Which Jonathan Taylor Will Show Up On Sunday Night?

  • Jonathan Taylor has -114 odds to put up more than 67.5 rushing yards.
  • Taylor has -114 odds to see more than 15.5 carries, and -114 odds to see less.
  • Taylor’s production for the season has been explosive but spotty, making him a risky bet.

INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Taylor has been a key component of the Indianapolis Colts offense this season, rushing for 472 yards through six games.

The Colts face off against the San Francisco 49ers for Sunday Night Football and Taylor’s offensive prowess will take center stage.

The game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on NBC.

Jonathan Taylor's Rushing Yards O/U Odds

  • OVER 67.5 -114
  • UNDER 67.5 -114

Taylor is averaging 78.7 yards per game, a number that is well over his projected O/U for the matchup against the 49ers.

However, Taylor’s production tends to come in spurts - he has two games with 100+ rushing yards, and has not cracked 65 in his other four starts.

In other words, despite averaging far more than 67.5 yards per game, he has only rushed for more than that number twice.

Those games were against the Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans, who are ranked 22nd and 31st in terms of rush yards allowed.

San Francisco is ranked 18th, allowing 118 rush yards per game, so not as bad as Miami or Houston, but not so far removed from Miami’s level.

Jonathan Taylor's Carries O/U Odds

  • OVER 15.5 -114
  • UNDER 15.5 -114

Taylor has only carried the ball more than 15 times in two of his six games and has never exceeded 17 carries in a game.

He has multiple games with exactly 15 carries this year, as well as one with 14 - wagering on him might come down to the wire.

Online gambling fans might want to stay away from this particular bet purely to avoid what could be a deeply tilting near-cover.

Jonathan Taylor's Receiving Yards O/U Odds

  • OVER 14.5 -114
  • UNDER 14.5 -114

Taylor has done damage as a receiver this year, but just as with his rushing production, it comes in fits and starts.

He has only put up more than 14.5 receiving yards in two games, and in those two games, he put up a combined 176 receiving yards.

In his other four games, he’s put up a total of 34 receiving yards.

It’s clear Taylor is a big play threat who can cover this spread if he gets the chance to but his chances will be limited in the passing game.

This applies to most of his NFL betting action, however - his production is there, but it’s spotty - explosive runs balanced out with low usage.