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This is a must-win game for both the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts, as the winner will clinch a postseason berth, and the loser will go home. Unfortunately for Tennessee, starting QB Marcus Mariota is out this week, so the Titans will have to ask Blaine Gabbert to save their season.
Let's take a look at five of the best prop bets to watch for in the 2018 NFL regular season finale.
5. Eric Ebron to Score (+125)
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Eric Ebron looked like a massive bust during his time with the Detroit Lions, but he's been a revelation for the Colts this season. Indianapolis HC Frank Reich has finally unlocked the potential that made Ebron the 10th selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. The athletic tight end has already found the end zone 13 times this season. Andrew Luck should target Ebron whenever the Colts get into the red zone, which makes him a solid bet to score a TD.
4. Derrick Henry to Score 3+ Touchdowns (+4000)
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This one is obviously a long shot, but Derrick Henry's fantasy owners should know that anything is possible with the big running back. After a slow start to the season, Henry has exploded over his last three games, putting up averages of 164 yards and 2.33 touchdowns per game during that span. With Mariota out, the Titans will have to lean on the running game, and Henry could exploit a Colts defense that ranks 22nd in yards allowed per carry.
3. Corey Davis to Score First Touchdown (+1200)
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Corey Davis is an extremely explosive receiver who could exploit the shaky Colts' secondary on Sunday night. The Colts' defense has improved by leaps and bounds this season, but they still allow opponents to complete a staggering 71.34 percent of their passing attempts. With a limited offense this week, Titans OC Matt LaFleur may start out the game with some gimmicky trick plays that could result in an early Davis touchdown.
2. Alternate Total: Under 39.5 (+155)
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The Titans' best chance at winning this game is by keeping the point total down. The Tennessee defense has been incredible this season, holding opponents to 18 points per game (2nd in the NFL), and only 1.9 touchdowns per game (1st in the NFL). The Titans should try to lean on Henry and Dion Lewis to dominate the time of possession and keep Luck off the field. Starting Gabbert severely handicaps the Tennessee offense, so if the Titans manage to keep the Colts offense on the sidelines, the total could be far lower than many expect.
1. Marlon Mack to Rush for 75+ Yards & the Colts to Win (+200)
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The Colts have been at their best when Marlon Mack has a good game this season, so expect them to feed the second-year back. Indianapolis has finally put together a solid offensive line as Luck has been sacked on a league-low 2.72 percent of his drop-backs this season. Look for Mack to run behind stand-out rookie Quenton Nelson and exploit a Tennessee defense that's giving up 4.3 yards per carry on the season. Put a big game from Mack along with a Colts win on Sunday night and enjoy those 2-to-1 odds to close out the NFL regular season.
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