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Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills 8/12/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Indianapolis Colts (4-12-1 last season) vs Buffalo Bills (14-4 last year)

Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills August 12, 2023 — The Colts accumulated 5,298 total yards last season. Indianapolis had 193 first downs and 794 yards in penalties from 89 infractions. Indianapolis scored 17 passing TDs in addition to eight rushing scores. They lost the ball 34 times after twenty interceptions and fourteen fumbles. With an offensive running average of 109.8 yards per carry, they were rated 23rd in the NFL. In terms of scoring, the Indianapolis Colts averaged 17.0 points per game.

The Buffalo Bills had the second-highest average total yards per game (397.6) among all teams in the league. Last year, they carried for 2,232 yards, averaging 139.5 yards per game. The Buffalo offense finished 16th in the NFL in terms of helping the other team by accumulating 709 penalty yards on 92 violations. While giving up 14 interceptions and allowing rivals to recover 13 fumbles, they managed to accumulate 212 first downs. The Bills averaged 258.1 passing yards per game and 4,129 total passing yards last season, which placed them seventh in the league.

Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills Game Information

Time: 10:00 PM ET

Date: Friday, August 11, 2023

Venue: Highmark Stadium, NY 



Colts QB Sam Ehlinger and Bills QB Josh Allen

The Colts’ recent contest, which they played against the Texans, ended in a 32-31 defeat. For 209 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 23 of his 35 throws, Sam Ehlinger was successful. By the end of the game, he had two interceptions and a quarterback rating of 77. Zack Moss led the Colts’ offense with 18 carries for 114 yards (6.3 yards per carry). Deon Jackson accumulated 75 yards on six catches for an average of 12.5 yards per catch. Averaging 5.9 yards per carry, the Colts rushed the ball 33 times for 196 yards.

In their recent game, the Bengals beat the Bills with a score of 27-10. Josh Allen ran the ball eight times for 26 yards, averaging 3.3 yards per carry for Buffalo. Dawson Knox grabbed five receptions for 65 yards (13.1 yards per catch) and was one of the Bills’ primary receivers. Josh Allen connected 25 of his 42 passes for 265 yards and a final quarterback rating 68.1. He had one pick and 6.3 yards per attempt on average.

The Bills gave up 172 yards on 34 rushes for an average of 5.1 yards. The pass defense of the Bills allowed 240 yards on 23 of their 36 attempts for an average completion rate of 63.9%.

Odds/Point Spread: Indianapolis Colts -5 Total Odds: 39.5

Indianapolis is 1-4 SU in their previous 5 games when playing Buffalo on the road. In their previous 5 games against opponents from the American Football Conference, the Colts are 1-4 ATS. In their previous eight games against opponents from the AFC East, the Indianapolis Colts are 6-2 against the spread. The total was exceeded in four of Indianapolis’ final six games played in August. The total was higher in five of Buffalo’s past six home games versus Indianapolis. In their previous seven games against opponents from the American Football Conference, the Buffalo Bills are 6-1 SU. The total was higher in six of Buffalo’s past eight games against opponents from the American Football Conference South. The Bills of Buffalo are 7-1 against the spread played on a Saturday.

Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends

  • The Indianapolis Colts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Indianapolis’ last 6 matches. 
  • Indianapolis is 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches. 
  • The Colts are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games with Buffalo. 
  • Indianapolis is  4-9 SU in their last 13 games with the Bills. 
  • The team is 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches on the road.

Buffalo Bills Betting Trends

  • The Bills are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 outings. 
  • The total hung OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games. 
  • The Buffalo Bills are 8-1 straight up in their last 9 matches. 
  • The total hung OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games with the Colts. 
  • The team is 14-2 SU in their last 16 home matches. 
  • The total stayed OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 6 home battles against Indianapolis.


Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills Betting Trends 

Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills: The Bills will probably not play Kyle Allen, so you’ll get a huge bowl of Matt Barkley and Kyle Allen. Despite this, unusual things happen during the preseason, and teams routinely play games rather than attempt to win to complete their rosters and resolve camp disagreements. After the third point, begin to stoop nearer the dog.

Free Pick and Prediction: The Buffalo Bills will win 24-17.

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