The New York Giants (8-6-1) welcome the Indianapolis Colts (4-9-1) over to the MetLife Stadium on Sunday for a Week 17 matchup. Having won eight of their 15 games, the New York Giants are in third place in the NFC East and have collected four more wins than the Indianapolis Colts, who are third in the AFC South ahead of this matchup. Every game counts more than ever. There is simply no more room for error. With this in mind, along with everything else that is at stake, we’re expecting the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts to put out all the stops for a much-needed victory.
New York Giants VS Indianapolis Colts Betting lines
New York Giants VS Indianapolis Colts Betting expert picks
New York Giants VS Indianapolis Colts Moneyline
Backing the New York Giants for victory at the MetLife Stadium returns odds of -165 on the moneyline, which implies they have a 62% chance of coming through. The hosts are 8-6 for this season and 4-3 at home. On the other side, the Indianapolis Colts are the clear +145 underdogs. Considering they’ve lost four of their last six road trips to NFC East teams, this might not be a surprise.
New York Giants VS Indianapolis Colts Spread
The oddsmakers are siding with the New York Giants on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as the 3-point favorites over the Indianapolis Colts for Sunday’s showdown. The six most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 9.2 points.
The New York Giants went 5-6 ATS in their last 11 games against AFC South teams. The offense put up 16.6 points per game in that span, while the defense allowed an average of 26.3 points. In their previous ten games, the New York Giants went 7-3 ATS overall and 6-3 ATS in the last nine games at home.
The past three visits to the MetLife Stadium have gone rather well for the Indianapolis Colts, having bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 9.7 points. In their past 10 matches, the Indianapolis Colts went 5-5 ATS and also ended up 3-6 ATS from their nine most recent road trips.
New York Giants VS Indianapolis Colts Total
The New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts’ offenses normally excel when they play each other. In the last six games between these two teams, the average score has been 50.5 points per game.
The 51.2-point average total from the last five rounds between the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts is 9.7 points higher than the current 41.5 betting line set for Sunday’s matchup at the MetLife Stadium.
The total has averaged 45.4 points in the New York Giants’ ten most recent games, as well as 48.6 points in their last five at home. Interestedly, the total has gone under in five of the New York Giants’ past 11 matchups against teams from the AFC South.
The Indianapolis Colts’ past six road games against NFC East teams produced an average of 33.7 points, with the score ending up 0-6 against the total. Meanwhile, the over-market paid out in three of the last five games on the road for the Indianapolis Colts. All in all, they are 5-5 in their last ten games overall.
New York Giants VS Indianapolis Colts Betting trends
- New York Giants have covered the spread in four of their last five games.
- In four of Indianapolis Colts’ last five games, the total went over
- The Indianapolis Colts have won the last three head-to-head matches against the New York Giants on the road.
NFL Power Rankings Week 17 2022, New York Giants VS Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants Form
The New York Giants slipped to 8-6 for the season last week after falling to a 27-24 defeat against the Minnesota Vikings. They are 4-5 across their ten most recent games and 2-2 in the past five at home.
The New York Giants’ offensive unit has been steadily productive, putting up an average of 21.2 points in its last five matches—close to the team’s season average of 20.7 points per game. Surrendering 22.6 points per game leaves the New York Giants’ defense around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league’s defensive units.
2021 was a year of doom and gloom for the New York Giants. A 4-13 record left the home team fourth in the NFC East and out of the playoffs. However, they entered this season billed as an early postseason threat, and judging by their 8-6 start this time around, they’re on target to do just that.
Indianapolis Colts Form
A 39-36 defeat last week against Minnesota Vikings extended the losing streak of the Indianapolis Colts to four matches. It also brought their overall record for the past 10 games to 3-7.
The Indianapolis Colts offense has struggled to bring its A-game this season, putting up a mere 17.5 points on average. The defense has seen a sharp decline from the unit that ranked ninth in the league last year, having given up 24.1 points on average.
This year, the Indianapolis Colts hoped to go far into the playoffs. However, 14 matches into the current regular season, the visitors are only 4-9 and won’t be around when the NFL postseason gets underway in January unless, of course, they can turn things around quickly.
New York Giants VS Indianapolis Colts H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 28-27 win for the Indianapolis Colts at the Lucas Oil Stadium in December 2018. The New York Giants came away with one win from their past five matchups against the Indianapolis Colts, leaving them with an overall record of 1-4.
The New York Giants tallied 20.83 points on average per game from their six most recent head-to-head games against the Indianapolis Colts. The latter managed an average of 29.67 points in comparison.