Super Bowl Path: Indianapolis Colts Future Betting Odds
Will Matt Ryan be Missing Ingredient for Colts Playoff Chances?
- Expectations are high in Indianapolis after the stunning end to the 2021 season
- Team Odds
- Ryan heads north in quest of an elusive Super Bowl title
- Is a 2,000-yard season in Taylor’s future?
- What is the next step for Taylor?
- Pittman is looking to build on the impressive 2021 season
- Indianapolis Colts Future Betting Odds FAQs
High Expectations in Indianapolis after Stunning End to 2021 Season
All that stood between the 2021 Indianapolis Colts and a spot in the postseason was a game against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. A head-scratching 26-11 loss to Jacksonville in the regular-season finale kept Indianapolis out of the playoffs and led to some personnel changes. Let’s take a look at the Indianapolis Colts future betting odds.
Carson Wentz was out at quarterback and Matt Ryan was brought in. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore is another new addition to a team that isn’t far away from making a postseason run. Five of the losses in 2021 came by seven points or less and that included a pair of defeats in overtime.
The top three picks by Indianapolis in the 2022 NFL Draft came on offense. The Colts scored the most points in the AFC South and also had the best point differential in the division so the new additions could make the offense even more productive this season.
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Indianapolis Colts Future Betting Odds to Win the Super Bowl LVII
Indianapolis Colts Future Betting Odds to Win the AFC Conference
Indianapolis Colts Future Betting Odds to Win the South Division
Indianapolis Colts Future Betting Odds to Win the Regular Season
Indianapolis Colts Future Betting Odds to Make the Playoffs
The thought that Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich’s reunion with Carson Wentz might come close to the success they had when both were with the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t quite work out so Wentz was traded back into the NFC East. The Colts gave up a third-round selection to acquire veteran Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
T.Y. Hilton, a five-time 1,000-yard receiver with the Colts, is not currently with the team (free agent, and he has made no decision at the time of publishing) so another receiver or two will need to emerge to go along with 2021 breakout star Michael Pittman. The NFL future odds to win the AFC South have moved slightly from -125 to -135 over the last month.
Ryan Heads North in Quest of Elusive Super Bowl Title
- Passing Yards: 3900.5
- Touchdowns: 25.5 (-105o)
- Interceptions: 11.5
The projections for Ryan really aren’t far off what Wentz put up a season ago; however, even with Wentz having 27 touchdown passes and seven interceptions, the Colts just missed the playoffs. Feeling like there is a higher level to reach, the move was made to bring in Ryan.
One issue with Wentz was a lack of plays down the field; but Ryan’s mark of 7.1 yards per passing attempt was his lowest since 2013. Some of that could be a result of losing both of his go-to receivers either moving on or being unavailable for the entire 2021 season
Ryan was close to winning a Super Bowl while in Atlanta and the move to the Colts is all about reaching the promised land. The addition of Matt Ryan has changed the Indianapolis Colts future betting odds, and it will be interesting to see how the odds change as the season progresses.
Is a 2,000-Yard Season in Taylor’s Future?
What a 2021 season it was for second-year running back Jonathan Taylor. He ran for 1,811 yards and his yards per carrying jumped from 5.0 as a rookie to 5.5 in 2021. He also had 18 touchdown runs. Taylor also had 40 receptions. Taylor had almost as many targets as proclaimed third-down back Nyheim Hines so his growth in the passing game has allowed him to stay on the field for all three downs. Taylor is a back that can change the Indianapolis Colts future betting odds.
It is no wonder to see that Taylor leads the way at +450 to have the most rushing yards during the regular season. There’s little reason to think that Taylor won’t be in contention for another rushing title.
What is the Next Step for Taylor?
- Rushing Yards: 1450.5
- Rushing Touchdowns: 13.5
Taylor had a stretch of 10 games with 100-yard games in a span of 13 contests. If not for being held under 65 yards in four of the first five games for the Colts, he likely would have hit the 2,000-yard mark.
The Colts used plenty of top-100 picks to build up the offensive line and led by Quenton Nelson, who is in the running for the title of the best lineman in the NFL, everything is in place for Taylor to hit the ground running for his third NFL season.
Pittman is Looking to Build on Impressive 2021 Season
Michael Pittman Jr
- Receptions: 85.5
- Receiving Yards: 1025.5 (-125o)
- Receiving Touchdowns: 6½
Coming off a rookie season with just one 100-yard game, Pittman was not being viewed as a player ready to take the league by storm; however, the former second-round selection was targeted at least 10 times a total of four times during his remarkable 2021 season.
Pittman hauled in 88 of his 129 targets for 1,082 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. His projected TD number has been almost cut in half, but the other projections are right around what he put up a season ago.
There is a concern about whether there are enough other receiving options to keep opposing defenses from double-teaming Pittman on each and every route. Second-leading receiver Zach Pascal is now in Philadelphia. Of Note: Parris Campbell and rookie Alec Pierce are players who could help take some of the pressure off of Pittman.
- Receptions: 46.5
- Receiving Yards: 671.5
- Receiving Touchdowns: 4½
Eleven receivers were selected ahead of Pierce in the 2022 NFL Draft, but few of those taken ahead of him are in a better situation. He will be in contention to be either the No. 2 or 3 receiver for the Colts. With defenses dealing with elite running back Jonathan Taylor and top receiver Michael Pittman Jr., there could be opportunities for Pierce to provide some big plays in the passing game after he averaged 17 yards per catch as a senior at Cincinnati.
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