Colts at Eagles NFL Week 3 Lines & Expert Prediction

Colts at Eagles NFL Week 3 Lines & Expert Prediction

Written by on September 19, 2018

After falling to the suddenly explosive Tampa Bay Buccaneers the last time out, Nick Foles and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to bounce back when they host an Indianapolis Colts team that won in NFL Week 2 and has clearly been revitalized by the return of franchise quarterback Andrew Luck after he missed the entire 2017 campaign.

Now, with Philly looking for a big win and Indianapolis looking to record consecutive victories, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this NFL Week 3 matchup.

Colts at Eagles NFL Week 3 Lines & Expert Prediction

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania TV: FOX Radio: Indianapolis / Philadelphia Live Stream: NFL Live NFL Week 3 Odds: Philadelphia -6.5 / Total: 47.5

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 21°C/69°
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Wind: 6 mph NNE
  • Cloud Cover: 75%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On the Indianapolis Colts?

Why should you bet on the Colts in Week 3? Well, the best reasons is because they have an elite quarterback in Andrew Luck. Indianapolis looked solid in their convincing 21-9 Week 2 win over Washington as Luck passed for 179 yards with two touchdowns. While Luck also tossed two interceptions in the win, the Colts kept Washington out of the end zone for the entirety of their Week 2 matchup. Veteran wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught seven passes for 83 yards and one touchdown while tight end Eric Ebron added a touchdown grab in the win.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 22
  • Total Yards: 330.50
  • Pass Yards: 241
  • Rush Yards: 89.50
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 21.50
  • Total Yards: 332
  • Pass Yards: 249
  • Rush Yards: 83

Why Bet On the Philadelphia Eagles?

Are the Eagles a safe bet vs the Colts in NFL Week 3?

Why should you bet on the Eagles in Week 3? Simply put, because they’re the better team on both sides of the ball. Philadelphia will have plenty of motivation after losing to Tampa Bay 27-21 last week and allowing veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick pass for over 400 yards and four touchdowns. Nick Foles completed 35 of 48 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown while second-year running back Corey Clement added 30 rushing yards and one score on six carries.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 19.50
  • Total Yards: 322
  • Pass Yards: 220
  • Rush Yards: 102
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 19.50
  • Total Yards: 367.50
  • Pass Yards: 309
  • Rush Yards: 58.50

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Colts at Eagles

 
  • Indianapolis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Indianapolis is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indianapolis’s last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games at home
 

Colts at Eagles NFL Betting Prediction

For this Week 3 matchup I like the Philadelphia Eagles to get the win and ATS cover. I know Philly is struggling to move the ball offensively, but I’m expecting a breakout performance from the Birds against an Indianapolis defense that has question marks all over the place. Indianapolis got smacked around pretty good in their opener against Cincinnati and they’re averaging just a half-point per game (22.0 ppg) more than they are allowing defensively (21.5 ppg).

Indianapolis is 1-7 ATS in their last eight games following an SU win while Philadelphia has gone 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an SU loss. Philly wins and covers the chalk.

NFL Week 3 Pick: Eagles 31 Colts 21

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