My Sunday Night player prop betting odds ended up going 2-1 for the night. I am off to a good start for the season and look to continue that as we approach week three. Thursday night props have not been profitable for me but I am confident I can turn that around starting this week! Let me dive right into the NFL Player Props odds for Thursday Night Football.
Thursday Night Football Game Information
Location: Houston, Texas – NRG Stadium
Time: 8:20 p.m. Eastern Time (5:20 p.m. Pacific Time)
TV: NFL Network
Weather: Dome (Roof Closed)
Money Line: Panthers (-410) | Texans (+310)
Spread: Panthers -8
Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook
Thursday Night Football NFL Player Props Odds & Picks
Christian McCaffrey Over 18.5 Rush Attempts
Through the first two weeks of the season, Christian McCaffrey has 20 or more rush attempts in each game. Panthers seem to make it a priority to establish the run and get McCaffrey going.
Furthermore, in the first two weeks of the season, Texans opponents are averaging 25 rush attempts per game. I believe the Panthers are trying to put Sam Darnold in a position to make the right throws. When you have one of the best players in the league in your backfield, you will do your best to utilize him.
David Johnson Over 16.5 Receiving Yards
The Houston Texans will be starting Davis Mills this Thursday against the Carolina Panthers. I do not anticipate the Texans throwing the ball down the field and putting Davis Mills in bad situations. I believe the Texans will utilize the pass-catching backs to protect Mills. Furthermore, in the first two weeks of the season, David Johnson has been the featured running back in the passing game. In addition, in the first two weeks of the season, David Johnson has a combined six targets and 40 receiving yards. Johnson has exceeded 17 receiving yards in both games this season.
Sam Darnold Under 6.5 Rushing Yards
As I mentioned above, the Panthers have one of the best players in the league in Christian McCaffrey to run the football. Through the first two games of the season, Sam Darnold has six total “attempts” for six yards. Furthermore, the Texans are allowing only 4.5 rushing yards to the quarterback position in the first two games. The Texans have faced Trevor Lawrence and Baker Mayfield in the first two weeks. Both quarterbacks are more likely to be running threats than Sam Darnold.