FOX Bet has come into the US market with a lot of fanfare, leveraging its sports media powerhouse to entice players. This week, the new sportsbook brand has an offer that bettors in New Jersey and Pennsylvania can’t refuse.
For Thursday night’s game NFL at Lambeau Field, bettors can get +100 odds on Carson Wentz throwing a TD pass when the Eagles play the Packers. And yes, FOX Bet knows Alshon Jeffrey is likely to play.
The site has bumped up the odds from -400 to even money for Wentz to throw a touchdown against Green Bay. The max bet on this is $25, but the odds are great that you’ll win your wager and double your money on this generous promo (no, you won’t get paid if Nelson Agholor or someone else drops a sure touchdown).
Why this is great value
This isn’t quite the “no-brainer” promo that was offered by a different sportsbook in Week 1. However, Wentz does have 76 TDs in 43 career games.
Interestingly, in his last game against Green Bay in 2016, he did NOT throw for a touchdown in a 27-13 defeat. But Thursday nights are really a good time for the Carson show. He has won all three starts on Thursday Night Football, including a 2017 win at Carolina where he threw three touchdowns in a 28-23 win. In the three wins, he totaled seven touchdowns, with at least one in each contest.
Other boosts for Thursday Night Football
Zach Ertz earned Nick Wright’s odds boost to +175 to catch one touchdown Thursday, up from +125. Ertz had caught 20 regular-season TDs since Wentz joined the Eagles in 2016, but has none yet this year. Perhaps the return of Jeffrey will open up his routes near the goalline.
Of course, FOX Bet has a couple options if you’re not backing the Birds on Thursday. Cousin Sal has moved the price on Geronimo Allison catching a TD and eclipsing 70.5 yards from +400 to +500. That might be optimistic, considering he only has 24 receiving yards so far this year.
Rachel Bonnetta has boosted the line of GB -4.5 from -110 to +100. However, that price is a half-point higher than most of the competitors, who have set the line at GB -4.