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Colts vs Jaguars: Luck looks to lead Colts into Jacksonville

Colts vs Jaguars NFL odds, spreads and predictions

Game information

When is it? Sunday December 2nd

What time is kick off? 1:00 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? TIAA Bank Field

Which channel is it on? CBS

Besides Saints quarterback Drew Brees, is there anyone else playing better than Andrew Luck?

Luck completed 30 of 37 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns in last week's 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins at home.

The Colts are currently riding a five-game win streak, and they must be feeling good about heading into Jacksonville this Sunday.

Back in Week 12, the Colts came away with a 29-26 victory over the Jaguars in Indianapolis.

In that meeting, Luck completed 21 of 29 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns.

The key to the Colts' offensive success is their offensive line. Luck has only been sacked once over the Colts' current winning streak.

The lowdown

The Jaguars are benching quarterback Blake Bortles in favor of Cody Kessler.

Kessler has played just one game this season, when the Jaguars fell 20-7 at home to the Houston Texans in Week 7. Kessler passed for 156 yards and a touchdown with an interception in that football game.

The Jaguars are also going to miss running back Leonard Fournette on Sunday. The former LSU star is dealing with a one-game suspension for his role in a brawl during last Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

With Fournette out, the Jags will turn to running backs Carlos Hyde and T.J. Yeldon.

Colts vs Jaguars Spread

The Colts are giving the Jaguars 4 points in this football game.

Take Indianapolis giving the points to the Jaguars. The way the Colts are playing, they should roll past the Jags by more than a touchdown in this football game.

Jacksonville will be without its best offensive weapon and they are clearly trending downward in a year removed from the AFC Championship Game.

The Jaguars are rolling with Kessler under center but they will definitely need to addess the quarterback position this offseason because clearly Bortles is not the answer.

Take the Colts giving the points in this one.

Colts vs Jaguars Over/Under

The over/under is set at 47 total points in this one.

My final score prediction: Indianapolis Colts 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 17.

Take the under in this football game.

Colts vs Jaguars Moneyline

If you're think about taking Indianapolis, you'd have to lay out $210 to win a $100 bet.

A $100 bet on the Jaguars would get you winnings of $175.

This is my favorite bet in this one. Take the Indianapolis Colts moneyline bet.

Who knows, the Colts may win by 3 points like they did in their earlier meeting this season, which is why I'd stay away from the points in this one. However, I believe if the Colts really want to make noise and make the AFC playoffs this year, this is a game they must win.

There's no doubt in my mind the Colts head into Jacksonville and come away victorious.

Where the game will be won or lost

There's no doubt that Colts quarterback Luck is the key to this football game.

After missing all of last season with a shoulder injury, Luck is well on his way to becoming the NFL Comeback Player of the Year, and he may even get some MVP votes as well.

Luck has 3,112 passing yards to go along with 32 touchdowns, which is good enough for second in the NFL, and 11 interceptions this season.

He has been sacked only 11 times through 11 games, which is tied with Saints quarterback Brees for the league low. Luck is completing 68.4 percent of his passes and his 102.7 quarterback rating is eighth in the NFL.

With head coach Frank Reich now leading the offense, Luck is on his way to having the best year of his career, and if the Colts want to continue trending in the right direction, they will come away with a road win this Sunday.

Daniel Canova
@DanCanova in NFL