There are very few teams in the NFL who have no weaknesses or question marks that need to be addressed. For example, the Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers are both loaded on the offensive side of the football, but they both also have defensive units that could well be considered a liability. In the case of the Indianapolis Colts, there were a lot of question marks about this team heading into the new season, not the least of which the condition of Andrew Luck’s shoulder. He has held up well thus far, and considering how often he is throwing the football, that shoulder appears to be fine. For the Las Vegas Raiders, it is beginning to look as though everything must go, as they are unloading talent in exchange for 1st round draft picks.
There are a lot of questions surrounding this team, with the latest being whether or not Derek Carr is the QB to lead this team forward. This is certainly not one of the most glamorous match-ups on the Week 8 schedule, but this about looking for good wagers as opposed to finding a fun game to watch. The Colts are in as a 3 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 49 ½.
Colts vs Raiders NFL Week 8 Lines & Prediction
- When: Sunday, October 28 at 4:05 PM EST
- Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 8 Lines: Indianapolis Colts -3.5 (Total 49.5)
- Partly Cloudy: 19°C/66°F
- Humidity: 71%
- Precipitation: 3%
- Cloud Cover: 54%
- Wind: 13 mph W
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Indianapolis Colts?It’s tough to get excited about a team with a 2-5 record coming into Week 8 of the season, but the Colts have been a team that has been fun to watch over the past few weeks. 3 times in the last 4 games, the Colts have crossed the 30-point mark in offensive output, but the fact that they only managed 1 win in those games tells you that there are more than a few wrinkles to be ironed out on the defensive side of the football.
The success of this team very often hinges on the performance of Andrew Luck, and he has certainly been doing his part, throwing 16 TD passes versus 5 INT’s over the last 5 games. He did not rack up a ton of yards in a blowout win over Buffalo last week, yet still managed to toss 4 TD’s. The Colts have had success against Oakland of late, winning 4 of the last 5 meetings.
- Average Score For: 27.00
- Total Yards: 370.14
- Rush Yards: 102.71
- Passing Yards: 267.43
- Average Score Against: 26.43
- Total Yards: 374.86
- Rush Yards: 110.86
- Passing Yards: 264.00
Why bet on the Oakland Raiders?Amari Cooper was the latest big-name player to be sent packing by the Raiders, with the former first-round WR off to Dallas in exchange for another 1st round pick. The rumors out of Oakland are not particularly good, especially when talking about QB Derek Carr.
Word is that his teammates are losing confidence in his ability to get the job done, with Carr needing to come out and make a statement that he is committed to the Raiders and that he did not cry after a hit in the game versus Seattle. In short, things are an absolute mess in Oakland and don’t appear to be getting better any time soon.
- Average Score For: 18.33
- Total Yards: 373.50
- Rush Yards: 92.50
- Passing Yards: 281.00
- Average Score Against: 29.33
- Total Yards: 398.50
- Rush Yards: 131.83
- Passing Yards: 266.67
Colts vs Raiders NFL Week 8 Betting Trends
- Indianapolis is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
- Indianapolis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Indianapolis’s last 15 games
- Oakland is 5-13-2 ATS in its last 20 games
- Oakland is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland’s last 13 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Colts vs RaidersI will be avoiding the Raiders like the plague for the rest of the season, as this looks like a team that has given up on 2018. This might be a good week to take the Colts, which is exactly what I am doing.
Score: Indianapolis Colts 30 – Oakland Raiders 21