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NFL Week 16 Best Bets & Player Props For Monday Night Football Tripleheader

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This Christmas, the NFL has decided to not take a back seat to the NBA. A football tripleheader highlights the festivities, with four legitimate Super Bowl contenders and perhaps the Game of the Year to cap the action. 

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (9-5) host the rival Las Vegas Raiders (6-8), as one team vies for a division title and the other to keep their postseason chances alive. That’s followed by another rivalry showdown, as Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles (10-4) aim to end a three-game skid when they host the New York Giants (5-9). 

Then it’s the big one, as Christian McCaffrey and the San Francisco 49ers (11-3) host Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens (11-3) in a rare late meeting of the teams with the NFL’s top two records. 

It makes for a good day of watching football. Bookies.com handicapper Adam Thompson, who is crushing NFL picks yet again this season, reveals his top play for each game on the Monday slate. 

Raiders vs. Chiefs Odds

Raiders vs. Chiefs Spread Best Bet

Best Bet: Chiefs -10 (-110) at FanDuel

The Chiefs simply have the Raiders number, and have had it for a while. KC was -9 in Vegas and won by 14, now it’s -10 at home? Vegas went from getting blanked by the Vikings to putting up 63 vs. the Chargers in one week. Four of the Chiefs’ last five wins were by double-figures. The Raiders don’t have a clear path to offensive success. Mahomes and Co. pull away. Lock in KC to cover at FanDuel. 

Raiders vs. Chiefs Player Prop Bet

Travis Kelce, Over 5.5 Receptions 

Odds: -130 at DraftKings

Kelce’s reception totals have diminished in the latter half of the season, but he’s still Patrick Mahomes’ favorite weapon, and he has six-plus catches in three of the last five games. That includes a six-catch, 91-yard effort vs. the Raiders. Vegas ranks 27th in receptions allowed to tight ends, and nobody does it better than Kelce. Get the Kelce odds for receptions over at DraftKings

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Giants vs. Eagles Odds

Giants vs. Eagles Spread Best Bet

Best Bet: Chiefs -10 (-110)

The Giants had won three straight before the offense went flat in New Orleans. This is a tougher matchup, obviously, and New York’s track record on the road isn’t good. But this is a lot of points for a team with Saquon Barkley and an elusive QB. We thought the Eagles had a get-right game last week vs. Seattle, now they’ve dropped three in a row. They’re 5-1 at home but four of those wins were by six points or less. Get the best odds for this spread pick at DraftKings. 

Giants vs. Eagles Player Prop Bet

Tommy DeVito, Over 184.5 Pass Yards 

Odds: -115 at ESPN BET

DeVito has hovered around this mark in his last four games, throwing for 246 and 191 in the first two, then 158 and 177 the last two. The Eagles’ pass D is a good unit to bet against. They’ve allowed at least 197 pass yards in seven of their last eight games, and 300+ in four of those. Philly ranks 30th in WR yards allowed. If the Eagles lead late, DeVito can back-door this number, if he’s not already there by then. Get the DeVito prop locked in for the best odds at ESPN BET.  Elevate you wagering experience by betting on top betting apps.

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Ravens vs. 49ers Odds

Ravens vs. 49ers Spread Best Bet

Best Bet: 49ers -5 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

What a matchup this is. But the matchups side more with the Niners. The Ravens rank No. 1 in rushing, but must move on without Keaton Mitchell, and the Niners are No. 3 at stopping ball-carriers. Christian McCaffrey is on a different scale; focus on him, and Brock Purdy does damage. All 11 of San Francisco’s victories have been by a TD or more. In the last three games the Niners have been favored by less than a TD, they won by 23, 18, and 31 points. Lock in this top play at Caesars.

Ravens vs. 49ers Player Prop Bet

Lamar Jackson, Under 59.5 Rushing Yards 

Odds: -120 at BetMGM

Jackson has rushed for 97 yards and 70 yards in the Ravens’ last two games. But before that, he’d gone over 60 yards just two times in 12 games. He’s taking what the defense gives him, and the Niners haven’t allowed QBs to run on them, allowing only 16.6 ypg. Get the NFL odds for this prop at BetMGM. 

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About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.