Colts Being Still Being Disrespected by Odds to Win Super Bowl Despite Week 11 Win
By Max Staley
The Indianapolis Colts just put together a truly special second-half performance to knock off the Green Bay Packers. Entering the third quarter down, 28-14, Indianapolis outscored Green Bay 20-3 the rest of the way. That's not easy to do against a talent like Aaron Rodgers.
However, it doesn't seem like the oddsmakers noticed. Despite that dominant Week 11 showing, the Colts are still barely even considered Super Bowl contenders in FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL futures.
Indianapolis currently boasts just the ninth-best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, sitting at +1800. That puts them a full three spots behind the Packers, who are available at +1200 to win it all.
Obviously, the Colts shouldn't be considered the favorites, but they should be a whole lot higher than ninth.
Indianapolis might have the best defense in the league, and this offense is much better than it's being given credit for. Since Week 6 that unit has scored at least 30 points in five of six games, with the lone miss coming against an elite Baltimore Ravens' D. Indianapolis is averaging 30.0 points per game (PPG) in that time, which would rank No. 4 in the NFL if maintained over the course of the season.
There just aren't many teams that boast a truly elite defense and a dangerous offense. And the ones that do, like the Pittsburgh Steelers (+550; No. 2) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+900; No. 4), are sitting a whole lot higher in the Super Bowl odds than the Colts.
Indianapolis is one of the best, most complete teams in football. It's time for the odds to start reflecting that.
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