Of Course Vegas Has Odds For When Nick Foles Will Throw His First Interception


Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Odds-makers in Las Vegas may constantly be mocked and called losers for setting lines on things that seem like minutiae to the average person, and those people making fun of them to the average person might have a point. But as stupid as they sound to some people, there are always gambling addicts, willing to bet large sums of the money that they usually don’t have, on the average person’s minutiae.  Enter Nick Foles interception-less streak.

Bovada.LV has made it available to bet on when Foles, who has tossed 16 touchdowns without throwing an interception this year, will finally throw his first interception. 94WIP provides us with the exact odds.

The over/under number for the amount of passes Foles will throw before his first interception is set at 42.5, according to Bovada.

The most passes that Foles has thrown in one game this season are 31 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For the most part, Foles is averaging just under thirty passes per game. If you go off of the math, then according to Vegas, Foles will make it at least another game without throwing an interception. That is assuming that the Eagles don’t get in an early hole against the Cardinals next Sunday, that they would have to try to throw their way out of. Even if that happened, I’m not sure that Chip Kelly would abandon the run enough for Foles to even throw the ball 42 times.

Foles has appeared in eight total games in 2013, starting five, relieving Michael Vick for more than a half against the Giants, and getting a few snaps against the Broncos and Chargers. In that time he has thrown 162 passes, completing 103 of them for a completion percentage just shy of 64 percent, for 1,554 yards, and perhaps most importantly, 16 touchdowns without a single interception.

 

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