Tom Brady Questionable Status Moves Cowboys vs. Patriots Betting Odds
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- Tom Brady has appeared on the Patriots' injury report Friday afternoon as questionable with an elbow injury.
- As a result, sportsbooks have adjusted odds for the Cowboys vs. Patriots matchup Sunday.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a pretty big game going down in Foxborough this weekend. The Patriots welcome the Cowboys to town, and while they’re expected to take care of business (the Pats are near-touchdown favorites), they’ve got a few players with statuses uncertain for Sunday.
Among them: Phillip Dorsett (concussion), Patrick Chung (heel/chest) and Julian Edelman (shoulder).
Oh, and Tom Brady (right elbow).
According the Patriots’ recently released injury report, Brady was limited in practice Friday due to soreness in his throwing elbow, and is now officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX).
Brady is no stranger to the injury report. Earlier in his career, the Pats QB had a three-year streak of appearances as “probable” with a right shoulder “injury,” but since the NFL changed the way injury reports were to be released, Brady’s appearances have usually revealed something of note, at the very least.
Oddsmakers have taken that note in this case, as the Patriots — who were 6.5-point favorites prior to the report — fell to -6 across most of the market immediately after it was released. Some shops even dropped to -5.5, while others didn’t move at all, and some simply removed the game from the board altogether.
The Patriots are currently taking in the brunt of both bets (60%) and money (61%), and it’s been more recently reported by Ian Rapoport that Brady — whose value to the spread was deemed to be about five points prior to the season — is still expected to play.
#Patriots QB Tom Brady, who was listed as questionable on the injury report, is expected to play, source said. More managing the elbow and taking care of it than anything.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 22, 2019
But just as the Patriots are taking precautions with Brady, so too are oddsmakers.
Following that most recent update, several more books have taken the game off the board, and those that haven’t have stuck with the reduced line of New England -6.