Preseason odds for NFL teams is a good way to look back to see expectations for the season and start to understand where things went wrong or right. Below, we will take a look at DraftKings Sportsbook’s preseason odds for win totals, division titles, player props and more while we discuss what led to their triumphs or disappointments.
Super Bowl: +5000
AFC South: +500
Win Total Over/Under: 6.5
What a 2019 preseason the Indianapolis Colts had. In an unprecedented move, their franchise starting quarterback retired a few weeks before the season began, and they were unable to get to a playoff level in the first season without Andrew Luck.
In spite of the turmoil, Indianapolis began the season at 5-2 before losing six of its next seven games. The Colts finally beat the 6.5 win mark in Week 16 with a victory over the Carolina Panthers to complete a 7-9 season. Ultimately, the Colts finished three games back of the division leading Houston Texans, and two games behind the Tennessee Titans for a Wild Card spot.
Marlon Mack rushing yards: 1,025.5
Marlon Mack rushing TDs: 7
Marlon Mack hit the overs on each of his major rushing totals this season, and he did it in dramatic. fashion. Those who bet on Mack before this season waited till the final day of the regular season when he surpassed the rushing yards and rushing touchdowns totals. He scored two rushing touchdowns to reach eight scores, and his 77 rushing yards put him at 1,091 for the season.
It was certainly an unprecedented season for the Colts in 2019, but I’d expect a decent amount of improvement in 2020 with the entire locker room knowing Jacoby Brissett has the full offseason as the No. 1 quarterback unless they go after one in the draft.
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