With Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter under center for the first 11 weeks of the season, Indianapolis went winless and posted a dismal 2-9 record against the spread (ATS).
After their Week 12 loss to the Carolina Panthers, Colts head coach Jim Caldwell installed Dan Orlovsky as the team’s new starting quarterback.
Since the change was made, Indy has won three straight games ATS, highlighted by its first straight up win of the season last week against Tennessee.
The table below shows Indianapolis’ performance since Orlovsky became the team’s starter.
|Game||Opponent||Colts Closing Line||Score/Result||ATS Result|
|Week 13||New England||+20.5||24-31 (L)||Win|
|Week 14||Baltimore||+16.5||10-24 (L)||Win|
|Week 15||Tennessee||+6.5||27-13 (W)||Win|
* Pinnacle’s lines were used to determine ATS records.
At the time of publication, Indianapolis is a 5.5-point underdog at CRIS, Pinnacle and 5Dimes for its Week 16 game against Houston.
According to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, the Colts are currently receiving 21% of spread wagers and could fall into our 80/20 NFL Betting System (which is 15-6, 71.4% this season) by Thursday’s kickoff.