Monday Night Football features the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in Week 10, and while that might not be very appealing to the casual NFL fan, bettors still have a multitude of prop bets to consider to make the game more interesting. Here are just a few that are available at different sportsbooks. You can bet on these now by clicking the “Bet Now” button below.
Will both New York and San Francisco make a Field Goal from 37 yards or longer? (Yes +135, No -125)
This prop bet might be the lock of the night. The 49ers have one of the greatest kickers in NFL history in Robbie Gould, while the Giants have one of the best under-the-radar kickers in Aldrick Rosas.
Gould has missed just one field goal in 19 attempts this season, and has made seven kicks from 40 yards away or further. Rosas is 17-for-18 this year, and has made four field goals of 40 or more yards.
Both offenses are likely to struggle to move the ball in this one, setting the stage for Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan to let their kickers attempt long field goals. The difficulties on offense for both clubs make the field goal option in the “What will happen first, touchdown or field goal?” market appealing too. That’s available at +120.
The play: Yes (+135)
San Francisco total points (Over/Under 24.0)
The 49ers’ offense is being led by a recent practice squad member this week in Nick Mullens. One can’t really begrudge Shanahan for giving Mullens another chance off Week 9’s eye-catching performance, despite the circumstances it was achieved under. C.J.
Beathard, serving as backup this week, has had plenty of chances to prove himself in this league but has demonstrated that he isn’t a reliable starter.
The Giants defense is fresh off a bye and has had plenty of time to study the tape on Mullens. They’ve allowed just 21.5 points per game over their last two tilts.
The play: 49ers Under 24 points (-110)
New York vs. San Francisco winning margin
The betting total for Monday night’s tilt was set at a low (by 2018 standards) 44.5 points, so a high-scoring blowout would be quite surprising. That eliminates the 14-or-more-point-win sides in this prop wager.
The Giants thrive as road underdogs, covering in seven of their last 10, and enter this game at Levi’s Stadium off a bye week. Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley will be unleashed on a San Francisco defense that’s just 25th in points per game allowed, so even Eli Manning should manage to outscore an undrafted quarterback from Southern Miss, albeit not by much.
The play: Giants to win by 1-13 points (+210)