The NFL brings back Saturday NFL with an AFC game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts. Colts VS Steelers will clinch the last two Wildcard spots if the season ends today, so this clash is essential for tiebreakers.
Continue reading to find out the NFL predictions, picks, odds, and analysis for the Colts VS Steelers fixture, as delivered by MatchPlug. We provide accurate Sports betting predictions for NFL previews so that you can make good betting choices.
Predictions And Betting Preview For Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers 2023 NFL Regular Season
- Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
- When: Saturday, December 16th, 2023.
- Time: 22:30
- Teams to play: Colts and Steelers.
- NFL Expert Picks: SPREAD -1.5.
Odds provided by 1XBet and BetMGM.
Betting On The Indianapolis Colts
- 1XBet Spread: -1.5
- 1XBet Over/Under: Over 42.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 1.91
- BetMGM Spread: -1.5
- BetMGM Over/Under: Under 42.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 1.80
The Indianapolis Colts are on a four-game winning streak, and they were less than a field goal favourite in the whole four victories. The streak ended last week against Cincinnati when the Bengals won the clash of backup quarterbacks by 20 points. Michael Pittman Jr. had a solid match against Cincinnati with 95 receiving yards, but could not find the endzone.
Indianapolis ranks 8th in the NFL in scoring with 24.2 points per game, but their defense ranks 29th by permitting 25.4 points per game. Linebacker Zaire Franklin leads the NFL in tackles with 144 on the season, followed by safety Julian Blackmon with only 85.
Betting On The Pittsburgh Steelers
- 1XBet Spread: +1.5
- 1XBet Over/Under: Under 42.5
- 1XBet Moneyline: 1.91
- BetMGM Spread: +1.5
- BetMGM Over/Under: Over 42.5
- BetMGM Moneyline: 2.05
The Pittsburgh Steelers are shockingly still in the playoff race, they are presently 6-seed in the AFC but are recovering from two bad defeats. The Steelers would be in a better position if they had won the matches they were supposed to win, losing as favourites in the last two weeks against the Cardinals and Patriots.
Pittsburgh ranks 27th in the NFL, scoring 16.2 points per match, but performs better on the defensive end where they rank 7th by permitting only 19.2 points per. Linebacker Elandon Roberts leads the Steelers in tackles with 86, while fellow linebacker TJ Watt is second in the league with 14 sacks.
MatchPlug Prediction For Indianapolis Colts VS Pittsburgh Steelers
The Indianapolis Colts rank 8th in scoring and can generate greater offence with their lineup shortcomings. The aura around the Pittsburgh Steelers is not good, with receivers becoming noticeably frustrated and showing a lack of effort when they don’t get the ball. Indianapolis has less drama, a stronger offence, and an offensive coach, they will win this game.
Final Prediction: Indianapolis Colts spread.