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As of this writing on Saturday night, most of the individual prop bets have yet to be posted. While we wait for those, take a crack at the touchdown prop bets with excellent ROI potential.
1. Jack Doyle (+270) to Score a Touchdown
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Colts tight end Jack Doyle has a fantastic matchup against the Washington Redskins. Being on the field shouldn’t be an issue, and two factors work nicely in his favor – for one, Doyle played 77 snaps in Week 1, only one off the leader (David Njoku: 78), and that guy played five quarters of football. Also, the Redskins ranked second-worst in preventing third-down conversions during the 2017 season; that’s even more plays for Mr. Doyle, and it’s likely that at least one of these catches is in the pay dirt.
2. Will Fuller (+270) or Bruce Ellington (+290) to Score a Touchdown
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No, Will Fuller and Bruce Ellington aren’t better options than DeAndre Hopkins (+105) this week, but they do have the most favorable odds to gift bettors with a nice ROI.
I love the Houston Texans in every facet of this game, but none are more enticing than the passing attack. The Tennessee Titans and their man-to-man coverage are a horrible matchup for these talented Texans receivers, and having Fuller back in the mix will only create more of those mismatches that we’re looking for here.
3. Pittsburgh Steelers Defense/Special Teams Score a Touchdown (+350)
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This game has the highest projected total of the week, but that doesn’t mean all the points have to come from the offensive side of the ball. Remember, the Steelers were one of the better teams at pressuring the quarterback in 2017 and stayed strong in that area by getting seven sacks in Week 1 against Tyrod Taylor and the Cleveland Browns. Hopefully, that pressure is what forces a pick-six or a scoop-and-score.
4. Chicago Bears Defense/Special Teams Score a Touchdown (+490)
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In the first half of their Week 1 matchup against the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears defense looked like 1985’s version all over again... and then the second half happened. That was just another instance of Aaron Rodgers proving he’s the best quarterback in football, and the Bears should be well prepped for Russell Wilson now. The advantageous matchup here is against the Seattle Seahawks offensive line, which allowed six sacks in their Week 1 matchup against the Denver Broncos. The Bears did a fantastic job of getting to Rodgers early on in the season opener, so I’d expect them to keep that motor running all night and not let another collapse happen. Everyone say a prayer for Wilson.
5. Odell Beckham Jr. Scores the First Touchdown in New York Giants/Dallas Cowboys Game (+650)
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. scored four touchdowns combined in his first two games of his career against the Dallas Cowboys... he has scored only one in the four games since. So why are we not only betting on Odell to score but, even riskier, the first touchdown of the game? Well, there’s a good chance that only one touchdown is scored in this game. Why not choose the best player on the field?
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