2011 NFL Preview: Colts Super Bowl XLVI Betting Lines

Dave Schwab weighs in with his analysis and handicapping insight for the Colts 2011 Super Bowl XLVI gambling lines, and futures betting. Plus the Indianapolis Colts AFC South Odds, AFC Championship breakdown and more…

Superbowl 46 Betting Online – 2011 Colts Season Preview

The Indianapolis Colts won their second straight AFC South title in 2010, their seventh in the last eight seasons, but were hardly the dominant team of the past with a 10-6 record overall.

NFL 2011 Team Preview and Odds – Indianapolis Colts
Odds to win the AFC South -200
Odds to win the AFC +450
Odds to win the Super Bowl +900

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Injuries took their toll as the season progressed and the Colts quietly exited the postseason with a 17-16 loss to New York in the Wildcard Round.

Colts Super Bowl Lines & Predictions

Indianapolis’s passing offense, under the guidance of future ‘Hall of Fame’ QB Peyton Manning, was the best in the league last season with an average of 381 yards per game and the offense as a whole scored 27.2 points a game, but it could only average 92.7 yards a game on the ground, which became a major problem late in the year.

Second-year RB Donald Brown was the leading rusher with 497 yards, with Joseph Addai a close second with 495 yards. The Colts added Delone Carter out of Syracuse in the fourth round of the draft, but may have to look to free agency to try and add a back that can give them 200+ carries this season.

Of immediate concern is the health of Manning himself. He is coming off minor neck surgery in late May and could miss a good portion of the preseason while recovering. To make matters even trickier, he is currently a free agent, but protected by the team’s ‘franchise tag’.

How much a distraction will be caused by trying to sign him to a long term deal remains to be seen. [soliloquy id=”82219″]

Indianapolis also has some serious concerns with a defense that was ranked 25th in the NFL against the run and 23rd in points allowed.

It added a bit of help through the draft by selecting DL Drake Nevis and DB Chris Rucker in the later rounds, but will most likely have to look to free agency to try and fill some of the more pressing needs on this side of the ball.

The Colts still have two of the best defensive players in the NFL in DE’s Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, but will need to provide them some help in order to improve upon last season’s performance.

The gap in the AFC South between Indianapolis and the rest of the division is not nearly as wide as it once was, and this team could easily find itself battling for a Wildcard position to get into the playoffs.

With Manning behind center, the Colts will always have a chance to win, but there is little value in their odds as he is starting to show his age as is the rest of this team.

2011 Prediction: 9-7 and second in the AFC South

With NFL Training camps about to start (hopefully) Cappers Picks NFL Football handicappers have been hard at work putting out the team by team Football Predictions and NFL Season Previews for those of us who can’t wait.

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By Dave Schwab

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