Denver Broncos vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 5 (10/5) NFL

Denver Broncos vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 5 (10/5) NFL



Time 8:15 p.m. EST
Colts money line +150
Colts spread +3.5 (-110)
Broncos money line -175
Broncos spread -3.5 (-110)
Over / under 42.5


2022 season stats

  Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos
Record 1-2-1 2-2
Road / home record 0-1-1 2-0
Points per game 14.3 16.7
Points allowed per game 21.3 17.0
O/U 0-4 1-3
Pass yards per game 281.0 245.0
Rush yards per game 87.7 109.0
Total yards per game 369.5 354.5
Total yards allowed per game 308.5 306.0



The Denver Broncos will play again in Prime Time and this time will host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night at the Empower Field at Mile High. These teams haven't faced each other sincce 2019 season where the Colts took the win at home in a low scoring game 15-13.


Indianapolis Colts

The Colts have been awful offensively as they were shoutout by the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-0. The team is averaging only 14 points per game and Matt Ryan has already 5 interceptions but 5 touchdowns in 1125 yards completing 102 of 154 passes. Jonathan Taylor leads the team in rushing yards with 328 in 81 carries and 1 touchdown while Pittman Jr has 224 yards in 24 receptions and 1 touchdown.

Defensively, they have been good against the run allowing only 89.5 points per game while allowing 218.5 passing yards and 21.3 points per game.


Denver Broncos

The Broncos get here with a 2-2 record and have won their 2 games at home but are coming from a loss against the Raiders where Russell Wilson completed 17 of 25 throws for 237 yards and two touchdowns in his most productive game during his brief stay in Denver. After completing a 55-yard pass to KJ Hamler, he also ran for a 3-yard touchdown, cutting the Raiders' advantage to 25-23 but lost the game 32-23. 

Defensively, the team rank #5 in the NFL allowing an average of 17 points per game. This is a tough defense that is expected to continue to dominate this season.



The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indianapolis' last 9 games.

Indianapolis are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games.

Indianapolis are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against Denver.

Indianapolis are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against Denver.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indianapolis' last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Denver's last 15 games.

Denver are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver's last 14 games against Indianapolis.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games at home



The Colts have struggled offensively scoring an average of 14 points per game and Matt Ryan has been intercepted 5 times already. The Broncos have won their first 2 games played at home but they'll be missing their leading running back in Javonte Williams  after he suffered a season-ending ACL and LCL tear in his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Raiders. In a corresponding move, the Broncos signed veteran Latavius Murray off the Saints' practice squad Tuesday to add another option to a backfield that also includes Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone so we'll see how these changes work for the team. The Broncos deffense will put a lot of pressure in Ryan and probably force a couple interceptions but with both offenses struggling I think the best play is the under.

PICK: Under 42.5 (-110)

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