Several players and personnel members for Tennessee’s NFL franchise have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a suspension of in-person team activities. The Steelers vs. Titans game, which was originally scheduled for this coming Sunday, is now being rescheduled to take place later this season – according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The new date for the game is Oct. 25.
The Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens game that was originally slated for Oct. 25 will be bumped to Nov. 1.
As a result of these positive tests, legal sportsbooks around the country scrambled to take down their markets on Titans vs. Steelers earlier in the week.
Bettors who have already placed wagers on Steelers vs. Titans should stay aware of updates.
NFL Week 4 markets impacted
The news surrounding the Titans impacted two different scheduled Week 4 NFL games. Sportsbooks removed lines for not only Steelers vs. Titans but also Vikings vs. Texans for a period of time. The Titans had played the Vikings in Minnesota on Sept. 27, but so far no Minnesota players have tested positive.
Vikings vs. Texans is still scheduled for this coming Sunday at 1 p.m. ET in Houston and betting odds for the game are once again available at most US sportsbooks.
What if I already bet money on this game?
The best thing to do to find out exactly what’s going to happen to your wager is to contact the customer service of the sportsbook you placed your wager with. Most likely, the sportsbook is going to hold your wager for now with the game set to take place later in the 2020 season.
Sportsbooks knew situations like this could arise when the NFL season began. If the games never take place, they will most likely void your bets and return your wager, although – once again – bettors shouldn’t assume that.
Details of the positive Titans coronavirus tests
Early Tuesday, the Titans announced that nine members of their organization in total tested positive for COVID-19. That caused an immediate closure of team facilities and suspension of all in-person activities.
“Out of the abundance of caution, the organization has decided to work remotely today as we follow NFL protocols related to the COVID-19 virus,” a statement read. “Several tests have come back positive and we are working through the process of confirming them.”
News that an additional Titans player and an additional Titans personnel member tested positive for COVID-19 came on Thursday, and Schefter reported that the game would be rescheduled.