Best prop bets for Texans vs Panthers Thursday Night Football

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2. Mark Ingram II Total Rushing Yards OVER 36.5 (-125)

This could happen because it only takes one big run for Houston Texans running back Mark Ingram II to achieve this feat, but rushing for 37 or more yards against the Panthers’ defense is much easier said than done.

A veteran like Ingram has the ability to pound his way for 37 yards on the ground against any NFL team, but on short rest, and having a game against the Browns where he had 41 yards on 14 carries – a 2.9 yards per carry average – who knows what we’ll see in this game.

Ingram in Week 1 against the Jaguars totaled 26 carries in the game for 85 yards, averaging 3.3 YPC. Against the Browns in Week 2, Ingram’s best rush was for eight yards.

The Houston Texans will need their rushing game for any chance to win the game against the Panthers, but Carolina has allowed only one rushing score all season and have held their opponents to 93 yards.

This is a risky prop bet, but it is exciting because if Ingram can have a couple decent gains added with his 3.2 ypc average for the season, it could be worth taking that risk, and if nothing else, make this game a little more interesting.