Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

September 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions will be without one of their key players while the Indianapolis Colts will be getting one back when they host the season opener between the teams as home favorites. The Lions will be missing retired wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and the Colts welcome back quarterback Andrew Luck after he missed nine games last year due to injuries.
Point spread: The Colts opened as six-point favorites; the total was 49.5 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark (line updates and matchup report).
NFL pick, via Odds Shark computer: 26.5-15.6 Colts (NFL picks on every game)
Why the Lions can cover the spread
Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell is very familiar with Indianapolis after spending about a decade there. Caldwell was head coach of the Colts for three years after serving as the quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach, leading them to a Super Bowl appearance following the 20...

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