Online NFL Betting Dislikes Rams in Home Opener
Posted by: Mike Davis
Online NFL betting gets serious this week as the 2017 NFL season officially kicks off this Thursday. With the start of the season, ample betting opportunities have come to your front door, each with a varying degree of intrigue. From divisional rivalries, to blowouts that everybody expects, there’s an NFL sportsbook line for just about everybody.
One contest that is bound to draw some interesting wagers is this upcoming Sunday’s contest between the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Rams. Let’s see which team football betting sites are siding with in Week 1.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams – Sunday, September 10th
When: 4:05 pm ET
Where: LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Indianapolis Colts +3½ (-110) 42 (-110)
Los Angeles Rams -3½ (-110) 42 (-110)
Since the Colts shut the door on Peyton Manning and welcomed Andrew Luck as the new face of the franchise, Indianapolis has had little issue finding moderate amounts of success. But in 2015 Luck’s play dipped when the quarterback posted a career low 74.0 passer rating. Naturally, the Colts failed to make the postseason because of this. The following year, in 2016, Indianapolis fans were confident that Luck would return to his former ways. And although the youngster did, posting a 96.4 passer rating on the year, the Colts still failed to make the postseason.
Indianapolis would go on to finish the 2016 season with an 8-8 record, their second consecutive season posting a .500 record. That record ranked the Colts 3rd in the AFC South, the worst the franchise had finished in 4 years. Nevertheless, Indianapolis fans are confident – more like hopeful, that their team will be able to make their impression on the division this season and earn a ticket to the playoffs.
Los Angeles Rams
Despite Jeff Fisher’s long history of failure in the NFL, the Rams still thought it was a good idea to bring him over as head coach. Fisher joined the Rams back in 2012 and in his tenure with the organization, the franchise couldn’t even manage to post a winning season once. In the end, Los Angeles waited entirely too long to dismiss a coach we all knew was no good. The Rams officially cut ties with Fisher in Week 14 of the 2016 season, after Fisher led them to another extremely disappointing season.
The Rams finished the 2016 year with a 4-12 record that ranked them third in the NFC West. Los Angeles avoided being last in the division due to sharing the West with the San Francisco 49ers. Now the organization looks to enter the Sean McVay era and it wouldn’t be impossible for the Rams to find some mild success this season.
Early on in the 2016 season, the Rams put on a few respectable performances, going 3-1 in their first four games of the season. Included in those three wins is an upset over the Seattle Seahawks. If the Rams can beat the Hawks with Fisher, maybe they’ll be able to beat a whole lot more teams with McVay. The online NFL betting odds don’t seem to think so however.