The Atlanta Falcons will be looking to end a two-game straight-up losing streak when they welcome the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday as six-point favorites on the early NFL Week 11 betting lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Falcons return from a bye on a slide that has seen them post straight-up losses in three of their last four games after opening the season with five straight wins, and have also seen their luck change at the sportsbooks where they have posted five consecutive against-the-spread losses.
Despite its current stretch of futility, Atlanta enters Sunday afternoon’s Colts vs. Falcons betting matchup at the Georgia Dome deadlocked with the 6-3 Green Bay Packers and two games ahead of five other teams in the NFC Wild Card race.
Indianapolis also returns to action following a bye and finds itself in a close battle for the top spot in the underachieving AFC South division.
With a 4-5 record, the Colts are in a division race with the Houston Texans and the steadily improving Jacksonville Jaguars, who own a 3-6 record and a relatively easy schedule down the stretch.
Losers of three of their last four games, the Colts also will be without quarterback Andrew Luck, who suffered internal injuries in the club’s stunning 27-24 win over Denver in Week 9. Indianapolis, though, is 4-1 ATS in its last five games and a solid 5-2 SU and ATS in its last seven against Atlanta according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
Elsewhere, the New England Patriots will be gunning for their 14th straight win when they host the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football as seven-point chalk. The Patriots needed a last-second field goal to knock off the New York Giants last week and improve to 9-0 on the season, and are just 2-2-1 ATS in their last five games.
Buffalo has won two straight following an inconsistent start to move to 5-4, good for second place in the AFC Wild Card race, but is just 2-7 SU (4-5 ATS) in its last nine against the Patriots.
In other NFL Week 11 action, the Jaguars will be aiming for a third win in their last four when they host the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football as three-point favorites.
The Packers will try to stop their three-game SU losing slide when they visit the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings in a game pegged as a tossup, while the surging Washington Redskins will attempt to end the Panthers’ perfect season when they visit Carolina as 7 1/2-point underdogs.
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