Sportsbook Odds: Colts vs Eagles NFL Week 9 Predictions

November 7th, 2010 by

colts vs eaglesThe NFL is a league starved for top QB talent but when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Indianapolis Colts in the Week 9 NFL gambling action fans will get to see two of the best in the business go at on Lincoln Financial Field.

QB Peyton Manning is the gold standard for Quarterback in the NFL and before it’s all said and down will own every NFL passing record (save for Brett Favre’s INT record) and just might be the greatest QB to ever play the game. He in a class by himself and no matter how weak the talent around him he will simply outsmart the defense as he’s also the team’s de facto offensive coordinator.

On the other side of the field the Eagles will start former All-Pro QB with the Falcons and convicted felon/dog fighter Michael Vick. Vick is the greatest athlete to ever play QB in the NFL and despite all odds has transformed himself in Philly into one of the top QBs in the league.

These two QBs offer a contrast in styles and couldn’t be any further apart in terms of skill sets, but at the moment there’s no one better in the NFL betting odds at the position.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 4:20 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Eagles as a 3-point favorite with an over/under total at 46.5.

There should be plenty of scoring in this game as these offenses both put up big numbers. The Colts rank 3rd in the league in scoring (27.6 points per game) and the Eagles –despite Vick being injured the past month- rank 8th (24.6 points per game).

Offense will definitely be on the menu as these two teams combine to average almost 400 yards per game and the over/under of 46.5 is the second highest on the betting board right now.

When defense does enter the equation the Colts have the advantage as Indy’s D ranks 12th in the NFL (20.3 ppg) and the Eagles are far down the list giving up 22.4 ppg).

In a battle offenses you have give the nod to Manning, even with a banged up receiving corps, and the Colts should pull off the minor sports betting upset on the road.

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