Chiefs-Rams Expert Picks: Our Staff’s Favorite MNF Bets

Nov 19, 2018 12:00 AM EST
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  • It's the biggest game of the season featuring the highest NFL over/under in recorded history. Are you ready for it?
  • Before you place your bets, let our experts help you find the best values in this Monday Night Football matchup with cases for both the Chiefs and Rams, plus props and more.

Kansas City Chiefs. Los Angeles Rams. Monday Night Football.

What more could we ask for?

It’s the biggest matchup of the season featuring the highest NFL over/under in recorded history on a prime-time stage.

Our experts have every betting angle covered below — against-the-spread and over/under picks, a few props worth your attention, and, yes, even a bet on whether Jared Goff will call a “Halle Berry” audible.


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Evan Abrams: Largest Lead Under 17.5 Points (-120)

With this spread hovering around a key number and both offenses capable of going back and forth with the other, there’s no need to overthink this one.

The Rams have only one double-digit win in their past seven games, while the Chiefs have won by double digits in four of their past six.

I think this game goes one of two ways:

1. Both teams try to establish the run and minimize total possessions.

2. Both teams go score-for-score in a shootout.

If this does turn into that score-for-score battle, I trust Patrick Mahomes to not let the Chiefs fall too far behind, especially with the Rams’ deep pass defense ranked 25th according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA.

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