SNF Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Top Anytime TD Scorer Bets
I’ve said this before, but anytime TD scorer bets are my favorite bets to make in all of football. It’s endless entertainment value. The game is a blowout? Well, your player can still score a meaningless TD to win you a bet at big odds. Game is close? The same can happen.
Unfortunately for us, this Sunday Night Football matchup is probably going to be an ugly one. The Seahawks, led by Geno Smith, take on the Steelers, led by Ben Roethlisberger. What if I had told you 3 years ago that this QB matchup favored the Seahawks? Well, it does. There is a chance that, at his age and with his current skill set, Ben Roethlisberger is the worst QB in football. I don’t say that lightly, either. I know there is a team that trots Davis Mills out each week, and I still stand by what I just said.
Even though Geno Smith is probably better than Roethlisberger, I’m by no means expecting him to fill up the stat sheet come Sunday Night Football. Realistically, this one is going to be ugly and it’s going to be hard to get touchdowns. So, it’s important we pick our spots wisely with these anytime TD plays.
Seahawks vs. Steelers Top Anytime TD Scorer Bets
Alex Collins (+180)
Let’s get the boring one out of the way first. The Seahawks are going to run the ball. For that matter, both teams are going to run the ball, but Najee Harris is like -150 to score a TD and I refuse to lay that kind f juice on a bet that relies on so many different factors.
Alex Collins is the clear go-to back in Seattle right now. To this point in the season, Seattle has only run the ball 23 times, but they aren’t going to sit there and drop Geno Smith back 40 times on Sunday Night Football against a good Steelers pass rush.
In order to move the ball, the Seahawks are going to have to run it. Alex Collins should see close to 20 carries on Sunday night and some of them should be close to the end zone. I don’t have enough faith in Smith to take either DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett, so this is where we land.
Dionte Johnson (+175)
JuJu Smith-Schuster is done for the season. The Steelers just two receivers on their roster who have caught a TD pass this season. Chase Claypool has caught one TD pass and Dionte Johnson has caught three. But, Claypool’s odds sit at +187 while Johnson’s are +175. The difference between the two odds isn’t great enough for me to consider the player with fewer TD catches (Claypool).
I think, with Smith-Schuster out, Dionte Johnson will begin to see even more targets in this offense, where he already has the second most catches on the team. Last week, Matthew Stafford threw for 365 yards on this defense. They struggle against the pass and, while Roethlisberger is hardly Stafford, I still think Dionte Johnson sees upwards of 10 targets come Sunday night and he’ll have plenty of chances to get into the end zone.
James Washington (+440)
We already mentioned JuJu Smith-Schuster’s season-ending injury. Well, who is in line to pick the slack left by his absence? None other than James Washington. Head coach Mike Tomlin has even said this week that Smith-Schuster’s injury leaves the door open for Washington to have an expanded role on the team, and what better stage than Sunday Night Football?
Washington had the best year of his career in 2019, catching 44 passes for 735 yards as a Steeler. But, it’s been a relatively disappointing career since. This season, he has just nine catches for 99 yards. However, we’re not betting on the James Washington we’ve seen this year. We’re betting on the James Washington we got in 2019 when he was a key part of the offense. I like him to reach the end zone, especially at +440.