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- Andrew Luck will reportedly retire from the NFL after numerous injuries over his six seasons in the NFL.
Quarterback Andrew Luck has informed the Colts he is retiring, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 29 year-old, four-time Pro-Bowler was dealing with a leg injury throughout Colts training camp.
Sportsbooks around the country reacted by taking the Colts’ Super Bowl future odds and season win totals off the board for several minutes.
When they were reposted, the Colts’ odds and win totals had changed dramatically. At the Westgate, Indy’s Super Bowl odds had dropped from 12-1 to 30-1. At Fanduel, their win totals dropped down to 6 from 9.5 wins for the 2019 season (currently back up to 6.5).
But not all books reacted fast enough to the news, and those that didn’t exposed themselves badly. At the Borgata in Atlantic City, the Colts were still on the board with a win total; 9.5 was still available some 15 minutes after Schefter’s initial tweet that said Luck was retiring.
The Action Network spoke to one bettor, who showed his tickets. He bet $1,300 combined on four tickets on the Colts to the under on 9.5.
“College kids who were watching football realized it too,” he said, “and were emptying their pockets to make the same bet.”
Another bettor may have had the jump on the bombshell news. Per the Action Network’s Darren Rovell, a customer walked into Circa sportsbook in Vegas Thursday and max bet Colts under 9.5 wins (+120) and under 8.5 wins (+180), according to Circa’s Matt Lindeman.