After failing to record double digits in wins in 2015, the Indianapolis Colts will head into 2016 looking to get back to being a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Of course, the Houston Texans are now looking to reach brand new heights after winning nine games in each of the last two seasons. The Texans made a big splash in free agency by signing former Denver Broncos backup Brock Osweiler to be their long-term starter moving forward. The Colts had their two-season AFC South reign snapped in 2015 as the Texans bagged their third division title in the last five seasons. Now, with the Colts looking to get back on top in the AFC South, let’s take a look at how many pro football betting wins each AFC South team will likely finish with in 2016.
Early AFC South 2016 NFL Season Total Wins Odds
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Houston Texans (8.0)
Head coach Bill O’Brien has been nothing short of a miracle worker in leading Houston to consecutive 9-7 seasons the last two years despite not having a ‘real’ quarterback on his team. Now that the Texans have added former Broncos backup Brock Osweiler, Houston’s ceiling appears to be unlimited, which is why I believe the Texans re a lock against the 2016 win total odds. Here’s why.
I’ve got the Texans losing home games against Kansas City, Indianapolis and Cincinnati and road games against New England, Minnesota, Denver and Green Bay to finish at 9-7 for the third consecutive season and just OVER their 2016 win total odds.
The Pick: Houston 9-7/Over
Indianapolis Colts (8.5)
Despite their struggles a year ago, the Indianapolis Colts may be the most ‘sure thing’ in all of football as far as their 2016 win total odds are concerned. Elite quarterback Andrew Luck will be back under center again after missing major stretches of the 2015 campaign and that means the Colts will have a chance to easily reach the double-digit mark. Now, let’s find out why.
I’ve got Andrew Luck and company losing home games against Kansas City and Pittsburgh and road games against Houston, Green Bay, the New York Jets and Minnesota to finish at 10-6 and easily top their 2016 win total odds.
The Pick: Indianapolis 10-6/Over
Jacksonville Jaguars (6.0)
I was really impressed with the improvement that Jacksonville showed late in the regular season a year ago and I think the Jags are only going to get better moving forward. Can the Jags reach the seven-win plateau for the first time in six seasons or will they regress in 2016?
Unfortunately, I’ve got Blake Bortles and company losing home dates against Green Bay, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Houston, Denver and Minnesota while dropping road games against San Diego, Kansas City, Buffalo, Houston and Indianapolis to finish at 4-12 and well UNDER their 2016 win total odds.
The Pick: Jacksonville 4-12/Under
Tennessee Titans (5.5)
The Tennessee Titans have an impressive young signal-caller in Marcus Mariota, but what they don’t have is a whole lot of talent everywhere else. Still, the rebuilding (again) Titans should have a shot to reach a half-dozen wins in 2016 right? Let’s find out now.
I’ve got Marcus Mariota and company losing home games against Minnesota, Indianapolis, Green Bay, Denver and Houston and road dates against Detroit, Houston, Miami, San Diego, Indianapolis, Chicago and Kansas City to finish at 4-12 and just UNDER their 2016 win total figure.
The Pick: Tennessee 4-12/Under