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Colts-Raiders Spread Has Oakland An Underdog In Critical Game

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Dec/25/2010
Colts-Raiders Spread

The Colts-Raiders spread was listed at Oakland +3.   Close to 65 percent of those betting the spread were backing Indianapolis in this game.  Money line action was even.  85 percent of those betting the 47.5 total were on the OVER.

This is a critical matchup as both teams are looking to slip into the Playoffs.  Indianapolis chances are looking much better following a win over Jacksonville last week.  They cannot clinch a Playoffs spot this week but own the tie-breaker over the Jaguars with two more wins. 

"The scenario has not changed," coach Jim Caldwell said. "If we get a couple of victories, we'll be in basically the same position."

Meanwhile, the 7-7 Raiders are having their best season in years.  They are technically still in contention for an AFC West division win, though it won’t come easy with both Kansas City and San Diego providing tight competition in this much improved division.    

"It's a lot more fun," coach Tom Cable said. "Football is football. I love football. I love coaching. That part of it is never an issue for me. It's just more exciting. You get up and come to work and you're excited about getting into a new plan."

In order for the Raiders to make it into the post season, they will need to win their final two games.  They’ll also need the Chargers to lose one of their remaining two games and the Chiefs to lose this weekend against the Titans. 

Let’s check out some important betting trends coming into this game below:

The Colts are 8-3 Against The Spread in their last 11 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.

The Colts are 13-5-2 ATS in their last 20 road games.

Colts are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in The Colts are 34-15-3 ATS in their last 52 games following a Straight Up win.

Indianapolis is 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 games on grass.

The  Colts are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0.

The Raiders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.

The Raiders are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

The Raiders are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win.

Oakland is 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games as a home underdog of 0.5-3.0.

The Raiders are 4-20-2 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0.

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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