NFL Props For Packers vs. Bears: Bet This Marquez Valdes-Scantling Over For Sunday Night Football Week 14
Patrick McDermott/Getty Images. Pictured: Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling
- Betting is all about finding edges to exploit — and our expert has identified one among NFL props for Packers-Bears on Sunday Night Football.
- Find out why this Marquez Valdes-Scantling over is our expert's favorite prop for this primetime matchup based on his projections.
Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, reveals his favorite NFL player prop for Packers-Bears on Sunday Night Football. He has a 490-381-9 (56%) all-time record on NFL bets he’s tracked in the Action app, where you can follow him for more picks.
NFL Props: Packers-Bears
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Longest Reception Over 19.5 Yards
Marquez Valdes-Scantling is the ultimate boom-or-bust receiver, but Randall Cobb’s injury makes MVS more likely to “boom” on Sunday night — he should run a route on more than 80% of Aaron Rodgers’ dropbacks and will be the quarterback’s go-to target downfield.
The Bears’ pass defense have faced the second-fewest pass attempts this season, but have allowed the 13th-most passing yards a game on attempts 20+ yards downfield. Looking even closer, they’ve also allowed the second-highest Deserved Catch% at a 85.7% rate on pass attempts 20+ yards downfield, per Sports Info Solutions. This tells me the Bears tend to let pass-catchers get open downfield at a high rate, which should benefit MVS.
I’m projecting him to clear this number 58% of the time and would bet it up to 22.5 yards.
Pick: Longest Reception Over 19.5 Yards (-110) at BetMGM
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