Indianapolis Colts vs Oakland Raiders
Betting Prediction 12-24-16

When: 4:05 PM ET, Saturday, December 24, 2016
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS.
LINE: Raiders -3.5. O/U: 53

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Indianapolis Colts 7-7 SU,7-6-1 ATS

The Indianapolis Colts routed the Minnesota Vikings, 34-6 last week. That victory pushed the Colts back up to the .500 mark and just one game behind the Texans and the Titans for the top spot of the AFC South’s standings.

Andrew Luck had an error free game with 250 passing yards and a couple of touchdowns. The Vikings couldn’t stop the Colts ground attack either, as both running backs Frank Gore (101 yards) and Ronald Turbin (a pair of short-yardage rushing TDs) exposed a bunch of holes in Minnesota’s front seven.

On defense, the Colts had three timely takeaways and also racked up five sacks against the Vikings after getting just 25 sacks all season long.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis’s last 5 games
Indianapolis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Indianapolis is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indianapolis’s last 7 games on the road
Indianapolis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indianapolis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Indianapolis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis’s last 5 games when playing Oakland
Indianapolis is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland

Oakland Raiders 11-3 SU,9-5 ATS

For the first time since the 2002 season, the Oakland Raiders are back in the postseason. They clinched their playoff berth on Sunday by beating the Chargers in San Diego, albeit with a too-close-for-comfort 19-16 victory at that.

Derek Carr still seems to be bothered with his injured finger on his throwing hand, as he ended up completing just 19 of 30 passes for 213 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception. It’s a good thing that Oakland’s running game got 145 rushing yards at an average of five yards per carry against the Chargers.

The Raiders limited San Diego to just 16 points and are now 5-0 for the season when they contain their opposition to 20 points or less.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games
Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oakland is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing Indianapolis
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indianapolis

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Indianapolis Colts vs Oakland Raiders
Free Pick: Raiders -3.5 & Over 53

Andrew Luck played across the Bay in Palo Alto and the Stanford fans can come out and watch him get a few touchdowns against the Raiders. However, the Raiders will more than match anything that Luck may put up. I can see Carr having over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. The weather should be great for football and Carr’s finger should benefit from it.