Nick Chubb, Diontae Johnson & Najee Harris NFL Player Props Get Public Action for Steelers vs. Browns on Monday Night Football
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The talk of Monday Night Football is centered around Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. However, prop bettors are far more interested in three other key players when the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns in primetime.
According to data released by BetMGM on Monday, the players receiving the most bets are Nick Chubb, Diontae Johnson and Najee Harris.
Props could be the way to go with so much changing from the opening betting market until Monday. The Browns opened as 3-point favorites but after being eliminated from the playoffs and with Roethlisberger strongly suggesting this could be his final home game with Pittsburgh, Cleveland is now a 2-point underdog.
Bettors are hoping Cleveland spoils the party early, as Chubb to score the first touchdown of the game is the most popular play of the night. That comes with +450 odds (bet $100, profit $450).
Chubb has nine total touchdowns on the year, including one in each of his last two games. He’s scored the first touchdown of the game twice this season: Week 1 against the Chiefs and Week 17 against the Packers.
The other two most popular props are on the Steelers, including Diontae Johnson to score a touchdown at any time (+115). Johnson has seven touchdowns on the year, including one last week against the Chiefs. Three of his four touchdowns came in the first four weeks of the season.
Finally, it should be no surprise bettors want to invest in Najee Harris. The all-purpose back has combined for over 1,000 yards from scrimmage this year but on Monday bettors are hoping he finds the end zone. Harris to score a touchdown paired with a Steelers win pays out +220.
Harris has nine total touchdowns on the year but has only scored in one of his last five games.