Bears vs. Lions Props: David Montgomery and D’Andre Swift Among Most Popular Picks For NFL Thanksgiving
Pictures by Getty Images. Pictured: David Montgomery, D’Andre Swift.
Bears vs. Lions Odds
|Date||Thursday, Nov. 25|
|Time||12:30 p.m. ET|
Odds according to PointsBet as of Thursday
It’s Thanksgiving Day football — some bettors’ favorite day — but this contest between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions is really testing the limits of what can constitute “entertainment.”
While this barnburner will almost assuredly be a terrible game, that doesn’t mean bettors don’t love these three NFL player props.
Plus, what else is there to do when you’re drinking at noon? Talk to your weird cousin?
Here are the three most popular player prop picks for this 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff, according to PointsBet.
NFL Props: Bears-Lions
- D’Andre Swift over 65.5 rushing yards (-110)
- David Montgomery over 80.5 rushing yards (-110)
- D’Andre Swift to score a touchdown at any time (+105)
D’Andre Swift populates two of the day’s most popular player props.
Swift has fulfilled his first player prop of over 65.5 rushing yards in just two of his games this season, but it’s been the last two.
In the last two weeks, Swift has rushed for 130 and 136 rushing yards.
Beforehand, Swift averaged just 36 rushing yards per game.
Swift got a ridiculous 33 rushes against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 16-16 tie. Before that game, he had averaged a mere 11 rushes per game.
He carried the ball 14 times for 136 yards last week in a loss to the Cleveland Browns.
The former University of Georgia running back has scored a touchdown in six out of 10 games this season. Bettors are hoping that probability continues.
That rate implies odds of about -150. There could be value with PointsBet’s mark at +105 — especially against the Bears’ 22nd ranked rush defense.
Meanwhile, for the Bears, David Montgomery’s prop for over 80.5 rushing yards is the second-most popular prop for this Thanksgiving Day affair.
Montgomery has fulfilled this player prop in two of his six games this season. That implies odds of +150. He has only played two games since an October injury and put up an average of about 60 yards — below his prop for Thanksgiving.
This prop would be a pass from me, even with the Lions’ 29th-ranked rush defense.