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Steelers-Patriots line off the board at multiple sports books

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The vast majority of NFL players have no bearing on how odds and point spreads are set.

Tom Brady is not one of those players.

Multiple Nevada sports books pulled the Steelers-Patriots Week One line off the board after Brady was cast in an somewhat unfavorable light in Wednesday’s Wells Report, thus generating speculation the Patriots’ star quarterback could face NFL discipline, including a possible suspension.

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, which listed New England as a 6.5-point favorite, is among the books to take the Pittsburgh-New England line off the board. Line-monitoring websites Pregame.com and VegasInsider.com both show multiple books having removed the game from betting.

If Brady is unavailable for Week One, the point spread would move to pick ’em, Jay Kornegay, the vice president of race and sports book operations at the SuperBook, told PFT in an email Wednesday.

However, all other Patriots odds remain open for wagering, Kornegay said.

“We’ll monitor and go from there,” he said.

Oddsmaker William Hill U.S. also pulled Steelers-Patriots off the board, and it also took down the AFC East odds. It has left up the AFC and Super Bowl odds for the time being, but those would change if Brady misses any time, William Hill U.S. director of marketing Michael Grodsky said.

The MGM Resorts International sports books reduced the prices on the Patriots’ AFC East competitors in divisional-odds betting but left them on the board, said Jay Rood, the company’s vice president of race and sports. MGM also lowered the odds on the Colts and Ravens, Rood said, in the event of any “suspension(s),” as he wrote in an email to PFT.

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48 Responses to “Steelers-Patriots line off the board at multiple sports books”
  1. kurdishpats1 says: May 7, 2015 11:38 AM

    I see another 16-0 season coming up. I wouldn’t want to be an opponent of the Pats this year.

  2. tokyosandblaster says: May 7, 2015 11:39 AM

    There is no way. Easy pick. Still the patriots.

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  3. iamtheoven says: May 7, 2015 11:42 AM

    After lying to Kraft and Bellichek, you have to wonder if the Pats will suspend him too.

  4. dougchillin says: May 7, 2015 11:43 AM

    Gotta like the Steelers if the Pats got Grappalo or whatever his name is under center.

  5. grumpyoleman says: May 7, 2015 11:45 AM

    Have they changed the odds on the Colts game yet?

  6. frankfortschooldropout says: May 7, 2015 11:47 AM

    I would suspend action on all Pats games until we know the final verdict on how many games.

  7. h2beer says: May 7, 2015 11:47 AM

    From a motivational standpoint, Belichick -deep inside his reptile heart- must be relishing this.

  8. floratiotime says: May 7, 2015 11:48 AM

    What new and inventive ways of cheating will the Pats come up with in 2015 ?

  9. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: May 7, 2015 11:53 AM

    Steelers will still lose.

  10. lucasbabe1978 says: May 7, 2015 11:54 AM

    Good luck with 16-0 without Brady because he deserves 4 game suspension

  11. pftlovestrolls says: May 7, 2015 11:54 AM

    Send the Patriots to London.

  12. Unchained81 says: May 7, 2015 12:05 PM

    Next years SB win will be oh so sweet. Wow would that crush the haters.

  13. inozwetrust says: May 7, 2015 12:10 PM

    Steelers once again very lucky. Their chances of winning this game increased tremendously. Can anyone even pronounce the name of the Patriots’ back up QB?

  14. stevejjones says: May 7, 2015 12:12 PM

    ASTERISK IS THE RISK YOU TAKE

  15. willycents says: May 7, 2015 12:15 PM

    “I am not a Thief” Richard Nixon
    “I did not have sex with that woman” Bill Clinton
    “I am not a cheater” Tom Brady

    That is some fine company to hang your hat with.

  16. hippieway says: May 7, 2015 12:23 PM

    See, now your pissin’ off the boys.

  17. willycents says: May 7, 2015 12:30 PM

    Just out of curiosity, what is the over/under in Vegas of Brady announcing his retirement if he is suspended?
    Secondly, if he is suspended, what are the repercussions to his contractual guarantees? Could the Patriots use this to get out of the massive cap hit that looms over them in a few years?

  18. In Teddy We Trust says: May 7, 2015 12:37 PM

    Not only is Brady likely to be suspended, but he isn’t going to be able to play with those underinflated footballs anymore. I would not draft him in your fantasy league.

  19. blitzburgh777 says: May 7, 2015 12:44 PM

    There is no way the Pats are goin 16-0 especially if Tom Brady is gonna be suspended, its funny how they dont mention that Bell is gonna be suspended for Three games, what a joke

  20. PokeSalad says: May 7, 2015 12:55 PM

    Rules, smules….but when you upset the bettors in Vegas…..now, you got a problem on your hands.

  21. drunkwino says: May 7, 2015 1:02 PM

    Hey Pat homers, if you wanna do a repeat of 18 – 1, that’s fine. We all remember how deflated you and yours were after freaking Eli crushed your dreams.

  22. steelcurtainn says: May 7, 2015 1:03 PM

    Steelers beat em either way. It would be better if the cheater was playing.

  23. pats777 says: May 7, 2015 1:03 PM

    First off, Brady does not have any big cap hits upcoming even if he was fired. Second, he doesn’t need deflated footballs to torch a D. The Super Bowl proved it.

  24. higheriqthanyou says: May 7, 2015 1:06 PM

    It has been replaced with the over/under on how many Superbowls, combined, they would have won if not for various methods of cheating…

    The Steelers – winless in the playoffs since Rydze was jailed for steroids.

