The Indianapolis Colts hit the road to face the Miami Dolphins in Week 4. In this game, the Colts try to grab their first win of the season after falling into the hands of the Tennessee Titans 26 to 16. Head coach Frank Reich is eager to break the bad spell and turn things around as they challenge the Dolphins.
Meanwhile, the hosts try to bounce back from a 31-28 overtime defeat to the Raiders last Sunday. Now second in the AFC East, tied with the Patriots, a win gives the Dolphins a tighter grip at the spot. And if things go in their favor, we might even see them take the top spot in the division.
Before everything else, make sure to check out this Colts vs. Dolphins preview. The NitroBetting team put together all the information you need, which includes basic event information, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL odds. More than that, we go the extra mile to share betting trends and expert betting predictions that help you secure the best picks. Be sure to check the latest 2021 NFL odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Colts vs. Dolphins Game Information
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- When: Sunday, October 3, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
- TV: CBS
- Radio: 1070 The Fan (Colts) / 560 WQAM (Dolphins)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Indianapolis Colts (+1.5) / Miami Dolphins (-1.5)
Why Bet on the Indianapolis Colts?
In their losing efforts against the Titans, Carson Wentz produced 194 passing yards on 19-of-37 passing. It was a close game until the end of the third quarter, until their opponents pulled away with an 11 point run in the final quarter. The quarterback linked up well with Michael Pittman Jr., who topped the receiving end with 68 yards on 6 receptions. Right behind him was Nyheim Hines who ran 54 yards on 5 receptions. Over on the rushing side, Jonathan Taylor led his team with 64 yards on 10 carries, while Nyheim Hines followed him with 25 yards and a TD on 6 carries.
Previewing the defense, Julian Blackmon had a busy night after documenting 11 solo tackles. Kenny Moore II also had a productive night with 7 solo tackles and an interception. Bobby Okereke and Al-Quadin Muhammad combined for 15 tackles (11 solo), while the former recorded the only sack of the unit. Moreover, Darius Leonard added another interception to the stats to go with his 6 tackles (3 solo) of the night.
As we go over the Colts’ lineup for the next game, Quenton Nelson is believed to have a high ankle sprain that leaves him questionable. Braden Smith is out with a knee injury, while defensive end Kwity Paye and left cornerback Rock Ya-Sin are added to the questionable list.
Why Bet on the Minnesota Vikings?
The Dolphins almost snatched an away win against Las Vegas in their last game but failed to contain their opponents in overtime. By the end of the game, they trailed by over 160 total yards. Jacoby Brissett completed 215 passing yards on 32-of-49 passing. Mike Gesicki was his number one target, who documented 86 yards on 10 receptions. Jaylen Waddle did well to record 58 yards on 12 receptions.
However, it was the rushing play that added more sting to the Dolphins’ attacking unit. They were neck and neck with the Raiders in rushing yards at 140-133. Myles Gaskin recorded 65 rushing yards and 13 carries, while Brissett and Malcolm Brown combined for 68 yards on 14 carries. Additionally, the duo had a touchdown apiece.
On defense, Christian Wilkins took the help and completed 7 tackles (6 solo) and 1 sack. Jerome Baker had 8 tackles (5 solo) that night, and the trio of Zach Sieler, Brandon Jones, and Jaelan Phillips produced 4 solo tackles each. Jones also put pressure on the Raiders that night after sacking the quarterback twice in the game.
Overall, the Dolphins have a healthy squad coming into the game. All starters are locked and loaded for this weekend’s contest.
Colts vs. Dolphins Betting Trends
- The Colts are 2-3 in their last 5 away games.
- The Colts are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone over in 3 of the Colts’ last 5 away games.
- The Dolphins are 3-2 in their last 5 home games.
- The Dolphins are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone under in 3 of the Dolphins’ last 5 home games.
Colts vs. Dolphins Expert Betting Predictions
It’s easy to make a case for both teams to take the win. There’s very little separating the Colts and Dolphins, leaving us with an exciting game in our hands. That being said, having the home-field advantage gives Miami the edge. Combine that with a healthy squad, they enter the contest as favorites. On the other hand, the Colts are more than capable of covering the spread here. If they can turn things around and get back on track, it’s even possible that they surprise everyone with a win. Ultimately, this Colts vs. Dolphins is a game that fans and bettors alike shouldn’t miss.
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