Colts vs. Saints Prop Bets & Picks for MNF
USA Today Sports. Pictured: Drew Brees
- Justin Bailey highlights the top player prop bet for Monday Night Football between the Colts and Saints.
- Find his pick for the over/under on 310.5 passing yards for Drew Brees.
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Colts vs. Saints Prop Bets
Now let’s take a look at the top prop worth considering for the Monday Night Football contest between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.
Saints QB Drew Brees
THE PICK: Under 310.5 Passing Yards (-115)
Normally, I wouldn’t target an under on a Brees passing yards prop while the Saints are at the Superdome, but 310.5 yards seems somewhat aggressive. Granted, Brees has cleared 310 passing yards in four of his five starts at home this season, but three of those four games were absurdly high-scoring affairs against the 49ers, Panthers, Cardinals and Texans.
I have a hard time envisioning Brees having to keep throwing throughout tonight’s matchup considering the Saints are 8.5-point favorites. The Colts offense has been average at best this season, ranking 16th in offensive DVOA and 20th in yards per play.
Additionally, these teams play at a relatively slow pace. The Colts rank 28th in neutral pace and 17th overall. Meanwhile, the Saints rank 22nd in neutral pace and 29th overall. They could slow down the pace even further if they jump out to a lead since they rank 30th in pace when they’re leading by seven or more points, per Football Outsiders.
Where this bet can fail is if Indianapolis keeps this game competitive, or if Brees is able to hit Michael Thomas and some of their ancillary options for multiple big gains. The Colts have allowed a league-high 57% completion rate on passes 15-plus yards downfield, per Sports Info Solutions.
We currently have Brees projected for 294 passing yards, which gives a slight lean to the under.
I wouldn’t bet this any worse than the current -115 odds being offered.