The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints square off on Monday Night Football to close out Week 15 in a key matchup for both teams. The Colts need a win to hang around the AFC wild card race, and the Saints need a win to hang around the race for a first round bye in the NFC.
The betting public generally thinks the Saints should roll in this game. 78 percent of the handle and 66 percent of tickets bet on the point spread are on the Saints, who are currently down to -8.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook. The line climbed as high as 9.5 points, so it’s interesting to see it come back down in spite of the heavy money on the Saints. Maybe some sharper money landed on the Colts recently.
75 percent of the money bet on the money line is on the Saints, but it’s worth noting 60 percent of tickets bet on the money line is on the Colts. The handle is a more important number, given that you could have 10 people bet $10 on the Colts and 1 person bet $100 on the Saints and that events out.
The biggest split is on the point total. It currently sits at 47.5. 88 percent of the handle and 85 percent of the tickets bet have been on the over. Both teams are dealing with significant injuries on the defensive side of the ball. The Colts will be without cornerback Kenny Moore and cornerback Pierre Desir is banged up. The Saints will be without defensive end Marcus Davenport, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, and safety Vonn Bell, which will likely create problems against the Colts offense.
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