Best NFL prop bets for Monday Night Football Week 7
Monday Night Football is back, and it’s a matchup between two likely playoff teams in the NFC as the Los Angeles Rams host the Chicago Bears. The Bears have rolled to a 5-1 record after making the switch from Mitchell Trubisky to Nick Foles, although their wins haven’t always been the prettiest. The Rams sit at 4-2 following their setback on Sunday Night Football against the 49ers.
We’ve got plenty of thoughts on the side and total, which you can read in our game preview, but right now, we’re going to be talking about some props. Player props can be some of the best spots to find edges, as oddsmakers have to hang lines for virtually every player, and then we can pick our spots. Let’s dive in:
Nick Foles under 249.5 passing yards (-110)
Considering Foles hasn’t topped 249 yards yet this season and this game has a very low total, I like this bet quite a lot. The Bears have been winning games but Foles has quietly been extremely inefficient, as he has yet to average more than 6.5 yards per attempt in a game and that was in his Chicago debut back in Week 3. That game was against the Falcons’ pitiful defense as well, and even still he only mustered 189 yards on 29 attempts.
The only two times he even got into the 200s this season, it took him 42 attempts to get there. Now going up against an underrated Rams secondary that features Jalen Ramsey, I don’t see him having much success. Foles crumbles under pressure, so he isn’t going to like dealing with Aaron Donald in his face all night.
Darrell Henderson over 53.5 rushing yards (-110)
Henderson is clearly the best option in this Rams backfield, and head coach Sean McVay knows it. Rookie Cam Akers’ playing time has been dramatically reduced, and Malcolm Brown is pretty much only playing a passing-downs role now. Henderson has mostly been a stud this season, and he returned to a full practice on Saturday so I’m not at all worried about his thigh injury.
Even in a game the Rams were losing big in for most of the night last week against San Francisco, Henderson still managed to put up 88 yards on the ground on only 14 carries. He should see a heavier workload here, and despite their reputation, this Chicago run defense isn’t actually anything to write home about. They’re middle of the pack in most rushing defense stats, giving up 4.3 yards per carry, and I think oddsmakers are giving them too much respect here.
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