NFL football gambling handicappers are also seeing a collapse of epic proportions in Tennessee as the Titans have gone from a division favorite with the odds NFL to a disaster.
The Tennessee Titans will host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night with a telecast on NFL Network. Kickoff is set for 8:25 PM ET and Sports Gambling opened with Indianapolis as a 2.5 point favorite and with a total of 46.5.
Indianapolis has a NFL gambling record of 6-6 straight up and 6-5-1 against the spread with just 4 of their games going under the total. The Colts have lost 4 of their last 5 games including 3 straight and are coming off a 38-35 overtime home loss to Dallas. The Colts trail first place Jacksonville by 1 game in the NFC South.
A running game that ranks dead last is finally catching up to Indy as Peyton Manning is feeling the strain of having to carry the attack. Manning’s QB rating has dipped below 90 and he now has thrown 15 interceptions.
The Colts lack of a breakaway receiver has also come back to bite them as Reggie Wayne’s modest 12.3 yards per catch leads the team. The defense is also slumping as it ranks 29th against the rush and 22nd or points against.
Tennessee has a record of 5-7 both straight up and with the NFL betting lines with an even 6-6 split on over/unders. The Titans are on a 5 game losing streak after seemingly having the AFC South in firm control.
Starting QB Vince Young is on injured reserve with a thumb injury that he says he can play through but his feud with coach Jeff Fisher has reached the boiling point. The offense has dipped to rank 30th in the NFL while the defense has slumped to rank 24th. The Titans are coming off a lackluster 17-6 home loss to Jacksonville.
The loser of this NFL football gambling matchup is dead for the season while the winner can stay in the race in the weak and unpredictable AFC South. The Colts however are nowhere near Super Bowl form as the near total reliance on Manning is beginning to crack the foundation of the team.