Indianapolis Colts vs. Detroit Lions Week 8 Betting Odds, Prop Bets

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Don Shapiro
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The Colts open as a -3 point favorite in Detroit for Week 8.

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Rot To Win AFC South Division  Bet Here Moneyline
135 Tennessee Titans     -220
136 Houston Texans     +4500
137 Indianapolis Colts     +150
138 Jacksonville Jaguars     +25000

The Indianapolis Colts hope that their bye week gave them enough time to fix their running game.

The Colts carried a 4-2 record into their off week despite averaging an NFL-low 3.6 yards per carry. They're also in the bottom five in the league in rushing yards per game at 98.0.

A sound ground attack would boost their chances at Detroit on Sunday.

"No question, this is our identity. We are committed to the run," Colts head coach Frank Reich said. "Now, we have not been committed to the run as much as we would've liked to. That's who we want to be. We want to run the football."

In their last game, Philip Rivers came to the rescue. The 38-year-old quarterback passed for 371 yards in a 31-27 win over Cincinnati. The Colts don't want to put Rivers in that situation on a regular basis.

Rookie running back Jonathan Taylor is the key to the running game. Taylor has not rushed for more than 68 yards the past four games but perhaps he's not getting enough carries. He's averaging 13.5 carries during that stretch and has averaged at least 4.0 yards in each of those contests.

"He's done everything that he needs to do," Indianapolis running backs coach Tom Rathman said. "It's just about getting experience. The more he gets, the better he's going to be."

The Colts are entering a tough portion of their schedule. Their November schedule also includes matchups against Baltimore, Green Bay and Tennessee (twice).

Detroit (3-3) has evened its record by capturing two road victories since its bye week. The Lions escaped with a 23-22 win over Atlanta on Sunday as quarterback Matthew Stafford connected with tight end T.J. Hockenson on a 11-yard scoring pass with the clock expiring.

The subsequent extra point finished off the comeback after the Falcons had taken the lead with 1:12 remaining. Falcons running back Todd Gurley wound up regretting scoring the go-ahead touchdown rather than falling shy of the goal line and running down the clock to set up a chip-shot field goal.

"Certainly it was a great game, and I'm proud of the team for the way they handled (Sunday), but that really won't help us next week," Lions coach Matt Patricia said. "The Colts are going to be ready to go. They're coming off a bye week; they're going to be rested."

Stafford passed for a season-high 340 yards against the Falcons, the first time he's reached the 300-yard mark this year. He also wasn't picked off for the second time this year.

Turnovers -- or lack thereof -- have been a key element for Detroit. It became the first team in NFL history to not fumble in its first six games.

"Honestly, I just think the guys do a great job with fundamentals," Patricia said. "I think it's a big part of our teaching of fundamentals. From Day One, when we talk about those things, the No. 1 fundamental is ball security and obviously trying to turn the ball over when we get those opportunities."

Stafford's top target, wide receiver Kenny Golladay, appears to be rounding into form after recovering from a hamstring injury. Golladay has exceeded the 100-yard mark in the last two victories, including a season-best 114 yards on six catches at Atlanta.

Detroit's biggest injury concern is cornerback Desmond Trufant, who is dealing with a hamstring issue. Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox missed Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury.

--Field Level Media

Prop Bets

Colts @ Lions Sun, Nov 01, 2020 EST

Rot First Scoring Play Moneyline
1007 Colts TD     +170
1008 Colts FG     +290
1009 Colts Any Other Score     +5000
1010 Lions TD     +180
1011 Lions FG     +400
1012 Lions Any Other Score     +5000
Rot Will there be a Defensive or Special Teams TD Moneyline
1013 Yes     +200
1014 No     -250
Rot Total TDs in the Game Moneyline
1015 Over  5½  TDs -115
1016 Under  5½  TDs -115
Rot Total FGs Scored in the Game Moneyline
1017 Over  3½  FGs -115
1018 Under  3½  FGs -115
Rot Longest TD in the Game Moneyline
1019 Over  42½  Yards -115
1020 Under  42½  Yards -115
Rot Shortest TD in the Game Moneyline
1021 Over  1½  Yards -110
1022 Under  1½  Yards -120
Rot Longest FG Scored in the Game Moneyline
1023 Over  46½  Yards -125
1024 Under  46½  Yards -105
If there is no FG attempted and or made, the Under will count as a winner.
Rot A Team to Score 3 Unanswered Times Moneyline
1025 Yes     -250
1026 No     +200
Rot Team To Score Longest TD Moneyline
1027 Colts     -120
1028 Lions     -110
Rot Team To Score Longest FG Moneyline
1029 Colts     -145
1030 Lions     +115
Rot Team Scoring 1st Wins Game Moneyline
1031 Yes     -165
1032 No     +135
Rot Team to Call 1st Timeout Moneyline
1033 Colts     -115
1034 Lions     -115
Rot Double Result Moneyline
1035 Colts/Colts     +115
1036 Colts/Tie     +3500
1037 Colts/Lions     +650
1038 Tie/Colts     +1500
1039 Tie/Tie     +4000
1040 Tie/Lions     +1700
1041 Lions/Colts     +550
1042 Lions/Tie     +3500
1043 Lions/Lions     +200
1st Half Result / End of Regulation Result. Overtime not included.
Rot Race To 10 Points Moneyline
1044 Colts     -150
1045 Lions     -105
1046 Neither     +9000
Rot Will the Game go to Overtime Moneyline
1047 Yes     +800
1048 No     -1500
Rot Highest Scoring Half Moneyline
1049 1st Half     -130
1050 2nd Half     -115
1051 Tie     +1800
OT Not Included
Rot Highest Scoring Quarter Moneyline
1052 1st Quarter     +475
1053 2nd Quarter     +170
1054 3rd Quarter     +450
1055 4th Quarter     +200
1056 Tie     +800
Rot Winning Margin Moneyline
1057 Colts to win by 1-3 pts     +550
1058 Colts to win by 4-6 pts     +800
1059 Colts to win by 7-10 pts     +600
1060 Colts to win by 11-13 pts     +1400
1061 Colts to win by 14-17 pts     +900
1062 Colts to win by 18-21 pts     +1250
1063 Colts to win by 22 or more pts     +500
1064 Lions to win by 1-3 pts     +750
1065 Lions to win by 4-6 pts     +1000
1066 Lions to win by 7-10 pts     +850
1067 Lions to win by 11-13 pts     +1800
1068 Lions to win by 14-17 pts     +1300
1069 Lions to win by 18-21 pts     +1800
1070 Lions to win by 22 or more pts     +900
Rot Total Points Scored Moneyline
1071 00-14 Points     +7500
1072 15-21 Points     +2600
1073 22-28 Points     +1050
1074 29-35 Points     +550
1075 36-42 Points     +425
1076 43-49 Points     +350
1077 50-56 Points     +375
1078 57-63 Points     +450
1079 64-70 Points     +700
1080 71-77 Points     +1150
1081 78 or More Points     +1050
Rot 1st Half Total TDs Scored Moneyline
1082 Over  2½  TDs -155
1083 Under  2½  TDs +125
Rot 1st Half Total FGs Scored Moneyline
1084 Over  1½  FGs -115
1085 Under  1½  FGs -115
Rot Score in Last 2 min of the 1st Half Moneyline
1086 Yes     -330
1087 No     +240

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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