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JJ Watts Return is Insignificant to Bettors

JJ Watt Returning Doesn't Change Vegas Line

On today’s edition of Straight Outta Vegas, RJ Bell and the guys discuss the return of Texans defensive lineman JJ Watt impacting the spread. Brad Powers says the betting market has no reaction to Watt being activated for Saturday’s wild card game against the Bills with the line staying at Houston -2.5. RJ goes on to say it could mean 1 of 2 things: Vegas assumed JJ Watt was going to play, or they don’t believe Watt makes a significant impact like he used to when he was in the MVP discussion. RJ also says the line seems short at Houston -2.5, because home field advantage automatically gives you 3 points, meaning Vegas believe the Bills are a better team. RJ and Brad disagree with Vegas, but Jonas says he is not that surprised, citing the Bills have been better down the stretch.