IT’S the first four-game Sunday and looking forward to it. Have already posted my main double so will add it at the bottom but a couple of prop bets to tempt you in some of the TV games.
London Game Prop
- Javorius Allen (Baltimore Ravens) Over 76.5 Rush & Rec Yards
- – 3pts
The first London game of the year sees the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags are
used to playing in London but don’t look to be a decent team again this year and maybe won’t be with Bortles under center. Terrance West missed a few days of practice this week but will likely play a reduced role while Allen takes the lead again.
Early Games – 6pm
- Mike Gillislee (New England Patriots) Over 13.5 Rush Attempts
Vice-versa on the Texans giving up the yards on the ground as the Pats have. They will also need to gently take care of their offence this season if they want another SuperBowl appearance and they’re already hurting. Gillislee should get his yards on the ground, especially with Rex Burkhead out. He’s carried the ball 15 times while Burkhead has been active.
- Jay Ajayi (Miami Dolphins) Over 104.5 Rush & Rec Yards
Ajayi has been held out of practice all week with a knee injury, until being listed as a full participant today. He might be limited but if given the same kind of role as last week (25 carries) he should streamroll the Jets defence that has given up 185 rushing yards over their first two games.
- Lamar Miller (Houston Texans) Over 76.5 Rush & Rec Yards
Houston, despite likely having another growing season, have been running the ball fairly balanced and taking the pressure of their rookie QB. A week 3 loss is more or less in the books (we hope) but that doesn’t mean they won’t move the ball at all.
Hightower is still questionable and with the Pats giving up plenty of scrimmage yards to the backfield over the first two weeks Miller should have a decent game. He’s gone over this total in the first two weeks with an offensive line made of sand so I don’t see why it can’t happen again.
- Matt Stafford (Detroit Lions) Over 264.5 Passing Yards
- (10-11, 3.3pts
I took Ebron’s line on Monday night but despite racking up the majority of the line in the first half the Lions abandoned the run game against a poor Giants offence. They will not be allowed to abandon the run against the high-powered Atlanta who although are only giving up an average of 242 pass yards per game will likely take the W despite a 2-0 start for both teams.
Phillip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers) Over 269.5 Passing Yards
Rivers will be trying to avoid going 0-3 (which would essentially end the Chargers post-season hopes) but will face one of the Super Bowl favourites. Big ask? Maybe. While suggesting the Chargers could keep it close (the linemakers not me) Rivers will have to take this game into his own arm. Kansas despite scoring all over teams have been letting the yards gained through the air.
Brady threw for 267 in week 1, with Wentz throwing for 333 last week. The Chargers are throwing the ball 67% of the time, which should also hold true tonight with a likely loss on the cards.
- New England Patriots -6.5 (Sun, 6pm)
- Green Bay Packers -2.5 (Sun, 9.25pm)
- LA Rams -2.5 (Fri, 1.2am)
- (19-20, Bwin) – 4pts