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A wild Sunday filled with football is behind us, but that doesn't mean the week is over. We have a two-game "Monday Night Football" slate in front of us this evening too. And the Los Angeles Rams taking on the Oakland Raiders is drawing a lot of attention. These divisional matchups are always crazy, but not as crazy as some of the betting options for this game. Here are eight ridiculous prop bets that are listed for tonight, per Paddy Power.
8. Second-Half Scoring Total
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Over (10/11) / Under (4/5): 23 Points
You never know what's going to happen when these two teams meet, but you can assume points are going to be scored. The Raiders didn't put up a lot of points last season, but the Rams have a ton of firepower on offense. Still, more than three touchdowns in the second half is a lot to ask for.
7. Todd Gurley to Have 50+ Receiving Yards & LA Rams Win
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This is something that many people can get on board with. The Rams are coming off a huge season and added a ton of talent, while the Raiders have gone in the opposite direction. It's no surprise that the Rams are the favorites to win, but it's the first part of the prop bet that could be dicey. Todd Gurley is a dual-threat monster and 50 yards may not seem like a lot, but he only surpassed that number six times last season. Yet, with the Raiders defense in front of him, this could be one of those six times for this season.
6. First Drive Result to Be a Punt
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Yes, the Rams are an offensive juggernaut, but the team on the other side of the ball is not. You can assume LA's defense has the ability to slow down the Raiders, leading us to believe a punt is certainly possible, if Oakland gets the ball first. And even if the Rams are on offense during the first drive, there's bound to be a bit of rust to shake off to start the season.
5. Last Scoring Play of the Game to Be a Los Angeles Rams Safety
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This is a fun one to gamble on. A safety is something that doesn't occur very often, and asking for one as the last scoring play of the game is even more difficult. That doesn't stop this from being interesting, as the payout could be huge.
4. No Touchdowns Scored in the Entire Game
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The Raiders didn't have a great season last year, but they still have some offensive talent in Marshawn Lynch, Derek Carr and Amari Cooper. Oh, and as for their opponent, the Rams? They led the league in scoring a year ago. It's high unlikely that a team with Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, and more is going to be kept out of the end zone, especially when looking at the Raiders D.
3. Oakland Raiders to Win by 41 or More Points
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This is a tough one to swallow, but not totally impossible. The Raiders had a down year a season ago, but still have a solid offense. Derek Carr is a candidate for a bounce-back year, and that could start tonight against the Rams. The Raiders have a lot of playmakers on offense and put up 40 points once last year. Despite being a massive long shot, we've seen stranger things happen before so we're saying there's a chance of this one happening.
2. Jared Goff to Score a Non-Passing TD
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Jared Goff isn't slow by any means, but this is still hard to see happening. Goff only had one rushing touchdown all of last season. Even if the Rams get close enough where they would go for a sneak, they have the best running back in football in the backfield behind him. Goff may put a few touchdowns on the board, but probably not on the ground.
1. Marshawn Lynch to Score the First & Last TD of the Game
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Marshawn Lynch may not be the Beast Mode of old, but you can still bet on him playing like one tonight. This is something that wouldn't have been crazy a few years ago, but it's hard to imagine now. He only had one game last season with more than one touchdown and the Raiders are still going to air it out this year. Can he score twice? Yes. But will Lynch score first and last? the odds speak for themselves.
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