Carson Wentz Back Injury Drives Eagles-Rams Betting Line Off the Board

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Dec 12, 2018, 12:30 PM EST
  • News of Carson Wentz's back injury has forced sportsbooks to take the Philadelphia Eagles-Los Angeles Rams Week 15 betting line off the board.
  • The Rams were 9-point favorites over the Eagles before sportsbooks pulled this betting line. The over/under was 53.5.

An already disappointing season for the Philadelphia Eagles could get even worse.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that quarterback Carson Wentz could miss this week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, and potentially the rest of season due to back spasms.

As recently as Wednesday morning, the Rams were 9-point home favorites against the Eagles with the game’s over/under sitting at 53.5.

However, with Wentz’s status now up in the air, sportsbooks have taken the Eagles-Rams Week 15 matchup off the board.

Off the board refers to situations in which sportsbooks stop taking bets on a specific game, often due to uncertainty regarding a key player’s status.

According to The Action Network’s public betting data, 77% of tickets were laying the points with Los Angeles at the time the game was pulled off the board.

Should Wentz miss Sunday’s game, backup Nick Foles would get the nod for Philadelphia.

Foles famously led the Eagles to a victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl 52, but struggled in two starts this season while Wentz worked his way back from a torn ACL.

Per our Bet Labs data, Wentz is 21-19 (52.5%) against the spread (ATS) in his career. Foles is 21-24 (46.7%) ATS overall, and 17-16 (51.5%) ATS with the Eagles.

Be sure to download The Action Network’s mobile app to monitor where this line reopens once there is more clarity regarding the Eagles’ situation at quarterback.

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