Week Five Thursday Night Football Best Bets: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos

Week Five Thursday Night Football Best Bets: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
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✍️ Written by
Frank Weber
🗓 Updated
Aug 23rd 2023

We’ve got a real stinker set for this week's edition of Thursday Night Football, as the Indianapolis Colts are set to travel into Denver to take on the Broncos. Regardless of how good, or bad, a game is though, I’ll always come prepared with some best bets–so if you’re looking for some tips for this Thursday Night’s game, you’ve come to the right place.

Last week I went 2-2, bringing my season record to 5-6. So, not the best–but it could be a lot worse. I’ve got four great picks for this week’s game, with odds provided by DraftKings sportsbook. If you're looking for a sportsbook promotion, check out the best offer in the USA: DraftKings Bet $5, Win $200.

Best Bet #1: Russell Wilson OVER 230.5 Yards (-115)

The Colts have had a tough time against the pass this year, allowing opposing QBs to throw for more than 230.5 yards in three of their four games this season. Russell Wilson is also coming off of his first good game of the season, so you could assume he’s going to try his best to keep that momentum rolling. Also, now that the Broncos are without Javonte Williams, I expect them to rely on the pass heavily here in Week Five. Last week against the Raiders, Wilson threw for 237 yards and 2 TDs.

Best Bet #2: Cortland Sutton OVER 4.5 Receptions (-130)

Like I just said–I expect the Broncos to be relying heavily on this pass this Thursday. Even if they weren’t though, Sutton should be able to catch five balls easily. He’s recorded 5+ catches in three of his four games so far this season, and the one game he failed to hit five, he caught four–so he just missed it. The Colts have also allowed 5+ catches to WR1s in three of their four games so far this season, so Sutton is looking good to have a big game.

Best Bet #3: Russell Wilson OVER 14.5 Rushing Yards (-110)

Wilson has rushed for over 14.5 yards in each of his last two games, and the Broncos’ offensive line has shown some weakness so far this season, so it’s fair to assume that Wilson will be scrambling a lot in Thursday Night’s game. The Colts as a unit have 15 sacks so far this season through just four games, and they’ve given up an average of 12.5 rushing yards per game to opposing QBs.

Best Bet #4: Michael Pittman Jr. Anytime TD Scorer (+170)

I really love this spot for Pittman this week. Despite his absence in Week 2, Pittman has been a favorite target of Matt Ryan, collecting 20 catches on 28 targets so far this season. This week, he’ll be going up against a tough Denver secondary–but if Jonathan Taylor is unable to play, then Matt Ryan may be forced to pass more than he’d like to.

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