Andrew Nelles / Tennessean.com, Nashville Tennessean via Imagn Content Services, LLC The New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts will get us started in Week 9 as these two AFC squares are set to go head to head during "Thursday Night Football" from Lucas Oil Stadium. The Jets come into this matchup after a shocking upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8 where backup quarterback Mike White put together a record-setting performance in his first career start, totaling 405 yards through the air to go along with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Meanwhile, the Colts have been hot over the last month but did stumble against the Titans on Sunday, falling to 3-5 on the season.
In this space, we’ll specifically be looking at the different betting angles that this game has to offer. Along with the spread and total, we’ll also take a look at a number of player props and hand in our picks for how we see this prime-time matchup unfolding.
All NFL odds via Caesars Sportsbook. How to watch
Date: Thursday, Nov. 4 | Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
TV: Fox | Stream: fuboTV ( try for free )
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Colts -10.5, O/U 45.5 Line movement
Latest Odds: Indianapolis Colts -10.5
Bet Now Indianapolis opened at as a 14-point favorite against New York, but that number quickly dropped to 10.5 after Sunday once the Colts fell to the Titans and Jets were able to upset the Bengals. While that number did take a dip initially, it has held firm throughout the week, sitting at Colts -10.5 on the eve of this matchup.
The pick : Colts -10.5 . This is a massive number to lay for a team that’s under .500 on the season. That said, I have a much easier time projecting the Colts turning things around following their Week 8 loss than White repeating his astonishing start against the Bengals, who I think were caught sleeping going against an inferior opponent in New York. Indianapolis is a far more talented team from top to bottom and I expect White to come back down to earth in this matchup, setting up a solid bounce-back opportunity for Carson Wentz and Co.
Key trend: Colts are 4-1 ATS in their last five games. Over/Under total
This total has fluctuated a bit as the week has progressed. After opening at 44.5, this number dipped down to 44 leading into Sunday before shooting up as high as 47. It has since settled at 45.5 as of Wednesday evening.
The pick : Over 45.5. The Colts have the No. 1-ranked run defense in the NFL in DVOA, but the Jets don’t really lean on the running game much. Instead, they’ll elect for a short passing game, which should prove to be successful moving the ball down the field. Meanwhile, the Colts (20th) and Jets (27th) rank in the bottom half of the league against the pass, meaning both offenses […]