Much like their season-opening beatdown win over Detroit, Sam Darnold and the New York Jets looked fantastic in their convincing Week 5 win this past weekend. While Indianapolis will have had a 10-day break between games by the time this Week 6 matchup gets underway, it’s certainly no given that Andrew Luck and the visiting Indianapolis Colts are going to be able to get the road upset over a Jets team that has been competitive all season long. If you’re wondering which team is going to win outright or which teams is offering the best value against their ATS betting odds, let’s find out right now.
Colts at Jets NFL Week 6 Lines, Preview & Pick
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- When: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
- TV: CBS
- Radio: Indianapolis / New York
- Live Stream: NFL Live
- NFL Week 6 Odds: NY Jets -2.5 / Total: 45
- Partly Cloudy: 14°C/57°F
- Humidity: 52%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 5 mph SW
- Cloud Cover: 50%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On The Indianapolis Colts?
Why should you bet on Indianapolis in this matchup? The best reason would be because they’ve got the best quarterback in this pairing in veteran Andrew Luck. Unfortunately, Indy’s defense is akin to Swiss cheese which is how the Colts fell to 1-4 on the season by losing to New England 38-24 last Thursday.
“We’re not going to win consistently until we learn how to get out of our own way,” Luck said. “That’s not taking anything away from New England. They were the better team today. Anybody who watched it or played in it knows it. It was self-evident. But we’re going to have to learn how not to lose if we want to give ourselves a chance to win.”
- Average Score For: 23.60
- Total Yards: 357.40
- Pass Yards: 283
- Rush Yards: 74.40
- Average Score Against: 27.60
- Total Yards: 389.40
- Pass Yards: 282.60
- Rush Yards: 106.80
Why Bet On The New York Jets?
Why should you bet on New York in this contest? One reasons is because the Jets are playing at home. Another, even better reason is because New York is playing with some blossoming confidence and last but not least, the Jets have found they have a real playmaker in veteran running back Isaiah Crowell who led the way to victory as New York improved to 2-3 on the season by dominating Denver in its 34-16 win on Sunday.
Crowell rushed for a franchise-record 219 yards including a 77-yard TD scamper. Crowell did his damage on just 15 carries to set an NFL record for yards-per-carry average (14.6 ypc) for a player with 15 rushing attempts or more.
“It means a lot to me,” Crowell said. “I’ve got to give all the credit to my O-line. I can’t really take the credit. Really, it was all them. I mean, the holes were open. Anybody could’ve run through them. It just happened to be me. They really set the record.”
Fellow running back Bilal Powell added 99 yards rushing to help new York finish with 323 yards on the ground, good for second-most in franchise history. Sam Darnold completed just 10 of 22 passes but tossed three touchdowns and only one pick in the win.
- Average Score For: 24.60
- Total Yards: 333.80
- Pass Yards: 198.80
- Rush Yards: 135
- Average Score Against: 21
- Total Yards: 371.60
- Pass Yards: 266.60
- Rush Yards: 105
Colts at Jets NFL Week 6 Betting Trends
- Indianapolis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing NY Jets
- Indianapolis is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indianapolis’s last 13 games
- NY Jets is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- NY Jets is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Jets’s last 7 games at home
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Colts at Jets
While Indianapolis is putting up a respectable 23.6 points per game with Andrew Luck back under center, the Colts have been borderline awful defensively in allowing 27.6 points per game. As surprising as it sound, it is the New York Jets that have the statistical edge on both sides of the ball in this Week 6 meeting of AFC playoff hopefuls.
Indianapolis has gone an uninspiring 24-11-3 ATS in their last 18 Week 6 contests and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against their AFC counterparts. On the flip side of the coin, the Jets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games. I like the Jets to win outright to narrowly cover the chalk!