- Why I’m betting Deebo Samuel to score a touchdown against the Chiefs.
- Take this angle to bet Travis Kelce against the 49ers defense.
Amongst the NFL odds markets growing in popularity, one subset is the touchdown scorer market.
Within this prop market, bettors can find wagers for a game’s first, last, or anytime touchdown scorer.
The first TD scorer asks bettors to identify which player will find the end zone first, while the last TD scorer involves who will score the game’s final touchdown.
Within these markets, players from both teams are available.
As for anytime touchdown markets, bettors win their wager if a player finds the end zone at any point in the game.
With the rules established, let’s dive into my best anytime touchdown bets for Super Bowl LVIII between the 49ers and Chiefs.
NFL Anytime Touchdown Betting Prediction No. 1
Deebo Samuel Anytime Touchdown (+175)
Christian McCaffrey’s scoring efficiency likely inflates a few 49ers prices, and Samuel feels an intriguing option.
After scoring only two touchdowns in his first six games, Samuel has exploded recently. Dating back to his return from injury in Week 10, the South Carolina product has managed 10 scores.
Although he failed to score in the NFC Championship against the Lions, he received 11 total touches.
Now he faces a Chiefs team that allows a disproportionate number of touchdowns through the air but also struggles against the run.
In terms of their touchdown record, the Chiefs have surrendered 22 of their 34 touchdowns through the air, 11 of which have gone to wide receivers.
Lastly, Samuel has received ample opportunities inside the red zone.
Amongst all 49ers pass catchers, Samuel is T-1st in targets inside the 20-yard line, per ftnfantasy.com.
On the ground, he’s third in attempts inside the 20-yard line.
For those reasons, back Samuel to score in Super Bowl LVIII and end his four-game scoreless streak.
NFL Anytime Touchdown Betting Prediction No. 2
Travis Kelce First Touchdown – Kansas City Chiefs (+300)
I won’t fault anyone who wants to take anytime touchdown at -110, but it feels like either both or neither of these two markets hit.
As a result, I’ll opt for the +300 shot rather than laying juice with Kelce.
The newly-crowned postseason receptions leader scored Kansas City’s first touchdown in both the divisional round and AFC Championship.
That represents a stark contrast from the regular season. In the five regular-season games Kelce scored a touchdown, he found the endzone first zero times.
But Mahomes seems intent on getting him the ball during the postseason.
He’s failed to score a touchdown only once in his last nine postseason games. In the eight games he found the endzone, Kelce scored Kansas City’s first touchdown five times.
Given the 49ers surrendered a disproportionate number of scores through the air – 23 of their 36 opposing scores, to be exact – I’ll back Kelce rather than teammate Isiah Pacheco.
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