3 Best Prop Bets for Bears vs Saints NFC Wild Card Game
The Chicago Bears take on the New Orleans Saints in what could be one of the most lopsided matchups of Wild Card Weekend. New Orleans is currently a 10.5-point favorite over Chicago, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL playoff odds.
If you're looking to get a little more creative with your wagering this weekend, there are a ton ofNFL prop bets available on FanDuel Sportsbook. Here are three of the best prop bets for this Bears-Saints clash.
3. David Montgomery - Rushing Yards: Over 63.5 (-110)
This total feels suspiciously low. Yes, the Saints are one of the NFL's best rushing defenses, ranking No. 4 in rushing yards allowed and No. 2 by Football Outsiders' rush defense DVOA metric. But David Montgomery has been playing out of his mind recently. He's eclipsed this total in six straight games, averaging 99.7 per game in that time. He also turned 21 carries into 89 rushing yards when he faced New Orleans in Week 8. There's risk here because of New Orleans' stellar rush defense and the potential for this game to get out of hand, but it's tough to go against the red-hot Montgomery.
2. Alvin Kamara - Rushing + Receiving Yards: Over 106.5 (-118)
Alvin Kamara is one of the best, most versatile weapons in the league. In 15 appearances this season, the Saints' superstar averaged 112.5 yards from scrimmage per game. He also put up 163 yards from scrimmage when he faced this defense in Week 8. Notably, the Bears had speedy, do-it-all linebacker Roquan Smith healthy for that game, and he'll be out with an elbow injury in this one. Without their best option to defend Kamara, the Bears could have a tough time stopping the fourth-year back.
1. Mitchell Trubisky - Rushing Yards: Over 15.5 (-126)
Over his last four games, Mitchell Trubisky has had three outings with at least 4 carries and 20 rushing yards. He's averaging 22.3 rushing yards per contest in that time. Chicago will likely need to throw the kitchen sink at New Orleans in order to keep pace, so Trubisky should have plenty of chances to showcase his athleticism here.
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