After a hot start to our team prop picks on Thursday, I am back for Sunday’s slate of NFL odds with three more team props from bet365. Let’s see if I can keep the streak alive, as well as the profit stream.
Minnesota Vikings O/U 20.5 Points
The Vikings have a tough game this week out in Oakland against the Raiders, and while the trip out west is a bit concerning if you fancy a play on the Vikings, I think a game against the up and coming Raiders’ offense, and below average defense is a perfect opportunity to play the Vikings team total. There are multiple scenarios in which the game script in this one will lead to the Vikings’ team total going over this week. For starters, even if the Raiders can best the Vikings defense early and get out to a lead, this will force the Vikings to play catch up and could even lead to some garbage time if the Raiders are blowing them out. On the other hand, if the Vikings have some success against the Raiders’ defense, this team total is way too low. Oakland is 25th in the NFL heading into Week 10 in total defense, and while they have been good against the run this year, they are giving up nearly 315 passing yards per game this season. It might be a week to start Teddy Bridgewater in your fantasy leagues, and it also looks like a nice play on the Vikings team total at these NFL odds.
NFL Pick: OVER 20.5 (+100) at bet365
Bears vs. Rams O/U 4.5 TDs
The Bears are in for it this week on the road against the Rams. While it looked like a great play heading into the week, the injury setback to Alshon Jeffrey is a big concern for the Bears. While Jeremy Langford didn’t miss a beat last week filling in for Matt Forte, if Jeffrey can’t play, or play effectively this week, this play may not be the best. However, as long as Jeffrey is active this week, I am playing the over on this one as well. Both he and Forte got in limited practices on Friday, which makes this pick even more intriguing. The Rams are not immune to giving up points, and against this Bears’ defense, as long as Nick Foles doesn’t turn the ball over, the formula is there for five or more touchdowns to be scored in this one between these two. The Bears’ run defense is starting to slip in the rankings from their top 15 ranking a few weeks ago, and we all know they have little chance to stop Todd Gurley anyway. I think the Rams can get to three touchdowns in this one, and if that’s the case Chicago’s good enough to match that or get to at least two TDs.
NFL Pick: OVER 4.5 TDs (-110)
Jaguars vs. Ravens – 1st to 10 Points
The Jaguars have been a pleasant surprise this season, while the Ravens have been an utter disappointment. However, even after losing last week to the Jets and being 2-6 SU, only in the AFC South can you say that the Jaguars are still well within the playoff race. Starting with this week, and through the end of the season, the Jags only play one team with a winning record. If Jacksonville can finish the season 5-3 SU, which is absolutely possible, they might be able to sneak in the playoffs at 7-9 SU. However, while that is more of a long shot wager, their race to 10 points this week might not be. The Jags’ offense has been steadily improving this season, and as long as Allen Hurns is able to go Sunday, the Jacksonville offense could score a ton of points. Baltimore is 3-5 this season is their race to 10 points, and with their defense giving up 27 points per game, I’m playing the Jags with my NFL picks.
NFL Pick: Jaguars (+137)