Green Bay Packers (7-2) travel to face the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) at the Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday. Both teams currently top their divisions, with the Colts sitting pretty in first place of the AFC South, and the Packers leading the NFC North. Both teams won last weekend so they will be keen to keep their respective runs going and maintain the momentum of their seasons. Both teams have been scoring plenty of points this season so fans can expect some fireworks on Sunday. Read on to see where the best betting value can be found!
Packers Offense vs Colts Defense
One thing worth noting about this match-up is just how strong both offenses are. Green Bay are scoring an average of 30.8 points per game, a figure that puts them third in the NFL overall. The Colts are 14th overall, with their average 26.9 points per game. But it is the Colts who hold the advantage when it comes to defense. Indiana gives up an average 19.7 points per game, making their defense the fourth meanest in the NFL. Green Bay, in contrast has the 15th meanest defense in the league, conceding an average of 24.9 points per game.
Colts quarterback Philip Rivers could be a key man on Sunday. His form is warming up nicely, with three games with a passer rating of above 100 in his last four starts. He has completed 68.7 percent of his passes and averaged 7.7 yards per attempt in his nine games in this season so far. He has been sacked just eight times.
Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers will want to avoid Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, one of the best young defense men in the NFL. Leonard leads his team in tackles, with 60 to his name in 2020. Rodgers will also not want to have anything to do with Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, a former 49er who terrorised the Packers last season. He has 16 quarterback hits and 2.5 sacks to his name in 2020.
Our Pick: Packers to win by 1-6 points
We think that Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will have just enough to beat a highly competitive Colts outfit in a tough and testing encounter. It will be close, though. Our tip comes from 888Sport, who are offering a price of +360 on the Wisconsin team winning by one to six points. We think that the Green Bay power in attack will just about be enough to overcome the resilient Colts defense, though Philip Rivers might just have something to say about that when he gets his hands on the ball.
Our pick: Packers to win by 1-6 @ +360 with 888Sport