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For NFL Week 17, The Professor placed eight player-prop bets.
The results are in, with prices courtesy of DraftKings:
Touchdown Scorer Prop Bets
- Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr., +150: Yes
- Ravens TE Mark Andrews, +175: No
- Former Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown, -120: No
Player Prop Bets
- Panthers QB Sam Darnold under 196.5 yards passing, -115; Under 0.5 touchdowns passing, +170: 132, Won; Zero, Won
- Saints QB Taysom Hill under 255.5 yards passing plus rushing, -115: 267, Lost
- Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa under 246.5 yards passing, -115: 205, Won
- Titans QB Ryan Tannehill over 0.5 interceptions, -110: Zero, Lost
The Professor finished his NFL Week 17 player props with a .500 record. Two big plus-money plays cashed: Beckham Jr. to score a touchdown at +150 and Darnold under 0.5 touchdowns passing at +170. Nice. Darnold also did his part for The Professor’s under on yards passing.
Hill carried the ball 12 times against the Panthers, one less than starting RB Alvin Kamara, and mustered 45 yards rushing to pair with 222 yards passing that pushed his combined yards just over what The Professor needed. Tagovailoa underperformed with 205 yards passing after he was tabbed for 246.5, good news for The Professor. Tannehill, however, couldn’t spare just one completion to the opposition to cash the over 0.5 interceptions bet on the Titans signal-caller.
Andrews didn’t find the end zone for the Ravens. Had he done so, The Professor would have hit both his big plus-money plays for touchdown scorers.
Then there was Antonio Brown, listed above as “former” Bucs receiver. AB did get into the end zone, but by then he was topless and had thrown his gloves into the stands after departing the Bucs’ sideline and trotting off the field at MetLife Stadium during the third quarter. To that point, Brown had three receptions for 26 yards on five targets.
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