NFL Week 9 Betting: Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts Pick and Prediction

On Sunday afternoon – the Indianapolis Colts will host the Miami Dolphins. This is a game at the beginning of the season, many would have wrote off, but now it becomes a very important week 9 game. Both teams are 4-3, and staring at a wildcard berth in the face. The Dolphins trail New England by a game in the AFC East, while the Colts are two games behind Houston in the AFC South.

The Indianapolis Colts have been a pleasant surprise this far. Indianapolis has four wins on the season, and have yet to lose two straight all season long. The Colts are coming off a thrilling overtime win over Tennessee last week. Indianapolis is led by a rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck has thrown for 1,971 yards and 8 touchdowns through the first 7 games. The Colts are 9th in passing with nearly 266 yards per game.  Indianapolis has improved on the defensive side of the ball as well, with allowing just 213 passing yards per game, which ranks 7th in the NFL. The Colts have won their four games by an average of 4 points.

For the Miami Dolphins, they have also won close games. The first win over Oakland was a blow-out, then the next two were within a score. The most recent win for Miami was a 30-9 thrashing of the Jets. Miami has also lost two games in overtime. The Dolphins are also led by a young quarterback  – Ryan Tannehill. The former Texas A+M quarterback is questionable after leaving last week’s game with an injury. The Miami running game has been anchored by Reggie Bush, with nearly 500 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Dolphins are playing their second straight road game.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • Miami Dolphins -1
  • Indianapolis Colts +1

Free Prediction and Pick

 This should be a very tight game. Both of these teams are used to playing close games, so it will come down to who takes care of the football better. With Tannehill being questionable, we like Andrew Luck, the top pick overall to come away with a win in this game. Do not expect alot of scoring to be done in this tilt.

Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 21-17 Miami Dolphins

 The Indianapolis Colts are actually underdogs in this game. That surprises us, as they are at home, where they have played better. The Colts are not getting alot of love, but with a win – they would be into a postseason spot halfway through the season. Look for Luck to be better than Tannehill, and Indianapolis gets a big turnover late in the game to help them win the game and move to 5-3. We are betting the Indianapolis Colts, as the underdog to win the game.

Pick: Indianapolis Colts +1