NFL Prop Shop: Week 15
It’s hard to believe, but we’re down to the final three weeks of the NFL regular season.
Plenty of time to make a little extra coin heading into the playoffs.
Here are four prop picks to click this Sunday.
Most passing yards
Andrew Luck vs. Matt Schaub: Take Luck
The Colts defense has given up some gawdy numbers on the road this season, but Matt Schaub has been far too inconsistent to back, regardless the opposition he’s facing.
I suspect Indy will be playing catch-up for much of this game, and that means we should see Andrew Luck rack up plenty of yardage through the air.
The Texans banged-up secondary has been exposed on a weekly basis lately, and this matchup will be no different.
Eli Manning vs. Matt Ryan: Take Manning
Eli Manning has been alternating good and bad performances lately, but I expect to see him buck that trend this week in Atlanta.
Manning’s receiving corps has been getting healthier, and it’s showed in his production. Here’s another fine opportunity for Manning to throw for over 300 yards against an average Falcons secondary.
I won’t be surprised if we see Atlanta focus more heavily on its ground game in an effort to keep the Giants offense on the sidelines. That should help keep Matt Ryan’s numbers in check.
Most rushing yards
Marshawn Lynch vs. C.J. Spiller: Take Lynch
We can expect Marshawn Lynch to be in full-on ‘beast mode’ against his former team on Sunday – bad news for a Bills defensive front that has struggled for much of the season, giving up close to 5.0 yards per rush.
With Fred Jackson being placed on injured reserve, C.J. Spiller will see his workload increase once again. The fact is, he’s had only one 100-yard rushing game since Week 3, and I don’t see him approaching that number here.
Most pass receptions
Eric Decker vs. Anquan Boldin: Take Decker
Anquan Boldin enjoyed a big game last Sunday, hauling in a pair of touchdown catches, but outside of those two scores, he had just one grab. He doesn’t have a favorable matchup against a sound Broncos secondary this week.
The Ravens pass defense continues to get torched on a weekly basis, and will be hard-pressed to slow down the duo of Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas on Sunday. Expect Thomas to get the bulk of the attention, setting up Decker for a big game.
- U (BAL at BOS)
- April 20, 2014 - 7:05 PM
- Art Aronson
- Offered at:
- bookmaker @ Under 9 -115
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This is the Sunday night ESPN game and I believe this one sets up as a classic pitchers duel. The Orioles will send Ubaldo Jimenez (0-3, 7.31 ERA) to the hill to face the Red Sox. Jimenez has had a poor start to the season but this is the perfect opponent for the struggling starter to get untracked against; the Red Sox have been inconsistent at the plate this season, so this is Jimenez’s moment to start turning things around. Boston's Jake Peavy (0-0, 1.93) is unbeaten in his last 10 regular-season starts, going 3-0 with a 3.17 ERA. He struck out eight and gave up one run in six innings in Tuesday’s 2-1 road loss to the Chicago White Sox. Peavey has pitched well against the Orioles with 3.15 ERA and 2-0 record. Baltimore’s best hitter in Chris Davis is 2 for 17 with eight strikeouts against Boston this year and hitless in five at-bats versus Peavy. Keep in mind that the lower number is 3-1 in Boston games when the total number is set at either 9 or 9.5. Also, the Red Sox have seen the total go “under” the number in six of nine vs. divisional opponents this year. Four of five games between these two teams this season (including last night’s game) saw the lower number hit. I believe the stage is once again set for a lower-scoring affair. How about you? Pitchers duel or slugfest?