Check out my Week 5 quarterback special props elsewhere here on the site. Now I will look at some of the remaining Bovada NFL special props for this week.
First, a look back at Week 4's results. Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown did continue his streak of games with at least five catches, now at 20 straight. I recommended the prop of him breaking the NFL record of 21 consecutive. Obviously he can only tie it this week in Jacksonville. Killed it on San Francisco's Frank Gore last Sunday against the Eagles. His 'over/under' totals were set at 13.5 rushing attempts and 55.5 yards. The Niners went old school and Gore had 24 carries for 119 yards. Double win there. I also predicted that Oakland would lose in Week 4 against Miami in London and that Dennis Allen would be the first coach fired this season. It happened officially on Tuesday. So a perfect week on these specials.
How Many Sacks Will the Bengals Allow Week 5: 'Over/Under' 1.5
Over is a -130 favorite. Cincinnati, which was off last week, is the only team yet to allow a sack. Every other club has given up at least three. The Bengals are in New England on Sunday night, and the Patriots have nine sacks in four games. You have to think they are going to blitz Andy Dalton to rattle him.
NFL Free Pick: 'Over.'
How Many Points Will the Cardinals Allow in the Fourth Quarter Week 5: 'Over/Under' 7
Both are -115. Little disappointed this total doesn't include a half point because you might be looking at a push. The Cardinals have outscored opponents (San Diego, NY Giants, San Francisco) 30-0 in the fourth quarter thus far. Needless to say, those offenses can't hold a candle to the Broncos unit that Arizona faces in Denver on Sunday.
NFL Free Pick: 'Over.'
Total Rushing Yards for Eagles Running Back LeSean McCoy: 'Over/Under' 80.5
Both options are -115. This total seems high. The Eagles offensive line has been decimated by injury this year, although starting right tackle Lane Johnson is back off a suspension Sunday. McCoy, the reigning rushing champion, has totaled 22 and 17 yards, respectively, in his past two games -- really angering all those who took him with their first-round fantasy pick. He hasn't topped 79 yards yet this season. Philly faces a Rams defense that is 30th in the NFL in allowing 155.0 yards per game. St. Louis has allowed a 100-yard rusher in all three games (once to a receiver).
NFL Free Pick: 'Under.' Still not sold on that Philly O-Line and the Rams had last week off to prepare.
Who Will Win a Game First: Jacksonville (-200) or Oakland (+150)?
I so wish that Bovada offered a neither prop. How great would it be if both went 0-16? Doesn't look impossible thus far. If you are wondering, the Jaguars and Raiders don't play one another. Jacksonville hosts Pittsburgh this week and then has three winnable games after: at Tennessee, vs. Cleveland, vs. Miami. The Raiders are off this week and are home for the next two against San Diego and Arizona. Certainly they won't be favored in those. Then it's at Cleveland (maybe) and at Seattle (haha).
NFL Free Pick: Jacksonville.
Will the Cowboys' DeMarco Murray Start Season with Six Straight Games of 100 Yards Rushing?
No is -300 and yes is +200 on this props NFL odds. No player has ever opened a season by rushing for 100 or more yards in six straight games. Murray has been a beast thus far with 534 yards in four games, which puts him on pace for 2,136, which would shatter Eric Dickerson's 30-year-old NFL record. Murray has rushed for at least 100 yards and a score in each game thus far, tying an NFL record to start a season. If Dallas doesn't back off Murray, will break down as he's been injury-prone in his career. He is also on pace for an NFL-record 396 carries. Murray faces Houston this week. The Texans are No. 24 against the rush (130.3 ypg). The Cowboys are at Seattle next week. The Seahawks are No. 5 in stopping the run (72.3 ypg).
NFL Free Pick: No.