[4:25 PM] Colts @ Packers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Indianapolis Colts (3-5)

@ Green Bay Packers (4-3)


Current odds:

Indianapolis Colts: (+260)

Green Bay Packers: (-320)


ESPN simulations have Green Bay as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Green Bay to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Packers by 7 points.

Aaron Rodgers turned in his best effort of the season last week, easing some of the criticism on him but failing to get the Green Bay Packers into the win column. Rodgers hopes to put up similar numbers and get a little more help from the defense when the Packers host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Protection problems were an issue last season as well, as Luck was limited to seven games with a lacerated kidney, but he could be getting ready to play behind another patchwork offensive line with guard Joe Reitz in the concussion protocol. Indianapolis’ issues extend to the other side of the ball as well, and the pass defense ranks 31st in the league with an average of 288 yards allowed. The secondary figures to be at less than full strength again on Sunday, with safety Mike Adams (groin) and cornerback Vontae Davis (concussion) sitting out Wednesday’s practice.

Green Bay, which can match injury lists with any team in the league, was without three key members of the secondary (Sam Shields, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins) while getting burned by Matt Ryan and Atlanta’s passing attack last week. The Packers expect to get healthier – at least on the outside – this week on offense, with wide receivers Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Ty Montgomery (illness) returning to practice this week after sitting out against the Falcons. Green Bay also is thin at running back as Rodgers (60 yards on six carries) led the team in rushing last week.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) was held out of practice Wednesday and is questionable.

Packers LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice and is questionable.

Green Bay RBs Eddie Lacy (ankle) and James Starks (knee) remain out, leaving Rodgers (156 yards) as the team’s leading rusher.


StreakSmarts Pick: Green Bay Packers

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick