Football betting fans should not expect the visiting Indianapolis Colts to place much emphasis on preseason games while the host Detroit Lions may offer value against the football odds. The Colts have a preseason football betting record of 1-1 both straight up and against the spread and are also 1-1 against the over/under football odds.
The Lions are 1-1 straight up both 0-2 against the preseason football betting board. They are 1-1 on exhibition over/unders. Last week the Colts scored a 23-15 home win over the Philadelphia Eagles as 3.5-point football betting dogs as the game went over the total of 36.5.
The Lions suffered a football betting loss at Cleveland by a score of 10-27 as 3.5-point dogs as the game went under the total of 38.5. The Colts are a veteran contending team with a relatively set lineup and have not placed a lot of football betting emphasis on the preseason since the days of Tony Dungy as coach.
Indianapolis ranks 28th in points scored so far in the football betting preseason and an even worse 32nd in total yards. The defense hasn’t been much better this football betting preseason as the Colts ranked 27th in yards allowed.
Cutis Painter has seen most of the action at quarterback for the Colts in exhibition play and has not been very effective as he had a 61.5 quarterback rating. He will continue to see plenty of action as the Colts protect Peyton Manning for when it counts.
The Detroit Lions rank 3rd so far in preseason action for total yards and 4th in yards rushing. The defense has been the problem for Detroit as they rank 32nd in points allowed and 29th in rushing yards allowed. Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford has struggled with a 43.4 quarterback rating.
Hometown hero Drew Stanton had a much more impressive 102.1 QB rating. Duante Culpepper was solid with an 83 QB rating. All should continue to see action the rest of the summer.
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