NFL Preseason Week 1: Colts vs Rams Preview and Betting Odds

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The Indianapolis Colts are looking to turn things around from a miserable 2-win season in 2011.  Not having Peyton Manning last year was arguably the downfall for a wasted year.

Now Manning is gone and a new era is about to begin as Andrew Luck takes on the face of the franchise.

Most experts feel that Luck entered this past year’s NFL draft as the most-ready quarterback out of college to start in the National Football League.  On Sunday afternoon, he will get that opportunity as the the Colts face the St. Louis Rams in their preseason opener in Indianapolis.

The Rams are looking for improvement not only in their 2-14 year last season, but in their quarterback play as well.  After winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year following the 2010 season, Sam Bradford went backwards last year under a new offensive coordinator.  This year is following suit as Bradford will be directed by his third coordinator in as many years as Brian Schottenheimer takes over.

Despite wanting to get a decent look at both starters, the early preseason play is dominated by reserves.  New faces have landed on both the Rams and Colts so finding their place on the team is what the preseason is all about.

Preseason games can be tricky in regards to betting but the opportunity is there to take advantage of.  Bovada Sportsbook is a great avenue to do this and they have fielded their Colts vs Rams Betting Odds for Sunday’s matchup.  Indianapolis will be favored but only by 1-point.  The OVER/UNDER in points is set at 34.

The only time these two met last year was ironically in Week 1 of the preseason which is where they will begin 2012.  The Rams dominated and went on to a 33-10 win.

Sunday game is set for 1:30 pm ET and can be seen on the NFL Network.

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