2016 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 09, 2016
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Chicago at Indianapolis
Sunday 10/09 01:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Chicago +5 (-105) (risk 2 to return 3.9) RESULT: LOSS
The Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears are both a mess, and come into this game with identical 1-3 records. It may already be too late for either to salvage this season, but the winner has a fighting chance. Since last Thanksgiving, the Colts own all of three wins. That was against Miami, Tennessee, and San Diego. They have allowed 30 points or more five times in their last nine games, while also scoring 20 or fewer five times, and that is a very wide gap. The Bears got a much needed win last week vs. Detroit, and with Jacksonville on deck, they think they can run the table to get back to 3-3, to get something going. The Bears have actually played above average from the line of scrimmage on defense, while the Colts have been just average, and Indianapolis has a defense that is considerably below average from the line of scrimmage. Indianapolis has played three very winnable games vs. Detroit, San Diego, and Jacksonville, and are 1-2 in those games, and the win was by four points. I think Chicago is a better team from the line of scrimmage than all of those teams, Indianapolis included. Make the play on Chicago.
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