Jaguars vs Colts: Odds, Spread, Preview: NFL Week 6 Predictions

Jaguars vs Colts matchup preview and current betting lines

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts will put their rivalry to the test again when they take the gridiron for a must-win Week 6 matchup. The Jaguars have dominated the series as of late, even knocking the Colts out of playoff contention last season.

Moreover, Doug Pederson’s team mopped the floor with their rivals on Week Two, dominating them 24-0 in one of the most embarrassing performances of the Frank Reich era. Needless to say, that cannot happen again.

Both teams are coming off underwhelming offensive performances. However, the Colts managed to escape with a narrow win vs. the Denver Broncos in primetime, whereas the Jaguars handed the Houston Texans their first win of the season.

Despite their unimpressive records, both teams still have a big shot to make the playoffs, meaning this game could have serious implications by the end of the season, so both coaching staffs will likely handle this like a postseason game.

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Players to watch:

James Robinson: Even with first-round pick Travis Etienne on the squad, James Robinson continues to establish himself as one of the prime backs in the game. He’s coming off a subpar performance, so we expect him to bounce back here.

Matt Ryan: Matt Ryan has been nothing short of a disaster through the first five weeks of his tenure with the Colts. He’s not the answer at QB, and he needs to start throwing the ball downfield if Frank Reich wants to keep his job.

Week 6 Predictions: NFL Bet of the week on Jaguars vs Colts

Jaguars +2.5

The opening Jaguars vs Colts spread have the home side favored by 2.5 points. That could be tricky, and some might even call this a trap game, considering how dominant the Jacksonville Jaguars have been against the Indianapolis Colts as of late.

For whatever reason, Frank Reich can’t seem to figure the Jaguars out, and they’ve constantly found ways to limit their offense, both on the ground and in the passing game. They’ve owned him for years, and that’s not likely to change on Sunday.

The Colts have a solid defense and a capable offense on paper, but they’re still 2-2-1. They’ve failed to impress in the first five games of the Matt Ryan era, and they’ll be under a lot more pressure than their divisional rivals.

So, even though we don’t expect the Jaguars to hold them to 0 points again this time around, we still believe that this game could be decided by one or two points tops, and we wouldn’t be shocked to see the Jaguars win again.

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Over 42

The opening Jaguars vs Colts odds have this game sitting at just 42 points, mostly because of their precedents. The Jacksonville Jaguars defense owns the Indianapolis Colts offense, so oddsmakers expect another low-scoring affair.

However, both teams are coming off dismal offensive performances, so we believe the adjustments and points of emphasis to be on the offensive side of the field this time around. Also, it’s not like 42 points is a lot for two NFL teams.

The Jaguars had been more than competent offensively this season. Trevor Lawrence has taken a big step forward in his sophomore year, and the Jaguars already put up 24 points against this very same defensive unit just a month ago.

So, even if the Jags fail to reach that mark again, given all the defensive adjustments, which seems unlikely,  there’s just no way they’re going to shut the Colts down the same way this time around.That’s why this game will go over the total.

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