Colts Titans Betting – Titans Look To Bounce Back Against Winless Colts At Home
The circumstances will be much different this season than they were in past bet football online seasons when the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts were battling for division supremacy in the AFC South. The Colts are still winless without Peyton Manning under center, and while the Titans are still in contention for the top spot in the division, they are coming off of a humbling 41-7 home loss to the Houston Texans that pushed them back into second.
Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee TitansSunday October 30, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
NFL Betting Lines: Tennessee Titans – 9.5
While the Titans were embarrassed at home, the Colts were blown away on the road against the New Orleans Saints in a 62-7 thrashing, by far their worst loss of the season. Indianapolis fans are caught looking back at a couple of close losses that likely should have been wins earlier in the year, and now face the very real prospect of a winless season without their Pro Bowl quarterback.
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Even without Manning in the lineup the Colts were able to keep games close, and if they can’t find a way to at least remain competitive the remainder of the way it could cost head coach Jim Caldwell his job. Caldwell cannot be blamed for all of the team’s troubles this season, but the fact that the loss of one player has led to a complete inability to win games has to be troubling for some in the organization. Indianapolis has reached the finale of a season-high three-game road trip, and if they have anything left in the tank they should be able to put forward a much better effort against their division rivals.
Colts Titans Betting Preview: Tennessee Titans
The biggest problem in Tennessee this season has been the team’s inability to run the ball, which has to be a major concern considering the contract that they handed to running back Chris Johnson. Johnson has been handed the ball 93 times but has registered just 268 rushing yards for a 2.9 yards per carry average that ranks as the worst among the starting running backs around the NFL. Facing a Colts’ defense that ranks 31st in the NFL against the run should open things up a little bit, and the Titans’ ability to move the ball on the ground will be crucial to the outcome of this game.
Colts Titans Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
It’s unlikely that the Titans will drop a third consecutive game when they face the winless Colts this Sunday, but at the same time nobody thought that they would lose to the Texans as badly as they did coming off their bye week. The Colts were absolutely embarrassed by the Saints on Sunday Night Football last week, and although they won’t win, look for them to bounce back with a much better sports betting effort and keep this game close until the end.Colts Titans Betting Pick: Indianapolis Colts