Henry Injury, Miller Trade Shift SNF Odds for Titans and Rams

If you follow sports betting, you’re pretty used to odds fluctuating. Just look at the Sunday Night Football game with the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. The news that Dak Prescott might miss the game completely flipped the odds, and the Vikings closed as 4.5-point favorites in the primetime loss. This wasn’t even the first time that injury news affected a game’s line durng Week 8, as word of wide receiver Devante Adams’ injury led to some big money on the Arizona Cardinals, with a final line of Arizona Cardinals -6.5. Well, after big news about injuries and roster moves, we’re already seeing some lines shift for the next slate of games. Here’s one Week 9 lines shift you should keep an eye on.

Derrick Henry Injury Pushes Odds

tennessee titansTennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was having a stellar 2021 season before going down with an injury Sunday. Henry is currently leading the league with 937 yards, and has found the end zone 10 times already. He’s been a major part of the Tennessee offense, with the team ranking fourth in the NFL with 147.6 yards per game. However, an injury against the Indianapolis Colts might have major implications for the rest of the season for Henry and the Titans.

It was recently revealed that Derrick Henry sustained a foot injury in Sunday afternoon’s game, and plans to have surgery this week. The injury will keep him out for an undetermined amount of time, but some are concerned that he may be out for the year. This caused sharp money to start flowing in for the Los Angeles Rams as the two face off on Sunday Night Football. The line started with the Titans as 6-point underdogs, although that number has now jumped to 7.5. Henry’s surgery was one reason for this swing, but another bit of Monday news also contributed to shifting odds.

Von Miller Trade Also Influenced Line Change

With the trade deadline approaching fast in the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams made yet another big move for an established veteran. The Rams have agreed to trade second and third round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft for LB Von Miller. The longtime Denver linebacker has been taking down opposing quarterbacks for years with the Broncos, earning the MVP award for Super Bowl 50. Now, he joins a defense for the high-flying Rams, playing alongside stalwarts such as DT Aaron Donald and CB Jalen Ramsey.

Will the Odds Continue Shifting?

The Henry news might prove to continue the money flow on Tennessee. Without their star running back, it’s up to QB Ryan Tannehill to pick up the slack on offense. The quarterback as had the luxury of playing with Henry throughout his time with the Titans, and he might struggle without his top running back. Miller also has a chance to dominate in his debut against Tennessee, as we saw Chandler Jones drop Tannehill five times in Week 1. With less than a week to go until the two teams square off, this line will be interesting to watch.

Anthony Elio is a CU Boulder graduate with a degree in creative writing and advertising. He is the lead Industry Betting Writer at Lineups.com, where he has spent over a year covering industry news in sports betting, casino, and poker.

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