The NFL season continues with Week 17 games on Sunday, January 1, and here you can take a look at the best Colts vs. Giants betting pick and odds.
Indianapolis is desperate to avoid the sixth loss in a row when they visit New York at MetLife Stadium. The Giants are 5-point favorites on BetMGM NY, while the total is set at 39.5 points. These inter-conference rivals will meet for the first time since 2018.
Colts were toothless against the Chargers at home
The Indianapolis Colts (4-10-1, 6-9-0 ATS) suffered the fifth straight defeat as they displayed one of their weakest offensive performances of the season. Namely, the Colts totaled just 173 yards and had ten first downs against the Los Angeles Chargers at home in a 20-3 loss that clinched a playoff spot for the Chargers.
Nick Foles had his first start of the season and disappointed as he threw for three interceptions and zero touchdowns. Foles completed 17 of 29 passes for 143 yards. Zack Moss carried the ball 12 times for 65 yards. In the air, Jelani Woods and Michael Pittman Jr. combined for 82 yards on seven receptions (12 targets). On defense, Bobby Okereke, Zaire Franklin, Julian Blackmon, and Rodney McLeod Jr. registered nine tackles apiece.
P Rigoberto Sanchez (Achilles), LB Shaquille Leonard (back), S Armani Watts (ankle), and RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) are out indefinitely. CB Kenny Moore II (shin) and TE Kylen Granson (ankle) are questionable to play on Sunday against New York.
Giants fell short of the Vikings on the road
The New York Giants (8-6-1, 11-4-0 ATS) managed to record their first win in five games when they beat the divisional foes Washington Commanders on the road, but they returned to losing ways in Minneapolis. The Giants totaled more yards than the Minnesota Vikings (445-353) and had a 24-24 result late in the game, but Greg Joseph made a 61-yard field goal to seal a victory for the one-score win specialists Vikings as time expired.
Daniel Jones completed 30 of 42 passes for 334 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Isaiah Hodgins was on the receiving end of that lone TD pass from Jones as he had 89 yards on eight catches. Richie James led the Giants with 90 yards on eight receptions, while Darius Slayton contributed 79 yards on four receptions. Saquon Barkley led all the runners with a game-high 84 rushing yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Jaylon Smith posted a game-high ten tackles along with a sack.
DT Nick Williams (biceps), WR Sterling Shepard (ACL), CB Aaron Robinson (knee), WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), and LB Darrian Beavers (knee) are out indefinitely. CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee), G Shane Lemieux (toe), and LB Azeez Ojulari (ankle) are questionable to feature against the Colts on Sunday.
2-5 ATS in the last seven games following an ATS win
2-7 ATS in the last nine games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game
4-1 ATS in the last five games overall
4-0 ATS in the last four games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game
8-1 ATS in the last nine games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Giants Pick
Indianapolis has the second-worst offense in the NFL that averages 16.5 points per game. The Colts were kept to three points twice and even failed to score in one game this year, so the Giants shouldn’t have problems outscoring the visitors on Sunday. The Giants’ offense averages 20.7 ppg, which is not great, but their defense is also better than Indianapolis’. New York needs this win to increase its playoff chances, and if results elsewhere go in the Giants’ favor, they could book their playoff ticket after this Week. I am backing the hosts to get a W here.
Pick: Take the Giants at -4.5 (-110)
I don’t like such low totals when I anticipate a low-scoring tilt, but I must go with Under mainly because of Indianapolis’ poor offense. Their offense is even weaker now with Nick Foles under the center, which was evident against the Chargers when they failed to score a single TD. I am backing the Giant’s defense to crush them here. Under is 15-5 in the Colts’ last 20 games overall; Under is 14-3-2 in the Giants’ previous 19 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their last game, while Under is 7-1 in New York’s last eight home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Pick: Go Under 41.5 points (-130)