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3 Best Alvin Kamara Prop Bets for Buccaneers vs Saints NFC Divisional Round Game

Jason Schandl
The best Alvin Kamara prop bets for the Saints vs Buccaneers NFL Playoffs Divisional Round matchup on Sunday.
The best Alvin Kamara prop bets for the Saints vs Buccaneers NFL Playoffs Divisional Round matchup on Sunday. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images
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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is the focal point of the New Orleans Saints offense, whether they're running the ball or going to the passing game. He led the Saints in both rush attempts (187) and receptions (83) in the regular season, while nobody else had over 150 carries or 65 receptions. His involvement will be key if the Saints want to get past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship.

For bettors who want to keep a particularly close eye on Kamara throughout this Buccaneers-Saints clash, here are the three best Alvin Kamara prop bets, per odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.

1. Receiving Yards: Over 38.5 (-112)

Alvin Kamara's receiving yards prop bet could offer value against the Buccaneers.
Alvin Kamara's receiving yards prop bet could offer value against the Buccaneers. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Kamara only caught two passes last week against the Chicago Bears, but before that he had racked up 21 targets across his previous three games. He also saw a combined 13 targets in his first two meetings with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. And he's eclipsed 38.5 receiving yards in nine of the 13 games in which he played at least 60% of the Saints' offensive snaps this season.

2. Any Time Touchdown Scorer: Alvin Kamara (-210)

Alvin Kamara has scored 22 touchdowns in 16 games this season.
Alvin Kamara has scored 22 touchdowns in 16 games this season. / Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

It may seem like a lot to pay -210 odds on any given player scoring a touchdown, but Alvin Kamara has been worth it. He scored 21 touchdowns in just 15 regular season games, crossing the pylon in nine of those 15. He also found the end zone last weekend, giving him touchdowns in 10 of his 16 outings on the year. This game is expected to have plenty of scoring, with a 52.5-point over/under, and Kamara has a good chance at being involved in that.

3. Rush Attempts: Under 16.5 (-118)

Don't expect Alvin Kamara to see many rush attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Don't expect Alvin Kamara to see many rush attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images

While Kamara should be heavily involved as a receiver, his previous two meetings with the Bucs' defense saw him tally just 12 and 9 carries — even though one of those was a blowout win, which usually favors a more run-heavy approach. This likely wasn't a coincidence, as running the football is not the way to approach beating the Tampa defense. The Bucs check in at No. 1 in Football Outsiders' run defense DVOA metric, compared to a still strong, but slightly less intimidating, No. 5 against the pass.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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