    The Pats – like crabgrass their more varied methods of cheating just keep popping up.

    Combined over / under should be at 1

  25. frankfortschooldropout says: May 7, 2015 1:23 PM

    lucasbabe1978 says:
    May 7, 2015 11:54 AM

    Good luck with 16-0 without Brady because he deserves 4 game suspension
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    Some of the down votes must be disagreement with the 4 games. 1 year is the starting point before Brady and the NFLPA waste 500k on lawyers.

  26. citizenstrange says: May 7, 2015 1:24 PM

    If the Steelers can hold the Pats to 9 points or less Big Ben might be able to pull off an upset here.

  27. Frazier28/7 says: May 7, 2015 1:29 PM

    If Peterson got 15 games then Brady should get 16

  28. smasonsmith says: May 7, 2015 1:30 PM

    Some of the down votes must be disagreement with the 4 games. 1 year is the starting point before Brady and the NFLPA waste 500k on lawyers.
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    The NFL has such a good record when things end up in actual court rooms in front of actual judges.

  29. atahualpaoxford says: May 7, 2015 1:45 PM

    The more I read, the more I like Buffalo’s chances this season… GO BILLS…!!!

  30. mmmpierogi says: May 7, 2015 2:16 PM

    citizenstrange says:
    May 7, 2015 1:24 PM
    If the Steelers can hold the Pats to 9 points or less Big Ben might be able to pull off an upset here.

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    Funny — I remember people saying this before the Steelers-Colts game last year.

  31. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: May 7, 2015 2:17 PM

    Hmmmmm. Let’s think about this for a minute.
    1. Patriots need a QB for week 1.
    2. Chip Kelly will probably cut at least one QB prior to the start of the regular season.
    3. Patriots need a QB that owns the Steelers
    4. TIM TEBOW!!!!

  32. bigbenschancre says: May 7, 2015 3:08 PM

    Welcome to the Inaugural CheaterBowl.

  33. williamshatnerstoupee says: May 7, 2015 3:27 PM

    TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn”

    The Steelers were in the playoffs in 2014.

  34. sbchampsagain says: May 7, 2015 4:56 PM

    The NFL suspended all those Saints for the entire season for somehting that doesn’t seem half as bad.
    Tom was caught cheating for most of the 2014 season and through the playoffs.
    The NFL probably wont take away the SB trophy like they should, but Tom could very well get a whole season to think about his behavior…

  35. stillers213 says: May 7, 2015 6:35 PM

    The loss of Brady almost makes up for the Steelers not having Bell for this game. 🙂

  36. buzzedlitebeer says: May 7, 2015 7:44 PM

    >TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn<

    The Steelers live inside your head forever.

  37. bigbenschancre says: May 7, 2015 9:35 PM

    Steelers and Patriots? who cares.

  38. steelernld9 says: May 7, 2015 10:43 PM

    we’re not going to win I know we’re not against the Patriots the Patriots are cheaters I know their going cheat once the ball land in their hands after the coin gets flipped that’s when it starts they cheat from start to end they can’t win with out cheating that’s impossible

  39. pretorben says: May 8, 2015 1:02 AM

    The Steelers’ defense is a huge question mark with all the turnover in personnel, but the entire team should just quit life if they manage to lose to a QB in his first NFL start. It’s like losing to the Raiders multiple times over the last decade. Or Tim Tebow. Or the Jets last year.

    Ugh never mind, Garoppolo will probably throw for 400 yards if he starts. Steel Curtain baby!

  40. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: May 8, 2015 7:44 AM

    Belichick was always intrigued by Tim Tebow. I know this makes Steelers’ fan nervous since they haven’t won a playoff game since January 2011.

  41. steelersnowand4ever says: May 8, 2015 9:10 AM

    kurdishpats1 says:May 7, 2015 11:38 AM

    I see another 16-0 season coming up. I wouldn’t want to be an opponent of the Pats this year.

    Unless its the Giants in the Super Bowl

  42. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: May 9, 2015 8:35 AM

    This will be a fascinating game. Both teams have a history of cheating (i.e. Interfering with returners, Spygate, Deflategate), both have players that are either facing life sentences or should be facing life sentences. Both will be playing without their star players due to either on field cheating or illegal drug use/DUI/endangering innocent people. If the NFL had real integrity, it would cancel the game and credit each team with a loss.

  43. dirt2013 says: May 9, 2015 10:07 AM

    Pittsburgh does not have a statute of a killer in front of their stadium either.

  44. jaypell says: May 9, 2015 2:03 PM

    Gotta like the Steelers either way…The Steelers are the team to beat in 2015 if all remain healthy..

  45. ampatsisahypocrite says: May 9, 2015 6:33 PM

    Well, this certainly has to thrill the TV network. First, Bell, and now possibly Brady. Hey, the league’s gotta do what they gotta do, but you kinda hate seeing the game excitement go down a bit with these star players out.

    Still, no matter what QB New England goes with, he won’t be as mediocre as Joe Flacco.

  46. steelcityfinest13 says: May 9, 2015 8:43 PM

    Steelers win anyway

  47. steelcurtainn says: May 10, 2015 12:22 PM

    Steelers by 20 with Tom Shady. Steelers by 40 without him.

  48. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says: May 10, 2015 10:06 PM

    TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says:
    May 7, 2015 11:53 AM

    Steelers will still lose.

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    Oops. I forgot the Steelers made the playoffs last year. Sorry about that.

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