- The Detroit Lions travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers in Week 6’s edition of Monday Night Football
- Nick Mangold went 1-1 on his Week 5 MNF props and is now 6-4 on the season (+1.88 units); he’s 9-7 on all his bets (+0.99 units)
- Get his best player props to bet for tonight’s game
Since going 2-0 on my Monday Night Football Week 1 props, I have not been able to shake these 1-1 performances each of the last four weeks. Week 5 was the same story.
Fortunately, the one I did get correct – over on Nick Chubb’s rushing total – paid out 1.27 units, so it was another profitable week.
In Week 6 we have the Detroit Lions taking on the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football (October 14 at 8:15pm ET). Here’s the two player props I like best.
(If you want more than player props for this matchup, see our Lions vs Packers odds & stats.)
Prop #1: Aaron Rodgers Passing Yards
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*All odds taken October 14
Aaron Rodgers has only surpassed 265 passing yards once this season – Week 4 against the Eagles. But Philadelphia is also the only team he’s faced who doesn’t rank in the top 12 in pass defense.
The defense Rodgers faces in Week 6 has actually allowed more passing yards per game than the Eagles, who he torched for 422 yards through the air. Detroit has given up the fourth-most passing yards per game (280.8 per game), and has seen three of the four QBs they’ve faced throw for more than 265 yards against them.
The Packers will be without Davante Adams for a second straight week, but they have plenty of capable pass-catchers in their offense who can take advantage of a weak Lions pass defense.
Give me the over on Rodgers’ passing yards tonight!
Prop #2: Aaron Jones Receiving Yards
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Speaking of other capable pass-catchers who will step up tonight … Aaron Jones totaled a team-high 75 receiving yards in the Packers’ first game without Davante Adams last week.
The RB was Rodgers’ favorite target, catching seven balls on eight targets – both team-highs.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 9, 2019
The Lions have allowed 279 receiving yards to running backs in 2019, tied for ninth-most in the NFL. While schemes and game plans can change dramatically week-to-week, don’t expect the Packers to veer far from what worked so well for them last week.
Jones has surpassed 30 receiving yards in three of five games this season, and I foresee him doing it again in Week 6, Mark me down for the over on this one, too!
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