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Odds to win the AFC South: +327
Odds to win the Super Bowl: +3773
2018 record: 11-5
Over/Under wins: 8.5 over +120/-143
Houston ended their season with a disappointing home loss to division rival Indianapolis in the first round of the playoffs but come into 2019 looking to repeat atop the AFC South. Houston should again have a very strong defense and with an exciting young quarterback in Deshaun Watson which gives them some serious upside going into the season. If Watson can again improve, Houston can very well see them as one of the best teams in the AFC. They’re an intriguing team going forward considering they’re being priced at +320 to win the division and are plus money at 8.5 wins.
Odds to win the AFC South: -121
Odds to win the Super Bowl: +1033
2018 record: 10-6
Over/Under wins: 9.5 over -153/+128
The Colts, as most teams, only go as far as their quarterback can take them. Andrew Luck, in the second half of last season, looked like he was getting back to 100% as the Colts won 10 of 11 before losing to Kansas City in the playoffs. There is a ton of hype going into this season after the end of last and they’re being priced accordingly. For me, however, I think the price is a little too steep. The Colts are probably the best team in the division, but Houston isn’t too far behind, thus, making a wager on the Colts to win the division at -110 doesn’t make sense at this time. If anything, making a wager on their win total under would have some value at current prices.
Odds to win the AFC South: +453
Odds to win the Super Bowl: +4850
2018 record: 5-11
Over/Under wins: 8 over +115/-137
The Blake Bortles era has finally ended (a little too late) and Nick Foles takes over under center. Foles, while not finding the success he had when leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory, still had a solid year last year which has found him a starting job in Jacksonville. Unfortunately, I don’t think he is going to be the answer for this offense as they’ll most likely still be below average. The defense will continue to be the strength of this team. With questions at the most important position and two much better teams and another of similar pedigree, there isn’t much preseason value to be found.
Odds to win the AFC South: +589
Odds to win the Super Bowl: +6405
2018 record: 9-7
Over/Under wins: 8 over +120/-143
Marcus Mariota begins his fifth season in the NFL, and no one really knows if he is a good quarterback or not. He is still young, but Mariota hasn’t impressed to the point that you think he will take the next step, but he also hasn’t been bad where the Titans need to move on. If he can improve, which should lead to Tennessee having the ball more often (Titans were in the bottom five for plays per game in 2018), the offense could sneak up on teams this season. Pair that with a defense that doesn’t get enough credit and the Titans could press for a division title. The Titans have been a team that many have liked in the preseason the last couple of years only to disappoint. If you have faith in Mariota improving, then you should grab some Titans’ futures as they would have a ton of value.