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Bills Hope to Preserve Playoff Hopes in Home Date with Sliding Colts

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The Buffalo Bills will try to revive their flagging playoff hopes on Sunday when they host the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL Week 14 matchup at New Era Field. The Bills were all but eliminated from contention in the AFC East divisional race with last week’s 23-3 loss to New England as 7.5-point home underdogs while the Colts fell 30-10 to Jacksonville as 10-point road underdogs in their third straight loss.

Shark Bites
  • The Colts are 7-2 SU in their last nine games against the Bills.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Colts’ last six games against the Bills.
  • The Bills are 4-1 SU in their last five games against AFC South teams.

Buffalo’s defeat by the Patriots extends their current second-half slide to 1-4 SU, and leaves the Bills trailing the Baltimore Ravens by one game in the race for the second AFC wild card. The Bills have scored just 13 total points over their past two home dates and are looking to avoid three straight SU losses on home turf for the first time since October 2015. Buffalo has also been a dismal performer at the sportsbooks of late, going 2-5-1 ATS in its past eight overall.

The Colts have struggled to generate offense during their current three-game SU slide, averaging just 14.3 points per game over their past three to tumble to 28th in the NFL this season with a meager 17.1 ppg. Indianapolis has also been a brutal road team since late last season, going 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS in its past seven, but the Colts are a perfect 6-0 SU in their last six outings while riding a three-game losing streak.

Indianapolis has fallen to defeat SU and ATS in its past two visits to Western New York, including a 27-14 loss as 1-point chalk in September 2015, and has covered just once in five meetings with the Bills.

OddsShark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 24-18 win for the Bills on Sunday. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indianapolis Colts will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 6-6 against the spread this season, while the Buffalo Bills are 5-5-2 ATS. Indianapolis is 6-6 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Buffalo is 6-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Indianapolis injuries news.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 29-rated Colts taking on the No. 22-rated Bills in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Bills' No. 22-ranked offense (20.36 PPG) against a Indianapolis Colts defense that ranks No. 32 at 27.27 PPG. The Bills passing attack has averaged 182.55 yards per game, less than the Colts give up through the air (266.27 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Colts own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112.17 yards per game when on the road. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 4 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indianapolis was hammered in its last outing, as Jacksonville ran up a 30-10 score against them at EverBank Field.

Buffalo was hammered in its last outing, as New England ran up a 23-3 score against them at New Era Field.

Betting Trends
  • Indianapolis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 6 games
  • Indianapolis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Indianapolis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indianapolis home to Denver, Thursday, December 14
Buffalo home to Miami, Sunday, December 17

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