The Indianapolis Colts have been in-and-out of the playoffs over the last four years, but if they want to make it back this season, they have to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Jacksonville’s season-long free fall has soured the optimism its fanbase had after Trevor Lawrence was selected with the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but another loss will put them in the top spot once again next April. The Colts have won six of their last eight games, and they’re 6-0 against the spread in their last six games on the road. You can see what happens in the season finale when you stream the game on Paramount+.
Kickoff from TIAA Bank Field on Sunday is set for 1 p.m. ET, where Jacksonville has won and covered the spread in the last six meetings between the two teams. Indianapolis is favored by 14 points and the over-under is 43.5 according to the latest Colts vs. Jaguars odds from Caesars Sportsbook. In select markets, Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Jaguars vs. Colts
- Jaguars vs. Colts date: Sunday, Jan. 9
- Jaguars vs. Colts time: 1 p.m. ET
- Jaguars vs. Colts TV channel: CBS
- Jaguars vs. Colts live stream: Paramount+
Week 18 NFL picks for Colts vs. Jaguars
Before you tune in to Sunday’s Colts vs. Jaguars game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021 season on an incredible 135-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Colts vs. Jaguars, the model is picking Indianapolis to cover as mammoth 14-point favorites on the road. Even though the Colts haven’t won in Jacksonville in their last six trips to TIAA Bank Field, few teams in recent memory have been as dysfunctional as the Jaguars have been this season. Lawrence has thrown just two touchdowns and eight interceptions over his last nine games, and the Colts have the third-most interceptions this season with 19.
Jacksonville has the second-fewest interceptions this season with six, and Indianapolis QB Carson Wentz has thrown just three in his last eight starts — two of which came in one game. In two career games against the Jaguars, Wentz has thrown for 466 yards with three touchdowns and just one interception. Meanwhile, the only time the Jaguars’ offense has been able to put up more than 300 yards of offense over its last five games came against the Jets in Week 16. They turned the ball over 10 times during that stretch, and failed to clear the 200-yard threshold twice.
SportsLine’s model predicts Jonathan Taylor will run all over the Jaguars on Sunday and finish with over 110 total yards and a score. The Jaguars will finish the game assured of drafting first overall for a second consecutive year, but the Colts will cruise to a win by more than two scores in over 50 percent of simulations.
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