When the San Francisco 49ers visit the Indianapolis Colts for some online NFL betting action, there is only one thing that QB Brian Hoyer, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, has to do. “I think he needs to play better,” the former Falcons offensive coordinator said. Wow. Who says this guy’s not innovator? To be fair, though, Shanahan did add that “we need to play better around him. It’s a two-way street. I think it takes everyone, coaches included.”
- Date: Sunday, 8th October
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
- Sportsbook NFL Betting Online Odds:
49ers +1 (-105) 44 (-105) +101 462
Colts -1 (-115) 44 (-115) -121
Time to put up or shut up
Or at least that what Dieter Kurtenback of the Mercury News says of the Niners, and it’s hard to disagree with that assessment, especially seeing as how that, their season opener excepted, the 49ers have not lost a single game by more than a field goal. Perhaps the clearest indication of how close the last three contests have been is the fact that the Niners have covered in each of them (they are also 3-1 ATS in their last visits to Indy, and 5-1 ATS in their last six games in Week 5). “I do strongly believe that when you lose three games by a total of eight points, you very easy could have won those games, just by one or two plays going different,” Kurtenbach quoted Shanahan. This is, unfortunately for the Shah of San Francisco, football and not horseshoes. The Niners aren’t just 0-4 SU this season, but also 1-12 SU in their last 13 road games. They are, moreover, 6-13 ATS against a team with a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last five October games. That is to say, the 49ers’ best bet is to cover the online NFL betting spread.
The Colts are up all night to get lucky
First the good news; QB Andrew Luck returned to practice on Wednesday.
Andrew Luck back at practice. His first pass is in the books. pic.twitter.com/d7nT8BgJ6V
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 4, 2017
And now for the bad news, there is no timeline for his return, which means he most certainly will not play against the Niners. “We’ll keep an eye on him and we’ve got it scripted exactly how many throws he’ll have and then what routes he’ll throw based on each day,” Indy head coach Chuck Pagano said. “Depth of routes, inside breaking routes, outside the numbers throws, deep throws down the field. That kind of thing. So, we’ll just look at it and evaluate every one of them. Docs and trainers will and just take it one day at a time.” The Colts have struggled mightily on offense, but have fared a little bit better on defense, especially at home. They have, furthermore, held the 49ers to eight points per game in their last three meetings – all Indy wins – in each of which the total went under. Given both teams offensive woes, it is reasonable to foresee the online NFL betting total going under for the fourth straight time between these two teams.