Welcome to Vegas Sports Betting Indianapolis Colts season preview where we will further discuss the odds of them winning the division, conference, and Super bowl offered by the best online sportsbooks.
Young quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts have advance to the playoffs two years in a row; since Luck was a rookie, he has driven this team to success and the playoffs in the most intriguing ways. Last season in the Wild Card round against the Chiefs, Luck and team were able to pull off the second biggest comeback in NFL post-season history by rallying back from a 28 point deficit; allowing them to advance to the next round. Unfortunately, the were eliminated in the next round by Tom Brady and the Patriots.
This year, the team has made a couple of acquisition to help out their offensive lineup. They acquired WR Hakeem Nick from the New York Giants to help out on that receiver slot. This was an excellent acquisition for the Colts as Luck now has a pair of elite experienced wide receivers targets; the other coming from long time Colts star receiver Reggie Wayne who is said to be healthy and ready to return on the field as he comes back from an ACL tear injury. And don’t forget to mention their third receiver that being T.Y. Hilton who had an incredible year last season replacing Reggie Wayne. With all this, the Colts passing offense is surely packed up and will indeed be exciting watch. Furthermore, their running game will be led by Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw as his back up; don’t expect the Colts to get involve much in their rushing offense as Luck will be throwing more often or just run it himself.
Their defense did not change much since last year, expect for one major change that may or may not affect the lineup. The Colts lost long-time safety Antoine Bethea to the San Francisco 49ers; the 30 year old veteran safety has be playing the Indianapolis since 2006 and makes defensive coordinator Greg Manusky job much harder in adjusting in that area of the field. Though, Bethea has been replaced by another veteran safety that being Mike Adams who played with the Broncos last season. According the odds table, they are considered to be the favorite of the AFC South; they should have no problem winning the division considering that they are part of the weakest division of the NFL.
RB Donald Brown
S Antoine Bethea
WR Hakeem Nicks (NYG)
WR Donte Moncrief* (90th Overall / Ole Miss)
LB D’Qwell Jackson (CIN)
DT Arthur Jones (BAL)
S Mike Adams (DEN)
Bovada Sportsbook Betting Odds:
Vegas Sports Betting Odds to Win the 2014 AFC East: -200
Vegas Sports Betting Odds to win Conference: 6/1
Vegas Sports Betting Odds to win Super Bowl: 14/1