The Indianapolis Colts (4-9-1) welcome the Los Angeles Chargers (8-6) over to the Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday for a Week 16 matchup. A tally of four wins from 14 games leaves the Indianapolis Colts with a divisional ranking of third in the AFC South, while the Los Angeles Chargers are second in the AFC West after collecting eight victories out of a possible 14. It looks like a match, which could go either way, as not a lot seems to be separating the Indianapolis Colts from the Los Angeles Chargers. This could go down to the wire before a winner emerges.
Indianapolis Colts VS Los Angeles Chargers Betting lines
Indianapolis Colts VS Los Angeles Chargers Betting expert picks
Indianapolis Colts VS Los Angeles Chargers Moneyline
Backing a home win on the moneyline is a red flag here. The Indianapolis Colts are on a four-match losing streak, and we don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel for them either. Instead, we like the look of the Los Angeles Chargers continuing their dominance in this series, having won four of their last five matchups against the Indianapolis Colts.
Indianapolis Colts VS Los Angeles Chargers Spread
The Los Angeles Chargers open up as the 3-point favorites over the Indianapolis Colts, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests a road win is possible, but it won’t be by much. The ten most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 6.9 points.
The Indianapolis Colts went 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against AFC West teams. The offense put up 20.4 points per game in that span, while the defense allowed an average of 19.9 points. However, the Indianapolis Colts have only covered the spread in half of their past eight home rounds and are 5-5 ATS in the last ten overall.
Over the past 11 games against AFC South opponents, the Los Angeles Chargers went 6-5 ATS. Their offense averaged 25.4 points per game during that span, and the defense gave up 24.3 points on average. In their past 10 matches, the Los Angeles Chargers went 4-5 ATS and also ended up 4-4 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
Indianapolis Colts VS Los Angeles Chargers Total
There was an average of 46.7 points scored in the previous ten clashes between the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Chargers.
The two squads played five of these ten encounters at the Lucas Oil Stadium, producing a combined 51.6 points on average to go over the total four times. For this latest matchup on Monday, the total is currently set at 47.5 points.
Take a good look at the over when betting on the total, since the past three matches involving the Indianapolis Colts went over. That said, the total has gone under in nine of the Indianapolis Colts’ past 11 matchups against teams from the AFC West.
The total went under in the last three matches for the Los Angeles Chargers, who have an average total of 46.6 points across their 14 games for this season. The under market has paid out as the winning bet in each of the Los Angeles Chargers’ last 11 games.
Indianapolis Colts VS Los Angeles Chargers Betting trends
- The total points score went over for the Indianapolis Colts in their last three games
NFL Power Rankings Week 16 2022, Indianapolis Colts VS Los Angeles Chargers
Indianapolis Colts Form
The home crowd will be desperate for a change in fortunes when the Indianapolis Colts take to the field again. The hosts have been on a poor run of form lately. They’ve lost their last three home matches and fell to a 39-36 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings last time out. The overall record for the last 10 games is 3-7.
The Indianapolis Colts’ offensive output has had a sharp decline in numbers this season. Last year, the home side managed 26.5 points per game to rank ninth in the league, but has only put up 17.5 points in the current one. On the other side of the ball, the defense has struggled to match last season’s ninth-place finish in the defensive rankings, giving up 24.1 points on average in all outings.
This year, the Indianapolis Colts had been tipped to go far into the playoffs. However, 14 matches into the current regular season, the hosts are only 4-9-1 and won’t be around when January football gets underway unless, of course, they can turn things around quickly.
Los Angeles Chargers Form
The Los Angeles Chargers went 8-6 for the season last week by defeating the Tennessee Titans 17-14. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 6-4 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The Los Angeles Chargers’ offense has been in a slump this season; from ranking fifth in the league last year with 27.9 points per game, it has only put up 22.3 points in the current one. A below-average defense isn’t what any traveling team wants to hear, but that’s how it is for the Los Angeles Chargers. The visitors have allowed an average of 24.3 points per game this year.
The Los Angeles Chargers began the year backed as a threat for the AFC Championship. While it’s still early days, the vistors remain on course to reach this target. They hold the sixth seed in the AFC Conference and will seek to both maintain and improve their seeding as the regular season winds down.
Indianapolis Colts VS Los Angeles Chargers H2H history
The Los Angeles Chargers bagged a 30-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in September 2019. The Indianapolis Colts came away with one win from their past five matchups against the Los Angeles Chargers, leaving them with an overall record of 1-4.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the Indianapolis Colts pulled off 20.9 points on average per game, whereas Los Angeles Chargers managed 25.8 points per match.