It was only yesterday afternoon when Bovada released odds for the chances of Marcus Mariota ending up on the Philadelphia Eagles. The original bet looked like this:
Will Marcus Mariota be on the Eagles Roster for game 1 of the 2015 Regular Season?
Yes +400 (4/1)
No -700 (1/7)
This is what I wrote at the time:
"If you're not familiar with gambling odds, here's what this means: you have to bet $700 on "No" in order to win $100. If you do you think the Eagles are going to get Mariota, on the other hand, you can bet $100 to win $400.
Now, I'm not going to tell you how to spend your money, but I do think the "Yes" is an interesting bet given the recent moves made by the Eagles. Recent reports indicate that the Eagles are "determined" to make a strong play for the Oregon quarterback."
Since then, things have changed quite a bit. It was only two hours after the original post that the line shifted to:
Yes +250 No -400
Then a few hours after that, Bovada took the "Yes" option completely off the board. I woke up early this morning to check on the odds again and now... the entire bet itself is completely off the board.
You can no longer place a bet on the Eagles getting Mariota. Bovada completely took it off the board. http://t.co/UQWTBIc4ZD— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) March 6, 2015
What this likely means is that a lot of money was pouring in on the "Yes" bet. As you can see, a lot of voters here at BGN thought that was the smart play:
So Bovada got scared and pulled it. BGN Radio host and gambling expert John Barchard offered his take on the situation:
LRT: That is a rarity that they pull a bet off of the board. You only do that if you know you're going to get hammered #ItsHappening— John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) March 6, 2015
And Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice added a great touch:
UPDATE: The odds are back up.
Bovada-Mariota odds are back up. They have it at 2/1 now. Opened at 4/1 yesterday.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) March 6, 2015