Colts vs. Vikings Prediction: If You Give Matt Ryan Enough Chances, He'll Make a Big Mistake

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

We’re coming down the home stretch of the NFL season, that beautiful time of the year when there’s NFL football on four of the seven days of the week. The Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings will kick off the Saturday slate at 1 p.m. The Vikings finally came back down to earth last week with a 34-23 loss to the Detroit Lions, but they’re still holding onto the second seed in the NFC at 10-3. 

The 4-8-1 Colts were on their bye last week, a much needed break after a 54-19 beating in Dallas in Week 13. Will Jeff Saturday’s team have something extra up their sleeve on Saturday in Minnesota? Let’s take a look at the odds for this one. 

Colts vs. Vikings Odds, Spread and Total

Colts vs. Vikings Odds, Spread and Total Movement in NFL Week 15

This game originally opened as a pick’em, but has moved 3.5 or 4 points in Minnesota’s direction. 

Colts vs. Vikings Prediction and Pick

Remember when Jeff Saturday started as the interim head coach in Indy and beat the Raiders in his first week? Yeah, he’s lost three straight since that game and the Colts have looked pretty terrible. Matt Ryan hasn’t been able to generate any sort of a passing attack and that’s the best way to beat this Minnesota defense. The Vikings are the worst team in the NFL at defending the pass, allowing 287.3 passing yards a game. 

If the Colts try to exploit this weakness, they’ll get themselves into big trouble with Ryan dropping back 30+ times. He has thrown 13 touchdowns to 13 interceptions and fumbles 14 this season. If you give him enough chances, he’s going to turn the ball over. Minnesota is +6 in the turnover department this season, and if they’re in the positive this weekend, then they’ll be able to win this one against Indy. 

It’s scary betting against Saturday on a Saturday, but I’m going to have to do it because the Vikings might be frauds, but the Colts are just bad. 

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