The best betting pick from Sunday comes from the NFL preseason affair between the St Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts. These two teams open up their preseason on Sunday afternoon from Indianapolis at 1:30PM Eastern Time and the NFL Network will televise it live. With our best bet from NFL pro football we will play on the St Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts to play under the total of 34 points. The betting odds from this NFL pick were courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened up in this preseason contest with the home standing Indianapolis Colts favored by -2 points with an over under of 33 ½ points. In the early wagering the bettors put their money on the road squad as Indianapolis was bet down to a -1 point favorite. The total has seen early movement as it was bet up a ½ point to 34 points from the opening number. Money line gamblers betting the Indianapolis Colts side will lay -115 odds while the St Louis Rams money line supporters lay -105 odds for the Rams to win straight up with no need for taking the points.
We have two head coaches making their debuts with each club. Jeff Fisher has a defensive background. Indianapolis first year head coach Chuck Pagano was the former defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts. Both teams are coming off miserable seasons with horrid play on the defensive side of the football. The Rams gave up 25 points a game a season ago and the Colts allowed 27 points. The quickest way to turn around a football team from a cellar dweller to a contender is on the defensive side of the football. I expect heavy emphasis on each club’s defense in training camp to allow for competitiveness in games. The Colts stripped rookie quarterback Andrew Luck of many weapons in the passing game as gone are Pierre Garcon and Dallas Clark along with longtime center Jeff Saturday. I expect the Colts to work the run game today as the club looks to protect their rookie quarterback and play it safe this early in the preseason. With Sam Bradford showing a limp in practice I expect the Rams to play it safe as well. In the second half we often see the third and fourth string quarterback and neither team has much experience depth wise. Chandler Harnish is the number three quarterback for the Colts and Tom Brandstrater and Austin Davis will be under center in the second half. Look for little scoring in the second half leading us to an under today at the online sports books.