Will the Colts hammer the hapless Falcons on Sunday when the two teams meet in Atlanta? Or is there a better bet on the board when it comes to a Colts vs. Falcons matchup?
Chances of playing and betting
457 Indianapolis Colts (+2.5) at 458 Atlanta Falcons (-2.5); o/u 44.5
1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 24, 2023
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Colts vs. Falcons general betting information
Our NFL Public Betting Information page shows that 72% of public bettors are currently backing the Colts. This information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Indianapolis Colts DFS rotation
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Colts WR Michael Pittman (concussion, shoulder) is out for Week 16 against the Falcons.
Pittman was thought to be out with a concussion before being miraculously cleared, but he looked questionable with a phantom shoulder injury and was then ruled out with concussion symptoms. Fantasy executives working on Pittman's production in the fantasy semifinals are scrambling to fill the void.
Atlanta Falcons DFS Spin
Taylor Heinecke It will start in Week 16 against the Colts. Desmond Ryder will be benched for the second time in 2023 after his disastrous performance in Week 15 against the 11-1 Panthers. It's likely the end of Ryder's time as the Falcons' starter, and it could be — depending on how the team's final three games go. – The end of Arthur Smith's tenure in Atlanta. Ryder had his sixth interception of the redshirt season last season against the Panthers in the fourth quarter. Ryder now has 12 touchdowns and 10 picks in 17 NFL games.
The Falcons' coaching staff has consistently praised Reeder's work ethic, noting that he's had a great game, but he hasn't been able to eliminate the big mistakes and Atlanta seems to have lost hope. Josh Kendall of the Athletic said. Heinecke's willingness to be on the floor offensively should be a boon, however slight, to Derrick London and Kyle Pitts. He threw for 268 yards, one TD and one interception in his 2023 start in which he played the entire game. Heinicke can be taken in superflex molds.
Colts vs Falcons betting trends
Indianapolis is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Atlanta
Indianapolis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Atlanta
The total has fallen short in 14 of Atlanta's last 20 games
Atlanta is 6-3 SU in their last nine home games
Colts vs. Falcons Prediction:
Take Indianapolis. Arthur Smith should not continue his work beyond this season. The Falcons had the easiest schedule in the NFL this season and actually had a decent defense for the first time in decades. However, Smith has blown it with his decision-making and playmaking. The team signed Bijan Robinson and don't use him. They drafted Kyle Pitts and because Smith's pass game is so simple, the tight end gets covered on every down. Desmond Ryder is benched again, but no matter. The Colts are going to take the Falcons to the Woodlands today.
Colts vs Falcons NFL Prediction: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS +2.5