Andrew Luck’s decision to retire has had a major impact on the Vegas side of sports.
The Colts’ Super Bowl, AFC, division and playoff Odds took a major hit as SportsBetting adjusted and reposted its numbers Sunday morning.
Additionally, the Colts were 3-point underdogs at the Chargers in Week 1 and now they are 7.5-point dogs. Their regular season victory total also dipped by three.
Indianapolis was one of the favorites going into the season, having the fifth-best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. But the change at quarterback from Luck to Jacoby Brissett moved the odds significantly.
Super Bowl – Colts go from 16-1 to 50-1
Conference – Colts go from 8-1 to 25-1
AFC South – Colts go from 1-1 to 9-2
Make playoffs – Colts go from 1-2 to 4-1
Season win total – Colts go from 9.5 to 6.5
Jacoby Brissett – Over/under for total starts set at 10.5
AFC South odds
Houston Texans -125
Jacksonville Jaguars +150
Tennessee Titans +210
Indianapolis Colts +400
(Prior to Texans were +250, Titans +450 and Jags +500)
While still a darkhorse to return to football, the oddsmakers are giving Luck a better chance of coming back next year instead of this year.
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And the odds strongly suggest Peyton Manning is a longshot to come out of retirement and lead the Colts this season.
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“The after effects of this shockwave are massive in our industry,” said Adam Burns, head linesman at SportsBetting . “The guy is incredibly smart, and maybe this is the right decision for him, but this is a sad weekend for NFL fans and bettors alike. We lost one of the best.”
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