Colts Now Co-Favorites With Titans To Win AFC South After Julio Jones Trade

Posted on June 8, 2021

The Titans have closed the gap with the Colts when it comes to the team’s futures odds.

Sportsbooks are bullish on the Titans after the Julio Jones trade. The move has Tennessee’s betting odds on the rise.

Colts and Titans AFC South odds

The Jones trade interest picked up after his mishap on Undisputed a few weeks back.

Jones didn’t realize he was on television and accidentally publicly revealed his desire to leave the Atlanta Falcons.

Before long, the Falcons were shipping him to Tennessee for a pair of picks.

Now, the AFC South odds are starting to shift post-trade.

The Colts were originally the favorites to win the division, but currently, the Titans have identical odds to take the top spot.

 

The Jaguars and Texans aren’t expected to put up any kind of a real fight for the AFC South crown, so Indy and Tennessee will be playing tug of war for the division next season.

Both teams finished with 11-5 records last season, so it looks like fans are in for another neck-and-neck division battle.

Titans receive Super Bowl odds boost

The Jones trade sent the Titans into the next level of Super Bowl contenders, at least odds wise.

Tennessee was sitting at about +4,000 to win the Super Bowl before the trade.

Now the Titans are between +2,500 to +3,000 at most books. In the majority of cases, they have the exact same odds as the Colts.

 

It’s clear that oddsmakers have no idea whether the Colts or Titans will end up being the better team next year.

Anything could happen once the season actually gets underway.

If you feel strongly about one team or the other, then this could be a great time to get your wagers in. The NFL betting outlook could shift after play starts and we get a look at both teams.

Colts still lead Titans in AFC odds

No surprise here, but if you’re looking to bet on the Colts in the AFC, those odds also have razor-thin margins.

About half of legal online sportsbooks in Indiana are giving Indy slightly better odds to come out of the conference. The other half have things dead even.

 

Despite the slight difference, most sportsbooks have the same order for teams odds wise.

The Chiefs are the prohibitive favorites to win the AFC again, with the Colts and Titans sitting five or six spots back.

It wouldn’t be a shock to see either team make a deep postseason run.

Indy’s future will likely come down to how well new quarterback Carson Wentz performs.

It should be a competitive year for the two teams to say the least. Their odds might be identical right now, but one of these squads will have to distinguish themselves once the season gets underway.

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Jake Garza is a sports writer based in Indianapolis, IN. He's an Indiana University graduate who's spent time as a sports reporter covering teams at the prep, collegiate and professional levels.

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