2018 AFC South NFL Odds & Picks

2018 AFC South NFL Odds & Picks

Written by on August 1, 2018

The AFC South is one of the deepest divisions in the 2018-2019 NFL Season. The division is so deep that two of the four teams, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans, have garnered favoritism. Check out more information on Jacksonville and Houston as well as the smart play and longshot odds to win the AFC South in 2018.

2018 AFC South NFL Odds & Picks

Favorite: Jacksonville Jaguars +150, Houston Texans +150

Jacksonville won the AFC South last season. Then, the Jaguars upset Pittsburgh in the AFC Divisional Playoffs to stamp their ticket to the AFC Championship. A few calls the other way and the Jags might have beaten the New England Patriots. Jacksonville had a 10 point lead late in the game.Houston was on its way to the playoffs, no doubt, before top rookie QB Deshaun Watson blew out his knee. If Watson comes back at one-hundred percent, the Texans should have one of the top offenses in the NFL.Both Jacksonville and Houston are logical contenders for the division. The other two teams in the division have a chance to upset the Jags and Texans, though.

Smart: Tennessee Titans +300

Are the Titans a safe bet to win the AFC South in 2018?The Tennessee Titans offer double the odds of either the Jaguars or Texans. That alone should get NFL handicappers interested in backing Tennessee. If that wasn’t enough, here’s something: one of the biggest moves made during the offseason was Tennessee hiring offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.LaFleur ran the Rams’ offense last season. The Titans signed Dion Lewis to be their Todd Gurley. Quarterback Marcus Mariota comes from a vertical passing game, strong rushing attack system in Oregon. Mariota’s skills should work perfectly with LaFleur’s offense.The Titans’ defense held opponents to less than 90 yards rushing per game. If Tennessee can get more pressure on quarterbacks, the defense will be solid. That could happen because Tennessee’s head coach is former Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel.

Longshot: Indianapolis Colts +380

The Indianapolis Colts’ franchise quarterback Andrew Luck should be healthy this season. Luck is one of those players where no matter what happens during a game, he’ll always keep his team in the game. He’s that good.The entire Indianapolis offense should be improved, especially, the offensive line. On paper, the Colts defense doesn’t look special, but defenses can come together quickly with the right mix of players. Indy’s worth a look to win the division at the odds. 
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