TD time for Tebow? Prop guess attracts bettors’ money
It is the most well liked NFL participant prop guess in Las Vegas: over/underneath 2.5 touchdowns this season for Tim Tebow.
Final week, after the previous Heisman Trophy winner signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a decent finish, Station Casinos in Las Vegas put the Tebow landing prop on the board and took instantaneous motion, together with a $2,000 restrict guess on the underneath. Station’s sportsbook has had an over/underneath prop on passing touchdowns for brand spanking new Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford since late March. In only one week, the quantity wagered on the Tebow prop had already eclipsed the deal with on the Stafford prop.
“The interest has absolutely exceeded my expectations,” Station Casinos sportsbook director Chuck Esposito advised ESPN.
As of Thursday, the general bets on the Tebow prop had been break up equally on the over and underneath, however based on Esposito, about 5 instances as a lot cash had been wagered on the underneath. The worth to guess the underneath, which opened at -125, is now -165.
Tebow should play within the Jaguars’ Week 1 recreation in opposition to the Houston Texans or all bets on the prop are refunded. Solely dashing and receiving touchdowns are included, which could possibly be an essential stipulation.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Dianna Russini mentioned on Get Up! that some inside the NFL imagine that new Jaguars coach City Meyer introduced in Tebow to play quarterback in a flexible function much like how the New Orleans Saints use Taysom Hill. Tebow gained the Heisman Trophy enjoying quarterback for Meyer at Florida in 2007.
Meyer mentioned Thursday that the Jaguars are nonetheless determining a plan for Tebow.
“I think it’s one step at a time and see what happens,” mentioned Meyer, whose staff held organized staff actions this week. “Before you start having those conversations, you’ve got to feel where he’s at on the depth chart. So obviously, it’s only been a couple days, so we have not had that conversation as an offensive staff yet.”
Esposito mentioned his oddsmaking staff at Station Casinos thought-about the potential for a extra versatile function for Tebow after they set his over/underneath.
“I thought 2.5 was low myself,” Esposito mentioned. “But the bettors have liked the under so far. It’s generated a tremendous amount of interest, chatter, watercooler talk and some limit bets.”
Different sportsbooks have seen curiosity in Tebow from bettors, too. At PointsBet, Tebow’s props had been producing related curiosity as choices reminiscent of which staff Aaron Rodgers would go well with up for subsequent.
Getting into the week, DraftKings was providing prop bets on solely three gamers: Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Tebow. The props involving Tebow had attracted greater than thrice the quantity guess as those that includes Lawrence or Wilson. On Could 21, the day after Tebow signed with the Jaguars, a bettor positioned a $4,108 guess on Tebow catching not less than one landing this season at 3-1 odds at DraftKings.
Tebow has not performed soccer because the 2015 NFL preseason. He spent six seasons within the league as a quarterback with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. He has 12 profession dashing touchdowns and has by no means caught a go in an NFL recreation.