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AFC Championship Preview: Indianapolis vs New England

Scott Morris | January 18, 2015

The AFC Championship Game kick offs from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday January 18 at 6:40 p.m. ET between the visiting Indianapolis Colts and the host New England Patriots.

The Colts come into the game with an overall record of 13-5. On the road, Indianapolis this season is 6-3.

New England on the season is 13-4 overall and 8-1 at home.

The current line has New England favored by 6.5 points with the point total sitting on 53.5.

Quarterback Andrew Luck for Indianapolis has helped the Colts to the playoff in each of the three seasons he has played in the NFL. However, one thing he has not succeeded in is beating New England.

Luck is 0-3 in his short career versus New England.

The Patriots are attempting to make a trip to their sixth Super Bowl over the past 14 seasons with a win today.

New England has defeated Indianapolis be a combined score of 144-66 in the three games Luck has quarterbacked the Colts.

On November 16, the Patriots defeated the Colts 42-20 in Indianapolis. Last weekend, New England rallied from two deficits of 14 points to defeat Baltimore 35-31 to reach their fourth straight conference championship game.

Indianapolis defeated the Denver Broncos on the road last week 24-13 to reach the AFC title game.

Luck had two touchdown passes against Denver last weekend, but threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball once.

T.Y. Hilton is Luck’s favorite target at wide receiver.

New England had only 14 yards rushing last week, but its running game has been successful against Indianapolis.

Quarterback Tom Brady had 367 yards passing and 3 touchdowns last week.

New England is 16-4 during the postseason at home. With a win, they will tie Pittsburgh and Dallas for the most appearances at the Super Bowl with eight.

Bill Belichick needs one win to pass Tom Landry for the most victories in the postseason for any head coach with 21.

The OVER has cashed in each of the past 4 games the teams have played at New England.

The OVER has cashed in each of the past 6 games overall between the two teams.

The underdog has covered the number in 14 of the past 21 games between the Patriots and Colts.

We like New England to cover. You can Bet this pick at our #1 sportsbook for 2015

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