The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets are going to duke it out on Monday Night Football in the Garden State on Monday Night, and here at Bang the Book, we’re going to take our picks for some of the MNF props on the board for one of the biggest games of the weekend!
Total QB Sacks Over 4.5: QB Matt Moore might be a deer in headlights in this one. This is the first game that he has started with his new team, and his starts last year with the Carolina Panthers were ugly to say the least. We don’t need to even remotely take a look at the Jets defense, as we know that Head Coach Rex Ryan is going to be sending the kitchen sink at Moore virtually on every snap. Miami’s defense has a huge sack man in DE Cameron Wake, and this team has six sacks in four games. If the Fins can get two sacks, we are confident that the Jets can do the rest of the job to get to this total.
Daniel Thomas To Score First Touchdown (+700): If you believe that the Dolphins can compete in this game, Thomas is a great option to look for on the goal line. We already know that RB Reggie Bush isn’t getting the job done on the goal line, and Thomas has the ability to get between the tackles and get the job done. The only other option that we would take right here would be the Field at +450 to score the first touchdown, as in this bunch, we would get every defensive touchdown, most special teams touchdowns, Joe McKnight, and Lex Hilliard, all of which are distinct possibilities for scoring.
Brandon Marshall To Not Be Thrown Out Of The Game (-500): Okay, let’s be realistic here. There isn’t a single NFL player ejected out of one out of every five games, and it’s impossible to think that Marshall is going to be flagged out of this one either. Marshall’s mouth couldn’t stop running this week, and he said that he is going to get tossed in the second quarter. However, for a man with all of the off the field problems that the former UCF Knights standout has had, Marshall has to be running out of chances. Head Coach Tony Sparano might legitimately sit his star down for the rest of the season if he were to get thrown out of this game. We have to think that Marshall is going to make it through the whole 60 minutes if he wants to keep his career intact.
Brandon Marshall Under 55.5 Receiving Yards: It’s QB Matt Moore. On the road. Against the Jets defense. On Revis Island. How on earth is Marshall going to end up getting into the 60s in receiving yards? Unless he ends up really just making that one huge play, we don’t see any way that Marshall is going to just be able to nickel and dime his way to this number.
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