Kickoff between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings for Monday Night Football Week 12 is just a few hours away, and that leaves us plenty of time to add a few last-minute picks to the mix. Whether you are up after the weekend or looking for a bet to bail you out of bad decisions, we have you covered.
Let’s get into some player props for Monday Night Football and make some NFL picks to pad our pockets.
Dobbs Putting in Work
The first of our best NFL bets for Monday Night Football is on my new favorite QB, Josh Dobbs of the Minnesota Vikings. I was enamored by the guy when he came onto the team, and without knowing the plays or even his teammates’ names, he led the Vikings to victory in his first action with the squad.
He has given this group a new lease on life after Kirk Cousins went down, and I think one could argue he’s doing more with this offense than Cousins was before his injury. Dobbs doesn’t have MVP stats, but he does a lot of little things well and keeps his team in games.
I had Dobbs on my list this week because there was a chance that he and the Vikings would see star WR Justin Jefferson return to action. However, word on the street is it will be another week before JJ is ready to return to work.
Even without Jefferson, Dobbs matches up well against Chicago and gives me confidence he’s in for a big night.
The Chicago Bears‘ passing defense allows the fifth-worst completion rate in the NFL (68.41%) and the seventh-most opponent passes per game (36.5). A quick bit of math tells us that 68.41% of 36.5 is 24.9, which is what to expect from Dobbs if he just has an average game.
Considering our NFL lines for Dobbs are at 21½ completions, I love this prop to cash for him and us on Monday night.
MNF NFL Prop: Josh Dobbs Over 21½ Completions
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RB Herbert Looks to Shine
In several ways, we can go with a bet online in favor of Khalil Herbert’s player props. There is the obvious bet, which would be for him to go Over or Under his rushing yard total, or we can go for total carries. We can also look for Herbert to score his first rushing TD of the year.
justin fields & khalil herbert are playing football tomorrow 🥰 pic.twitter.com/iwiyaTusYl
— m (@downbadbears) November 18, 2023
Despite being a running back, I see more value in Herbert as a pass-catcher on Monday after seeing at least three targets in five of his six starts this season.
Herbet´s Vegas betting odds for Monday regarding receiving yards are 10½, which is a mark he has surpassed in three of his six games this year. But Herbert has dealt with nagging injuries, which robbed him of a few good games. Now that he is healthy, and fellow back D’Onta Foreman is doubtful, Herbert will see the Bear´s share of work out of the backfield, both on the ground and in the air.
A prop of 10½ is just one catch and scramble, really. If he sees 3+ targets again this week, his ability to catch and move with the ball makes this wager a great addition to your NFL betting card to end Week 12.
MNF NFL Prop: Khalil Herbert Over 10½ Receiving Yards
Bears vs Vikings Game Information
- Game: Bears (3-8) vs Vikings (6-5)
- Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
- Day/Time: Monday, Nov. 27, 8:15 p.m. ET
- Bears vs Vikings Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Questions of the Day
Will there be a fumble recovery in the game?
This is impossible to predict, but it does help that Vikings QB Josh Dobbs leads the NFL in fumbles with 14.
Will both teams combine for more than 10 total sacks?
Unlikely, the Bears have the fewest sacks in the NFL, while the Vikings are middle of the pack.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.