October 19, 2017 Staff Writer

NFL News

NFL Betting Props: Brett Hundley and Colin Kaepernick Odds

The Green Bay Packers will try to move on from Aaron Rodgers’ broken collarbone this week by handing the ball to Brett Hundley, and the oddsmakers are all over it with prop bets.

Hundley leads the Packers against the New Orleans Saints this week and despite playing at home the Packers are a 5-point underdog. That should tell you how much faith the oddsmakers have in Hundley right now.

When it comes to props bettors have the usual suspects to choose from with passing yards, touchdown passes and interceptions all listed. For Hundley’s passing yards prop the total has been set at 230.5 with both the OVER and the UNDER listed at -120.

That total may seem high when you consider that Hundley only passed for 157 yards last week against the Minnesota Vikings. The Saints defense may have something to do with it, as they are ranked 28th in the league against the pass and are giving up on average 268.4 passing yards per game.

For Hundley’s touchdown passes prop the total is 1.5 but the UNDER is favored at -200, while the OVER comes in at +150. Last week Hundley had one touchdown pass, the first of his NFL career. Heading into last week Rodgers was averaging just over two touchdowns per game, but expecting Hundley to match Rodgers’ production would be absurd.

The last Hundley prop, for interceptions, also has a 1.5 total with the UNDER favored at -150 and the OVER listed at +110. The UNDER being favored is somewhat surprising as last week Hundley threw three interceptions against Minnesota. The Saints defense he’s facing has picked off seven passes in five games this season.

Focusing on the Packers as a team there are also a few prop wagers worth a look from bettors.

The most entertaining prop bet is giving odds on the chances of some notable names playing QB for the Packers this season. Leading the list is Colin Kaepernick at +700. Judging by Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s response to being asked about Kaepernick last week that could be an even bigger longshot.

Also getting +700 odds is Tony Romo. He’s retired and getting rave reviews for his work in the announcer’s booth, but could a shot at the Super Bowl and playing in his home state of Wisconsin draw him back for one more season?

Rounding out the list are Eli Manning at +2000 and Brett Favre at +5000. The trade deadline is October 31, giving the Packers less than two weeks to decide if they want to make a pitch for Manning. Favre is 48 years old and hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL in nearly seven years.

One last prop is the Packers’ win total, which has been set at 8 with the OVER a slight favorite at -130. With a 4-2 record the Packers would have to go 5-5 the rest of the way to get OVER eight wins. The only sure thing the rest of the way looks like their game against Cleveland in Week 13, so the UNDER at -110 may be a safer bet.