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Buffalo Bills Host Indianapolis Colts NFL Wildcard Betting Odds, Picks and Analysis

Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL Wildcard odds and picks

At the onset of the 2020 season, the Bills were picked as a team that could end the Patriots dynasty.  Buffalo delivered in dominant style.  The Bills won the AFC East going away.  In fact, Buffalo was so impressive down the stretch that they’re Super Bowl best bets. Josh Allen exploded into prominence as a quarterback. Allen took his game to an entirely new level.  In the same way, the Colts closed effectively.  Rookie Running back Jonathan Taylor has emerged as a quality asset.  Taylor’s production has forced defenses to play honestly.  Which helps quarterback Philip Rivers.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Information

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Location: New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York
TV Coverage: CBS

Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Odds

Colts +6½ (-110) 51½ (-105) +245
Bills -6½ (-110) 51½ (-115) -300
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Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills CashBet Wagering Analysis

It follows that the Bills’ impressive finish has increased the sportsbook odds price.  Buffalo will draw the masses.

Colts Ride Taylor to Playoffs

Indianapolis is not a top betting on Super Bowl favorite.  However, they are a solid team that could prove dangerous.  Last time out the Colts beat Jacksonville 28-14 as 15.5-point chalk.  As a result, Indianapolis finished 11-5 straight up, 8-8 vs. the odds, and 9-7 over the total.  NFL metrics have Indy 9th for scoring offense and 11th for points allowed.

Philip Rivers had a serviceable one and done season for Indianapolis.  Correlate a 97.0 QB rating, 4169 yards passing, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.  Jonathan Taylor ran for 1169 yards, 5.0 yards per rush, and 11 touchdowns.

Buffalo Paying Bills Like Clockwork

Late on Buffalo has emerged as a favorite with the Super Bowl betting odds.  And has been paying the Bills at a highly reliable rate.  Buffalo has 8 straight covers heading into the playoffs.  Last game was a 56-26 home payout over the Dolphins.  Buffalo is 13-3 straight up, 11-5 against the spread, and 10-5 over the total.  NFL rankings have the Bills 2nd for scoring offense and 16th for points allowed.  Buffalo is the AFC East champion.

Josh Allen posted a sparkling 107.2 QB rating.  After that, he totaled 4544 yards passing, 37 touchdown passes, and 10 interceptions.  Stefon Diggs was Allen’s top target.  Diggs caught 127 passes for 1535 yards, 12.1 yards per catch with 8 touchdowns.

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills Against the Spread

Indianapolis is 15-15-2 against the spread.  In like manner, the Colts are 3-3-2 vs. the odds as road dogs.  In AFC matchups they’re 9-14-1 on the board.  And after a win, Indianapolis is 8-9 vs. the line.

Overall, the Colts are 18-14 over the total.  As a road dog, Indianapolis is 4-4 over and under.  Against AFC teams the Colts are 14-10 vs. the line.  Following a win, Indianapolis is 11-6 to the over.

Buffalo has shown solid potential for Super Bowl betting.  To illustrate the Bills are 20-10-2 against the spread.  After a win, Buffalo is 13-7-2 vs. the line.  As home chalk the Bills are 6-4 on the board.  Specifically, in AFC games Buffalo is 13-10-2 with the odds.

In sum, the Bills are 14-18-1 under the total.  As home chalk, Buffalo is 5-5 over and under.  Against the AFC the Bills are 9-15-1 to the under.  Following a win, Buffalo is 12-9-1 to the over.

Indianapolis has covered just two of their last seven meetings with the Bills.  Seven of the last eight in this series stayed under.  Further, the Colts have not paid in their last four visits to Buffalo.  Four of the last five between these teams went under.

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Colts offer solid NFL gambling value.  Buffalo is a strong team with momentum.  But Indianapolis is fundamentally sound.  Taylor can help keep the Bills offense on the sideline.  While keeping the Buffalo defense off balance.

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