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Mark Sanchez Week 14 Over/Unders: Bovada Sets Turnovers at 1.5

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Mark Sanchez's last start in the NFL came in 2015 for the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC License]
  • The Washington Redskins will start Mark Sanchez at quarterback Sunday against the New York Giants
  • It will be his first NFL regular-season start since Nov. 26, 2015 for the Philadelphia Eagles, a 45-14 loss at Detroit
  • Bovada is offering a series of over/unders prop bets on Sanchez’s performance this week

Mark Sanchez is the Schleprock of the NFL.

For those too young to remember, Schleprock was a Flintstones cartoon character who was pure bad luck. When he showed up, all of the good vibes were instantly sucked out of the room. He was literally followed by a black cloud that hovered over his head.

Sanchez does not literally have a black cloud hanging over his head. Figuratively, though, it’s there.

This is a guy who has twice led his team to the AFC Championship Game, but is best remembered for a play known as the butt fumble.

Any wonder Bovada isn’t holding out much hope for a Sanchez sensation in the prop wagers the online sports betting site is offering as he makes his first NFL start in 1,109 days?

Total Turnovers by Mark Sanchez in Week 14

Total Combined Fumbles Lost and Interceptions by Mark Sanchez in Week 14 Odds at Bovada
Over 1.5 -105
Under 1.5 -135

Playing for the New York Jets on Thanksgiving 2012 against the New England Patriots, Sanchez ran the ball on a broken play, fumbling when he crashed into the backside of offensive lineman Brandon Moore.

New England’s Steve Gregory scooped it up and rambled 32 yards for a touchdown. But hey, at least Sanchez can laugh about the butt fumble now.

In his last five starts, Sanchez has turned it over nine times, or 1.8 per game. Play the over.

Total Completions by Mark Sanchez in Week 14

Total Completions by Mark Sanchez in Week 14 Odds at Bovada
Over 20.5 -120
Under 20.5 -120

Sanchez has averaged 16.7 completions per game as an NFL QB, but topped 20.5 completions in three of his last four starts. Go with the over.

Total Passing Yards by Mark Sanchez in Week 14

Total Passing Yards by Mark Sanchez in Week 14 Odds at Bovada
Over 229.5 -120
Under 229.5 -120

Sanchez completed 13-of-21 passes for 100 yards coming off the bench last week. At that rate, he’d need to complete 48 passes to go over this total against the Giants. Take the under here all day long.

Total Rushing Yards by Mark Sanchez in Week 14

Total Rushing Yards by Mark Sanchez in Week 14 Odds at Bovada
Over 10.5 -120
Under 10.5 -120

On his one carry last week, Sanchez gained eight yards, but don’t go thinking he’s a mobile QB. Lamar Jackson he’s not. Sanchez’s career-high per-game rushing yardage in a season is 9.7 yards.

On occasions when he runs, it’s for his life . . . and stuff like this happens. Take the under.

Total Touchdown Passes by Mark Sanchez in Week 14

Total Touchdown Passes by Mark Sanchez in Week 14 Odds at Bovada
Over 1.5 -175
Under 1.5 +260

Sanchez has two TD passes in each of his last four NFL starts. But the Giants have given up just 17 TD aerials in 12 games. Take a chance on the under.

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A veteran journalist, Bob Duff has written over two-dozen books, including authorized biographies of Johnny Bower, Desmond Howard and Gordie Howe. He has covered the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, NBA Finals, March Madness and the Olympic Games.