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George Kittle is the Key to Monday Night Football Prop Betting Profit

Despite going 4-1 on our main slate picks and 2-0 on Sunday Night football, we’re sitting at .500 (15-15) for Week 6 heading into Monday Night Football.

The -9.5 point spread in this one suggests a script with a heavy dose of the ground game for the favored Packers and plenty of passing for the 49ers.

It’s a big number, so we’ll be keeping it in mind as we lay out the best Monday Night Football player props and look to get in the black on Week 5.

George Kittle

Over 55.5 Yards

1.25 Units to Win 1 Unit

Marquise Goodwin is banged up, and Pierre Garcon has been brutal. Matt Breida, the 49ers’ top pass-catching back with 21 receptions on the year, is not expected to play in this one, and even if he does, he won’t get his full compliment of targets.

That leaves Kittle as their best and healthiest receiving option in a game where they’ll be pressed to pass.

  • Kittle has at least 79 yards in four of five games this year, while averaging 79.8 per outing.
  • Kittle is fifth in raw yards among all TEs, and that 79.8 average is second best in the league, just 0.2 yards behind Zack Ertz.
  • The Packers have been decent against TEs, but they haven’t faced many good ones. When they have, they’ve surrendered lines of 72 to Kyle Rudolph and 65 to Jordan Reed.

George Kittle

Over 4.5 Receptions

1.25 Units to Win 1 Unit

Expanding on the points above, I expect Kittle to be the busiest 49er tonight. He’s been about as steady as they come at the TE position, putting up reception totals of 5, 2, 5, 6, and 5.

He’s seventh among all TEs in targets and sixth in receptions.

Aaron Rodgers

Under 15.5 Rushing Yards

1 Unit to Win .8 Units

Betting the under on Rodgers passing total of 295.5 is also worth a look, considering odds makers expect the Packers to jump out to a big lead in this one. However, fading Rodgers through the air generally makes for a miserable Monday night.

Instead, we’ll target the rushing total. Hobbled by a knee injury suffered in week 1, Rodgers hasn’t been scrambling as much as as effectively as he has in the past.

After averaging 18 rushing yards per game last year, and 23 the year before, Rodgers has been limited to 15.5 yards per game this year. Take away a 31-yard effort against the Bills team giving up the 11th-most rushing yards to opposing QBs, and that average drops to 11.5.

The 49ers have done well to limit QB scrambling. They yield an average of 7 rushing yards per game to opposition QBs, second best in the league.

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