NFL Prop Shop: Week 17
It's hard to believe, but the NFL regular season will wrap up with a full slate of divisional matchups on Sunday.
Here are four prop bets to consider as we aim to head into the postseason on a winning note.
Most passing yards
Joe Flacco vs. Andy Dalton: Take Dalton
I don't like the look of this Ravens offense right now, even after that beatdown of the Giants last Sunday. We should see Baltimore pound away with Ray Rice early and often in this one, making Joe Flacco a bit of an afterthought.
Andy Dalton faced a tougher matchup in Pittsburgh last week, but still managed to throw for 278 yards. With the Bengals ground game still stuck in neutral, look for Dalton to be called upon plenty on Sunday.
Cam Newton vs. Drew Brees: Take Brees
This should be a shootout from start to finish, and with that in mind, I'll give the edge to Brees at home in the dome.
Cam Newton has guided the Panthers to three straight wins, but he's seen his passing yardage decline in each contest. Don't be surprised if he does more with his feet than his arm in this one.
Most rushing yards
Shonn Greene vs. C.J. Spiller: Take Spiller
The Bills offense has sputtered lately, but that hasn't stopped C.J. Spiller from turning in back-to-back 100+ yard efforts. He's ran for 241 yards on only 39 carries in the last two weeks, and should find plenty of room to operate against a down-trodden Jets defense on Sunday.
Shonn Greene did manage to find the end zone twice against the Chargers last week, but he's topped out at 77 rushing yards over his last three games. In fact, he's gained more than 77 yards on the ground only once in the last nine weeks.
Most pass receptions
Danny Amendola vs. Sidney Rice: Take Amendola
The Seahawks defense is firing on all cylinders right now, and I won't be shocked if the Rams come out with a rather conservative offensive gameplan in an effort to avoid those critical turnovers against this opportunistic bunch. That should lead to more targets for Sam Bradford's security blanket, Danny Amendola.
Russell Wilson has really been spreading the ball around lately, and that's meant a decreased workload for Sidney Rice. He's caught only seven passes in the last three weeks, and will be hard-pressed to top four catches in this one.
- O (CAL at ARI)
- Power Sports
- February 12, 2016 - 9:00 PM
- Offered at:
- 5dimes @ Over 5.5 110
1* Over Flames/Coyotes (9:05 ET): Because the Flames went to a shootout last night (won!), I can only assume that the public will be "lining up" to go against them here. But that could be a mistake. The opponent, Arizona, has lost each of its last five games and given up a TON of goals in the process. Over is the best possible play here.
That three-game win streak has come with a lot of offensive production for the Flames. They tallied five goals in regulation last night in San Jose and then got credit for a sixth by winning the shootout. That came on the heels of two more wins where they scored four times each, all eight goals coming in regulation. As I said before, Arizona is giving up a TON of goals recently. It was only two to Vancouver in a loss Wednesday, but in the four games prior (again, all losses), the total was 21 (all but one in regulation)! The 'Yotes have given up a ton of shots during this time (35.6 per game) and goaltending numbers across the board are terrible.
In fact, this is a matchup of two teams that rank in the bottom three in the league in overall save percentage. Calgary is dead last in that department and will not have Kari Ramo to lean on tonight. Instead, it will be Jonas Hiller, who came in for the shootout last night due to Ramo getting hurt. The back to back situation thus does the Flames no favors here. Over the last five games, they've been fortunate to allow just 2.4 goals per game on an average of 32.0 shots. Their offensive production may decrease a little from last night, but I still expect to see plenty of goals on both sides here. The Over is 12-5 for Calgary this season if they scored 4+ goals the previous game. 1* Over Flames/Coyotes (9:05 ET):