A Solid Draft Results In Higher Hopes For Next Season’s Colts At Indiana Sportsbooks

Posted on May 4, 2020

Indiana’s sportsbooks are already looking ahead to the upcoming NFL season.

Last year was a disappointing one in the eyes of many Indianapolis Colts fans since the team missed out on the playoffs. That’s something the club is looking to set straight this time around.

The Colts used the NFL Draft to add wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. and running back Jonathan Taylor, among others. That extra talent will go a long way toward a playoff push in the 2020-21 season.

So with the draft in the rearview mirror, Indiana’s online sportsbooks have shifted focus toward futures betting. There’s plenty of options to pick from, and each sportsbook has its unique offers.

Betting on Indy’s playoff chances, the AFC, and the Super Bowl

Right now, BetMGM has the most diverse selection of Colts betting options.

That includes betting on whether or not the team will make the playoffs next season. The Colts are favored to slide into the postseason at -150 odds. The team is +135 to fall short in back to back seasons.

You can also bet on Indy’s odds to come out on top of the AFC at FanDuel. All things considered, the Colts have pretty decent odds to win the conference championship compared to most of their competitors.

  • Kansas City Chiefs: +300
  • Baltimore Ravens: +340
  • New England Patriots: +1,000
  • Indianapolis Colts:+1,100
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: +1,200
  • Buffalo Bills:+1,300

Divisional betting is also on the table at FanDuel, including the AFC South. Ever since the Colts acquired Philip Rivers, the team has been the favorites to take the division.

  • Indianapolis Colts:+135
  • Tennessee Titans:+165
  • Houston Texans:+300
  • Jacksonville Jaguars:+2,000

As expected, Super Bowl betting on the Colts is a bit more of a long shot. PointsBet has the team at +2,200 to win Super Bowl LV.

BetAmerica has dozens of potential Super Bowl matchups you can bet on, including plenty that feature the Colts.

The Colts have +6,600 odds to face off against the 49ers in next year’s Super Bowl, and +10,000 odds to run into the Cowboys.

Those are just a few of the betting options, so if you feel strongly about how the season will play out for the Colts, you have plenty of wagers from which to choose.

Colts record betting and Philip Rivers

Additionally, there are a few betting options available for season win total betting on the Colts.

Last season, the Colts finished with a 7-9 record.

You can take the over/under on how many wins the team will end up with next season. BetRivers has a total set at 8.5.

Hoosiers can also place an over/under bet on how many passing yards Rivers will end up with. BetMGM has that total set at 4,199.5.

That could be a fun bet, depending on how productive you think Rivers will end up being for the team. Last season, Rivers finished the year with 4,615 total passing yards.

There’s also MVP odds out there for Rivers, although they’re about as bleak as you’d expect. DraftKings has 20 players with better odds than Rivers, who is the +6,000 underdog to win the award.

Indiana’s sportsbooks are just now starting to gear up for next season. New betting options are being added all the time, so there’s plenty to look forward to.

One thing Colts fans should keep an eye on is betting on how many games Rivers will start for the team throughout the season.

Betting on games started is already out there for a handful of different NFL quarterbacks. However, Indy’s situation makes it particularly likely that sportsbooks will add betting on Rivers.

Rivers took a step back last season, and the 38-year-old might have another drop in production next season. With Jacoby Brissett still on the roster, the Colts have a really solid replacement option for Rivers if he starts the season out slowly.

More specific bets like that on both quarterbacks will likely be added to sportsbooks further down the line.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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