Oddsmakers React to Tannehill’s Season Ending Injury
The Miami Herald reported Saturday night that Ryan Tannehill, as many had already believed, was officially done for the 2017 season. The 29-year-old quarterback will undergo season ending surgery on his left knee after a non-contact training camp injury suffered last Thursday.
The Miami Dolphins will be placing QB Ryan Tannehill on IR and he will have reconstructive surgery. Next stop 2018.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) August 12, 2017
Oddsmakers had already adjusted their Dolphins future odds following the injury and subsequent signing of Jay Cutler, but with Tannehill now officially out for the year, they had one final adjustment to make.
At each previous “checkpoint” through the Tannehill injury storyline, Miami’s Super Bowl chances had decreased. Saturday’s announcement proved to be no different.
|Pre-Tannehill Injury||Post-Injury||Post-Cutler Signing||Post-Season Ending Surgery Announcement|
|Dolphins Super Bowl Odds||+4500||+6300||+7700||+8300|
Other futures have also fallen for the Dolphins, though no prop saw as pronounced a change as the above Super Bowl odds. Their odds to win the AFC East have gone from +850 to +900 since our division preview last week, and although their win total has remained stagnant since it opened at 7.5, the juice on the under has moved to -155, with 25 cents of that change coming since last week.
As non-believers continue to bet against the Cutler-led Dolphins, look for these trends to continue. We may see the win total down to 7 by the start of the season.
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