The Indianapolis Colts visit the New Orleans Saints on this Monday Night Football to close down Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season. While the 6-7 Colts are one loss away from playoff elimination, the 10-3 Saints desperately need a win to stay in the race for the first-round bye in the NFC. Therefore, we should see a spectacular game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, so we’ve prepared the best prop bets for this clash that will make it a pure joy to watch.
Monday Night Football Game Info
Time: Monday, December 16th @ 8:15 PM ET
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Weather: 71 F Indoor
Spread: Saints -9
Money Line: +330 | -415
Thursday Night Football Prop Bets
- Player Passing Touchdowns – Drew Brees over 1.5 (-240)
Drew Brees enters the clash against the Colts just two TD passes shy of Peyton Manning’s record of 539 TD passes. Now, Brees has a chance to set new chalk playing against Peyton’s former team. Considering the Colts’ defense, I expect Drew to throw at least three touchdowns, but the bookies set the line at 1.5 with quite modest wages. However, Indianapolis has surrendered 32 touchdowns thus far, and 22 have come through the air. The Colts are coming off a 38-35 defeat at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, allowing 456 passing yards and four TD passes to Jameis Winston.
- Player Passing Completions – Drew Brees over 1.5 (-110)
Excluding Week 2 game against the Rams when Drew Brees suffered a thumb injury, the one-time All-Pro had at least 28 passing completions in six of his seven outings this season. As I’ve already mentioned, the Colts allowed Jameis Winston to dominate them last week. He completed 33 of his 45 attempts. I expect to see a similar story when the Colts face off against Drew Brees who will be fired up to break Peyton Manning’s record. Likewise, the Saints prefer short passes and screen plays, so I think Brees will have more than 27 completions against the Colts.
- Player Total Rush Yards – Marlon Mack over 57.5 (-120)
After four straight outings with 74 or more rushing yards, Marlon Mack tallied only 38 yards on 13 carries against the Buccaneers last week. However, the Bucs’ run D is the best in the league, allowing only 73.3 yards per contest, while the Saints are 4th with 94.2 rushing yards allowed per game. The Saints’ run defense is doing a great job, but the Colts will have to establish their ground game to stand a chance of winning this clash. Mack has been playing in a good form, and he’ll get enough carries to make some damage. Hopefully, he will take advantage of it.
- Alternative Point Spread – New Orleans Saints -6.5 (-163)
The Saints enter this clash with a 10-3 record, while three NFC teams are 11-3 at the moment. Although the Colts are playing with their backs against the wall, I expect the Saints to dominate this game. New Orleans is coming off a painful 48-46 home loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14, and the Saints are only 6-3 SU and 3-7 ATS in their previous ten outings at home. With so much on the table for both sides, I don’t expect the Saints to blow away the Colts, but the hosts should win by a touchdown, at least.