Colts vs Chiefs : The Indianapolis Colts made it into the postseason as a wild card team, and they went out and dominated their divisional rivals, the Houston Texans, in impressive fashion. Now the Colts will have an even tougher task: slowing down Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round. They’re set to play on Saturday, beginning at 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC.
== MATCH INFO ==
NFL Playoffs 2019
Team : Colts vs Chiefs
Date : Saturday, January 12
Start Time : 4:35 Pm Et
The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018-19, entering the divisional round on a blistering 16-6 run. For the season, it is now 30-15 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-49. It also went 170-84 on straight-up NFL picks during the regular season, ranking inside the top 10 on NFLPickWatch.com. Additionally, it hit all four NFL against-the-spread picks on Wild Card Weekend. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Colts vs. Chiefs (stream live on fuboTV). We can tell you it’s leaning over, but it has also generated a strong point-spread pick that’s hitting well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see that one over at SportsLine.
The model has factored in that since the Chiefs lost running back Kareem Hunt, Damien Williams has filled in admirably. He is averaging 5.1 yards per carry and has scored six touchdowns in limited action. Fellow back Spencer Ware (hamstring) reportedly won’t play on Saturday despite carrying a questionable tag, but Williams is more than capable of shouldering the load.
Regardless of who’s in the backfield, quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the engine that drives Kansas City’s offense. In just his second pro season, the MVP front-runner tossed a remarkable 50 touchdowns and nearly 5,100 yards, second-best in the league.
But just because Kansas City has plenty of weapons doesn’t mean it will cover the Chiefs vs. Colts spread on Saturday.
The model also knows that after sitting out the entire 2017 season, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had an incredible rebound season and is a front-runner for Comeback Player of the Year. Second only to Mahomes, Luck tossed 39 touchdown passes and was fifth in passing yardage with 4,593.