PANAMA CITY, September 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Peyton Manning never misses an NFL game. Point spreads never move nine points in the NFL. Apparently, there is a first time for everything.
Never before has the likely absence of one player moved a line nine points - but this is Peyton Manning and the fastest growing sportsbook in the US, BetOnline.com, says that changes the game significantly.
"Never in the history of the NFL has one player's absence had such a huge impact on the point spread," says Dave Mason at BetOnline. "Usually when a star quarterback is expected to miss a game, the spread will move somewhere between three to five points; never has it been anywhere near nine points. Maybe if half the squad was injured, or arrested the night before…."
Since entering the NFL back in 1998, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has never missed a start. However, now thanks to lingering soreness from off-season neck surgery, his streak of 208 consecutive regular season starts will most likely come to an end this Sunday as his Colts visit the Houston Texans. In full anticipation of Manning carrying a clipboard Sunday, BetOnline currently has the Colts as nine-point underdogs; that's a nine point move from where they originally opened at a "pick 'em".
Why such a drastic move? "Take a look at the Colts and what else do they have? Their defense is average… their running back is a glorified third down back… sure they have a nice receiver corps, but will 38-year old Kerry Collins--Manning's back-up--be able to get them the ball consistently? Doubtful," Mason explains.
The Colts are always a team that the betting public loves to back, but don't expect that to be the case this year if Manning isn't healthy. In fact, their odds to win the Super Bowl have plummeted from 9-1 all the way down to 18-1 at BetOnline. "That's as long of a long shot that the Colts have been in years," Mason says. "Take those odds and if Manning comes back strong, you've got a nice little lottery ticket in your pocket."
You can bet on Colts v Texans now at BetOnline.com. Or bet live, in-game, while the game is being played on Sunday.
Other live, in-game football wagering this weekend includes:
Thursday, September 8
8:30pm ET on NBC: NFL New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers
Friday, September 9
7:00pm ET on ESPN: NCAAFB Florida International (FIU) at Louisville
10:30pm ET on ESPN: NCAAFB Missouri at Arizona Sate
Saturday, September 10
12:00pm ET on ESPN: NCAAFB Oregon State at Wisconsin
12:00pm ET on ESPN: NCAAFB Florida Atlantic at Michigan State
15:30pm ET on ABC: NCAAFB Alabama at Penn State
16:30pm ET on ESPN: NCAAFB South Carolina at Georgia
20:00pm ET on ESPN: NCAAFB Notre Dame at Michigan
Sunday, September 10
1:00pm ET on CBS: NFL Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
1:00pm ET on FOX: NFL Philadelphia Eagles at St. Louis Rams
4:15pm ET on FOX: NFL NY Giants at Washington Redskins
8:20pm ET on NBC: NFL Dallas Cowboys at NY Jets
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