It’s no secret that the Indianapolis Colts have developed a strong public following among bettors – that’s the sort of thing that happens when you have a quarterback like Andrew Luck and go 10-6 against the spread last season.
Tonight, the Colts welcome in the Philadelphia Eagles as 3-point favorites and leading up to the game the betting public has had no problem laying the field-goal chalk on the home team.
“Right now our moneyline action is about even, but bettors are really loving Colts -3 at -120,” a Sports Interaction oddsmaker says. “About 72 percent of our spread money is on Indy and we’re seeing heavy parlays in that direction as well.”
The bookie also says Sports Interaction took heavy cash on Indy’s Super Bowl futures at 33-1 and the Colts to go over 9.5 wins. Meanwhile, Philadelphia is seeing strong betting support to make the playoffs (-159).
The Philadelphia Eagles finished last season with the No. 2 total offence in its first season under Chip Kelly and big things were expected this year. Philadelphia stumbled out of the gate and was down 17-0 at the half in Week 1 against Jacksonville before rebounding to put the Jags away 34-17, covering as a 10-point favorite while pushing over the 49-point total.
This week, the Eagles and Colts saw a 52.5-point total at the open but that number jumped all the way 55 by Sunday evening. Since then the total has dropped back down to 53.5.
“We’ve taken a lot of over money since this line went up. Earlier today we were serving 54 but we’ve dropped that down to 53.5 (-120) for now,” a Sports Interaction oddsmaker says. “That doesn’t mean it won’t go back up though. About 69 percent of our action is still on the over and we could move back up to 54 at -115 or -120 if these betting patterns persist.”