Best Prop Bets for Bears vs Redskins NFL Week 3 Monday Night Football Game

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The "Monday Night Football" game for Week 3 features a matchup between the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears. As things currently stand, the Bears are a 5.5-point favorite on the road in the nation's capital, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

With that in mind, here are four of the best prop bets for Monday night's matchup between the Bears and the Redskins.

1. Home Team (Washington Redskins) Total Points: Under 18 (-110)

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The Redskins are averaging a respectable 24 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 11 in the NFL), but they haven't faced an elite defense like Chicago's yet. Despite their offensive woes, the Bears' defense has been playing as advertised, allowing just 12 PPG (No. 3 in the NFL) and 292.5 total yards (No. 4 in the NFL) through their first two contests. Washington has shown it has the potential to get points on the board, but its unreliable running game (37.5 rushing yards per game, No. 32 in the NFL) could keep it from putting up enough points to hit the over. Additionally, the Bears' defense has only surrendered one passing touchdown per game this year.

2. Total Points Odd/Even: Even (+108)

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A prop like this usually seems like a coin-flip wager when it all comes down to it, but there's been a slight trend in the head-to-head matchups between these two teams that may indicate an even-numbered final point total. The Bears and Redskins have combined for an even-numbered point total in four of their last six head-to-head matchups, including the last three contests played at FedEx Field.

3. To Score Every Quarter: Chicago Bears - No (-330)

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Scoring in every quarter of a football game isn't an easy task for any NFL team, but the Bears' offense has seriously struggled to start the year. Chicago has been shut out in four of the eight quarters of football its played this season and it could put up another goose egg in at least one quarter against Washington if its offense shows up with more of the same on Monday night. As bad as the Redskins have been on defense this season (31.5 PPG allowed, No. 31 in the NFL), they've shutout their opponents in at least one quarter in both of their games.

4. Lowest Scoring Quarter: Third Quarter (+240)

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The offensive potential for this game might not be very high, but it may be a tough task for either of these teams to pull away from one another in the third quarter. The Redskins and Bears have struggled to get their offenses moving out of the half this year, as both are averaging just 3.5 points per third quarter this season and both having one game putting up no points in the third quarter.

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