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Giants-Rams Week 17 DraftKings prop bets: High-scoring game

The potential for many points yields some interesting prop bets

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There isn’t much time left on the New York Giants’ season before you start making your playoffs and Super Bowl bets. We’ll cover you for those, too, but there’s still some business to get down to. The Rams’ offense presents some enticing bets, while the Giants’ offense is more mixed. Tyrod Taylor is also a very difficult quarterback to bet on because his yardage totals are all over the place.

With that being said, here are some of the best DraftKings Sportsbook prop bets for Giants-Rams. Once again, I try to combine the more obvious picks with some deeper options that are more likely than the odds say they are.

Matthew Stafford: Over 257.5 passing yards (-115)

Stafford has exceeded 257.5 passing yards in his last four games. He averages 260.6 passing yards per game. The Giants rank 20th with 229.7 passing yards allowed per game, and they allowed 301 to Jalen Hurts last week after Hurts had gone under 200 yards the prior two weeks.

Wan’Dale Robinson: Under 33.5 receiving yards (-110)

Robinson has gone over 33.5 receiving yards in just five out of 13 games this season. His second-highest yardage total came with Taylor at the helm against Buffalo, but he had just one catch for 22 yards the following week and was shut out the next. Robinson’s average depth of target is so short that it could take five receptions for him to reach 33.5 yards. That’s not a bet I’m willing to take.

Darius Slayton: Longest reception over 18.5 yards (-110)

Slayton has 11 receptions of over 18.5 yards this season, and five of them came from Taylor on 107 total attempts (compared to 5 on 176 attempts from Tommy DeVito). There seems to be a pretty good connection here. The Rams have allowed 57 pass plays of more than 18.5 yards this season, tied for the 10th-most. The Giants like those deep overs to Slayton, even if they don’t target it enough. Slayton’s best work comes in the intermediate and deep parts of the field. Go with the over.

Kyren Williams: Longest rush over 18.5 yards (-105)

The Giants have allowed 13 rushes of more than 18.5 yards, tied for the seventh-most in the NFL. They’ve happened in only seven games, meaning that the same teams have tended to gain chunk yardage against the Giants. Williams has six rushes over 18.5 yards in 11 games this season. The Rams’ run-blocking is Pro Football Focus’ fifth-ranked unit. I’m going with the over.

Aaron Donald: Over 0.25 sacks (-110)

Donald is dominating on the pressure front, leading all interior defensive linemen with 78 pressures. The sacks have not been as quick to come, as he has just six on the season. Still, Giants quarterbacks are sacked 5.1 times per game, the worst mark in the NFL. While Taylor isn’t as much of an automatic sack as DeVito was due to his lower pressure-to-sack ratio (17.5%, 17th out of 42 qualified passers), his 8.5% sack rate would still be the eighth-highest among 32 qualified passers. Going against the Giants’ hapless guards and center, Donald has a premium opportunity to put up another takedown.

L.A. Rams: To win by 7-12 points (+390)

The Giants put up a fight against the Eagles and still lost by eight. This defense cannot keep up with the Rams’ high-flying offense over the last few weeks. Taylor should make it a game, but he’s not known for big passing stats or touchdown drives. I don’t think this will be a blowout, but I think the Rams will win by more than one score.

Both teams to score 20+ points (+165) / Over 43 (-110)

The Rams have scored 32.4 points per game over their last five contests. Both defenses allow an average of more than 20 points per game (Rams 22.1, Giants 24.7). With Taylor at the helm, the Giants’ offense is a lot more steady. This works in concert with an over pick.

To happen in every quarter: Touchdown and field goal (+2500)

If you want your big-payoff bet, this one has the best chance to hit. The Rams’ offense vs. the Giants’ defense is enough to make this a possibility. After putting up 25 points against Philadelphia, the Giants have a shot to make this a high-scoring game. If you pick both teams to score 20+ points, this is almost a no-brainer option.

Same-game parlay: Williams over 94.5 rushing yards + Darren Waller over 3.5 receptions + Giants to score over 20.5 points + Rams to score over 28.5 points (+1400)

Williams has gone over 94.5 rushing yards in six out of 11 games played, and he’s averaging 5.1 yards per carry; that would take 19 carries to exceed 94.5 yards, which he’s also done six times. Waller has over 3.5 receptions in five of his nine full games played (excluding the Jets game when he got injured after eight passing snaps). He had 12 catches in the two full games he and Taylor played together, and both his receptions against Philadelphia last week came from Taylor in the second half. As I said before, I think this game is going to be high-scoring, adding the final two legs of the bet.