It appears bettors woke up Sunday Morning and began to rapidly lose confidence in the Indianapolis Colts, or started really liking the Bengals, however you want to look at it. At the start of the day, the line was Bengals +2 on FanDuel. And then, this happened.
Bengals just now moved to being favored by -1 at the majority of books.— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 9, 2018
That line has since been bet down and finally closed at Bengals -2.5. Neither the Bengals or Colts project to be very good this year, but this sudden confidence in the Bengals is still curious.
The Colts defense is bad on paper and the one thing the Bengals have is some decent and intriguing weapons at skill positions. AJ Green is a stud and many are expecting big sophomore seasons from both WR John Ross and RB Joe Mixon.
Bettors could be getting scared away from the Colts because of it being Andrew Luck's first real game in more than a full season. Colts starting RB Marlon Mack has also been ruled out this morning for today's matchup.
While that surely is something to note, it's not necessarily something you would expect to move a line that much or that quickly.
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