Colts Open as Huge Road Favorites Against Jaguars in Week 1

Max Staley
Philip Rivers and the Colts are huge favorites against the Jaguars in Week 1.
Philip Rivers and the Colts are huge favorites against the Jaguars in Week 1. / David Eulitt/Getty Images

There's a lot of buzz in Indianapolis. A year removed from a slightly underwhelming 2019 campaign, the Colts have reloaded, bringing in big-name stars like Philip Rivers and DeForest Buckner in the offseason.

And Colts' fans optimism is well founded, as the team has opened up as huge 7-point road favorites against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.

Given that Jacksonville finished 6-10 last year, and didn't make many significant improvements in the offseason, it's not much of a surprise that Indianapolis is so heavily favored. But considering home-field advantage gives about a three-point edge to the home team, this could be a 10-point spread if the game were in Indianapolis.

That's a pretty strong endorsement of this Colts team. It's also backed up by the team's odds to win the AFC South, as Indianapolis has the best odds to win the division (+135). Notably, the Colts' over/under for their 2020 win total has been set at 8.5, while Jacksonville's is all the way down at just 5.0.

Regardless of what happens going forward, these odds are certainly a good sign for Colts fans.

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