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NFL: Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts Prediction 12/31/2023

The Las Vegas Raiders (7-8) travel to face off against the Indianapolis Colts (8-7) on Sunday, December 31st. This game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Lucas Oil Stadium and televised on CBS. The Raiders are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Colts are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Falcons. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Raiders Are Coming Off A Win

In their previous game, the Raiders secured a victory against the Chiefs, by a score of 20-14. The Raiders not only won straight-up but also covered the spread as 11-point underdogs.

Las Vegas’ offense generated 205 total yards against the Chiefs. On third downs, the Raiders managed a conversion rate of 25%. Zamir White led the team in rushing with 145 yards, while Aidan O’Connell passed for 62 yards.

In their recent game, the Raiders defense was tough against the run defense, allowing only 85 rushing yards. Throughout the game, the Chiefs managed an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. In total, Las Vegas’ defense allowed 308 yards of offensive production.

The Raiders enter their matchup against the Colts with a 7-8 record. This mark puts them 2nd in AFC-West. In the AFC overall standings, they are 11th.

The Raiders’ scoring margin heading into this week’s game is at -0.6, putting their ATS record at 8-6-1. To date this season, games involving Las Vegas rank 26th in total points. Their over/under record stands at 4-11, and the average over/under line for their games is 42.1 points.

Raiders Injury Report

  • Josh Jacobs – Quad/illness (Questionable)
  • Jesper Horsted – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Austin Walter – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jermaine Eluemunor – Knee (Questionable)
  • Dalton Wagner – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Brittain Brown – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Kana’i Mauga – Knee (Out)
  • Darien Butler – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Michael Mayer – Toe (Questionable)

The Colts Look To Bounce Back From A Lossindianapolis colts betting

In their most recent game, the Colts lost by 29-10 to the Falcons. In addition to their 19-point loss, the Colts also lost vs. the spread. They were 3-point underdogs heading into the game.

Offensively, Gardner Minshew totaled 201 passing yards with a completion rate of 54%. On the rushing front, the Colts had 25 attempts, gaining 92 yards. The team converted 5 of 14 third-down attempts.

This week, the Colts’ defense will be looking to do a better job vs. the run. In week 16 they gave up 177 rushing yards to the Falcons. The Colts finished the game with 229 passing yards allowed.

Taking on the Raiders, the Colts will look to improve on their record of 8-7. This mark has them in 2nd in the AFC-South and 7th in the AFC.

This season, the Colts boast an above .500 record versus the spread, currently standing at 9-6. Their average scoring margin for this season is -1.2. To date this season, games involving Indianapolis rank 6th in total points. Their over/under record stands at 10-5, and the average over/under line for their games is 43.2 points.

Colts Injury Report

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

Raiders Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side of the ball, the Raiders currently hold an average of 19 points per game, which places them at 22nd in the NFL.

Las Vegas is currently ranked 23rd in the NFL for passing yards per game, with an average of 190.9. In terms of passing yards per attempt, they are 12th in the league.

The Raiders come in with an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt while running the ball an average of 23.8 times per game. In terms of total rushing yardage, they currently rank 30th in the league.

Colts Offense Breakdown

Coming into week 17, the Colts offense is 9th in the league at 23.6 points per contest.

Indianapolis is currently ranked 19th in the NFL for passing yards per game, with an average of 221.2. In terms of passing yards per attempt, they are 11th in the league.

The Colts are currently 13th in the NFL with 113.2 rushing yards per game. This has come on an average of 27.5 rushing attempts (10th).

Raiders Team Defense

The Las Vegas defense has 21 takeaways this season, positioning them 6th in the NFL. Overall, they are at 19.6 points per game allowed and giving up an average of 332.7 yards.

Colts Team Defense

On defense, the Colts are currently positioned 4th in tackles for loss and 5th in sacks. Against them, opponents are scoring an average of 24.8 points per game and gaining 351.4 yards per contest.

Raiders vs Colts Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Las Vegas has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 16 points per game.
  • Indianapolis has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 18 points per game while allowing 22. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Las Vegas has an ATS mark of 4-5-1 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Colts have a straight up record of 6-4 and an ATS mark of 6-4.

Raiders vs Colts Prediction

With Las Vegas running the ball well against Atlanta and Indianapolis’ defense showing vulnerability against the run vs. Atlanta, I’m leaning towards Las Vegas at +2.5 for this matchup.

Given the over/under line is set at 43.5, I’m going with the under as my choice. Las Vegas has an average margin of -3.5 in relation to their over/under lines this season.

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