For the second consecutive week, the NFL features a Monday Night Football doubleheader. The kickoff times will be staggered, as the Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) kickoff at 7:15 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles Rams (1-1) vs Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) begins at 8:15 p.m. ET. This is a primetime opportunity to stock up on NFL prop betting.
Several props stand out as favorable bets, which could create a juicy parlay. Let’s build a parlay for the MNF doubleheader. Check out our free NFL picks and parlays.
Passing Games Poised to Dominant Eagles-Bucs?
For the Eagles-Buccaneers, we are going to stock up on receiving touchdowns. Both passing defenses have been susceptible. Philadelphia ranks 31st in allowed passing yards per game while Tampa Bay is 24th.
Both run defenses rank within the top three. Don’t be surprised if both squads look to throw often, avoiding strong defensive fronts. This would speed up the game, making the over a sound bet in NFL game betting.
Our focus is on props, though. Which receiving props will hit?
Take wide receiver Mike Evans to snag a touchdown. He comes off a monster game with 171 receiving yards and one touchdown. Evans has recorded a touchdown in back-to-back games. Plus, the veteran wideout has a touchdown in two of his three matchups with the Eagles.
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NFL Pick: Mike Evans Scores Touchdown (+140)
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Brown Looks To Bounce Back
Sticking with the passing games in the Eagles-Buccaneers, look for wideout A.J. Brown to finally turn in a big performance. His lack of production through two games has caused some concern. Brown had only 29 yards last week and has yet to record a touchdown.
Fortunately, Brown will face a weak secondary against the Bucs. This will be an important game for quarterback Jalen Hurts, who has stumbled in the passing game. When Tampa Bay’s defense is healthy, it always features a stout run defense that few can find success against.
It’s no fluke. The Buccaneers have a strong front seven, led by defensive tackle Vita Vea and linebacker Devin White. Philly’s game plan could be to air it out. That fares well for Brown to bounce back on primetime television. Brown recording a touchdown is among the best NFL prop bets today.
NFL Pick: A.J. Brown Scores Touchdown (+120)
Bengals Finally Roar?
We can’t put all of our bets on the Eagles-Buccaneers, right? We have to enjoy the doubleheader with bets on both games. What is a favorable prop for the Rams vs Bengals?
How about Cincinnati scoring over 2.5 touchdowns? We have heard the panic among Bengals fans. More times than not, fans tend to overreact. But this time, it’s warranted.
Cincy ranks 30th in passing yards per game and last in yards per game. That’s inexcusable for an offense led by quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. According to NFL odds, the Bengals are now +2000 to win Super Bowl 58.
Call it a gut feeling, but I think this is the week when Cincinnati finally wakes up. There’s simply too much talent on this offense. Eventually, it has to wake up.
The Rams’ defense has overperformed thus far, ranking seventh in allowed yards per game. However, the run defense is a weakness, as it is 31st in allowed yards per carry. The Bengals’ running back Joe Mixon is averaging 4.4 yards per carry through two games. Most importantly, I’m still not convinced that Los Angeles’ Derion Kendrick and Cobie Durant will be a reliable and quality cornerback duo.
Our three-leg parlay has +895 odds, meaning a $10 bet would yield about an $89.53 return. This feels like a safe wager that should make this doubleheader even more exciting. You can juice this parlay even more by adding some game lines, such as the over for the Eagles-Buccaneers.
NFL Pick: Bengals Over 2.5 Touchdowns (-113)