After dominating the series through 2005, the Colts (3-3, 3-3 ATS) have fallen flat on their faces against their divisional rivals. In the L/4 meetings, Tennessee is 2-2 SU and 4-0 ATS. They’ve averaged covering the spread by almost 9.5 points per game in those four match-ups. Football betting aficionados that have backed the Colts this year must be getting worried.
The NFL betting odds featured Indy as odds-on favorites to win the AFC South at the outset of the season, but a loss to the Titans on Monday will drop them a whopping four games back with just half the season left to play. They were pathetic in Green Bay last weekend, losing 34-14 in a game that wasn’t nearly that close.
QB Peyton Manning threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns, while the running game that was sans-Joseph Addai was non-existent, only recording 73 yards on 23 carries. Green Bay’s RB Ryan Grant gashed hole after hole in the Indy defense, toting the rock 31 times for 105 yards and a touchdown.
The Titans (6-0, 6-0 ATS) have been one of the pleasant surprises of the NFL season to date. After enjoying their bye week two weeks ago, they partook in what amounted to be a warm-up game against Kansas City last weekend. The Chiefs had no answers on either side of the ball against Tennessee.
RBs Chris Johnson and LenDale White had truly awesome days, as each had over 150 yards of offense and scored a combined four touchdowns. Johnson had a 66-yard touchdown run, while White had an 80-yard TD run, both of which were more rushing yards than the Chiefs managed the entire game.
NFL betting fans who backed the Titans laughed their way to another victory against the football betting line with ease. The oddsmakers expect the good times to keep rolling in Tennessee, as they currently sit as 4-point favorites over Indianapolis with a game ‘total’ at 41.