The nightcap of week eight in the NFL is here, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.
Tom Brady and his Bucs are 5-2 and looking to get their third straight win, while the G-Men are probably just hoping not to embarrass themselves.
Tampa Bay enters as huge favorites, with most NFL betting websites listing them with at least a 10-point advantage. If you’re wondering how to bet on the game itself, you can get a little insight from our Buccaneers vs. Giants betting pick.
As for me, I’m here to offer some of the best player props for MNF. I did so last week, as I handed out a winning bet when Nick Foles tossed an interception (-150).
There are more winning wagers where that came from. If you want to make money betting on player props for Monday Night Football, check out the props I like above the rest for tonight.
Mike Evans to Score a Touchdown (+120)
I am all about the Mike Evans prop bets on Monday night. People have been down on him for a while now, as he’s suffered due to Tampa Bay having so many other weapons.
However, he should shine under the bright lights, as Chris Godwin is out with a fractured finger.
Antonio Brown is incoming, but he can’t suit up until week nine. Rob Gronkowski and Scotty Miller are also at less than 100%, and it’s possible they miss this one.
That’d only cement this wager further, and before long, these +120 odds for Evans to find the endzone (for a guy with 6 touchdowns already) will look rather silly.
Tom Brady Over 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-160)
With Evans looking like a strong bet to score this week, I’d imagine his quarterback would be a big reason why. Tom Brady has to be on our radar here, as you can get a nice -160 price for him throwing two touchdown passes.
It seems like a solid wager to attack, seeing as Brady has thrown multiple touchdown passes five times in 2020. He’s feeling it lately, too, with 12 touchdowns over his last four contests.
On Monday Night Football, he faces a middling New York Giants defense that has allowed 11 touchdowns through the air this season. I don’t even know if we can be sure if that’s good, either, since they’ve faced the likes of Mitch Trubisky, Nick Mullens, and Kyle Allen in three of their games.
For the record, Allen put up 280 yards and two scores against them, and Mullens had a 300+ yard passing day.
This defense seems wildly overrated. In a game where the Bucs are favored by over 10 points at most online betting sites, I love Brady clearing 1.5 touchdowns.
Daniel Jones Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-230)
Not only has Tampa Bay’s defense been super stingy over their last three contests, but Jones just isn’t a major threat to go wild through the air. His supporting cast is weak, the matchup is bad, and the guy has put up multiple passing scores in two games all year.
I wouldn’t go hard at this MNF player prop due to the price, but it’s a solid bet that should convert for you.
Ronald Jones II Over 9.5 Receiving Yards (-110)
Is Ronald Jones II super involved in Tampa Bay’s passing game? Is he absolutely involved in a committee attack with Leonard Fournette? No, and yes.
Even so, this receiving yardage prop isn’t asking for much. Jones has explosive ability, still commands at least 2-3 targets per game, and has cleared this total four times in 2020.
If there’s one thing these Giants do well, it’s sniff out the run. Their run defense is average-to-good, but their coverage of running backs in the passing game (5th most receiving yards allowed to the position) has been a problem.
Jones is the main guy for the Buccaneers in early down work, and he really only needs one or two balls to pay off here.
For the most part, I’m siding with the Buccaneers here, just like we probably should. The betting lines indicate this is going to be a walk in the park for Tampa Bay, and nothing about this matchup suggests otherwise.
New York’s defense can be a little pesky, but Brady and co. should ultimately have their way. Tampa Bay’s defense also made Aaron Rodgers look really bad, so I tend to doubt Daniel Jones gets much going.