Preliminary odds for the upcoming NFL season are live at most sportsbooks.
One AFC South team is threatening the Tennessee Titans’ division supremacy before the season even kicks off.
Tennessee Titans Odds Predict Competition In The AFC South
Last season, the Titans managed to clinch the AFC South title for the first time since 2008. Now, before the 2021 season has even begun, sportsbooks predict Tennessee will lose hold on the division.
The Indianapolis Colts were the Titans’ biggest competition last year, and they’ll likely pose a substantial threat yet again this season. The Colts did some offseason trading, saying goodbye to 17-year veteran quarterback Philip Rivers and welcoming rising star Carson Wentz as the team’s new captain.
Wentz and Colts head coach Frank Reich have a relationship that spans more than five years. It began in 2016 when Wentz was scouted by the Philadelphia Eagles as a No. 2 draft pick and Reich worked as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Now that the duo has been reunited, oddsmakers are expecting the two to make the perfect pair.
As a result, the Colts beat out the Titans for the top projected team in the division by a narrow margin.
The season promises to be an exciting one as the two teams battle for AFC South supremacy. Division odds show it is going to be a close race.
The NFL draft may make all the difference
The Titans’ future will become more clear once the draft begins on Thursday, April 29. Available selections will play a notable role in determining which AFC South team comes out on top this year.
With A.J. Brown as Tennessee’s primary receiver, the Titans will be on the prowl to secure a secondary lock-in come draft time.
The team’s No. 22 draft pick may be awarded to an offensive player like Kadarius Toney, Rondale Moore or Rashod Bateman. A powerful pass rusher like Azeez Ojulari would also be a wise selection for the team.
A handful of strong roster additions could be just the thing Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry need to catapult the Titans to the most successful season yet.
Titans win total falls behind that of the Colts
If the Titans deliver a more impressive year than last year, bettors can find strong value in the team. Even if they manage a comparable season, bettors still have a chance to profit.
Despite winning 11 games last season, sportsbooks have set the over/under for the Titans’ upcoming season win total at 9, which is the middle of the pack.
The previous seasons saw five 9-7 records in a row for the Titans. With a 17th game on this season’s schedule, Tennessee has even more opportunity for success. For Titans fans expecting 10 or more wins out of the team, this is the perfect time to capitalize on the current win total.
The road to victory promises to be a difficult journey though. Out of the 32 total teams in the NFL, 11 boast a higher win total than the Titans. Six of those teams cross paths with Tennessee this season – the Colts being one of them.
The Titans entered pre-season with +2800 odds of winning the Super Bowl. Now, odds have increased to +4000, marking the perfect opportunity for bettors to lock in a Big Game bet on the team.