Monday Night Football Betting: 6 Player Prop Bets That Could Win You Money
The 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles look to hold onto the best record in the NFL on Monday night, as they prepare to host the NFC East rival Washington Redskins.
Kirk Cousins and co. take a 3-2 record into the City of Brotherly Love and if they can nab a win, they just might turn the NFC East upside down.
Vegas loves Carson Wentz and the Eagles in this one by a wide margin, though. The spread isn’t terrible (-5.5 at Bovada), but betting on Philly will cost you thanks to their thick -245 Money Line.
Unless we want to target the 49 Total or back the Redskins (+205) as an upset pick, we’ll need to find other ways to make money off of this game.
The best path to monetary success could arguably be Monday Night Football prop bets. Topbet.eu is among the top NFL betting sites right now and really pushes out props and specials with the best of them.
They have a slew of Redskins vs. Eagles prop bets to consider, but we’ve narrowed down the list to our favorite five:
Will Kirk Cousins Top 275+ Passing Yards?
NFL player prop bets are a ton of fun, as they can keep you engaged even when you don’t have a dog in the fight.
We get things started with a Kirk Cousins passing yardage prop bet, as Topbet wonders if he’ll top 275 yards tonight:
- Yes +120
- No -150
That’s a decent amount of yardage, but Cousins has proven to be a plenty competent passer over the past few years and the Eagles don’t have an elite defense. He’s at least put up 234 passing yards every single time he’s faced Philly and has actually topped this mark three different times.
Philadelphia has an active defense, but they actually are in the bottom portion of the league in sacks and also rank 29th against the pass. This unit is allowing nearly 275 yards per game on the nose, so with Cousins and the Redskins needing a big win, I can see them finding success through the air.
Will Terrelle Pryor Top 75+ Receiving Yards?
Sticking with the Redskins, we can try making some money off of Terrelle Pryor. Topbet wonders if he’ll top 75 receiving yards – a feat he hasn’t accomplished at any point in his first season with the Redskins:
- Yes +200
- No -260
This really isn’t that much yardage, so even though Pryor has been slow to bust out for Washington, I actually like his chances to notching a career-high with his new team.
There are two big reasons why. For one, Philly gives up a lot of yardage through the air and he did have some success (6 catches, 66 yards) against them back in week one. Secondly, he’s a big play guy and it might only take 1-2 deep balls for him to win us some cash.
This bet provides serious upside, so let’s go hard with Pryor and hope he returns some value at +200.
Will Jordan Reed Score a Touchdown?
Another Redskins bet deals with stud tight end Jordan Reed, who has been slowed down all year by a number of ailments.
He really hasn’t been a huge factor in 2017 and has yet to find the end-zone, but could that change on Monday night against the Eagles?
- Yes +210
- No -280
Again, Philly’s defense on paper isn’t scary against the pass. Kirk Cousins should have some time to throw and I like his chances to get close to 300+ yards and a couple of touchdowns.
One of them should go to Reed, who even at less than 100% is still an elite red-zone target. Reed still has been active in the offense (3+ catches in every game) but he’s long overdue to get a score. I think he gets it against an Eagles defense he torched for two scores in week five of 2015.
Will Carson Wentz Top 275+ Passing Yards?
Is it just me, or are we headed for a bit of a shootout tonight? Most football betting sites seem to agree (Total of 49, and all), and with a fairly close spread, I do think we get a good number of scores and stats.
That should help Wentz, who has let it rip all year long and has already topped this mark three different times. Wentz can dink and dunk, but he’s got a penchant for the big play and that’s going to play into this bet:
- Yes +160
- No -200
We’ve been picking on the Philly defense, but the Redskins are just 18th against the pass. Wentz put up over 300 passing yards against this team in week one, too, and that was when Josh Norman was healthy. Norman (ribs) still isn’t 100% and will be sitting this one out:
Redskins CB Josh Norman was ruled out for Monday's game vs. Philadelphia because of a fractured rib. Corner… https://t.co/JCEX9mRkir
— John Keim (@john_keim) October 21, 2017
The Redskins aren’t bad defensively, but they don’t have their top cover man and Wentz had his way even when he was active. I love him at +160 for this wager.
Will Alshon Jeffery Top 75+ Receiving Yards?
While Wentz is a strong candidate to nail his personal NFL special, Alshon Jeffery is admittedly tougher to trust. Part of Jeffery’s problem has been a slew of brutal matchups, however.
Through his first six games with the Eagles, Jeffery has had to battle with elite #1 cornerbacks such as Josh Norman, Marcus Peters, Janoris Jenkins, Casey Hayward and Patrick Peterson.
That’s held him back from reaching his full potential, yet the big play threat has topped this yardage mark once and at least hit 70+ yards twice. Can he do it again tonight, though?
- Yes +220
- No -300
Not having Norman to bother him will help Jeffery, who much like Pryor can get most of this yardage in about two plays if all goes well. With a better matchup against the Redskins than he saw in week one, I like Jeffery’s chances of winning us some cash tonight.
Will Zach Ertz Score a Touchdown?
Finally, we get to Ertz, who has been a total stud for the Eagles out of the tight end position. He was showing signs of being a star over the last three years, but he’s truly busted out in 2017 with four scores in his first six games.
Ertz is trending in an elite direction and he faces a Redskins defense that he dropped 8 catches and 93 yards on in week one:
- Yes +200
- No -260
Washington’s pass defense is below average and they really didn’t stop Ertz the first time around. It’s also important to note that Ertz has defied matchups anyways, as he scored twice against the Panthers last week and they traditionally stifle tight ends.
The Redskins have not been dominant against opposing tight ends, as they’ve given up two scores and the 4th most yards to the position. Considering Ertz’s role, recent scoring spike and clear chemistry with Wentz, I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he found paydirt yet again on Monday night.
These NFL player prop bets look quite profitable on paper but don’t be fooled into thinking these are the only NFL betting opportunities tonight.
Topbet.eu has other game prop bets, while sites like Bovada and BetOnline are famous for producing playable props ahead of games. Regardless of which props or specials you target, we wish you luck tonight and hopefully, we help you make some coin!