Many are predicting them to win the AFC South (even with one of the two AFC finalists last season in the division), and with Philip Rivers under center, that may be the case.
There is only one team that is a bigger favorite than the Colts on this opening NFL weekend: that would be the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, who open up the season Thursday night at home against Houston as a -9.5 point favorite with Unibet. The Colts and Baltimore Ravens (home against Cleveland) are both -8 to open with wins, something that all three favored teams should easily do.
Indiana Unibet (Promo offer, 3x $10 bets + $600 risk free bet, no code needed) is offering a fantastic bonus deal for home state bettors. New players can sign up using the code NFLRETURN and place exactly $10 on the Colts money line before the game, and they will receive a $100 bonus if Indianapolis scores at least one touchdown.
That sounds like a winner to me; in fact, it is probably a double-winner, because the Colts should roll the Jags. And if you want to find some kind of parlay this weekend with all three of the big favorites mentioned above, you could walk away with an even bigger score.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Picks
Indianapolis Colts (-400) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (+360). Odds: Colts -8, over/under 45. Time: 1 p.m. EDT. Picks: The Jaguars are predicted to have the worst record in the league, while the Colts could win the AFC South. I will take the Colts -7 (-125) on the alternate line.
Top Prop Bet: Since I took the alternate line already, I will go with the Colts -4.5 first half line (-121)