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November 4, 2021

New York Jets vs Indianapolis Colts: 3 Best 'Thursday Night Football' Prop Bets

Week 9 of the NFL season kicks off tonight in Indianapolis as the Colts will host the New York Jets on 'Thursday Night Football.' The Jets come into this game following a massive upset over the Cincinnati Bengals led by backup quarterback, Mike White.

The Colts fell to the Titans last week, but you can see the improvements with this team. They have a clear identity now on offense, and with an "easy game" this week against the Jets, they have the chance to make up some ground in the AFC South.

As we do every Thursday night, we are here to give you the three-best props of the night as well as the best overall bet of the night. All you have to do is place your bets and enjoy the game. When you do gamble tonight, we ask that you do so responsibly.

let's pick out some winners.

FanDuel: Michael Carter OVER 37.5 Receiving Yards (-110)

Over the past two games, Michael Carter is the most targeted Jets player through the passing game, and he is a running back! In the Week 7 matchup with the Patriots, Carter saw nine targets, and he caught eight of them for 67 yards. In last week's win over the Bengals, Carter saw 14 targets and caught nine of them for 95 yards. On the season, he has 37 targets, which are the second-most on the team.

With White being a checkdown quarterback, Carter should be heavily involved in the passing game again tonight. Not only is he receiving more targets, but his snap count has increased every week. Look for the Jets to ride with short routes that minimize the risk of White turning the ball over. If that happens, Carter will easily go over this number.

Barstool: Jonathan Taylor OVER 104.5 Rushing and Receiving Yards (-114)

Jonathan Taylor has hit this number in five straight games and six times overall this season. Over his last five games, Taylor is averaging 134.6 total yards per game. While the Jets are only allowing 4.0 yards per carry, they are 18th in rushing yards allowed per game (115.1), and they are also giving up just under 130 rushing yards on the road.

While the Jets were able to hold Joe Mixon to 33 rushing yards last week, Taylor has just been a different beast this season. He is a constant threat to break off a big play, and despite his targets decreasing over the past few weeks, Taylor will play a big role tonight through the passing game.

DraftKings: Michael Pittman Jr. Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+120)

Michael Pittman has been an absolute monster this season, and he has taken it to a whole new level over the past few weeks. Over the Colts' last four-game, Pittman has four touchdowns, and he is averaging 7.25 targets per game, and he saw a career-high 15 targets in last week's loss to the Titans.

With T.Y. Hilton out with a concussion, Pittman should be the Colts' primary receiver in this game. With the Colts' going up against a defense that is ranked 23rd in yards per pass (7.4), 27th in passing yards per game (275.3), and 26th in opponents' completion percentage (68.2%), the Colts should be able to pick apart this secondary. 

I think Carson Wentz and the Colts are going to roll in this game, and with that, Pittman should have another big night, and he will find the end zone at least once tonight.

Bovada: Best Bet: Colts -10.5 (-110)

I find it very hard to believe that the Jets will be able to put up 400+ passing yards again with White taking the snaps. The Jets are going to stick to the same game plan of being a checkdown offense, and that plays well for the Colts tonight.

The Colts have a 6.2% sack percentage, which ranks 12th in football, and they are second in forced turnovers per game (2.2). Against an inexperienced quarterback, I expect that nasty Colts' front seven to cause havoc all night long.

While the defense is average at best, they will look like rock stars tonight against a weak Jets offense. Indianapolis' offense just has too many weapons for the Jets to keep up in this game. The Colts will win this game, and they will win by a lot of points.

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