What a Sunday night for sports gamblers. The Mets vs. Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS has Jake Arrieta as a -172 favorite to Noah Syndergaard with a posted total of 5.5. Despite the heavy lumber 72 percent of gamblers are betting on the road favorite and 65 percent on the over. Now to Sunday Night Football on NBC.
This week’s football schedule includes a contest between New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts. Vegas oddsmakers have the point spread New England -9 with a total of 54. A crazy high 85 percent of against the spread bets have been placed on New England and 76 percent on the over. Andrew Luck is expected to start at QB for the Colts.
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In comparing yards per rush on offense, the better numbers belong to neither as it is a dead heat at 3.9 each. As far as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the upper hand is for the Patriots by .7. According to yards per point, the more efficient offense is Indianapolis by 5.5.
Defensively the more stingy team based on yards per rush is Indianapolis by .9. The superior defense in terms of passing yards per completion is New England by 1.8.
The yards per point statistic used by the best sports handicappers says the superior defense is the Patriots by .4. The turnover department upper hand belongs to the Pats by 12.
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Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
Spread trends (all records against the spread): New England 5-0 off win, 11-3 to teams with a winning record, 16-7 turf, 73-33 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game. Indianapolis 6-0 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 21-8 home, 1-5 after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 1-5 to AFC. The Pats are 4-0 in the series and 9-4 in Indianapolis.
Over/under angles: New England over 4-0 to teams with a winning record, over 14-6 after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game, over 46-20 fieldturf, over 51-23 to AFC. Series has gone over seven straight. Colts under 6-1 to teams with a winning record but over 7-3 after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.