Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions: Top Anytime TD Bets
NFL touchdown scorer props are one of the most popular prop betting markets in the world. So many people look for the longshot touchdown scorer each week of the NFL season. Luckily, I've already done all of that research for you for tonight's Monday Night Football game between the Packers and Lions.
The current total of tonight's game is hovering around 49 points implying that there will be some touchdowns scored. Now to pick the right player to score and make sure we can profit on that is another story.
In Week 1 everyone around the NFL was excited. The excitement was comparable to that of a child's first time visiting Disney World. I'm sure the Packers had that same excitement but they looked like the children that go to Disney and lose their parents in the park in the first half-hour. They looked so lost last week. Luckily for them, they welcome the Detroit Lions to town. The Lions were projected to have the second worse record in the NFL in 2021 and they enter this game off a loss. They were defeated by the 49ers in Week 1 allowing a league-high 41 points.
The whole world expects Green Bay to get back on track tonight as they are -650 favorites at most sportsbooks. Who will get in the endzone tonight and contribute on the scoreboard though? Here are my best bets to score a touchdown anytime tonight!
I was tempted to piggyback on my anytime touchdown article for the weekend with Aaron Jones here as his price is (-105) and too good to pass up. A matchup with the abysmal Detroit Lions and their atrocious defense has Aaron Jones ready to erupt tonight! Last season the Lions allowed a league-high 29 touchdowns to opposing running backs! That was 8 more than any other NFL team. In Week 1 they gave up 127 yards and two touchdowns to 49ers running backs. In Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season, the Packers faced the Lions and Jones went bananas rushing 18 times for 168 yards 2 touchdowns, and added 4 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown through the air! Not only do I like Jones to score but Dillon also to find the endzone is priced way too well for us to not be on it! At 6-foot, 247 pounds, the Boston College product is one of the league's biggest backs and he's also extremely athletic for his size.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (+250)
Valdes-Scantling led the NFL in yards per reception in 2020, but the Saints prevented him from getting loose for even one big play down the field in Week 1. On the positive side, Valdes-Scantling did lead the Packers in targets and was on the field for just four fewer snaps than the top wideout Davante Adams, so there's reason to believe he can get going Week 2 against the Lions. MVS best skill is getting over the top of defenses. In Week 1 the Lions allowed a 79-yard touchdown to wide receiver Deebo Samuel after he made a decent play. In 2020 facing the Lions twice MVS finished with 3 catches 64 yards and then 6 catches 85 yards and a touchdown. Look for him to make a big play tonight and score.
Quintez Cephus (+450)
I'd love to go with the Lions Tight End T.J. Hockenson here to score anytime as well but the Packers were just so solid defending the tight end position in 2020. Cephus led the Lions wide receiver group with 7 targets in Week 1. This trailed the aforementioned Hockenson and actually both Lions running backs. He finished with 3 catches and just 12 yards from those 7 targets but one of those was for a touchdown. Cephus boxed out a defender for a short touchdown on the goal line before hauling in a two-point conversion at the very edge of the end zone in the fourth quarter. Goff clearly trusts him in the red zone and that's what we're looking for tonight. He's a young big-bodied receiver from Wisconsin and can end up the number 2 target in the group behind Tyrell Williams when he returns from injury. The Packers allowed 5 passing scores in Week 1 and if that was any preview into what their secondary will look like this season, Cephus has a good chance of finding the endzone.