Player props have been very good to us so far this season, and this week’s NFL Odds are equally as valuable. Here are three of my favorite NFL Prop Picks for the week, all of which are courtesy of bet365.
Jay Cutler O/U 257 ½ Passing Yards
Last week against the Packers, Jay Cutler looked like old-Cutler in the second half. However with the exception of those two quarters, this first part of the season has been very good for the Bears’ offense and more specifically, passing game. This week even though Jermon Bushrod is still out, the Bears are getting back a few other o-linemen, which should really help their stats against the Panthers.
On top of that, the Panthers are not a great defensive right now. Teams have been having a lot of success running the ball on Carolina, but their passing defensive isn’t great right now either, leaving some room for Cutler here. Brandon Marshall had a full week of practice, which should also help the Chicago passing game. Cutler should throw the ball a ton here, and make up for that bad second half from last week.
NFL Pick: OVER 257.5 passing yards (-130)
Khiry Robinson O/U 66.5 Rushing Yards
The Saints are really struggling right now. Just go talk to our own Dax Floyd and you will sense his discontent. This week against the Bucs should improve things, but likely not for their running game. The Bucs don’t have a bad rushing defense, and Khiry Robinson has been nothing special ever since he took over for the injured Mark Ingram. Now bet365 has his NFL Odds up to 66 ½ rushing yards, and I have to think the under is the play here.
The Bucs are the 29th ranked defense against the pass right now, whereas they have been respectable against the run. The Saints are going to throw the ball all around this week, and I doubt Robinson gets a ton of touches. Tavaris Cadet has already come on to take some of Robinson’s touches, and of course the Saints still have veteran, Pierre Thomas. If it wasn’t for one long garbage time run last week, Robinson wouldn’t have the numbers he does, and I doubt he breaks one against Tampa.
NFL Pick: UNDER 66 ½ rush yards (-125)
Bishop Sankey TD Odds
The Titans have not been playing great on either side of the ball this season, but their young rookie running back may finally be getting his shot at being the workhorse of the offense this week. Shonn Greene has given them nothing, and even though Greene is still listed as the team’s goal line back, I think Sankey is going to get a ton of touches today.
Even though the NFL Odds don’t have many props relating to Sankey’s rushing yards, bet365 has his touchdown odds at +150, which is a sweet spot of value for me in Week 5. The Browns’ rushing defense has not been good so far this season, and even though they had a week of rest in Week 4, I doubt it will make much difference. The Titans have had zero passing game, and if they do get into the red zone, you have to think they will run the ball to hide whomever their quarterback is. Take Sankey to score a touchdown for your NFL picks.
NFL Pick: Bishop Sankey TD Scored (+150)