The Colts were unbeaten and rolling along this season until they decided to rest their starters. Now the Colts will have to get things started again but they are still the favorites in Super Bowl odds.
Super Bowl betting may be popular on the Colts but it has not always been successful. As great as quarterback Peyton Manning is, he is only 7-8 in the postseason in his career. Yes, the Colts did win in Super Bowl betting a few years ago but in the last two years they have lost in the first round of the playoffs. The Colts were great in Super Bowl betting three years ago as they ran the table and beat the Bears but they have done very little vs. the Super Bowl odds since then.
The Colts are favored to defeat the Baltimore Ravens this weekend and advance in Super Bowl betting but it is not a guarantee. The Colts just barely got by Baltimore earlier this season and probably should have lost. The Colts have defeated the Ravens seven straight times but whether or not Indianapolis can just turn on the switch and play well in Super Bowl betting is a huge question. "I've always thought every possession against the Ravens, it feels like a grind," Manning said, "Every time you get a first down or certainly are fortunate to get a touchdown, you feel like you've done something really good."
Super Bowl betting favors the Colts in the AFC as they have the best record in the league and home field advantage. The Colts are expected to win in Super Bowl odds and reach the big game for the second time in the last four years. The pressure to win is definitely on the Colts in Super Bowl betting.
Keep in mind as you look at Super Bowl odds that the Colts lost their last two regular season games. Only one team has won in Super Bowl betting after finishing the regular season with two straight losses and that was the 1967 Green Bay Packers. It is also important to remember in Super Bowl betting that only one team in the last decade has won vs. Super Bowl betting odds as the top seed. Indianapolis has also not done well with a bye week in the playoffs. They lost to Tennessee in 1999, to Pittsburgh in 2005 and the San Diego Chargers in 2007. Yes, the Colts are favored in Super Bowl betting, but they are no guarantee.