NFL odds Week 9: Expect high-scoring affair in Monday Night Football
The Indianapolis Colts will look to bounce back from their first loss in six games when they visit the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. The Colts saw their five-game winning streak come to an end with a 51-34 road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week as five-point favorites, and they are consensus 3.5-point chalk against the Giants in a game many expect to be high scoring (50.5 over/under).
Indianapolis surrendered 522 passing yards and six touchdowns to Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, as the team also failed to cover the spread for the first time in six weeks. The Colts have been favored in every game since suffering a 31-24 road loss to the Denver Broncos in their season-opener as 7.5-point underdogs, per sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. They have seen all four of their road games go OVER the total this year, as Andrew Luck has thrown for at least 370 yards in each contest with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions.
New York is coming off a bye week and hopes to end a two-game skid both straight-up and against the spread, with both losses coming on the road against NFC East opponents. The Giants have won their last two home games, including a 30-20 victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, when oddsmakers tabbed them as four-point favorites. They have won seven straight games after a bye and have been underdogs in three of their past four games, posting a 2-2 mark ATS during that stretch.
The Colts have won three of the last four meetings SU and ATS, although the teams have not played each other since 2010, when Peyton Manning led them to a 38-14 win over his brother Eli and the Giants as four-point favorites. Indy lost its only game against an NFC team back in Week 2 when the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles pulled off the 30-27 upset as three-point road underdogs.
Totals bettors breaking down this Indianapolis-New York betting matchup might still like the OVER despite the high number. The OVER is 9-1 in Indy’s last 10 road games dating back to last season -- including 4-0 this year -- and is 3-1 in the past four meetings.