Week 3 of the NFL season kicks off with the 49ers hosting the Giants on Thursday Night Football on Prime! The 49ers are big time favorites in this one with the spread currently set at (-10.5) but let's take a look at some valuable player props for tonight's matchup.
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The Giants got outscored 60-0 to start the season and it was a disaster. That scoring drought is in the past because they were able to pull off the comeback against the Cardinals last week after trailing 20-0, they won 31-28. The Giants do come into tonight with some key injuries including Saquon Barkley, two starting linemen, and potentially two starting linebackers. So keep that in consideration when making your Thursday Night Football Player Prop Bets tonight. The 49ers have cruised to a 2-0 start and the only knock you can make on them is that they allowed the Rams to kick a last second field goal to cover the spread last week. The 49ers have scored 30 points in each of their first 2 games and have outscored their opponents 60-30. That's why they are favored by 10.5 tonight. Continue reading to check out a few Thursday Night Football Player Prop Picks for this Giants vs 49ers matchup.
Thursday Night Football Player Prop Picks - Giants vs 49ers
It can be sketchy betting on multiple possession spreads in the NFL because you know the saying, "Any Given Sunday," or Thursday in this case. Let's avoid the spread and take a look at some valuable player prop picks for tonight's matchup:
Daniel Jones Rushing Yards Over (39.5)
Saquon is out and two starting linemen are out for the Giants - run for your life Daniel Jones!
Jones has ran the ball 9 and 13 times for 59 and 43 yards in his first 2 games
You have to think that the 49ers defense will be getting pressure on him with two starters out on the GMen line so Jones will likely be taking off running even more than the first 2 games
His long runs have been 11 and 15 so I will keep my eye on his longest rush prop which hasn't been listed yet but there's value on that if it's in the 8.5-9.5 range which I would expect
Christian McCaffrey Rushing Yards Over (79.5)
49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan noted that they need to get Christian McCaffrey some breaks after he played like 90% of the snaps through the first two weeks but this line still seems low for the matchup.
McCaffrey has averaged 6.4 yards per carry this season and has run for 116 and 152
The Giants defense allowed James Connor to run for 106 yards last week and they’ve allowed an average of 136.5 rushing yards per game
The Giants are also likely going to be without two starting linebackers
McCaffrey is going to tear this defense up tonight!
Parris Campbell Receptions Over (2.5)
If the spread is any indication, the Giants will be playing from behind again this week and that means they should be throwing the ball (or atleast trying to)
Parris Campbell has played 67% of the snaps for the Giants and he's coming off of a game where he had 4 catches on 6 targets
The 49ers defense has been good but they have allowed 4 and 5 guys to go over 2.5 receptions in their first 2 games.
I also don't think a lot of people will be betting this one tonight so that makes me even more confident in it.