After the schedule release, the new win totals are out. How does the betting world see things for the Indianapolis Colts?
Last week was a big week on the NFL calendar, as the NFL released their 2020 schedule. Even though teams and fans know the opponents, seeing them finally put in order is a fun time. The Indianapolis Colts, and every other team, released their schedule right before the release show, and it didn’t take long for the odds makers to get in on the fun.
Action Network released the latest win totals (over/unders) for each team following the release of the schedule, and the Colts find themselves at a respectable nine wins set as their over/under. That number is even with teams like the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, and Buffalo Bills. It’s important to note that the Colts total is pretty high on the list, so Vegas clearly believes that Indianapolis will be better than a season ago.
So, does that number hold water right now? When throwing out an early schedule dissection, Indianapolis has plenty of wins on the schedule. The first half features plenty of bottom dwellers in their respective divisions, which should allow Indy to get off to a hot start. The division-heavy back half of the schedule will be tricky, especially with the Titans and Texans in four of six weeks. Green Bay will be a tough out, even with the game at home. Then, in week 16, it’s an always tough trip to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers.
Nine seems about right when discussing the Colts win total. There are some tough crossover games and tough conference games on the schedule, but with the improvements they’ve made on both sides of the ball (through free agency and the draft), a nine or 10 win season is well within reach for this team. It will be interesting to see if the number moves at all between now and the start of the season.