Monday Night Football Props (PHI vs. SEA)
The Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1) are coming off of back-to-back road losses and return to Lincoln Financial Field to host the Seattle Seahawks (7-3) on Monday Night Football.
Even with their recent struggles, the Eagles would take over first place in the NFC East with a win tonight. Meanwhile, the Seahawks remain first in the NFC West following the Los Angeles Rams' loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Seattle is currently laying -6.5 points and the total is 49.0.
The Seahawks' defence has been susceptible all season-long but their offence is averaging the most points for (31.8) per game, so this could turn into another shootout. The Eagles need to get their offence back on track and they will reportedly turn to rookie QB Jalen Hurts more frequently given Carson Wentz's recent struggles.
Below are my FIVE best prop bets for Monday Night Football.
Carson Wentz -- OVER 0.5 Interceptions (-145)
Few things in the NFL have been as certain as Wentz throwing an interception. Wentz has thrown at least one interception in eight of 10 games and has thrown multiple six times. The Eagles are likely going to air it out to try and keep pace with Russell Wilson and that will lead to some questionable decisions from Wentz. Even with Hurts in-line for more action, Wentz will remain heavily involved. Often times he is trying to make too much happen and makes an ill-advised throw. Seattle's secondary isn't great but they are in the middle of the pack in interceptions, so expect Wentz to throw at least one tonight.
Travis Fulgham -- OVER 50.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
The Eagles' WR is set-up for a big evening. Fulgham is rarely coming off of the field and has seen 12 targets in the last two weeks. He made just two grabs in those games but had tough matchups vs. James Bradberry and Terrance Mitchell. That won't be the case on Monday, when he'll go up against Tre Flowers, Pro Football Focus' 96th/125 ranked CB. Flowers has struggled mightily this season, giving up a 76.9% completion percentage and 107.4 QB Rating. Wentz should continue to look Fulgham's way often, so he should have no trouble topping 50 yards for the sixth time in eight games.
Jalen Reagor -- OVER 3.5 Receptions (-160)
There's not a lot of value in this play but this should be automatic. Reagor's role in the Eagles' offence continues to expand. He's seen 18 targets in three games since returning from injury, hauling in 11 of them for 115 yards and one touchdown. His yardage totals haven't been great but the Eagles have been focused on getting the ball in his hands. A match-up with Shaquill Griffin, who is giving up 68.8% completion percentage, should result in him bringing in at least four grabs for the third straight week.
Tyler Lockett -- OVER 73.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
With Darius Slay expected to shadow D.K. Metcalf, Lockett will be left to expose Nickell Robey-Coleman and Avonte Maddox. Both of them are giving up over 70.0% completions and rank 98th and 119th/125 respectively. Metcalf could still win his match-up with Slay, but Lockett is the most likely to explode in this match-up.
Chris Carson -- OVER 51.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
Carson will return after a four-game absence with a foot injury and is poised to get a bell-cow workload. The Eagles have a stout run defence, ranking 11th in Rush DVOA (per footballoutsiders.com) but Seattle has made a larger commitment to the running game in recent weeks. Carson has been effective this season, running for 4.9 yards per carry, so he should enjoy a solid outing in Philadelphia. If Seattle gets out to a lead, like is expected, Carson should get plenty of work.
-- by Timmy Bits
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