NFL Betting – New England at Indianapolis

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting is going to be very popular on Sunday night as the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts with Peyton Manning host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

The Colts are three point pro football betting favorites against the Patriots. NFL betting has seen the Colts win their last 17 games straight up going back to last season.  They may have a tough time keeping that streak alive against New England. 

The Colts survived last week against Houston as Peyton Manning threw for more than 300 yards again. He has thrown for more than 300 yards in seven of his eight starts. "He’s just the ultimate quarterback," said New England cornerback Leigh Bodden, "There’s a route and a run to beat every coverage or defensive front. So he looks at it, he surveys it and he checks out of whatever play he’s in to go to a better play and he has a lot of weapons and he can put the ball on the money in tight coverage."

Tom Brady is also playing well for the Patriots. He has thrown for 1,020 yards and 10 touchdowns in the last three games. New England could do well in this NFL betting game considering the Colts have a lot of defensive injuries including those to safety Bob Sanders and cornerback Marlin Jackson. The Colts have been leading the NFL in fewest points allowed at 13.5 points per game but with their defensive injuries those NFL betting numbers are likely to fall.

The Colts and Patriots have met in each of the past eight NFL betting seasons and each team has won three times during the regular season.  The teams have also met three times in the NFL betting playoffs during that time with the Patriots winning twice.

New England has been a very good road team in NFL betting. The Patriots are 37-17-1 in pro football betting in their last 55 road games and 8-3 in NFL betting in their last 11 meetings at Indianapolis. The underdog is 11-3-1 in NFL betting in the last 15 meetings between the two teams.

Indianapolis may have won 17 straight games but they have not been a good team versus the pro football betting odds at home. The Colts are 4-10 in pro football betting in their last 14 home games.

NFL betting totals show that New England has gone under in their last four road games. Four of the last five Indianapolis home games have gone under the NFL betting total.

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