October 15, 2012

Monday Night Football Props Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers

The last two teams of the week to kick it off on Monday Night Football betting action this week are the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos. Check out some of the NFL prop bets that are available at BetDSI, as we analyze the betting lines and see which sides to play.

Peyton Manning To Throw an Interception (-180): Manning has only been picked off three times this season, but he has had a bad history against these Chargers. There aren’t many teams that Peyton has more picks against than the Bolts with 16, and that has come in just seven games. It’s just not all that likely that the whole game is going to go without an interception for No. 18, especially knowing that San Diego has a defense that has picked off six passes over the course of the first five games this season.

Philip Rivers Over 1.5 Touchdown Passes (-160): Though the defensive backs for the Broncos are quite good, they have been picked on and picked on quite a bit this year, by some of the best passing games in the land. For whatever reason, DB Champ Bailey just hasn’t played all that well against Rivers for whatever reason. We know that this is the worst set of receivers that San Diego has had to work with over the years, but we still think that men like WR Malcom Floyd, TE Antonio Gates, and the crew are going to find some way to score at least twice significantly more often than not.

Ryan Mathews Over 75.5 Rushing Yards: The time is here for Mathews to prove that he is the top tailback on this team. Mathews only started once before fumbling in a crucial spot against the Atlanta Falcons, and he came off of the bench in each of the last two weeks while RB Jackie Battle started. However, the time is here for Mathews to become the starter once again, and that means that he isn’t going to be challenged for all that many touches. Last week, Mathews had 80 yards and a score on the ground, and he is going to be a real weapon for the rest of the year for this team. At least half the time, Mathews has to get to at least 76 yards on the ground.

Robert Meachem Longest Reception Over 27.5 Yards (-115): There is no receiver in this game that has a better chance of getting a long pass than Meachem, and against a Denver secondary that has been burned at times, there is no reason to think that Meachem won’t get his 6th catch this year of at least 28 yards. He won’t end up getting all that many looks, and we wouldn’t touch all of his other props, namely that 2.5 receptions one, but we do think that he is going to get loose for at least one catch way down the field at some point.

Jacob Tamme Under 40.5 Receiving Yards (-115): It just seems to be a natural instinct to think that Tamme is going to have at least 41 receiving yards in this game, especially knowing that he has 21 receptions thus far this year. However, Tamme is often used as nothing more than a security blanket for Manning, and he only has 8.3 yards per reception. That means that he is going to have to have at least five catches in this one to be able to get the job done. There’s a reason that last week’s game was the first that Tamme had reached at least 41 yards since Week 1.

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Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan has been in the sportswriting biz since the late-90s, and he has worked side by side with some of the best and brightest in sports gambling. Always searching for the best trends in sports, Andrew uses his brilliant math mind to his advantage to beat the books.

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