Want a good way to find out how valuable your favorite quarterback is? See what happens to the point of contagion when news of the injury is reported.
The NFL 16 Week Odds The board caused a stir on Monday afternoon for arguably the biggest game: Saturday Philadelphia Eagles compare to dalas cowboy match at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app.
Reporter FOX Sports NFC East Ralph Vacchiano reported that Philadelphia QB Jalen hurts sprained shoulder. With his uncertain status on Saturday, the Eagles-Cowboys line saw a big move, as did NFL MVP Odds Market.
Let’s move on to injury news from a betting perspective.
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Philadelphia improved to 13-1 in the season with a 25-20 win first Chicagowhile Dallas dropped to 10-4 after a surprising 40-34 loss in extra time last time Jacksonville. However, bettors opened the Cowboys as a short-game favorite for the Christmas Eve game at Jerry’s World, with a Dallas consensus of -1.5.
However, even before the Hurts news broke, the Cowboys line rose to -3 at WynnBet, perhaps anticipating the problem. Once the Hurts’ suspicious status was confirmed, the odds increased to Cowboys -6.5, After about an hour Dallas inched down a notch to -6 (current odds are at -6). Bet FOX).
Spread Point: Cowboy -6 (Cowboys have priority to get more than 6 points, otherwise the Eagles will cover)
Cash flow: Cowboys -278 favorite to win (bet $10 to win a total of $13.60); Eagles +205 weaker team to win (bet $10 to win total $30.50)
Total Over/Under points: 46.5 points scored by both teams combined
“Having someone like Hurts out quickly grabs our attention,” said Motoi Pearson, senior trader at WynnBet. “Even with [Gardner] Minshew to support him, he’s still decent value for the row. Not to mention the dramatic drop in the total.”
Indeed, the Eagles-Cowboys total opened at 51 and peaked at 51.5 early Monday afternoon at WynnBet. From mid-afternoon onwards, it gradually decreased before stabilizing at 47 (46.5 at FOX Bets).
“We’re looking at this through a whole new lens,” Pearson said.
WynnBet points out that a number of bettors joined shortly before the Hurts news, betting on more favorable Cowboys numbers (-3/-4).
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MVP Flip Odds
It’s not just this week’s game with adjustments. So is the NFL’s MVP rate. Before the news of Hurts’ injury, he was the one favorite to win prizes at FOX Bet.
After the news broke, Mahomes rose to -200 favorites and Hurts slid back to +200. And the odds movement didn’t stop there.
“We initially switched to Mahomes -200, but now it’s all gone up to -300,” said PointsBet sports analyst Mike Korn, noting that the Hurts are now +400. “The injuries are a bigger liability for us than Mahomes.”
Patrick Everson is a sports betting analyst for FOX Sports and a senior reporter for VegasInsider.com. He is a well-known journalist in the field of national sports betting. He lives in Las Vegas, where he enjoys playing golf in the 110 degree heat. Follow him on Twitter: @PatrickE_Vegas.
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