- Nick Mangold is back with more props for Monday Night Football of Week 3, featuring the Chicago Bears taking on the Washington Redskins
- Mangold went 1-1 on his player props last week and is now 3-1 this season (+1.74 units); he’s 4-3 on all his bets so far (+0.06 units)
- See his best player props to bet in the game tonight
We’ve all heard the cliche that football is a game of inches. Well, the same can be said about betting.
Last week, I fell 3 yards – or 9 feet, or 108 inches – shy of going 2-for-2 for a second straight week on my Monday Night Football props. Had Le’Veon Bell stretched his arm out on a couple more of his 21 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2, I’d be 4-0 heading into Week 3.
But that’s the way it goes, right?
Fortunately, the over on Robby Anderson’s receiving yards paid out 1.2 units, so we still made it out of the night with a 0.2-unit profit.
We’re aiming a little higher in Week 3, though, when the Chicago Bears visit the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football (Monday, September 23 at 8:15pm ET).
If you haven’t been following along here each week, or just need to brush up on how to bet player props, check out SBD’s guide on prop betting.
Prop #1: Mitchell Trubisky Passing Yards
|Mitchell Trubisky Passing Yards||Odds|
*All odds taken September 23
It’s no secret the Bears offense has struggled this season. They rank 31st in points and 30th in total yards. They haven’t been terrible running the ball, averaging 99.5 yards per game on the ground, but their aerial attack ranks 31st, only totaling 328 yards through two games.
A hurtful stat for Bears Fans.
Daniel Jones has more passing yards this season than Mitch Trubisky. #Bears
— Dan DeYoung (@DanDeYoungFB) September 23, 2019
But this is Mitchell Trubisky’s opportunity to get his season on track, facing a Redskins defense that is bleeding out yards. Washington ranks 30th in total yards allowed and 26th in passing yards allowed.
Trubisky is at least riding the high of a great final drive in Denver last week that ended up getting Chicago the win. Head coach Matt Nagy will certainly look to take advantage of this matchup and build some confidence in his young quarterback.
Give me the over on Trubisky’s passing yards this week.
Prop #2: David Montgomery Rushing Yards
|David Montgomery Rushing Yards||Odds|
Washington hasn’t just been surrendering yards through the air this season, as their run defense ranks even worse than their pass defense – 30th vs 26th.
David Montgomery seems like a pretty tough dude to tackle pic.twitter.com/D3AO3VxFUE
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) September 17, 2019
With Jonathan Allen questionable, which suggests he won’t be 100% even if he does suit up, David Montgomery won’t need to worry about bouncing too many runs to the outside. He should see plenty of space to run right up the middle of the defense.
The rookie back saw 18 carries last week and I expect he’ll see a similar workload tonight in Washington. That’ll be more than enough to put him over the 59.5-yard threshold. Give me the over here, too.
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