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3 MUST BET NFL Player Props Tonight for Chargers vs. Raiders Sunday Night Football

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After 18 weeks of NFL football it all boils down to the Los Angeles Chargers facing the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium for the AFC’s remaining playoff spot on Sunday Night Football. The Awesemo team has launched OddsShopper, covering each of the major prop categories for each week throughout 2021-22. We will analyze all the odds at various sportsbooks to identify the best Week 18 NFL player props available based on the tool’s projected values and odds of success. Below are three of the best NFL prop bets for Week 18’s Chargers vs. Raiders Sunday Night Football matchup.

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Austin Ekeler Over 3.5 Receptions (-149, Caesars)

Austin Ekeler has had a tremendous season on the ground while the Chargers may lean on him in the receiving game in a decisive matchup with Las Vegas. Ekeler has averaged 4.3 catches per game and projects for exactly as many catches against the Raiders, translating to OddsShopper‘s 63% expected win rate and 6% return on investment. Las Vegas has allowed 5.93 catches per game to opposing running backs while ranking 25th in defensive pass DVOA against the running back position. Ekeler remains the third most targeted member on the Chargers offense with 5.5 targets per game and accounting for a 14.8% share behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Despite the heightened juice Ekeler’s receptions prop appears to be within grasp in a must-win for the Chargers.

Bryan Edwards Under 2.5 Receptions (-169, Caesars)

Bryan Edwards has had a quieter season than previous expectations and doesn’t project to be oft utilized on Sunday Night Football. Edwards has averaged two catches per game and projects for 1.5 catches against Los Angeles, extending to OddsShopper‘s staggering 82% expected win rate and 31% return on investment for the under. The Chargers have allowed just 11.5 catches per game by opposing wide receiver corps while ranking sixth in defensive pass DVOA against the WR3 position. Edwards has managed excess of three catches in seven of 15 appearances and sustains only an 8.2% team target share over the past six weeks. With Edwards’ reception prop carrying lofty juice, the projection and track record lends to feasibility on the under.

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Derek Carr Over 1.5 Touchdowns Passing (-148, FanDuel)

Derek Carr has been on a mission over the past two months and should continue to be the catalyst of the Raiders offense on Sunday night. Carr has averaged 1.31 passing touchdowns per game while projecting for 1.8 passing touchdowns against Las Vegas, aligning OddsShopper‘s 60% expected win rate and 2% return on investment for the over. Los Angeles has allowed 1.56 passing touchdowns per game while ranking 25th in opponent red zone scoring, allowing touchdowns at a 64.52% rate in red zone territory. Carr has turned turmoil into triumph through a turbulent Raiders season, though hasn’t had a multi-touchdown passing game since Week 10 against Kansas City. Yet Carr slung for two scores against these Chargers earlier this season, and an achievable over on his passing touchdown prop in Week 18 is further incentivized.


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Once a man of 12-team teaser parlays and an abundance of season-long fantasy leagues, Chris "TopherSquints" Giordani gradually honed his fascination for sports and plus-money wagers toward Daily Fantasy Sports. A homegrown Awesemo student from the early stages of the site's inception, he became infatuated with the contrarian DFS mindset and eventually combined his passion for writing with Daily Fantasy at the Sports Gambling Podcast's website blog. Currently, Chris Giordani resides in Orange County, California, enjoys binging on stand-up comedy, and long strolls through the DraftKings lobby.

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