The Monday Night Football game for Oct 16 has the Indianapolis Colts (2-3 Overall, 0-2 Away) at the Tennessee Titans (2-3 Overall, 1-1 Home). Last week, the Colts beat the San Francisco 49ers 26-23 in OT. Their other win was against the Cleveland Browns in week four by a score of 31-28. Losses occurred in the first two weeks, as the LA Rams beat them 46- 9 and the Arizona Cardinals took them down in OT 16-13. The Colts also lost to the Seattle Seahawks 48-18. Last week, the Titans lost a shocker to the Miami Dolphins 16-10. The week prior the Houston Texans hammered them 57-14. Their initial loss of the season was 26-16 to the Oakland Raiders in week one. Their two wins were in weeks two and three with the first coming against the Jacksonville Jaguars 37-16 and the second versus the Seattle Seahawks 33-27. Our Indianapolis plays Tennessee 2017 NFL free pick has the Titans at -6.5 and the over/under at 46.5.
Indianapolis Pluses and Minuses
The Colts are allowing opponents 31.8 PPG and scoring on average just 19.4 PPG. Opponents have forced 10 fumbles from Indy, while the Colts have just one FF. Opponent defenses have a total of four TDs, while the Colts have none. The Colts have six picks and safety Malik Hooker has three of them and three PD. Safety Matthias Farley has notched four PD. The Colts have done a good job against the pass, breaking 24 of them. Yet, they have allowed on average 308 passing yards per game. Thus, the stats in terms of defending versus the pass may look good, but the fact is they are far outweighed by the yard total.
On the other side of the ball, the Colts offense has struggled with QB Andrew Luck being sidelined. The rush attack, which is okay, has outscored the passing game eight touchdowns to two. Brissett has contributed three ground TDs, while both Frank Gore and Marion Mack have two each.
- Offense is weak
- Defense offers up a lot of yards
- Ground game must be in full gear to win
Tennessee Pluses and Minuses
The Titans D has not been much better than the Colts, as they are giving up 28.4 PPG. At the same time, their offense is scoring on average 22.0. Our Indianapolis plays Tennessee 2017 NFL free pick finds that there is good news for the Titans, as QB Marcus Mariota (60.0 COMP%, 3 TDs, 3 INTs), who has three rushing TDs, is expected to play after leaving the Houston game and missing last week’s Miami contest. RB DeMarco Murray, who is averaging 4.9 YPA, is the team’s leading rusher with 56 carries and 272 yards. WR Rishard Matthews has gathered in 20 passes for one TD and 14.2 YPC.
There’s not a lot to talk about when it comes to defense. Many of the numbers, eight sacks, five FF, and four picks, are less than spectacular. LB Wesley Woodyard (41 TCKLs, 1 SCK, 4 TFL) leads the team in tackles and TFL and has two PD, while LB Derrick Morgan leads the Titans with three sacks.
- QB Mariota is back and that should help
- No much to talk about on D
- If Murray can grind out some yards, that will help.
Our Indianapolis plays Tennessee 2017 NFL free pick offers this trio of takeaways:
- Tennessee has a better offense
- The Titan D is also a bit better
- Colts give up a lot of passing yards.
Monday Night Football Free Pick
These days it seems like no NFL game is easy to call. But we are going to do it. Our Indianapolis plays Tennessee 2017 NFL free pick is the Titans at -6.5 and the under which is at 46.5.