Tom Brady missed practice on Thursday with a right hand injury and EVERYONE IS PANICKING!!!!!!!!!!!
That included bookmakers – one took the AFC Championship game ( which had a spread of Patriots -9 earlier this week) off the board temporarily before bringing it back with the spread moved to -7:
The Pats are now at -7.5 elsewhere:
What does it all mean? For one, it probably signifies that bettors wanted action on the Jaguars with such a large spread, so bookmakers had to move it. It could also mean that if this Brady injury talk is a bit of a smokescreen, gamblers could get some value on the Patriots.
But mostly it feels like Brady’s hand could be a factor in Sunday’s championship game…