Only one of them will play for something when the Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans go head-to-head on Thursday night. Dallas still has a chance to take the top seed in NFC East and the NFC. The only way Tennessee has a shot at making the playoffs is if he wins the AFC South next week by beating the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The Titans have shown a nihilistic approach to Week 17 ahead of tonight’s game, excluding six starters and listing a few more as questionable. Here are his three player props from his BetMGM that I love from Thursday night’s contest.
CeeDee Lamb over 70.5 receiving yards (-115)
Any doubts about Lamb’s status as an elite receiver were dashed like watermelons at the Gallagher show. Just ask Matt Harmon, the guru of Reception Perception.We can debate whether Dallas utilizes the best running backs in the run game, but there’s no question they feed the best players in the air. owns 28.8% of targets, 29.2% of receiving and 34.5% of receiving yards. Tennessee has the third-most receives and allows his yardage to opposing wideouts. Starting safety Amani hooker has been ruled out of tonight’s game and starting corner Christian Fulton is doubtful whether he will play. Lamb has won this prop in 4 of his last 5 games.
Dak Prescott’s longest successful pass is over 36.5 yards (-110)
The Titans defense ranks 22nd in dropback percentage and has at least 37 yards on 9 of 15 outings. Ram is your best bet to connect with Prescott in long gains, but Dallas has another serious threat in the form of Michael Gallup. Ready to make it 4 games in a row against a Titans defense that has lost half.
Kevin Byard 6.5+ Tackles + Assists (-105)
Since Prescott returned from injury, the Cowboys offense has led the league in third-down conversion percentage. Their efficiency, coupled with a very good defense against QB Josh Dobbs, means they’ll be on the field long enough to claim squatter rights. The Tennessee safety has picked up this prop in three of his last five games, and should get a lot of tackles tonight to break down the Titans’ defense.
Statistics from Pro Football Reference, CBS Sports, SharpFootball, rbsdm.com (garbage times removed).