The New England Patriots are eliminated from the NFL Playoffs, but we can still find ways to enjoy watching their games.
They can play spoiler this weekend when they host the Kansas City Chiefs and we can have some fun on the game by placing a few player props.
If you want to find out my overall best bet for the game, as well as my picks for the other Week 15 games, you can find those in the latest edition of the "Road to 272 Bets."
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Best Prop Bets for Chiefs vs. Patriots
- Ezekiel Elliott OVER 67.5 rushing yards
- Hunter Henry OVER 2.5 receptions
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire UNDER 45.5 rushing yards
Ezekiel Elliott OVER 67.5 rushing yards
The only chance the Patriots have of winning this game is attacking the Chiefs on the ground. Kansas City ranks 27th in opponent yards per carry, allowing 4.6 yards per rush.
The Patriots rode Ezekiel Elliott last week, racking up 68 yards against the Steelers. If he can hit that same number against a much weaker run defense, we're going to cash this bet.
Hunter Henry OVER 2.5 receptions
Hunter Henry has hauled in at least three receptions in four of his last five games and I see no reason why he can't reach that number once again against the Chiefs.
If the Patriots do find themselves down to the Chiefs late in the game, they'll have to turn to the air and that's when Henry can thrive and rack up receptions.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire UNDER 45.5 rushing yards
The best aspect of this Patriots entire team is their run defense. They're first in the NFL in opponent yards per carry (3.2), opponent rush EPA, and opponent rush success rate. That means the Chiefs would be smart to stick to the air and if they try to run the ball, it's not going to be successful.
With Isiah Pacheco sidelined, Clyde Edwards-Helaire will get the majority of carries, but he's averaged a measly 3.5 yards per rush this season. I think he goes well under 45.5 rushing yards on Sunday.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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