Marcus Mariota

  • Betting on a Marcus Mariota interception and the under for his passing yards represent the best bets on the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football.
  • The under for P.J. Walker’s passing yards is likely the best bet on the Carolina Panthers, as he is unlikely to be given the chance the throw the ball enough to realistically hit the over.

CHARLOTTE – Thursday Night Football this week features the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons, with the two teams combining for a 6-12 record so far this season.

To drum up excitement for the game, it may be wise to wager on some of the quarterback prop bets available on Marcus Mariota and P.J. Walker, as they may prove to have some of the most value on the entire Week Ten slate.

Betting on Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota has been one of the most exciting stories of the year in the NFL, but bettors at Bovada may still want to bet against the former second-overall pick against the Panthers.

The two best bets against Marcus Mariota at legal NFL betting sites are on the under for his total passing yards and for Mariota to throw at least one interception:

  • Betting Against Mariota’s Passing Yards (Total: 157.5; Over: -115, Under: -115): Legal sportsbooks have set the Marcus Mariota passing yards line to high on purpose, as their goal is for players to overreact to Mariota’s Week Eight performance against the Panthers that saw him pass for 253 yards. That game was likely just a flash in the pan, as Week Eight is the only time in Mariota’s past six games that he has cleared 157.5 yards. Over this six-game stretch, he has averaged 153.5 yards, with that number dropping to 133.5 passing yards per game when removing that Week Eight performance.
  • Betting on a Marcus Mariota Interception (Total: 0.5; Over: +160; Under: -200): Mariota’s start on Thursday night will mark the 71st start of his career. It will also break the exact 50/50 split he has, having thrown at least one interception in 35 of his career start. Considering he did throw two interceptions against the Panthers in Week Eight, has thrown an interception in 4/9 games this season and has to throw another one to get to 50% for the season, and the odds on him to throw an INT are +160, it is nearly impossible not to bet on Mariota to throw an interception.

Betting on P.J. Walker

Coming off a second-half benching last week, it is hard to envision a scenario where the Carolina Panthers are looking to utilize P.J. Walker’s arm much against the Falcons.

Walker’s Week Nine performance saw him complete 50% of his ten passes, with two of those completions going to the other team.

With Walker unlikely to throw much it is likely best to just focus on the under for his passing yards prop against the Falcons.

P.J. Walker Passing Yards Prop

  • Over 170.5 Yards -115
  • Under 170.5 Yards -115

Walker has eclipsed 170.5 yards in two of his four starts this season and has yet to come off such a poor performance.

With a lack of interest in letting P.J. Walker air it out, and maybe even a quick hook to Baker Mayfield on the horizon, betting the under for P.J. Walker’s passing yards presents a ton of value at -110 odds.

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