To say it is a jolt that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is retiring in the NFL is really a gigantic understatement. His choice has a ripple effect through the league although Even the has chosen to hang up his cleats and move on to greener pastures.
We at Odds Shark have witnessed a enormous change in the Colts’ odds for Super Bowl futures, the AFC South division win totals and the Week 1 spread.
Let’s break this choice down and how it affects long duration and the short term:
Colts??fans were excited about the 2019 season. Although Andrew Luck dealt with a calf injury, no one in their right mind thought he’d miss over a game or 2.
After 2018, the Colts were seen as one that may compete for a Super Bowl and a group rising. Luck had arguably the best season of his career once he threw 39 touchdowns to 15 interceptions, had a career-high completion percentage (67.3) and??was just sacked 18 times while leading the Colts to ten wins.
The Colts’ chances were 16-1 (+1600) to win the Super Bowl prior to Luck’s stunning statement and BetOnline has transferred those chances to 50-1 (+5000).
Luck’s replacement in quarterback is Jacoby Brissett and the reality is that he will never measure up to Oliver Luck’s son ability and capacity to create plays whether he’s regarded as a copy to get in your roster. It is a enormous step back for Indianapolis and it is known by oddsmakers.
BetOnline had Indy probably winning games again in 2019, Following the Colts won 10 games in 2018. The Colts’ O/U win total was at 9.5 as of August 21??with the OVER in -125. The sportsbook has moved the Colts’ projected regular-season win total down to 6.5 with the OVER at +110, so a enormous regression is anticipated.
The Colts have a simpler program and three of their four games are against teams which didn’t make the playoffs. If bettors still think that the Colts will be aggressive, it’s worth mentioning that they’ve 11 games against teams which were losing records in 2018.
No one was disputing that they had been the team and ought to roll to a division crown at 2019 although the Colts did not win the AFC South at 2018. They had an roster of blue-chippers plus also a quarterback . BetOnline had the Colts in EVEN chances to win the division but using Luck retiring, they have sunk all of the way into the bottom at +450.
I believe their odds should be higher or nearer to +600 because quarterback play is imperative to a successful NFL team. Banking on Brissett to direct the Colts to victories??over the likes of the Texans, Jaguars and Titans seems like a very tall order.
I’m sure some bettors had their sights set to pull the angry versus the Chargers and oddsmakers obviously thought it’d be a close game. The opening chances were Colts +3.5 but with no Luck, Indy has??become a 9.5-point underdog at several sportsbooks and the spread is around the place depending on the shop.
However, the Chargers have been a team which didn’t have much home-field advantage before their newest one is complete in Hollywood as they’re playing in a stadium that is transitional. To get a team that finished with wins, they have been a popular in all those contests and had an disperse listing at 2-6 ATS in eight home games.
I’d wait to learn more about how the Colts do in practice resulting in Week 1 but financing Indy on the spread may be a profitable endeavor according to LA’s home track document.
In the meantime,??BetOnline has added some new betting props for Andrew Luck and whether he’ll play in 2019 or 2020 and how many starts this season will be made by Jacoby Brissett: