Colts vs. Lions: NFL experts make Week 8 picks

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Indianapolis Colts (4-2) are ready to hit the road for a visit to Ford Field taking on the Detroit Lions (3-3) for a Week 8 matchup coming out of their bye week.” data-reactid=”6″>The Indianapolis Colts (4-2) are ready to hit the road for a visit to Ford Field taking on the Detroit Lions (3-3) for a Week 8 matchup coming out of their bye week.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Opening the week as slight road favorites in the matchup, the Colts have won four of their last five games while the Lions are winners in three of their last four.” data-reactid=”7″>Opening the week as slight road favorites in the matchup, the Colts have won four of their last five games while the Lions are winners in three of their last four.

Here’s how the experts around the league see this game shaking out:

Expert Pick Score (if applicable)
Nate Davis (USA TODAY) Lions 22-20
Mike Jones (USA TODAY) Colts 28-24
Jarrett Bell (USA TODAY) Colts 24-22
Mike Clay (ESPN) Lions N/A
Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Lions 23-20
Bill Bender (Sporting News) Lions 27-24
Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Lions 24-21
Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Colts 23-17
NumberFire Colts N/A
Pro Football Focus Colts N/A
Bleacher Report Colts 24-23

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Just like the Vegas odds, the experts believe this will be a close matchup and one that could swing either way. Over at NFL Pickwatch, the Colts are favored by 74% of the experts as of Friday morning.” data-reactid=”15″>Just like the Vegas odds, the experts believe this will be a close matchup and one that could swing either way. Over at NFL Pickwatch, the Colts are favored by 74% of the experts as of Friday morning.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This will be a real test for the Colts. The Lions offense led by Matthew Stafford will be their biggest challenge yet at the quarterback position, but it should help that they are expecting to see the return of linebacker Darius Leonard from a groin injury.” data-reactid=”16″>This will be a real test for the Colts. The Lions offense led by Matthew Stafford will be their biggest challenge yet at the quarterback position, but it should help that they are expecting to see the return of linebacker Darius Leonard from a groin injury.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The playoff push for the Colts begins this week as they are currently the No. 7 seed in AFC. With the schedule getting much tougher over the next month, this game is vital for Indy.” data-reactid=”17″>The playoff push for the Colts begins this week as they are currently the No. 7 seed in AFC. With the schedule getting much tougher over the next month, this game is vital for Indy.

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