The Colts have won five straight and are looking like one of the best team in the AFC once again. On paper, they shouldn’t have any trouble in terms of football betting with the 1-10 Bengals.
Online NFL betting numbers favor the Colts in this game but nothing in football betting is easy. The Colts actually have a losing record against the online NFL betting number this season at 5-6-1 despite being four games over .500. Indianapolis does just enough to win games. They rarely blow teams out. Seven of their eight wins this season have been by six points or less. That could give the Bengals a chance to stay within the large online NFL betting number in this game. The Colts have a potent offense with Peyton Manning but it only ranks 20th in the league in yards per game. The defense gives up yards as well, ranking 15th in yards allowed according to online NFL betting stats.
There have been very few positives for the Bengals this season. They rank dead last in the NFL in offense according to online NFL betting stats. The defense is not that much better, ranking 24th in the league according to football betting stats.
In this series the Colts have won 7 of the last 10 games straight up according to online NFL betting numbers. The Colts are also 6-4 against the football betting number in those games. The teams last met two years ago in Indianapolis and the Colts won in a rout, 34-16 according to online NFL betting results. At Indianapolis, the Colts are 4-2 straight up in the last four games but they are only 3-3 against the online NFL betting pointspread.
Six of the last ten games between the two teams have gone over the football betting total. At Indianapolis, four of the last six have gone over the online NFL betting total. Whether or not Sunday’s game goes over could depend upon the Cincinnati offense which struggles to put points on the board.