Known as a basketball state, it might be surprising how much Indiana sports betting fans love their Indianapolis Colts. Yes, the time has finally arrived for the start of the 2022 NFL regular season. After teasing fans with great promise over the last few years, the Colts will be looking to finally deliver. So who are the Colts playing this week?
Who Are The Colts Playing This Week?
In Week 1, the Indianapolis Colts will be traveling to play the Houston Texans. The game is scheduled to be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. The start of the game will be at 1:00 ET on CBS.
The betting line on the game: Indianapolis -8 and the over/under is 46.
This game represents a matchup of two AFC South teams that have legitimate questions coming into this season. Hopefully, this game will serve up some answers.
Colts Searching For QB Answer
The Colts have been in shock ever since the surprising retirement of QB Andrew Luck in 2018. Since then, the team has been searching for a QB who can deliver this team to the promised land. This season, they are hoping veteran QBs Matt Ryan and Nick Foles can keep the offense together. It’s notable that both QBs have Super Bowl experience. The Colts’ offense will again be relying heavily on All-Pro RB Jonathon Taylor (1,811 yards and 18 TDs in 2021).
The Texans have nowhere to go but up after a dismal 4-13 2021 season. The problem last year was an offense that was ranked as the 2nd worst offense in the NFL. QB Davis Mills will return as the starter after a rookie season that saw him perform admirably. With marginal improvement, the Texans might score a few points. But there are still questions about his supporting cast.
Colts v Texans Betting Prediction:
Tough game to bet when the Colts are being asked to lay over a touchdown on the road in week #1 with a new QB. Better to look at the under and hope the offenses struggle. Score Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 27 – Houston Texans 13.