The Detroit Lions will face the Indianapolis Colts this Friday night in the final game of the preseason. SideLion Report has a prediction for you plus the odds, injury report, live stream, and TV info.
The Detroit Lions are scheduled to play the Indianapolis Colts in their final preseason game of 2021 this Friday night, August 27. The exhibition should begin at 7:00 p.m. ET. Here’s all the information we think fans might want to know prior to the contest including a betting preview.
Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts odds for Preseason Week 3:
Going into their last preseason matchup of the year, the Lions are currently set as underdogs against the Colts with a spread of just 2.0 points. That according to the latest odds from WynnBET (as of this publishing).
Picking a straight-up winner or a loser by betting the moneyline, WynnBET currently has Detroit with +110 odds (bet $100 to win $110) compared to Indy at -130 (bet $100 to win $76.92).
WynnBET currently has the over/under for Saturday’s exhibition set at 33.5 points. The under is currently at -110 odds (bet $100 to win $90.90) compared to the over with a matching -110 (bet $100 to win $90.90).
Detroit Lions Injury Report vs. Indianapolis Colts for Preseason Week 3:
As the final preseason matchup is typically one where the starters sit out, expect to see the players on the fringes of making the 53-man roster play the most snaps in this game.
As for as notable injuries are concerned, running back D’Andre Swift continues to struggle with a groin injury that could have his status for the Lions’ regular-season opener in jeopardy. Defensive end defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand, who is also reportedly dealing with a groin injury, might not be healthy enough to play the San Francisco 49ers in Week One either.
Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts Prediction for Preseason Week 3:
The Colts are slightly favored in this exhibition against the Lions despite it being played in Detroit at Ford Field. The Pride has yet to win a game in the preseason, losing to both the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Indy has won both of its preseason matchups against the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.
With many, if not all of, the starters missing for this final preseason game, it makes this contest the most unpredictable of the year for NFL teams. But we can see the Lions rallying at home to win this low-scoring affair, 16-13.
Detroit Lions next game and schedule:
The Detroit Lions will kick off their regular season at home in Ford Field against the San Francisco 49ers. That game is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 12, with kickoff set for 1:00 p.m. EDT. The game will air on the FOX network.
What channel is the Detroit Lions preseason game on this Friday?
The Lions’ final preseason game against the Colts will be broadcasted locally on WJBK (FOX/2 – Detroit). For those who live outside of the local TV market, here are the other affiliates airing the game courtesy of 506sports.com.
WNEM (CBS/5 – Saginaw)
WSYM (FOX/47 – Lansing)
WXMI (FOX/17 – Grand Rapids)
WFQX (FOX/32 – Traverse City MI)
WUPW (FOX/36 – Toledo OH)
WJMN (CBS/3 – Escanaba MI)
Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts live stream:
For those who have NFL Game Pass, all NFL preseason games are streamed live. For those looking for other streaming options now or into the regular season, FuboTV is an option to consider. Especially since they are currently offering a free seven-day trial for new users.