NFL betting fans now will see a top shelf Indianapolis team face a winless Tennessee team that will be fighting to save whatever pro football betting hope they have left for 2009.
Indianapolis opened as a 3.5-point NFL betting favorite for this matchup with an over/under of 45.5. The Tennessee Titans have suffered a dramatic NFL betting fall in 2009 as they have gone from last year’s top seed in the AFC pro football betting playoffs to a team that is 0-4 straight up and 1-3 against the spread and coming off their worst performance of the season. Last week the Titans suffered a 17-37 NFL betting humiliation at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars as 3-point road favorites. They now face the NFL betting reality of being a prohibitive long shot to make the playoffs.
Tennessee’s NFL betting problems begin with their defense that is ranked 22nd in total yards allowed and 27th in points allowed. The Titans rank dead last in NFL betting at defending the pass which is a frightening equation when going up against Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning.
Manning is off to the best start of his NFL betting career with a quarterback rating of 114.5. Manning has completed a lethal 71% of his passes for 1336 yards with 9 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions.
The Colts have a pro football betting record of 4-0 straight up and 3-1 against the spread. The Colts defense has shown significant improvement and ranks 4th in NFL betting for points allowed.
Tennessee quarterback Kerry Collins is a poor answer to Manning as he has a 68.9 QB rating with a poor 5/6 touchdown to interception ratio but Titan coach Jeff Fisher refuses to blame Collins for the poor start or replace him with Vince Young.
Tennessee has gotten the cash in 6 out of their last 9 home NFL betting matchups with the Colts and the series has gone under the total in 7 out of the last 8 overall meetings.