Book removes Luck prop bets

Field Level Media

August 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

The uncertain nature of Andrew Luck’s injury situation and timetable for return has led DraftKings to remove the Indianapolis Colts quarterback from multiple 2019 player future prop bets.

Luck returned from shoulder surgery to throw for 4,593 yards, 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2018. However, he injured his calf in April and has only taken part in three training camp practices.

DraftKings still listed his over/under total passing yards at 4,450.50 (-110 moneyline) last week. Only Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (4,650.50) and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan (4,575.50) were projected to throw for more yards this season.

But the sportsbook had removed multiple Luck-related future prop bets on Tuesday after Colts owner Jim Irsay said the soon-to-be 30-year-old quarterback has a “small little bone” injury in his left leg.

“I know everyone’s had their questions about Andrew and that sort of thing, but I really feel very confident that he’s going to find his way through this thing,” Irsay said. “I think after the (Kevin) Durant things (that) everyone’s erring on the side of caution, but quite frankly this is not even in the Achilles tendon. It’s in another area. It’s a bone. You know I’m not good at these things. … It’s a small little bone.”

Over/under prop bets on Luck are not being offered by DraftKings for passing yards or passing touchdowns in 2019.

However, he is still being offered at +650 to lead the NFL in passing yards, behind only Mahomes (+400) and Ryan (+475). He is +600 along with Ryan to lead the league in touchdowns, with Mahomes the clear betting favorite at +350.

Luck is also still listed as the second betting favorite to win the NFL MVP award (+900) behind Mahomes (+600).

PointsBets and FanDuel are not listing player-related over/unders, but Luck is +900 by FanDuel to win MVP (Mahomes is +600). He is offered at +700 by both books to lead the league in passing yards and +450 by PointsBet and +420 by FanDuel to lead the league in passing TDs.

Luck is also being offered at +2200 by FanDuel to win Super Bowl MVP honors.