The Moment I Thought I Lost My Odell Beckam Ticket Before the Season Even Started

Zack Jones

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:07 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 6:07 PM UTC

First things first. Screw you Briean Boddy-Calhoun and your dirty/legal tackle. Bad news for Giants fans? I could care less. Lets talk about my League Reception Leader wager that is still on the line.

Was the hit on Odell Beckham dirty? I could care less at this point.
The real question is "What does that hit mean for my prop odds?"

Looking back at that hit, sure his ankle flexed a bit, and yes, it’s just a preseason game so we shouldn’t be too concerned with him leaving the game. X-Rays are negative and we should expect him suited up by Week 1.

That being said, I would be lying if I told you I didn’t sweat the moment I saw him slow to get up. I hate the Giants, and as a fan, I will root for any divine intervention that might cause Eli to go home with an ‘L’. Yet … Odell Beckham at 10-1 to lead the league in Receiving Yards was just too good to pass up on.

The ‘Fan’ inside of me says ‘Fuck Eli Manning’ but you have to respect the receiving corps that his Giants have put together. Beckham Jr .., Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard all are capable of coming up with big catches.

Having Marshall lined up on the other side of the field only makes me like Beckham’s odds even more, as it helps alleviate double coverage situations. Brandon Marshall is Eli’s ‘Oh Shit’ moment receiver, as his size and agility make him the perfect target in all of those ‘Oh Shit’ moments Lil’ Manning has been known to have. That being said, Odell will get his and more.

So for all of us who are holding tickets on OBJ, take a deep breath, compose yourself and know that all is good. As a Giants hater, that hit was about as legal as it gets. As a sports bettor, Briean Boddy-Calhoun should be tossed from the league for that dirty, malicious hit that, for a second, made me sweat my ticket.

Let’s run over some of the Odell Beckham prop betting odds still on offer:

League reception leader: 10/1
Most Receiving Touchdowns: 7/1
Regular Season MVP: 80/1

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Whew ... We're good. Ticket is still live.

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