Is Andrew Luck Deserving of His Massive Contract Extension?

Back in February, Colts owner Jim Irsay proclaimed that the team would do everything in their power to retain Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck and promised that the new deal would be “shocking.” It was widely assumed that Luck’s new deal would exceed $20 million per season, which seemed reasonable given the recent contracts signed…

2016 NFL Season: Way Too Early Week 1 Preview

Let’s be honest, the NFL is now a yearlong league. The sport’s popularity has never been greater, and oddsmakers have taken advantage by releasing lines for nearly every game next season along with countless prop betting opportunities. Much like HBO’s Game of Thrones, football is both brutal and beloved. During the regular season, we highlight the most interesting…

2016-17 NFL Playoff Odds

The 2016-17 NFL season is scheduled to begin on September 8, 2016 with the annual Thursday night kickoff game. This year we will be treated to a Super Bowl 50 rematch with the defending champion Denver Broncos hosting the Carolina Panthers. Although this date is still roughly four months away, sportsbooks have been posting a smorgasbord of…

2016 NFL Draft: Fallout and Odds Movement

After three days and 253 selections, the 2016 NFL Draft is over. This year saw two blockbuster pre-draft trades, several moves from the Browns’ new analytically-driven front office, and the bizarre events surrounding former Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. Tunsil, who at one point was considered a contender for the first overall pick, dropped to 13 due…

2016 NFL Mock Draft: An Oddsmakers Take (Part 2)

Last week in this space, we utilized a wealth of prop bets in order to project the first sixteen picks in tomorrow’s NFL Draft. At the time, there was some uncertainty about who the Rams would take with the first overall pick. Although it was clear they would be selecting a quarterback, some oddsmakers had…