Are The Colts AFC South Betting Odds Worth The Risk?

  • The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans are tied for first place in the AFC South with 5-2 records.
  • The Colts last won the AFC South in 2014.
  • The Indianapolis Colts have the second shortest odds to win the AFC South +110 odds.

INDIANAPOLIS - Now that half of the NFL season is over, most teams are either preparing for a playoff run or getting a head start on the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Houston Texans are the defending division champions of the AFC South but due to their 1-6 record, they’re already eliminated from contention. In the AFC South, there are two teams that have a legitimate chance of capturing the division crown and control their own destiny going into the second half of the season.

Those teams are the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts who are tied for the top spot in the AFC South with identical 5-2 records. After starting the season on a five-game winning streak the Titans have lost their last two games. Giving the Colts AFC South betting odds new hope going into the most final stretch of the schedule.

Odds To Win AFC South:

  • Tennessee Titans -155
  • Indianapolis Colts +110
  • Houston Texans +5000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +30000

The Indianapolis Colts +110 odds are the second shortest in the division but are they worth the risk of betting on especially when the Titans were one game away from the Super Bowl just a season ago.

The Colts having veteran Phillip Rivers under center this year has been a nice plug in for the team’s short-term quarterback outlook and Rivers along with the defense is part of the reason why the Colts are comfortably three games over .500. However, a further look into the Colts will leave some bettors fading the team as their remaining schedule is the biggest hindrance in the Colts capturing their first division title post-Andrew Luck.

Colts Remaining Schedule:

  • vs. Baltimore Ravens
  • @ Tennessee Titans
  • vs. Green Bay Packers
  • vs. Tennessee Titans
  • @ Houston Texans
  • @ Las Vegas Raiders
  • vs. Houston Texans
  • @ Pittsburgh Steelers
  • vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The remaining schedule of the Colts' features is brutal with two matchups against the Tennessee Titans on the horizon and a meeting with AFC powerhouses in the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The only team on the Colts schedule with a losing record is the Houston Texans who since firing Bill O’Brien have been a much better team.

While the Colts and Titans are tied at first place in the AFC South the Titans have an easier path to winning the division than the Colts.

However, the Colts will have to win both games against the Titans to have a realistic shot and the Titans will also have to lose more games. The Colts will need a lot of help to win this division and the Titans are clearly the best team in the division. Therefore, bettors should fade the +110 odds on the Colts to win the AFC South.

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