Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams Prediction: Hit The First Touchdown Scorer at Betfred
Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction: Hit The First Touchdown Scorer at Betfred
With no shortage of prop bets to choose from for the Big Game this Sunday, it’s critical to key in on a handful of markets and weigh the odds involved accordingly. When it comes to the first touchdowns scorer, the odds are often high-risk high reward and considered more of a lottery ticket than a data-backed bet.
Even still, some deeper analysis can increase the edge you have and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you today. Let’s take a closer look.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams First Touchdown Scorer
First TD Scorer: Cam Akers (+650)
It’s fairly easy after watching him morph into his former self over this postseason to forget that Akers missed the entire regular season with a torn achilles. In three games, Akers leads all Rams rushers with 151 yards but has yet to find the end zone.
Also, a great ball catcher who is averaging 12.4 yards per catch, don’t be surprised if McVay draws something up early for Akers to get to pay dirt.
First TD Scorer: Joe Mixon (+950)
Finishing the regular season as the #5 and postseason as #4 in receiving yards for the Bengals, Mixon gets it done on more than just the ground. In his three postseason games so far this season, Mixon is averaging just under 100 all-purpose yards but found the end zone just once.
With the defense focusing on Burrow and his two elite receivers in Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, don’t be surprised if Mixon finds himself one on one in the flat and beats his defender early on.
First TD Scorer: Los Angeles Rams (D/ST) (+2500)
Already having one touchdown this postseason, would it really shock anyone of this Rams unit is able to create one early? With one of the most elite pass rushes in the league led by perennial Pro Bowler Aaron Donald, don’t be shocked if a strip-sacked fumble is in the cards early in this one.
Add in a Bengals offensive line that allowed nine sacks to the Titans, and while this a long shot amongst long shots, I think it has a chance.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams First Touchdown Scorer Picks
3 Options for First Touchdown Scorer
- Cam Akers +650
- Joe Mixon +950
- Los Angeles Rams (D/ST) +2500
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