Football may be months away, but you can already bet on the next NFL season.
Indiana’s online sportsbooks have new futures odds out for every team.
That gives Indianapolis Colts fans a chance to place some early wagers on what could end up being a season to remember.
The future is in the hands of the team’s new quarterback, which is either a blessing or a disaster depending on how you feel about Carson Wentz.
Carson Wentz holds Indy’s future
The Colts are in an interesting position heading into next season.
Wentz is at the helm now that quarterback Phillip Rivers is out of the picture.
Unfortunately, Wentz is coming off of his worst year as a pro.
His performance next season will ultimately decide whether a lot of these futures bets hit or not. So in a way, you’re betting on Wentz’s success as much as you are Indy’s.
The Colts are a solid all-around team, but things could get messy if they don’t have a decent quarterback running the show.
The good news for Wentz is that there’s nowhere to go but up.
If he can reclaim part of what he was at his peak, then this Colts squad will be in a good spot.
That will be an important wrinkle to keep in mind while betting on the Colts this upcoming season.
Indianapolis Colts win total betting
The win totals slate is officially out for next season, and sportsbooks are optimistic about the Colts.
Right now, the win total for the Colts is one of the highest in the entire NFL.
Those live odds are likely to swing wildly after the season actually begins.
If the Colts start off the year looking great, then that total will be on the rise.
For a lot of gamblers, it will come to down to how much they believe in Carson Wentz.
The Wentz faithful might be taking the over on that total, with the doubters landing on the other side of the fence.
The Colts finished the last regular season with an 11-5 record, so over gamblers are betting on the team to be at least as good as it was last year.
Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl odds
The Colts have one of the highest regular season win totals for gambling, but how are the team’s Super Bowl odds looking?
Indiana’s sportsbooks see Indy as more of a regular season team right now.
The Colts might not be in the top-five teams odds wise, but that might have something to do with the uncertainty surrounding the quarterback spot.
Indy’s odds could see a nice jump if Wentz is looking good at the start of the season
That could make for some solid betting value if you’re optimistic about Wentz’s abilities.
AFC South betting odds
Indy is eager to win the AFC South crown for the first time since 2014.
The Colts are the favorites to win the division, but the Tennessee Titans are hot on their heels.
The Titans narrowly won the division last year, and they won’t be easy to put away this time around either.
Thankfully for the Colts, the Titans are where the AFC South competition begins and ends. It would be a shock if the Jaguars or Texans made any kind of run at the division title.
These odds are hardly final, so be on the lookout for changes that could shift the outlook.
The NFL Draft could be one of those changes.
The draft will run from April 29 to May 1. The team’s odds could end up moving if sportsbooks like the moves that the Colts make.