There might be a lot of hope and excitement in the Titans home city of Nashville but that does not help the teams odds against the Colts in the AFC South. The Titans and Colts are expected to face-off again this season and nothing could be more unnerving than that encounter. This is especially since the Titans odds to win AFC South have been touted as the longest. There have been some radical changes and improvements to the team but that has accounted for nothing.
The odds have a reasonable rationale behind them. Last year, the Titans put on a lackluster performance despite being a formidable team. There was a lot of disorganization and missed opportunities even though the team came out victorious. There was no show of dominance whether at the offense or defense ends of the team. In fact, with every game, the team seemed to lack enough inspiration and momentum to build on.
A particularly underwhelming display was evident at the quarterback position. Marcus Mariota was simply out of touch with the game for the most part of the season. His lack of brilliance is due to a string of factors that are now in the open. His predicament is largely responsible for the bad odds.
The bad odds have only managed to evoke emotions from the team as evidenced by a recent online denigration by Taylor Lewans. Many people hoped that the Titans would have a much better show last year, but they didn't. This year, with so many changes, additions, and coordination strategies, it is can only be hoped that things don't go further south.
The only consolation for the Titans is that preseason odds are not the definitive factors for any game. In any case, they should use the odds as an indicator of the task that lays ahead of them.
In a different realm of the AFC Championships, the odds for the Houston Texans to win the AFC South are apparently short according to a different odds-maker. This is despite the fact that the Jacksonville Jaguars slightly missed the opportunity to be in the Super Bowl last year. As evidenced by these odds, predictions are just simply predictions and nothing more.
The Indianapolis Colts have been going through a revamp and the process might continue for much longer. According to the team's owner, the process could continue for a further three years. The predicament that the team finds itself in is thus mainly as a result of the reconstruction process.
Back to the AFC Championships, the Jacksonville Jaguars look set to carry the day. They are set to go against the Houston Texans in the championship. The team had a great performance last year and with the few changes that they have made on the team, it is highly likely that they will win the division.
The Texans were not impressive at all during the previous season. In fact, they were right at the bottom where they shared the spot with the Colts. Despite this, odds are surprisingly great for them according to some odds-makers.
Titans Odds to Win AFC South
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Opening odds to win the AFC South (BetOnline):— OddsShark (@OddsShark) March 26, 2018
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