NFL Picks: Betting the Props for Cardinals vs. Eagles Sunday Night

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, December 20, 2015 4:16 PM GMT

If you busted on some of your early afternoon plays for Week 15, have no fear! I am back with some late night prop betting NFL picks from bet365 that are sure to brighten evening!

David Johnson O/U 84.5 rushing yards
The Cardinals have themselves a rookie running back that should be in the league and carrying the ball for the Cardinals for a long time. That being said, Bruce Arians has been the biggest believer in the “years to come,” aspect of that statement, and until recently when Chris Johnson went down, and Andre Ellington got banged up yet again, David Johnson has seem limited work. This week he is on the national stage, and with very little competition in the backfield with C. Johnson and Ellington out, Bet365 has his rushing yards total at 84.5 this week. Johnson has been cruising since taking over the starting job, as he has more than 90 yards rushing in his last two games. However, after getting 40 carries in his last two weeks, this week on the road in Philly might limit him to 15 touches, just because the Eagles are so much worse defending the pass than the run. There is also the possibility that the Cards fall behind and have to throw the ball because of that this week. Needless to say, Johnson could rip off a huge run and make this play blow up, or he could only get 15-16 carries this week, and the under could be a nice play.
NFL Prop Pick: UNDER 84.5 (-115)

 

Sam Bradford O/U 242.5 passing yards
We swing and missed on a Sam Bradford prop this past week by just a few yards, and now Bradford is back at home and up against a solid secondary in the Cardinals. With the Eagles playing better, I noted last week that most of their success has come from limiting Bradford to being somewhat of a game manager. He had to air the ball out some last week against a Bills secondary gifting him yards at times, but in the two weeks prior to that, Bradford threw the ball less than 50 times in those two games. I think we see another game where the Eagles keep the ball on the ground as much as possible, to limit Carson Palmer and this Cardinals offense to more bench time than field time. The Cardinals defense should also keep a lid on the Eagles in this one as well despite being on the road, so take the under here.
NFL Prop Pick: UNDER 242.5 (-115)

 

Cardinals vs. Eagles O/U 5.5 TDs
With a total of 51, and with what should be yet another Sunday night shootout, the over in this one is where I’m going for my final NFL Pick for Sunday. The Cardinals’ offense has been shuttering some over the last few weeks, but the Eagles secondary and the need for a win might be enough to get Palmer and the offense going this week. On top of that, after floundering around for the first half of the season, the Eagles have started to come on here recently, as their offense has scored 35 and 23 points in the last two weeks respectfully. Even though a play on the over will only net us NFL Odds of -125, it’s still a good enough wager tonight for me to ignore the slight chalk. This could very well be the highest scoring game of the week, and with the Sunday night games going over more often recently, I think six or more combined touchdowns is easy money.
NFL Prop Pick: OVER 5.5 (-125)