Jaguars WR Christian Kirk scores TD vs. Raiders, among best Week 9 prop bets

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports /

The Jacksonville Jaguars faced off against the Las Vegas Raiders in this year’s Hall-of-Fame game. However, you couldn’t come to any meaningful conclusions since it was more of an exhibition contest.

The Jags and the Raiders will once again meet in Week 9 of the 2022 season and a win for either club could be huge, as they both find themselves in the cellar (or close to it) of their respective divisions.

Las Vegas is currently favored to win but only by 2.5 points, so this is a winnable game for the Jaguars. If you want to check the odds and the spread for the game, you can click here but if you’re looking for other prop bets, here are three you might find appealing, via FanDuel.

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3. WR Christian Kirk, anytime touchdown scorer (+190)

There’s an element of randomness when it comes to predicting who will score in any given game but if there’s one thing head coach Doug Pederson has shown in his first season at the helm is that he likes to throw the ball even if the situation calls for a run.

Although Pederson has leaned on running back Travis Etienne more in recent weeks, Pederson will continue to dial passes, which means wide receiver Christian Kirk will have several opportunities to score against the Raiders.

Kirk started the season strong, hauling in 20 receptions for 327 yards with four touchdowns in the first four weeks. While he’s only had 15 catches for 171 yards with one touchdown in the last four games, he’s still the Jags’ No. 1 target.

Moreover, the Raiders struggle to defend the pass, so Kirk should have plenty of opportunities to visit the end zone. And if you think he’ll be the first player to score a touchdown, there’s a prop that pays $1,100 (+1,100) for every $100 you bet.

2. QB Trevor Lawrence, over 275 passing yards (+178)

Watching Trevor Lawrence play in 2022 is not for the faint of heart. He’ll have a pretty efficient performance one week only to make head-scratching mistakes at a crucial time the following game.

Having said that, Lawrence has made strides this season and there’s a good chance he’ll get even better by the end of the year. The former Clemson Tiger has thrown for 275 yards or more three times this season, and Las Vegas’ defense ranks 25th in the league in passing yards allowed, so this will be a good time for the sophomore quarterback to sling the pigskin.

1. RB Travis Etienne, 

This isn’t to pile on the Raiders but they aren’t very good at defending the run. Against the New Orleans Saints, they gave up 136 rushing yards and it wasn’t an outlier. The week before, they let the Houston Texans run for 108 yards on 23 carries.

Meanwhile, Travis Etienne is coming off a game in which he racked up 24 carries for 156 yards. He should have no trouble going over 100 rushing yards and a couple of touchdowns against the Raiders in Week 9.

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