BetAnySports.com is back with another great set of NFL betting props for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. Join us for the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bengals prop picks for this cross conference duel at Lincoln Financial Field.
AJ Green Over 87.5 Receiving Yards (-115): QB Andy Dalton knows where he is throwing the ball when he drops back to pass. Green knows it. And every member of the Philadelphia secondary will know it. But it isn’t going to make a difference. Green is still going to catch his passes, and he is still going to get his yards, and there is absolutely nothing, short of totally committing two guys to him, that is going to make any bit of difference. The Eagles have a secondary that ranks 15th in the game, allowing 229.3 yards per game, but there have been some brutal games in there for this unit. Yes, Green has slowed down quite a bit over the course of the last few weeks as well, including catching just three passes for 44 yards in last week’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Still, this is a big time game for the Bengals, and it is a game that is going to require big time players. We expect at least 8/120/1 out of Green this week, and we love all of his ‘overs’ on all of his props.
Jermaine Gresham Over 4 Receptions (-120): Gresham has stayed consistent over the course of the whole season. He hasn’t had a game this year with fewer than three receptions, and he hasn’t had one without at least four targets as well. Gresham has come up with four receptions in three straight games, and he has a 2-1-3 record against this four-reception prop over the course of the last six games. With WR Mohamed Sanu out of the fold for the rest of the year, the shots that Gresham has been getting have been more important ones, and some deep down the field as well. It really doesn’t seem likely that we are going to get beaten on this prop, though we might not necessarily win either.
Nick Foles Under 240.5 Passing Yards (+100): Foles had his game last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He threw for 382 yards on Sunday, and he had the biggest throw of the season on the game-winning touchdown pass with no time left on the clock. That was last week. This is this week. On short rest and little preparation time, Foles is going to be playing against a significantly better secondary and a defensive front that is amongst the best in the league at sacking the quarterback. There’s just very little way that we can see how Foles is going to repeat last week’s performance, and we think that he is going to be a lot closer to 200 than 300 yards.
Nick Foles Under 1.5 Touchdown Passes (-155): Why? Because you need to score two touchdowns in order to have two touchdown passes, right? The Eagles are a decent ground team, and we do think that the possibility is there that RB Bryce Brown poaches a touchdown. We just don’t like the chances of the Philly passing game getting all that much done in this one, and in all likelihood, the end result will be a relatively low score on the board when push comes to shove.
Jeremy Maclin Under 63.5 Receiving Yards (-115): This is sort of along the same lines of the Foles ‘under’ bet. Maclin is going to be getting blanket coverage all game long from DB Leon Hall, and that’s going to make life awfully difficult on Maclin. Maclin has a groin injury at this point as well that he is expected to play through. We know that WR DeSean Jackson is out for the year, but what difference has it truly made? Sure, last week, Maclin had nine catches for 104 yards, but in the previous three games, he had eight catches for 93 yards… combined. It just isn’t looking pretty for him on Thursday.
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