3 best prop bets for Patriots vs Texans in Week 5
By Jerry Trotta
2. Damien Harris over 69.5 rushing yards (-120)
The Patriots simply have to get their running game going on Sunday. In Week 3 vs New Orleans, they mustered just 49 yards on the ground, 28 of which came from Mac Jones, so the numbers look even worse when you take that into consideration.
Week 4 against Tampa Bay was even worse, as New England tallied an impossible -1 rushing yards. Nelson Agholor finished as the team’s leading rusher with four yards, while Damien Harris took four carries for -4 yards.
That isn’t sustainable. While the entire rushing attack needs to get its act together, we desperately need a bounce-back game from Harris, who’s totaled 10 rushing yards on 10 carries over his last two contests after he went for 162 yards and a touchdown over 39 carries (4.2 YPC) in the first two games.
Houston currently ranks 28th against the run (137 yards per game), so there’s really no excuse for Harris and Co. to not get it going. We’re expecting a big game from the offense as a whole, but a 100-yard day is definitely in the cards for Harris.
At -120 odds (bet $120 to win $100), we’re all over betting Harris to tally at least 70 rushing yards against the Texans.