The Indianapolis Colts travel to the Nissan Stadium to take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 2 of NFL action.
The Colts are coming off a 10-6 season where they finished 2nd in the AFC South Division. However, the Colts head to the 2019 campaign still reeling from the retirement of quarterback Andrew Luck who had a terrific 2018 season. But with a good staff, the Colts have installed Jacoby Brissett as their new starter after offering him a lucrative contract. However, seamless as they want the transition to be, the Colts aren’t expected to have a fast start to their 2019 campaign.
Credit to Brissett for showing poise and composure during his debut against the Chargers. He threw for 190 yards on 21-27 passing with two touchdowns scored without an interception. But the Colts got off to a slow start and allowed the Chargers to give a good head start. The Colts were able to tie the game after an impressive comeback but they fell short and in a shot season like the NFL, there are no moral victories. The Colts head to this match as the NFL betting underdogs against the Titans.
The Tennessee Titans diffused the hype around the Cleveland Browns. After a solid rookie season by quarterback Baker Mayfield and the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., much was expected from the Browns. But Tennessee quieted the Browns with an impressive 43-13 victory on opening week. Marcus Mariota threw for three touchdowns while the Titans’ defense intercepted Mayfield three times in the final 15 minutes of the game.
Mariota finished the game with 248 passing yards on 14-24 passing. He completed two scoring passes to Delanie Walker in a span of 3:29 in the final period when his team opened a huge 23 point lead. The Titans played without two starting offensive linemen with Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan served the first game of his four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs and right guard Kevin Pamphile was placed on the inactive list.
The Colts are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games played. Indianapolis is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games played on the road. The Titans are 5-1 SU in their last six games played. Tennessee is 1-6 SU in their last seven home games against Indianapolis. The Titans are also 3-12 SU in their last 15 games overall against the Colts and are 6-12 SU in their last 18 Week 2 games played.
Indianapolis won the last two meetings between these teams last season by an average winning margin of 22 points but we all know this is a different Indianapolis team without Andrew Luck. Props to Jacoby Brissett for showing poise in his 2019 debut for the Colts. Even coach Frank Reich was impressed. Tennessee won big in its opener against Cleveland but the Browns also dug their own grave with 18 penalties for 182 yards. However, I think that Marcus Mariotta is going to do better than his counterpart and that should be the difference here. Prediction: Tennessee Titans
Other Bets To Make
The Colts are 2-4 ATS in their last six games played in Week 2 and Indianapolis is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games Tennessee. The Titans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against opponents from the AFC South Division and are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games played in September.
Odds were taken from Betonline.ag as of 9/10/19
Indianapolis has outscored Tennessee by nine points per game in their last 10 meetings and 13.33 points per game in their last three meetings. But remember that the Colts just lost Andrew Luck to retirement. Jacoby Brissett put in a solid performance during the Colts’ opening week loss to the Chargers. However, after the Titans put on a 43-point effort against the highly touted Cleveland Indians, I think the Titans will be too much for the Colts. Prediction: Tennessee Titans
The total has gone under in seven out of the last 10 games played by Indianapolis. The total has also gone under in six out of the last eight games of the Colts against opponents from the AFC Conference and the under is also 4-1 in their last five games against the AFC South Division. The total has gone over in six out of Tennessee’s last seven games played. The total has gone over in four out of their last five games played at home. The over is also 5-0 in the Titans’ last five games against the AFC. Head to head, the over is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings and
O 44 -115
U 44 -105
Odds were taken from Betonline.ag as of 9/09/19
These teams have combined to average 51 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 44.67 points per game in their last three meetings. Seven out of their last 10 meetings have produced a total of over 44 points. Tennessee showed its firepower in Week 1 and the Colts proved that they could keep a game close and put up a fight. I think 44 is to few for these teams not to breach. Prediction: Over 44