MetroBet takes a look at prop bets for the Monday Night Football showdown between the Chiefs and Rams.
Offensive fireworks look like a certainty as the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams collide on Monday Night Football. Here are a pair of props to consider for this tilt.
Kansas City Chiefs team total: 29.5 points (Over -115, Under -105)
The Chiefs’ 29.5-point team total being the lower of the two sides on Monday night (the Rams’ team total is 34.5 points) is further proof that this isn’t your older brother’s NFL. But Kansas City has topped 30 points in eight of their 10 games this season. The Chiefs are second only to the Saints this year in terms of points per game at 35.3. They’re even better on the road, averaging 36.5 points per game through five contests.
Patrick Mahomes and company are first in the league in yards per play, while the Rams are 25th in yards per play allowed. L.A. is 12th overall in points per game allowed but has struggled to keep opposing offenses at bay of late, allowing an average of 34.3 points per game over their last three contests.
The Chiefs are hard to get off the field, as they’re fifth in the NFL in third down conversion percentage (47 percent). Kansas City is tough to stop in the red zone too, as they’re also fifth in the league in TD conversion percentage (71 percent). L.A.’s defense is 22nd and 24th in those corresponding areas.
The play: Chiefs Over 29.5 points (-115)
Any time TD scorer (listed players)
MVP candidate Todd Gurley, used in both the running game and passing game with regularity, looks like a good bet to find the end zone at some point on Monday night. But he is among the shortest prices in recent memory in this prop wager at -650 (risking $650 to make $100), making a straight wager on him wholly unappealing.
Tyreek Hill is among the Chiefs’ most potent offensive weapons, and off a memorable two TD performance against the Cardinals last week, is listed at what looks like a fairly generous price at -130. With Sammy Watkins expected to return off an injury this week, Hill should be an even harder assignment for the Rams’ stoppers.
Expect Mahomes to target Hill on a regular basis and for “the Cheetah” to break off a big play at some point in the game.
The play: Todd Gurley (-650) and Tyreek Hill (-130) Parlay (+104)