Sportsbooks react to Jordy Nelson injury


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The Green Bay Packers may have lost wide receiver Jordy Nelson for the season with a torn ACL and with the loss sportsbooks had to quickly react.

According to the Westgate LV Superbook, the Packers were co-favorites with the Seattle Seahawks at 9/2, but after the injury to the Pro Bowl Packers wide out Green Bay has been dropped to 6/1. The Packers have also gone from 9/4 to 3/1 to win the NFC.

However, offshore books haven’t reacted as strongly to the Packers losing their leading receiver from last season.

“While this is a big blow to the Packers, they are still co-favorites to win the Super Bowl and NFC with the Seahawks at +650 and +320 respectively,” Michael Stewart of CarbonSports told Covers.

“Where we did see and immediate impact was in their week 1 line versus the Bears where they have moved from 7-point faves to 6.5 point faves in Chicago.”

Make sure to check out our Scores and Matchups page all the way up to kickoff on Sept. 13 to see if Nelson’s injury will continue to affect the line.

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