Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans: Preview and Pick
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The Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck had been playing some outstanding football until they ran into the St. Louis Rams. The Rams dismantled the Colts in a blowout left them limping into a matchup this week with the Tennessee Titans. The Titans may have been looking ahead to this game as they allowed the Jacksonville Jaguars to get their first win of the season and now they have to deal with quarterback injuries.
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game has the Colts listed as (-2.5) point favorites. Since the Colts are considered to be the better team and the Titans have problems fielding a healthy quarterback, the betting public is backing the Colts. In early wagering over 90 percent of the wagers are on the Colts. This has caused the line to move and the current point spread is Colts (-3) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
Against the Rams Colts superstar Andrew Luck had one of their worst outings of his young career. Andrew Luck finished the day 29-of-47 for 353 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. Sunday was Luck's fourth career three-interception game and first of this season. Luck finished 3-of-11 for 16 yards, an interception and two sacks against at least five pass rushers. The Titans will try and send the pressure against Luck in this big game. They will have to play better than they did against the Jaguars.
The Jaguars took advantage despite being outgained 362-214 in total offense. Henne threw for 180 yards. Outscored 70-15 in the first quarter of the first eight games combined, the Jaguars jumped to a 13-0 lead with Paul Posluszny stripping Chris Johnson of his first fumble this season on Tennessee's first offensive play, and Dwayne Gratz intercepting a Locker pass. They need to get it together for this game against the Colts.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that this could be a low scoring game. The total has gone under in 13 of Tennessee's last 16 games when playing Indianapolis and the total has gone under in 6 of Indianapolis's last 7 games on the road. Indianapolis is 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tennessee. Indianapolis is 7-14 straight up in its last 21 games on the road but 8-1 straight up in its last 9 games when playing Tennessee. Tennessee is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home and 1-4 straight up in its last 5 games.
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.