Oct 012016
 

Indianapolis Colts (1-2) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3) at London

Both of these teams come to London much healthier than they’ve been all season. Defensive end Jared Odrick remains out for the Jaguars for the second straight game, but they get back cornerback Prince Amukamara, left tackle Kelvin Beachum, and center Brandon Linder this week, after all three missed last game. The Colts, meanwhile, are without nickel cornerback Darius Butler, edge rusher Trent Cole, and #2 wide receiver Donte Moncrief, but have both of their starting cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Patrick Robinson healthy for the first time all year, while top defensive lineman Henry Anderson is entering his 2nd game back from a late 2015 torn ACL.

The Colts’ defense still isn’t good and they still have an aging team and one of the worst rosters in the NFL outside of the quarterback position, but the Jaguars are also far from a great team. The Colts at least have Andrew Luck and being a much more veteran team should help them here in London. On top of that, favorites are actually 9-3 ATS in the last 12 international games, as better teams tend to do a better job of handling a weird situation. I’m not confident in the Colts, but as long as the line stays under a field goal, I like their chances of covering.

Indianapolis Colts 24 Jacksonville Jaguars 20

Pick against the spread: Indianapolis -2.5

Confidence: Low

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