NFL betting tips: Colts seek to stay in AFC South race
Preview and odds for Week 8
In an all-AFC South division clash, the Tennessee Titans travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts in one of the games of Week 8 so we view the odds to find some potential NFL betting tips.
We look at a trio of Sunday’s NFL Week 8 games, with the very best live and uninterrupted coverage on Sky’s NFL Red Zone from 5pm.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
Having already beaten the Colts 25-16 in Week 3, the Titans have a chance to advance to 6-2 for the season and put daylight between themselves and the rest of the AFC South.
Tennessee are coming off two statement wins over the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
Despite injures to wide receivers A.J. Brown and A. J. Green, and other key personnel Taylor Lewan, Rodger Saffold, Kristian Fulton and Jayon Brown, to name a few, the Titans appear to have fixed their pass protection issues.
Ryan Tannehill was sacked 20 times through the first five games but has been sacked just once in the last two outings.
It is a question mark on how long their banged-up offensive line can remain resilient, however.
The Colts have a questionable secondary and Tannehill was able to beat Kansas City’s equally suspect unit with ease last week.
Indianapolis, who are 3-4 on the season, have lost three of the last four meetings with the Titans and three of the last four meetings at home.
But they last suffered three consecutive defeats to the Titans in December 2008 and are 19/20 to win.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Former Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston goes up against his old team and may have to get in a shootout with Tom Brady if the Saints are to topple the Super Bowl champions and pace-setters in the NFC South.
The Bucs were swept in the regular season by the Saints last season but Brady downed them when it mattered – in the play-offs.
The hosts have a solid defence but many are still trying to figure out who the Saints really are – one minute Winston is bombing away, the next their offense looks anaemic, as it did in Seattle on Monday, despite eking out a 13-10 win.
Tampa Bay, who crushed Chicago 38-3 at home last week, will not relish the hostile home crowd – there really is no better city to spend Halloween in than New Orleans – and yet the Bucs are 4/9 to win and 10/11 to successfully cover a 5.0-point handicap.
Division rivalries create a strange voodoo and the hosts are 19/10 to win. They have not lost back-to-back home games to the Bucs since January 2011.
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
Possibly the game of the week, which sees the elite offensive line of the Cowboys going up against arguably the most fearsome pass rush in the NFL.
Dallas, boasting a 5-1 on the season, come into this off the back of a much-needed bye week as several star names were struggling with injury, including QB Dak Prescott.
Dallas, who last won three successive trips to Minnesota in September 1995, are 8/11 to win.
All odds and markets correct at date of publication