Colts Season Win Total PRediction

NFL Season Win Total Predictions, 7/31/18 Colts' Over/Under Set Too Low?

With Andrew Luck (hopefully) back, a new coach and an easier schedule, will the Indianapolis Colts surpass their win total for 2018?

Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds

According to oddsmakers, the Colts' win total for 2018 has been set at 6.5, with the over carrying juice of 4/7 and the under listed at 7/5. Indy is also 40/1 to win the Super Bowl and is 18/1 to win the AFC Conference Championship.

Offseason Additions

The Colts rid themselves of the coaching staff under former head coach Chuck Pagano. Former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich replaces Pagano and he hired former Rams receivers coach Nick Sirianni to run the offense. Former Cowboys linebacker coach Matt Eberflus will run the defense for the Colts.

Among their offseason additions this season were tight end Eric Ebron, linebacker Najee Goode, receiver Ryan Grant and cornerback Kenneth Acker. Defensive end Denico Autry, center Matt Slauson and tight end Randall Telfer were also added.

In the draft, the Colts selected Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson with the sixth overall pick. They owned four second-round selections and loaded up on defense with linebacker Darius Leonard and defensive ends Kemoko Turay and Tyquan Lewis. Guard Braden Smith was also added in the second round to help boost Indy's interior offensive line.

Offseason Departures

Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and running back Matt Jones were both cut. Receiver Kamar Aiken, meanwhile, signed with the Eagles, linebacker Jon Bostic signed with the Steelers and running back Frank Gore signed with the Dolphins. Barkevious Mingo (Seahawks), Donte Moncrief (Jaguars) and Mike Person (49ers) are also gone.

Colts Season Win Total Prediction

The return of Luck (again, hopefully) is enough to like the Colts' chances of improving greatly from a year ago. But it's not the only reason why I'm taking the over.

The Colts dramatically upgraded their coaching staff from a year ago as Reich takes over for Pagano. Reich will get the most out of his offensive skill players and use similar concepts with Luck that he did with Carson Wentz and Nick Foles under Doug Pederson's guidance. The team also took steps to upgrade the interior offensive line with the additions of Nelson and Smith, and the schedule is lighter than it was a year ago.

This likely isn't a playoff team but you never know it a wide-open AFC South. Either way, I see the Colts winning at least seven games if Luck can stay healthy. (Even though, Jacoby Brissett had some success with a bad coaching staff and depleted roster a year ago so if he has to step in again, it wouldn't necessarily derail the 'over' here.)

Indianapolis Colts Season Win Total Prediction: Over 6.5

Recent NFL Discussions

MON NIGHT SHOWDOWN SUN PERFECT FINISH on Mon, Oct 2020 by Freezerqueen
welcome back Shazzz! on Mon, Oct 2020 by Shazman
EARLY NFL GAMES I JUST HAD MY BOYS HIT on Mon, Oct 2020 by Timmy1961
Monday Night Double Header on Mon, Oct 2020 by Surfer
Loading...

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Cowboys Over/Under Pick The total for tonight’s Monday Night Football clash between the Cardinals and Cowboys opened at 52 but has climbed to 55 points at most sportsbooks. Will these...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Cowboys Spread Prediction The second game of Monday night’s double-header is set for 8:15 p.m. ET in Dallas where the Cowboys will host the Cardinals. Will Andy Dalton lead the ‘Boys...
Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Bills Total Prediction The total for Monday night’s Chiefs-Bills matchup is sitting at a whopping 56 points after opening at 55 at most sports books. Even given the offensive firepower on...
Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Bills Spread Prediction The first of two Monday night NFL games will take place in Buffalo where Josh Allen and the Bills will host the Chiefs at 5:00 p.m. ET. Kansas City is favored but is...
Thumbnail Rams vs. 49ers SNF Prediction The Sunday Night Football matchup in Week 6 features NFC West rivals the Rams and 49ers at 8:20 p.m. ET as San Francisco looks to get back to .500 with a win and L.A....

NFL Headlines