Freedman’s Favorite NFL Prop Bet (Jan. 20): How Many Rushing Yards Will Mark Ingram Get?

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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22).

  • In 2019, Matthew Freedman is writing a new series featuring one of his favorite prop bets for each day.
  • On Sunday, he looks at the Saints-Rams game (3:05 p.m. ET, Fox) and the rushing yardage prop for New Orleans running back Mark Ingram.

Each day, I publish at least one quick-n’-dirty piece highlighting a favorite prop of mine.

For more information on my research process and the resources I use, see the master list of my 2019 prop bets.

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Freedman’s Favorite NFL Prop Bet for Sunday, Jan. 20: Mark Ingram Under 49.5, Over 41.5 

  • Under 49.5: -115
  • Over 41.5: -115

Conference Championship weekend kicks off with the Saints-Rams game (3:05 p.m. ET, Fox), and New Orleans running back Mark Ingram has caught my eye with his rushing yardage props.

Due to market inefficiencies, there’s a great opportunity to middle his rushing yardage total. Our friends at Bet the Prop originally pointed this out.

The opportunity to middle 42-49 yards is too good to pass up.

Ironically, Ingram has yet to have a yardage total in the 40s this season, but in the FantasyLabs Props Tool, we’re projecting him for 43.9 yards rushing.

Against the run-stuffing defensive tackle duo of Aaron Darnold and Ndamukong Suh, Ingram isn’t likely to be highly efficient, but he has a good chance of getting somewhere between nine and 12 carries, which puts him in the wheelhouse of 42-49 yards.

If I had to bet just one of these lines, I’d easily take under 49.5, but I really like the middle and have invested in it fully.

These two lines are available at 5Dimes (under 49.5, -115) and Bovada (over 41.5, -115). As long as there’s a middle opportunity of at least five yards, I like this two-pronged bet.

The Pick: Under 49.5 (-115), Over 41.5 (-115)


Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyLabs. He has a dog and sometimes a British accent. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he’s known only as The Labyrinthian.