Super Bowl odds opened with the Colts as a 5-point Super Bowl betting favorite against the NFC champion New Orleans Saints on February 7. The Colts will enter action with the Super Bowl odds as one of the hottest teams in all of Super Bowl betting.
Super Bowl gambling handicappers will have their chance on a team that went 14-2 straight up and 10-5-1 against the spread. The Colts enter action with the Super Bowl odds having gone undefeated in post season action both straight up and against the board.
For most of the first half in the AFC Championship Game it looked as if the Colts might never get going. The Jets took the opening lead at 7-0 and led 17-6 late in the first half before their vaunted defense allowed a late Peyton Manning touchdown pass to close the gap at 13-17 at halftime.
The Colts showed their quality as a team with the Super Bowl odds in the second half as the shut out the Jets and won going away. Manning is a big reason why the Colts will be favored with the Super Bowl odds as he finished 26-39 with 377 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The Colts have more than Manning to bring to the table with the Super Bowl odds however. Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie were phenomenal in the AFC Championship Game and will be potent weapons with the Super Bowl odds. Garcon had 11 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown while Collie had 7 catches for 123 yards and 1 touchdown.
The Indianapolis defense showed the ability to tighten up when it had to against the Jets but will obviously face the supreme test against the explosive Saints with the Super Bowl odds. It’s been a great run for the Colts as they are confident about Super Sunday. It was also a great win over a Jets team that ruined the Colts undefeated season in December.