Betting lines indicate Colts poised to claim 2020 AFC South title

Colts coach Frank Reich vs. Jaguars, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Colts coach Frank Reich (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
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Expectations are high for the Colts heading into the 2020 NFL season, according to point spreads released around the betting market.

Indianapolis is the betting favorite in nine of its first 15 games, per lines hung at PointsBet, and is a short underdog in five of its six other contests. The largest number the Colts are spotted in a road game is 2.5 at the Steelers in Week 16. The are 1-point dogs at the Bears, at the Browns and at the Titans, and they’re catching a half-point for their game in Las Vegas against the Raiders.

While PointsBet installed the Colts as 5-point dogs home dogs vs. the Ravens, the Westgate opened the game Baltimore -3. Colts at Raiders opened pick ‘em at the Westgate.

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With Philip Rivers now under center in Indy, the Colts have become the highest-rated team in the competitive AFC South. In fact, PointsBet has the Colts slightly favored at the Texans, last season’s division champs, although the Westgate is dealing Houston -1.

The Colts are the +120 favorites at the Westgate to win the division, followed by the Titans (+175), Texans (+300) and Jaguars (+4000).

Betting lines for Colts’ 2020 schedule

Week 1: Colts (-7, 46) at Jaguars
Week 2: Vikings at Colts (-2.5, 46.5)
Week 3: Jets at Colts (-6)
Week 4: Colts (+1) at Bears
Week 5: Colts (+1) at Browns
Week 6: Bengals at Colts (-9.5)
Week 7: Bye
Week 8: Colts (-3) at Lions
Week 9: Ravens at Colts (+5)
Week 10: Colts (+1) at Titans
Week 11: Packers at Colts (-1)
Week 12: Titans at Colts (-2.5)
Week 13: Colts (-0.5) at Texans
Week 14: Colts (+0.5) at Raiders
Week 15: Texans at Colts (-3.5)
Week 16: Colts (+2.5) at Steelers
PointsBet posted lines for the first 16 weeks of the season

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