NFL Week 8 Betting Props at Bodog
by Richard Gardner | Bodog Sportsbook Manager - 10/30/2010
Well, Jon Kitna, it’s up to you now. Although I’m not sure even Superman playing quarterback could save the Dallas Cowboys now.
The veteran Kitna gets the start behind center this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the wake of Tony Romo’s collarbone injury. The 38-year-old journeyman last took regular snaps in 2007 as a member of the Detroit Lions. Now he’s been handed the keys to the 1-5 Cowboys, whose season really couldn’t be going worse.
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Over at Bodog’s online sportsbook we’ve set Kitna’s total passing yards at 225.5, with most of the early action coming on the over. Kitna went 16-for-33 for 187 yards against the Giants after Romo was injured on Monday night. With the Cowboys trailing big for most of the second half, it’s no surprise that Kitna was forced to go to the air. Whether or not that’s likely to happen against the Jaguars is debatable.
We’ve also created a prop for Kitna’s completion percentage, with the total set at 60 percent. Kitna’s career completion percentage is just under 60 at 59.8. The Cowboys have a talented set of receivers, so that should help the quarterback. For Kitna’s sake, hopefully Miles Austin can get over his case of the drops.
Another quarterback that will get the “opportunity” to lead a one-win team is Troy Smith, who will start for the San Francisco 49ers in London, England, against the Denver Broncos. (Alex Smith is out two to three weeks with a separated left shoulder.)
Smith, the Ohio State product, saw extremely limited action in his three years with the Baltimore Ravens and you have to think the 49ers will keep it simple for the 26-year-old.
"You have to cut back,” admitted San Francisco’s offensive coordinator, Mike Johnson. “You have to scale back."
With that in mind, we’ve set Smith’s total passing yards at 200.5 and have seen a good deal of action on the under. Meanwhile, the over/under for Smith’s completion percentage is 55.
Week 7 wasn’t a particularly good one for high-profile quarterbacks in the NFL. Brett Favre struggled. So did Drew Brees. Aaron Rodgers was decent, but he did throw two interceptions.
Why am I mentioning this? Because of this prop: Who will throw more interceptions in the 2010 NFL regular season? There are three options: Favre (+115, 10 interceptions so far), Brees (+150, 10) and Rodgers (+200, 9).
We’ve actually booked a fair bit of action on the two underdogs, Brees and Rodgers. I think a lot of bettors are wondering if Favre will even finish the season. If the Vikings don’t turn it around soon, there might not be a point to keep sending him out there.
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