NFL betting fans failed to get paid by either team last week against the NFL odds as Indianapolis won but didn’t cover and Miami went down to defeat. The Indianapolis Colts scored a 14-12 home win last week over the Jacksonville Jaguars as they failed to cover the NFL betting board as 6.5-point home chalks while the game stayed under the NFL odds total of 45.
Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Colts looked to be in mid season form as he went 28-38 for 301 yards with 1 touchdown. Reggie Wayne was the top Colt receiver as he had 10 catches for 162 yards and a TD. The Colts defense had an impressive NFL betting debut as they held Jacksonville to 228 total yards.
The Miami Dolphins suffered a 7-19 NFL betting loss at Atlanta as 4-point road dogs with the game going under the total of 44.5. Miami’s offense had a less than impressive NFL betting debut as they were held to 96 yards rushing and Chad Pennington threw for under 200 yards.
Miami’s lack of a breakaway threat could be a huge NFL betting liability this season. A legitimate NFL betting concern about Miami is that they may have come too far too fast last year as they went from a last place team to a division champion in just one year under rookie head coach Tony Sparano.
Quarterback Chad Pennington was coming off several mediocre seasons with the Jets before last year’s impressive comeback. Now the NFL betting question is which Miami team will show up for 2009, the last place team or the first place version or perhaps a hybrid of the two.
The Colts are 10-4 against the spread when coming off a game in which they scored less than 15 points. Miami has not been a reliable home team as they have gotten the cash in just 16 of their last 51 games as a host.
In this head to head series the road team has covered 8 of the last 10 meetings and the underdog 8 out of the last 9. Miami has scored the payoff in 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two teams.