The Week 7 Monday Night Football matchup between the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots isn’t one that most NFL fans dreamed of watching, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still milk betting value out of it.
Here are a few recommended player props and anytime touchdown scorer bets for this primetime interconference tilt
Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots Odds
Chicago – priced between +285 and +320 on the moneyline as of Monday morning – is an 8- to 8.5-point underdog in Foxboro on Monday night, while the Pats lay odds between -335 and -405 as they welcome back starting quarterback Mac Jones.
Considering that the over/under total for this contest is at a measly 40 points (one of the lowest of Week 7), we can expect stat lines to be low across the board.
Here are point spreads, moneylines, and totals on legal US sports betting apps.
NFL · Mon (10/24) @ 8:16pm ET
|Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA|
Player Props, TD Scorer Bets for MNF Week 7
Rhamondre Stevenson Over 62.5 Rushing Yards (-106, Caesars)
Stevenson enjoyed his short stint as the team’s no-doubt starting back with Damien Harris missing the last game and a half with a hamstring injury. The second-year player ran over a career-high 161 yards in a game that Harris left early, and then totaled 76 yards on the ground and two touchdowns the following week in his lone start of the season.
Harris will play in New England Monday night and will surely cut into his counterpart’s usage, but we still like Stevenson to perform well under the bright lights.
Chicago gives up the second most rushing yards per contest at an average of 163.0. Pats head coach Bill Belichick understands how to exploit an opposing team’s deficiencies and will make sure to shove the run game down the Bears’ throats.
Stevenson had rushing totals of 73 and 66 yards in his last two games with Harris splitting the backfield, which both outpace the former’s Week 7 Over/Under of 62.5 yards at Caesars. Even if Harris doesn’t get limited snaps tonight, Stevenson is productive enough to overcome the timeshare and top his projected rushing total.
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Damien Harris Anytime TD Scorer (+150, FanDuel)
Harris may take a backseat to Stevenson in terms of touches and overall production on Monday. However, one thing that is certain in this Patriots backfield is that Harris is the more proficient touchdown scorer, particularly near the goal line.
The fourth-year back has scored in each of his last three full games, all of which coming from within five yards from the end zone. Seven of New England’s nine red zone touchdowns came by way of the run, so Harris will be a threat to score whenever the offense creeps toward Chicago’s end zone.
Not only do Harris’ skill set and the team’s game plan both bode well for hitting this prop, but this is also a great matchup for the running back. The Bears’ defense allows the second most rushing touchdowns (1.9 per game) in the NFL.
Mac Jones Over 0.5 Interceptions (+100, DraftKings)
It’s unlikely Jones will be able to shake off all the rust on his ankle that had just kept him out the past three games. Before eventually missing three straight weeks, he got picked off three times against the Baltimore Ravens, which gives him at least one interception thrown in all three starts this season.
Chicago’s pass defense will make Jones pay, even if the quarterback serves a limited passing role. The Bears have forced at least one interception in four-of-six contests this season and are set up beautifully to do so for the fifth time.
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