A possible Super Bowl matchup caps a festive week 16 of NFL action. The Baltimore Ravens travel across the country to face the San Francisco 49ers in a game between two juggernauts. The game should feel like a playoff game between dynamic players and two of the best head coaches in the league. Two MVP candidates will duel as well with both quarterbacks seeking to cement their place in the standings. All around, this should make for very good television to finish a great sports weekend. Each week, Canal Street Chronicles will preview some of the best props and wagers for every Monday primetime game. Thank you to our friends over at DraftKings Sportsbook for the wagering lines for the CSC Monday Night Football week 16 preview and props.
CSC MNF week 16 props and best bets
Ravens gameline +7(-140)
This game is a potential preview for the NFL championship this year and expect both teams to understand this assignment. Both teams boast one of the best head coaches in their conferences along with dangerous offensive weapons and opportunistic defenses. The 49ers do play a similar type of player of Lamar Jackson twice a year in Kyler Murray, so the defense will be ready to spy him throughout the game. Quarterback Brock Purdy will have a very tough matchup against a good Ravens pass rush and secondary. Purdy could silence a lot of the questions about his play and cement himself as the NFL MVP with a good game against the Ravens. Expect both teams to play well and not give away yards or points easily. Both teams will put their best play on the field in primetime which keeps the game close. Take the veteran Ravens team to keep the game within a touchdown.
Odell Beckham Jr over 38.5 receiving yards(-115)
One of the more surprising re-emergences this year has been the play of Odell Beckham Jr for the Ravens offense. Beckham has not been the player of old; however, he has contributed to the team and had flashes of brilliance throughout the season. He is averaging over 16 yards per catch on the year which the Ravens offense will likely need this week. The matchup is favorable as the 49ers defense uses a form of cover 2 77% of the time. Beckham’s field intelligence and ability to see the gaps in this type of defense should mean he is open for Lamar Jackson when needed. He only needs two or three catches to eclipse 39 yards which should be easily obtainable in a good matchup.
Deebo Samuel over 11.5 rushing yards(-110)
Deebo Samuel is one of the most dynamic players in the NFL, especially during the most important parts of games. Head coach Kyle Shanahan scripts plays for Samuel throughout games to exploit matchups. This trend should continue this week against the bad rush defense of the Ravens. No team has allowed more rushing yards per game than the Ravens this season. This feeds into Christian McCaffrey’s matchup as well as Samuel. Both players’ props are worth a shot but just 12 yards is far too low for Samuel. Samuel easily goes over his rushing prop against the bad Ravens rush defense.
Long shot of the night
Christian McCaffrey over 103.5 rushing yards(+205)
All of the previous stats for Deebo Samuel also apply to Christian McCaffrey who is an MVP candidate in his own right. The Ravens allow over 160 rushing yards per game already this season and now face one of the best rushing teams in the league. The Niners throw various types of looks at defenses in normal games, but everyone understands that this is a big statement game for both teams. McCaffrey does not need a lot of room but 104 rushing yards as he has gone over this total in three of the Niners last four games already. Take these two-to-one odds and profit.