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AFC South Odds: Colts Hold Slim Edge Over Titans

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As we head into Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season, two contenders are front and center in the AFC South, with the Indianapolis Colts holding a slight edge over the Tennessee Titans to take the division crown.

The Colts are listed at -170 odds to win the AFC South and the best football betting sites have the Titans right behind them at +130 odds, followed distantly by the Houston Texans at +10000.

Read more on the betting odds to win the AFC North, AFC West and AFC East.

Odds to win the AFC South in 2020
TeamOddsOpening Odds
Indianapolis Colts-170+120
Tennessee Titans+130+175
Houston Texans+10000+325

Odds as of November 25 at Bovada

Indianapolis Colts: -170 Odds To Win AFC South

Owners of one of the best defenses in the league, the Indianapolis Colts are only allowing 89.2 rushing yards and 208.9 passing yards per game to rank third and fourth respectively in those categories.

Top to bottom, the Colts have playmakers at every level and quarterback Philip Rivers has been solid overall in limiting turnovers and letting the defense cook. The Colts are coming off their two biggest wins of the season, on the road against the Titans and at home in overtime against the Green Bay Packers.

They have three tough games remaining on the schedule, starting this weekend against the Titans and followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Las Vegas Raiders. If the Colts were to win and sweep the season series against the Titans, it would go a long way in determining this division.

Tennessee Titans: +130 Odds To Win AFC South

Following a COVID situation earlier in the season, it seems the Titans are back on track, coming off their biggest win of the year against the Baltimore Ravens. The Titans are led by their dominating ground attack spearheaded by Derrick Henry, who is first in the league in rushing yards.

Controling the clock with a run game whose production means QB Ryan Tannehill isn’t forced to manufacture offense himself is the key to the Titans’ recent success. The defense has been a bit of a problem, failing to get many three-and-outs, but they are seventh in the league in forced turnovers with 15. It didn’t help that defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was put on injured reserve with no timetable for his return.

The Titans have to face three playoff teams in their final six games, but the most important one comes this weekend against the Colts. They cannot afford to lose to Indianapolis twice if they want to win the division.

Houston Texans: +10000 Odds To Win AFC South

For the 3-7 Houston Texans, it’s almost a foregone conclusion they won’t be able to win the AFC South. They got a big home win against the New England Patriots last week, but they still have to face the Colts twice and finish off the season against the Titans.

Deshaun Watson has struggled with a lack of help in both the running and passing game. Running back David Johnson, the player they acquired for DeAndre Hopkins, has been put on injured reserve with a concussion with no return date set. The Texans rank 31st in the league at a measly 84.6 rushing yards per game and more than half of that comes from Watson.

The Texans defense has not been great either and J.J. Watt is no longer the dominant player he once was. They are also 31st in yards allowed per game, and it seems that every time Watson has the ball in his hands, his team is trailing by 10 or more points.

For the Texans to make the playoffs, not only would they have to win out just to go 9-7, but both the Colts and Titans would have to fall completely on their faces.

Reading AFC South Odds

When you visit your sportsbook of choice, you’ll see AFC South championship odds laid out like they are in the above table. The team with the lowest odds is the favorite. For instance, if you think the Colts at -170 are the team to beat, and you bet $100, you’d get a payout of $158.82 – your original $100 comes back along with your winnings of $158.82.

On the other hand, if you think the Texans look good at +10000 and believe they’ll slowly inch their way to an AFC South championship, that same $100 would give you a payout of $10100. – your $100 is returned, coupled with your winnings of $10000.

Our Odds Calculator will show you how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.

What is a Futures Bet for the AFC South?

This is a bet made on events that have yet to happen. It can be argued that all sports betting is on things that haven’t taken place yet; however, a futures bet can be made weeks or even months in advance.

Before the beginning of the NFL season, oddsmakers look at each team’s records, off-season moves, and schedule to set their odds. As the games are played and coaches are fired, players succumb to injuries, and squads climb or fall in the standings, the odds will change. Because of these line movements, we suggest taking odds you like as soon as you see them.