The Indianapolis Colts (2-4) are preparing for their second prime-time game of the season when they visit the San Francisco 49ers (2-3) at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday night.
Here’s how some of the experts around the league feel about the Week 7 matchup:
|Expert||Pick||Score (if applicable)|
|Nate Davis (USA TODAY)||Colts||23-20|
|Mike Jones (USA TODAY)||49ers||27-24|
|Jarrett Bell (USA TODAY)||Colts||24-20|
|Mike Clay (ESPN)||49ers||N/A|
|Gregg Rosenthall (NFL Network)||49ers||24-23|
|Bill Bender (Sporting News)||Colts||26-23|
|Dave Richard (CBS Sports)||Colts||N/A|
|Pete Prisco (CBS Sports)||49ers||28-17|
|Kyle Madson (Niners Wire)||TBD||TBD|
|Albert Breer (Sports Illustrated)||TBD||TBD|
Over at Tallysight, the majority of experts are siding with the 49ers as of this writing. 64% of the analysts are choosing the 49ers to come out with a win over the Colts while 66% believe Indy covers the 4.5-point spread. So they are expecting a close game.
The Colts will be without safety Julian Blackmon, who tore his Achilles in Wednesday’s practice. They could also be without wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and right tackle Braden Smith. The status of left guard Quenton Nelson, who is eligible to return from the injured reserve list, is still up in the air.
With another divisional matchup set after this week, the Colts must find a way to come out with a win even though the experts around the league don’t believe it will happen.