Colts favored by three in season opener

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 30: Head coach Frank Reich of the Indianapolis Colts is seen during the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 30: Head coach Frank Reich of the Indianapolis Colts is seen during the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Sports betting is now legal in a few states with more expected to make it legal soon. With that in mind, here is your bettors guide to the Colts season opener on Sunday.

With sports betting becoming legal in multiple states, the NFL projects to see a large amount of bets. Fans have been wagering illegally for years, but now that it is legal the amount of gamblers will only go up. Here is a preview of what Vegas is saying about the Colts season opener.

As of right now, the Colts are favored by 3 points. This is likely because the Colts play the opener at home. Home field advantage is typically worth about 3 points. If you’re looking to bet this game, I would take the Colts and the points.

Andy Dalton doesn’t typically play well against the Colts, even when they have a bad defense. Being at home only amplifies that pressure. The game will be close the whole time. But if you’re a Colts fan, I would expect you to take that line on the Colts.

The over/under on this game is 48.5. I might take the over on this one. The Colts do not have a good defense, and will struggle to stop the run all day. But they can keep up with another team’s firepower because of Andrew Luck. It wouldn’t surprise me to see both teams in the 30’s.

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Hopefully this helps the gamblers out there make solid decisions on this game. Betting can be fun, but remember to bet responsibly.

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