AFC Notes: Colts-Ravens, Futures, Win Totals

Andrew Luck played two series during the Colts’ first preseason game and he might play just a bit more in the team’s second on Monday night.

“Yeah, the plan will still be the same,” coach Frank Reich told reporters Friday. “It will be similar to last week and maybe a little bit more, but we’ll see how it goes.”

Luck will play into the second quarter, according to an ESPN report.  The QB went 6-for-9 during the game against the Seahawks last week, leading Indy to a pair of field goals. Here were the receivers he targeted:

The Colts opened as a 1.5-point favorite with the line moving toward Baltimore, as the public poured money on the Ravens. At William Hill in Atlantic City, The Ravens are now a 2-point favorite with the O/U coming in at 43.0.

Here are more tidbits to help you bet tonight’s game as well as NFL futures this season:

  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh is 30-12 in the preseason, having won every game since the summer of 2015.
  • Joe Flacco looked sharp in his only drive on the preseason, leading the team to a 70-yard TD drive. Flacco heard all offseason how the team may select a replacement then he watched the team do exactly that. He appears motivated after a few years of solid ho-hum job security.
  • Lamar Jackson has completed just 11-of-28 for 152 yards and a touchdown. He’s also thrown one interception. His raw numbers aren’t great and if the first two games are any indication, he won’t be taking over the starting job anytime soon.
  • Jordan Wilkins will get an opportunity to push for the starting gig with Marlon Mack nursing a hamstring injury. My money is on Mack to produce at a much higher level during the regular season. That’s more a product in having faith in Mack than being bearish on Wilkins, as we’ve seen just six NFL carries from the rookie.
  • The Colts won’t trade away QB Jacoby Brissett. Indy knows he can step in an help the team win and they don’t want to undergo another lost season should Luck’s injury woes sideline him again.
Regular Season Ravens Colts
Win Total 8 6.5
Over -165 -170
Under 135 140

*Odds via Bovada.

 

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