Colts vs. Jaguars Point Spread: NFL Week 1 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Sep 07, 2020

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Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season will bring excitement, disappointment and a lot of nerves. The matchups between the Colts and the Jaguars are primed to have all of those and more.

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September 13, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TIAA Bank Field
Pointspread -7 -110
Moneyline -314
Over / Under o +44

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Betting Action

20%

Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +259
Over / Under u +44

80%

Betting Action

20%

For the Colts, the fans can’t wait to see their new quarterback take the field and see how their rookie running back is able to perform. For the Jaguars, fans wonder what their master plan is for this upcoming season. Will they be tanking? Are they going to surprise a little bit like they did last season? We’ll find out Week 1 when these two clubs face off.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The over is 4-0 in the Colts last four Week 1 matchups. It has also gone 7-3 in their last 10 games when coming in as the favorite. Unfortunately, the Colts are an abysmal 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings and 0-5 ATS in their last five against the Jaguars.

The over is 4-1 in Jacksonville’s last five games against the AFC. However, the under is 9-4 in the Jaguars past 13 home games. Jacksonville has gone 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall and 2-5 ATS in their past seven Week 1 games. The home team is 4-0-1 ATS in the Jaguars and Colts last five matchups.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are coming into the season with another change at quarterback. Last season, they were forced to throw Jacoby Brissett into the starting role after Andrew Luck’s shocking retirement. Now, they have signed Philip Rivers in the offseason and hope that he’s the final piece on a team that feels they are playoff-quality. Rivers often had little help with the Chargers franchise but the Colts have surrounded him with talent. He’ll have a pair of quality runners behind him with players like Marlon Mack and rookie Jonathan Taylor. The group should wreak havoc against a Jaguars defense that is severely lacking talent after losing players like Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith and Calais Campbell over the years.

The Colts offense really held them back last season – especially the quarterback play. If Rivers and the running game give them a shot in the arm against a defense that’s been stripped bare, the Colts should be in good shape in Week 1.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars are looking like they are going full tank mode this season after letting go of a number of key players during the offseason. The latest of those players lost was their starting running back, Leonard Fournette. They had attempted to trade him but according to head coach Doug Marrone, they were unable to find any trade partners for him. Not having a clear and established running back may hurt them against a good run defense like the Colts. It hurts even more that they have virtually no big-name players on the defensive end and are likely to be ripped apart by the Colts rushing and passing attack.

The Jags season really banks on growth from second-year starter Gardner Minshew III. He was a bright spot on the team last season but has he taken that next step? We’ll find out in Week 1.

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