After the first half ended it looked like we were on pace to cash, but the second half proved disastrous. However, I am going for one last chance to right the ship, and it’s in the form of some player props from Bovada sportsbook.
Kareem Hunt O/U 3 Receptions
Monday Night Football is a good one to close out Week 4, as the Redskins head into Arrowhead to play the Chiefs. There are some pretty sharp NFL Odds to go around for this game, but there is one that caught my eye, and it’s Kareem Hunt’s reception total at 3.
With Alex Smith at quarterback, the Chiefs have started moving the ball down the field more with a reliable stable of pass catchers. However, Hunt is one of those guys, and with the Redskins secondary playing well, there is a chance the Chiefs’ running back touches the ball a lot in this game.
But that’s not limited to rushing attempts. Hunt has been targeted 9 times and caught all 9 passes he has been thrown this season, and with the Redskins coming to town, there are going to be chances for Hunt to catch some screens.
Through just three weeks, one of the weaknesses of this Redskins defense has been defending against just that. They have allowed running backs to collect 18 catches for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns. While they have stopped the running game well, the running back running into a receiver has beaten them this season.
This is where I expect the Chiefs to use their young back tonight against Washington. Todd Gurley, Darren Sproles, and DeAndre Washington have all beaten up on the Redskins in the screen game this season, and with Hunt in the game for most of the Chiefs’ snaps, look for him to get north of 3 receptions in the passing game from Smith.Free NFL Pick: OVER 3 (-125)Best Line Offered: at Bovada