The last two teams of the week to kick it off on Monday Night Football betting action this week are the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles. 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.
Jimmy Graham Over 60.5 Receiving Yards (-115): The fact of the matter is that the oddsmakers here have forgotten just how good Graham was last year. He had 99 receptions and over 1,300 yards. Now, with RB Darren Sproles out of the lineup, there is a man who has to be a check down, and this is the one to do it. We really expect to see Graham put up just a huge game in spite of the fact that the Eagles have played well against opposing tight ends for most of the season. Assuming that Graham gets seven or eight looks from QB Drew Brees, which we expect that he will, there is no reason to think that he isn’t going to get to at least 61 receiving yards.
Drew Brees Over 2.5 Touchdown Passes (-105): Asking the Saints to score three touchdown isn’t all that hard, but will Brees truthfully throw 2.5 TDs per game? That would put him at 40 for the season. However, we have to remember that this is a man that is the heart and soul of this team. Brees has had at least three TD passes in all three of his home games this year, and he had at least three scores in seven of his eight games last year at home as well (and one in the playoffs for what it is worth). What makes us think that the Eagles are going to be any different? The truth of the matter is that we need Brees to throw at least three scores in just about 52% of all of his games to get the job done for us, and he is clearly going to do that regardless of who the team is on the other side of the field.
DeSean Jackson Over 74.5 Receiving Yards (-115): The New Orleans defense just isn’t all that good, especially in the secondary, where teams have just destroyed them this year. Jackson is one of the most electric receiving options in the entire league, and he can break a play for 75 yards at any given moment. Jackson and the Eagles are going to need a fantastic effort to have any chance whatsoever of beating the Saints, and that means that QB Michael Vick and Jackson need to get on the same page immediately and for the whole game to have any chance of winning.
Michael Vick Over 263.5 (-115): The Saints have allowed at least 300 passing yards five times in seven games this year, and at least 248 in all of their games to opposing quarterbacks. Granted, we know that Vick has had basically all or nothing all season long. He has three games with at least 310 passing yards and two games with less than 200. However, as we said earlier with Jackson, this is a game that has to be won through the air, and Head Coach Andy Reid is going to let Vick throw the ball as often as he needs to. That’s a dangerous proposition that could cause a heck of a lot of turnovers, but it also should lead to a ton of yards as well.
Aaron 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.