Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans NFL Week 8 Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

Colts vs. Titans NFL Week 8 odds, betting picks, and game preview ahead of their game on Sunday. The betting public is racing to back the Titans following back-to-back wins over AFC heavyweights. Who comes out on top though?
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Wed, October 27, 11:28 AM EDT

Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans NFL Week 8 Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

A critical AFC South Division battle is on tap for this Sunday as part of the Week 8 NFL betting slate. For the second time this season, the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts are set to collide. Both teams ride plenty of momentum coming in following impressive wins in each of the last two weeks. Despite this, early betting traffic has been very one-sided in favor of the road team. Current odds have seen this game flip favorites compared to the lookahead number. The visitors are now laying a point and a half ahead of this coin-flip matchup.

Colts vs. Titans Week 8 NFL Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

Tennessee Titans (5-2 SU, 5-2 ATS) vs. Indianapolis Colts (3-4 SU, 5-2 ATS)

Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021

Start Time: 1 PM EST

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium — Indianapolis, IN

TV Coverage: CBS

Colts vs. Titans Odds

Tennessee Titans Preview

After pulling out a thrilling win over the Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football to conclude Week 6, the Titans turned around to play another massive game last week. Mike Vrabel’s squad rose to the occasion once again. A banged-up defense throttled the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs in a 27-3 blowout victory. Rashaan Evans became the latest player to intercept a Mahomes pass. The win was also a statement game for the lesser component of the Titans’ offense. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 270 yards and a score while running for another TD. A.J. Brown exploded to lead the team with 133 yards receiving.

The production of Tennessee’s passing attack was critical in a game in which Derrick henry was relatively bottled up. The Chiefs’ defense sold out to stop Henry and the ground game after watching him destroy the Bills the week prior. They held him to 86 yards on 29 carries but couldn’t prevent him from passing for a touchdown down at the goal line. The real story was the Titans’ defense, though. Along with Evans’ interception, Tennessee sacked Mahomes four times. Two came courtesy of Denico Autry, while Bud Dupree returned from injury to record a sack as well. As a result, the Titans jumped from 28th to 22nd in adjusted defensive efficiency, following what was easily their most impressive performance of the season.

Indianapolis Colts Preview

The Colts had to withstand a downpour in their Sunday Night Football matchup last week. Despite being NFL betting underdogs, Indianapolis overcame the odds and defeated the San Francisco 49ers in convincing fashion on the road. The victory marked the Colts’ third in their last four games. Considering the weather conditions, Carson Wentz had about as productive a game as a quarterback could in the Week 7 victory. He finished with 150 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns. With both T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell missing the game due to injuries, Michael Pittman Jr. stepped up for the Colts. He finished with over 100 yards receiving and a score.

Of course, the elements led to most of Indianapolis’ offensive production coming via the run game. Jonathan Taylor continued a strong stretch with another 100-yard game and a score. Wentz also scored a rushing touchdown. To say that Wentz has settled into Frank Reich’s system in Indianapolis would be an understatement. The veteran QB has looked extremely comfortable and confident in the pocket in recent weeks. Sunday’s NFL betting contest is massive for the Colts. They’ll look to both get back to .500 and avenge a road loss to the Titans from earlier in the season.

Colts vs. Titans Betting Odds and Line Movement

The following table displays the best Titans vs. Colts NFL betting odds and lines available in the market.

Team Moneyline Implied Win Probability Spread Total
Titans -115 53.5% -1.5 (-105) O 49.5 (-110)
Colts +106 48.5% +1.5 (-110) U 49.5 (-110)

Colts vs. Titans Odds

This game has seen a fairly drastic line move relative to the opening number on the lookahead. Oddsmakers originally opened the Colts as a short home favorite for this divisional showdown. However, the Titans have been adjusted from +2.5 to -1.5 throughout the NFL betting market. An overwhelming 85% of ATS bets are backing Tennessee ahead of this contest.

The total has held fairly steady after opening at 49. It has only ticked up half a point to the current number of 49.5. Interestingly enough, the vast majority of recent games between these two rivals have gone over. Despite the swaths of public support for the Titans, the current moneyline odds only give them a 53.5% chance to win this game outright.

Colts vs. Titans Betting Picks and Prediction

It would not come as a surprise to see this NFL betting matchup turn into the Sharp vs. Square game of the week. Everyone and their cousin is already rushing out to bet on the Titans. Public perception of Tennessee is extremely high after their impressive wins over two teams who are regarded as being among the best in the AFC. Too bad these types of public plays tend to be a week or two too late. Just ask those who flocked to back the Bills against these same Titans two weeks ago after they throttled the Chiefs the week before.

While the Titans have been garnering the support of the public bettors, the Colts have quietly gone about their business. Many left this team for dead after they started the year 0-3. However, the improvements that have been made by Carson Wentz and on the ground offensively are undeniable. Furthermore, the Colts have the top-rated adjusted defensive efficiency against the run. That figures to serve them well on Sunday against Derrick Henry.

Indianapolis had a +3 turnover margin in the first game between these AFC South rivals. Unfortunately, they failed to convert them into touchdowns, settling instead for three field goals. Wentz was playing on two sprained ankles in that game as well. However, with their QB healthy and the support of their home crowd behind them, the Colts are poised to spring the upset.

Colts vs. Titans Betting Picks: Colts +1.5 (-110) and Colts ML (+106)

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