There had to be a time in the season where the Kansas City Chiefs took a rest. I get it, it’s sad. But as the Chiefs get set to take a break this weekend, the action in the AFC West still has to go on, with our NFL lines this week dishing out some great betting opportunities.
With the Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, and Los Angeles Chargers all set for action, facing the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and Detroit Lions, respectively, let’s break down this week’s top AFC West prop bets.
Ekeler vs Detroit’s Defense against the Rush? Definitely go with the Under
I don’t know if it’s because Austin Ekeler isn’t bringing any real excitement into his game, or that he is falling victim to LA’s faulty offensive showings.
But just like last week when LA’s top rusher underwhelmed against the New York Jets, this week, against a defense as good at stopping the rush like Detroit’s, taking Ekeler’s under in rushing yards is the best NFL prop bet here.
Having hit the under in four of five games, with only one true strong rushing performance coming in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins, it doesn’t feel as if Ekeler will burst out and pop off.
As his total stands at 49.5 yards for Week 10, take the under at BetUS sportsbook, and watch Ekeler underwhelm once again.
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— NFL Live Streams Reddit (@nfllivstreams) November 7, 2023
Las Vegas Will Suffer against the Jets’ defense
Don’t be fooled here, just because the Las Vegas Raiders finally looked like a functional football team last week, it doesn’t mean that a new leaf has been turned. And don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for Las Vegas and how it went from being perennial underdogs to actually holding a real chance in our NFL odds this week.
But again, just because they beat the New York Giants last week, and put 30 points up on the board, it doesn’t mean it will happen again this weekend. From the way the Giants have been looking this season, I could beat them and score 30 on them.
As the Raiders get set to square off against the Jets on Sunday Night Football, they will have a taste of what it’s like to meet one of the best defenses in the league. New York will surely be looking to avenge last Monday’s loss against the Chargers by flexing all of its defensive force on Las Vegas and destroying the Raiders defensively.
With that said, while I can give the Raiders a chance to get at least one TD, I would advise online NFL betting fans to take the team’s under in TDs prop and make your peace.
NFL Pick: Las Vegas Raiders under 1.5 TDs (+123)
Bet on Broncos To Keep Their Score Low
Can you believe the Broncos are entering their Monday Night Football game against the Bills riding on a two-game winning streak which includes a massive NFL betting odds upset against the Chiefs before the team’s bye week?
I know, it’s hard to believe. Yet here we are, and here is Denver, looking to make it three wins in a row and the second time in as many games where it takes down a perennial Super Bowl LVIII odds favorite, this time the Bills.
Do I see this happening? No. But what I can see is Denver trying to keep the score close, which is something that could catch the eye of fans looking to bet on this game’s NFL pointspread. But also, facing a defense as strong as Buffalo’s I can see Denver not going for many points here.
Expect Denver to try and focus all of its energy on stopping Buffalo defensively, all while forgetting to attack as often and take the team’s under in total TDs.
NFL Pick: Denver Broncos under 2.5 TDs (-201)
Question of the Day
Which AFC West receiver is favorite to catch the most passes in Week 10?
With the AFC West teams in action this weekend facing off against strong defenses against the pass, Davante Adams from the Las Vegas Raiders continues to be the best receiver to pick.