Colts open as underdog vs Titans

The two biggest blowout victims of Week 7 hook up in Week 8 in what could be dubbed the Stupor Bowl.

The Colts were obliterated 62-7 in New Orleans while the Titans were hammered 41-7 at home by the Houston Texans.

So how bad is Indy that they opened as double-digit underdogs? Pretty bad - as in, copy-the-Lions-0-16-record bad.

Trends typically go out the window in this type of season but the Titans were 7-3 ATS in 10 games vs the Colts with Peyton Manning. They are 4-1 ATS past 5 at home vs the Colts.

View Indianapolis vs Tennessee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Titans sit as 9-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at 42.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Titans - Colts odds would favor the Titans if the lines were set according to power ranks. Tennessee is rated No. 28 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Colts sit at No. 32. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 18-6 win for the Titans.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 18.7 PPG, against a Colts defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 32.1 PPG. The Titans aerial game is averaging 242.8 yards per game, less than the Colts secondary allows through the air, 265.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Colts feature the league's No. 31-rated road run defense, allowing 172.2 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 32 in rushing offense at home.

Indianapolis lost its last outing, a 62-7 result against the Saints on October 23. The Colts failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point underdog, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Last time out for Tennessee, they were a 41-7 loser as they battled the Texans at home. The Titans failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 48 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 7-3

Tennessee Titans Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 3-7

A few Colts at Titans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 5 games
Indianapolis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Indianapolis's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indianapolis's last 12 games when playing Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tennessee's last 12 games when playing Indianapolis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 6 games when playing at home against Indianapolis
Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Indianapolis home to Atlanta, Sunday, November 6
Tennessee home to Cincinnati, Sunday, November 6