Betting markets had been cut up of their reactions to the information that Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz had been traded to the Indianapolis Colts. The place a couple of outlets determined to barely enhance the Colts’ already slim probabilities, others opted to depart the strains unchanged.
“You possibly can have argued the case both method,” said Dave Mason of BetOnline.
“With Phillip Rivers retiring from the Colts, it was apparent that Indy was out there for a brand new QB. So their 25-1 odds earlier than the commerce had been already primarily based on a brand new signal-caller. Their odds may have gone both method relying on who acquired the gig.”
Per the NFL odds at OddsShark, Wentz’ to the Colts was already probably the most possible alternative other than remaining in Philly, so staff futures odds had been probably shaded prematurely to anticipate the transfer and never overexpose the books. Nonetheless, now that the transfer is official, Mason does really feel that worth has opened up considerably.
“With ties to Frank Reich, Carson Wentz was the favourite to be below middle for the Colts subsequent season, so the chances didn’t transfer in any respect. With Reich’s and Wentz’s earlier success, along with the Colts robust offensive line, 25-1 may maintain some worth.”
Then there’s the opposite facet of the coin, with the Eagles probably turning to Jalen Hurts for the staff’s sign calling duties.
“So far as the Eagles are involved, their 50-1 odds had been additionally primarily based on Carson Wentz’s probably departure.” For that reason, Mason and his staff discovered no want to regulate the chances, as they already mirrored the absence.
“So long as Howie Roseman remains to be drafting gamers, along with Philly’s wage cap mess, don’t count on the Eagles to be a contender any time quickly. Good luck Jalen Hurts…or the rookie to be named later.”
This risk of the Eagles in search of an alternative choice below middle did, nevertheless, result in the creation of some NFL prop odds. Whereas whole begins on the season for Hurts sits at 12.5, the Eagles drafting a quarterback within the first spherical at +350 is steep, however an choice that’s not being written off.
Odds for Carson Wentz’s season stats had been additionally launched to permit bettors to wager on his success in a brand new jersey.
Carson Wentz Eagles/Colts Commerce Odds Updates by way of BetOnline.ag
Will the Eagles draft a QB with the No. 6 general choose?
(Opened Sure +550, No -1000)
Jalen Hurts whole begins (should begin Week 1 for motion)
Carson Wentz whole passing yards
Carson Wentz whole TD passes
Carson Wentz whole interceptions