game ended in a 30-13 win for the Colts. Being favored by 1 points against the Steelers, the Colts came through with an ATS win.

For the game, quarterback Gardner Minshew attempted 28 passes and finished with 18 completions for 215. His passer rating for the game was 123.

Indianapolis’ defense recorded two interceptions against the Steelers and surrendered 142 passing yards overall. The rush defense also gave up 74 yards on 24 carries.

As they get ready to face the Falcons, the Colts carry in a 8-6 record. Within the AFC-South, they are currently in 2nd place and are positioned 7th in the AFC overall.

Looking at the Colts’ scoring margin so far, it currently stands at +0.1. This has led to an ATS record of 9-5. This season, the Colts have an over/under record of 10-4. Their games have seen an average over/under betting line of 43.1 points, and the average combined score per game has been 49.1 points.

Colts Injury Report

  • Segun Olubi – Hip (Questionable)
  • Dallis Flowers – Achilles (Out)
  • Evan Hull – Knee (Out)
  • Anthony Richardson – Shoulder (Out)
  • Daniel Scott – Knee (Out)
  • Titus Leo – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jake Witt – Hip (Out)
  • Isaac Taylor-Stuart – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jelani Woods – Hamstring (Out)
  • Ashton Dulin – Knee (Out)
  • KJ Hamler – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Zack Moss – Arm (Questionable)
  • Michael Pittman Jr. – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Jonathan Taylor – Thumb (Questionable)
  • Danny Pinter – Ankle (Out)
  • Braden Smith – Knee (Questionable)
  • Genard Avery – Knee (Out)
  • Al-Quadin Muhammad – Suspension (Out)
  • Derek Rivers – Undisclosed (Out)

The Falcons Look To Bounce Back From A Lossatlanta falcons betting

In their most recent game, the Falcons fell to the Panthers by a score of 9-7. With the 2 point loss to the Panthers, the Falcons also took a loss vs. the spread as 3-point favorites.

Offensively, Desmond Ridder finished with 152 passing yards while completing 60% of his passes. On the ground, the Falcons rushed the ball 31 times for 52 yards. The team converted 6 of 13 third-down opportunites.

Following their recent game, the Falcons defense will look for another strong performance, allowing only 17 first downs versus the Panthers. Against the rushing attack, Atlanta conceded 129 yards, and in the passing game, they yielded 154 yards.

At home, the Falcons have a record of 4-3 this season and are 6-8 overall. When looking at the standings, Atlanta is 10th in the NFC and 3rd in the NFC-South. On the road, Atlanta has gone 2-5 thus far.

The Falcons’ scoring margin heading into this week’s game is at -1.4, putting their ATS record at 4-10. The Falcons are currently working with an average over/under line of 39.8 points this season. Their games have been averaging 38.3 points per game, resulting in an over/under record of 5-9.

Falcons Injury Report

  • Barry Wesley – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Ikenna Enechukwu – Leg (Out)
  • Jacob Saylors – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Josh Ali – Ankle (Out)
  • Adetokunbo Ogundeji – Foot (Out)
  • Avery Williams – Knee (Out)
  • Troy Andersen – Arm (Out)
  • Feleipe Franks – Foot (Out)
  • Matt Hennessy – Knee (Out)
  • Ethan Greenidge – Leg (Out)
  • Kaleb McGary – Knee (Questionable)
  • Chris Lindstrom – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Kentavius Street – Shoulder (Out)
  • Grady Jarrett – Knee (Out)
  • David Onyemata – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Bud Dupree – Back (Questionable)

Colts Offense Breakdown

This season, the Indianapolis offense has an average of 24.6 points, placing them 8th in the league.

Indianapolis’ passing offense enters this week’s game with a ranking of 18th in passing yards. Furthermore, they hold the 12th spot in attempts, averaging 35 passes per game.

When it comes to rushing, the Colts are averaging 4 yards per attempt while running the ball an average of 27.7 times per game. At 114.7 rushing yards per contest, they are 13th in the league.

Falcons Offense Breakdown

Coming into week 16, the Falcons offense is 23rd in the league at 18.4 points per contest.

Atlanta’s passing attack comes in to this week’s game ranked 23rd in passing yards. In addition, they are 23rd in attempts, throwing the ball an average of 30.7 times per game.

The Falcons hold the 9th position in the NFL with 126.4 rushing yards per game. This average has come on an average of 31.6 rushing attempts (2nd).

Colts Team Defense

Defensively, Indianapolis is 25th in the NFL in points allowed. Their opponents have an average of 24.5 points per game while gaining 347.5 yards per contest.

Falcons Team Defense

Defensively, the Falcons are currently ranked 14th in tackles for loss and 14th in sacks. Their opponents have been putting up an average of 19.9 points per game against them and accumulating 311.7 yards per contest.

Colts vs Falcons Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Indianapolis has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 22 points per game.
  • Through their last five home games, Atlanta has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 16 points per game.
  • The last ten games that Atlanta was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Colts have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Indianapolis posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.

Colts vs Falcons Prediction

For a point spread bet, I’m going with Indianapolis at -2. I believe the Indianapolis rushing offense will take full advantage of the weaknesses in Atlanta’s defense, as they struggled in their most recent game. Before kickoff, I’d get a bet down on Indianapolis with -2.

If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, the data we have suggests this game finishing below 44.5 points. For this game, my money is on the under.

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