The Indianapolis Colts Are Crushing First-Half Spreads

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Andrew Doughty @DoughtyBetMGM Dec 01, 2021, 8:10 PM

Rodrigo Blankenship’s 43-yard field goal trimmed the Indianapolis Colts’ deficit to four points against the Tennessee Titans as time expired in the first half of their Week 3 game in Nashville. It wasn’t, however, enough to cover the first-half spread (+3) as the Colts fell to 0-3 against the first-half spread.

They’ve covered every first-half number since that game.

With a 14-play, 75-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes of their Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Colts entered halftime (+2) with a 10-point lead and extended their first-half ATS winning streak to nine games, the longest streak in NFL betting this season.

It was also the third time they covered a first-half spread by at least 10 points in the last four weeks, a run that included Jonathan Taylor’s three first-half touchdowns en route to a 17-point lead and easy cover (+4.5) against the Buffalo Bills in Week 11.

WeekOpponentSpreadScore
Week 4DolphinsDolphins -0.5Colts 7-3
Week 5RavensRavens -4.5Colts 10-3
Week 6TexansColts -6.5Colts 10-3
Week 749ers49ers -3Colts 13-12
Week 8TitansColts -0.5Colts 17-14
Week 9JetsColts -6Colts 28-10
Week 10JaguarsColts -6.5Colts 20-9
Week 11BillsBills -4.5Colts 24-7
Week 12BucsBucs -2Colts 24-14

Only the Minnesota Vikings have a better first-half ATS winning percentage (9-2, .818) than the Colts. The Vikings’ cover against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12 extended their ATS winning streak to seven games. They haven’t failed to cover a first-half number since a Week 4 outright loss to the Cleveland Browns.

The Colts are 4.5-point road first-half favorites against the Houston Texans in Week 13 NFL betting odds. You can bet on the Colts-Texans game and other games at the BetMGM sportsbook.

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Andrew Doughty is a writer for BetMGM and host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else.