Week 1 action continues with the new-look Colts up against their AFC South rivals the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In a bid to win now, Indianapolis have added veteran quarterback Philp Rivers, along with DeForest Buckner. Jacksonville, on the other hand, are in rebuild mode.
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Can the Colts start the season with a win or will the Jaguars cause an upset? NFL Bet Hub predictions below 👇
Dimers' predictions are based on 10,000 simulations of this particular matchup
🔥 BEST: Jaguars +7.5
💵 Moneyline: Jaguars (+310*)
👇 Total points: u44.5
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🔥 BEST: Spread
Jaguars +7.5 has a 58% probability
Our prediction model has identified the Jaguars at the spread as the top pick in this game. Opportunity will be given to a number of young players as they look to rebuild and it means they are likely to come out aggressive, energized, and without the weight of expectation. Expect Jacksonville to cover.
Jaguars to win has a 5.6% edge against the books
Although the Colts enter this game as heavy favorites, the value in the market is actually with the Jaguars. Our data suggests they have a 5.6 percent edge against the sportsbooks, meaning they are most definitely a better chance of winning than their odds suggest.
Total points u44.5 has a 55% probability
There have been no preseason games, which means both teams will have plenty of rust to work off. Especially the Colts, who have a new quarterback at the helm. Don't expect much scoring, with our model stating there is a 55 percent chance this one goes under.
🏈 Dimers' take-out
We should get a great glimpse of the AFC South in this game. Although the Colts are favorites, we're expecting a strong performance from the Jaguars in what is likely to be a low scoring game. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.
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*Odds and probabilities correct at time of publishing.