Come one, come all! Tune into what might actually, seriously, for real this time be the worst Thursday Night Football game of the year. The Raiders travel to take home the Rams in Week 14. Ew.
Here at Gaming Society, our favorite way to make bad games interesting is to get some skin in the game. So, here are our three favorite player prop bets so you have something to root for in this meaningless primetime matchup.
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You win if... Derek Carr throws an interception! Bet $10 to win $10 profit for a take-home total of $20.
The Rams have been super disappointing this season. I hear you. But hey, so has Derek Carr! Despite the fact that they've only wrangled seven interceptions this season, Carr could be the remedy. He’s thrown an interception in each of his last two games and three of his last six. His track record against the Rams isn’t great either, for what it’s worth. In his two career games against the Rams, Carr has totaled 476 passing yards, zero touchdowns and five interceptions. Big whoops!
You win if... Davante Adams has 89 or more receiving yards! Bet $11.40 to win $10 profit for a take-home total of $21.40.
Davante Adams is averaging 98 receiving yards per game this season. He's also had 90 or more receiving yards in eight of his 12 games this season — tied with studs Stefon Diggs and Justin Jefferson for the most such games. This LA secondary has allowed nine different receivers 90 or more receiving yards — and they’re about to make it 10 this week in primetime.
You win if... Cam Akers has 89 or fewer rushing yards! Bet $11.30 to win $10 profit for a take-home total of $21.30.
Cam Akers has not been efficient this season, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. But hey, it’s still better than the 0.6 yards per attempt he averaged last season! The beauty of his rushing prop doesn’t lie in efficiency in Week 14; it lies in volume.
Akers is coming off of a season-high 72% of offensive snaps and has had 14 or more carries in two of the last three weeks. Throughout the season, the Raiders have been a middle-of-the pack run defense — tough, but not unbeatable. Give me volume, or give me… profit loss!
You win if... Derek Carr throws an interception, Davante Adams has 89 or more receiving yards AND Cam Akers has 45 or more rushing yards. But remember, if one of those things doesn't happen, the bet doesn't cash!
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