NFL Week 15 TNF Betting Odds Preview

A pair of last-place teams meet up to get Week 15 started Thursday night when the Denver Broncos visit the Indianapolis Colts.

At Bovada Sportsbook, the Broncos are a 3-point road favorite after snapping their eight-game losing streak last week. Denver blanked the New York Jets 23-0 as a 1-point underdog. Trevor Siemian completed 19 of 31 passes for 200 yards with one touchdown pass. C.J. Anderson rushed for 48 yards on 22 carries and Demaryius Thomas had eight receptions for 93 yards and a TD. The Denver defense took care of the rest, limiting the Jets to 100 yards of offense while recording four sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.

The Colts battled the Buffalo Bills in a blizzard last week and lost 13-7 in overtime as a 3-point underdog. Jacoby Brissett completed 11 of 22 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. In the cold conditions, Frank Gore had his busiest game of the season with 36 carries for 130 yards.

Last week’s win not only snapped Denver’s eight-game losing streak straight up, but also against the spread. That win came at home, so Denver still has an eight-game road losing streak SU and ATS intact. In their last four games as a road favorite, the Broncos are 1-3 SU and ATS. Denver has had success in Thursday night games with an 8-2 record SU and ATS in the last 10.

The Colts have lost four straight SU while going 1-3 ATS. They’re also a terrible 1-7 SU and 3-5 ATS in their last eight. As a home underdog, the Colts tend to prove the oddsmakers right with a 1-6 record SU and 3-4 ATS mark in their last seven games.

The matchup trends heavily favor the Colts in this one. In their last 10 versus the Broncos, the Colts are 8-2 SU and 9-1 ATS. In Indianapolis, the Broncos have lost six straight SU and ATS, and they’re 2-9 ATS in their last 11. That includes two SU wins for the Colts as a home underdog.

For totals bettors the Colts are 7-6 UNDER on the season, while the Broncos are 7-5-1 OVER. The Colts have gone UNDER the posted total in their last five games, but in 10 of the last 12 matchups between the Colts and Broncos the final score has gone OVER.