There is a new form of sports betting which goes by the name prop bets. Prop bets allow punters to bet on a proposition of a certain occurrence or non-occurrence to happen during a game. Prop bets come in two forms that is, those that specifically target individual players and those that target the entire team. When it comes to both player prop bets and team prop bets, one of the most common betting markets loved by punters is the Touchdown scorer bet.
The Touchdown scorer bet refers to a bet in which the punter predicts the player to score a touchdown during a game. Touchdown scorer bet is also referred to as the Anytime Touchdown Scorer bet as the bet does not consider the time that the selected player will score a touchdown – at any point in time a selected player scores a touchdown, the punter will win. All forms of touchdowns are supported here from rushing/receiving touchdowns for offensive players to wagering on a team’s defense/special teams to score a touchdown by interception return or fumble return or kickoff and punt returns.
While it is possible for the punter to pick any player as the player to score a touchdown, what punters have to keep in mind at all times is that the odds will differ from player to player depending on the bookmaker’s calculated probability of the chosen player scoring.
To start placing touchdown scorer prop bets, the punter will have to follow the steps outlined below:
Average Touchdowns during a game
One of the reasons why the touchdowns scorer bet is highly popular is as a result of the fact that in each and every NFL game; at least one touchdown is guaranteed to occur. As such, punters know that the probability of their player scoring one of the touchdowns is high. According to statistics from various sites that track NFL team and player stats, each NFL game produces 2.55 touchdowns. High scoring teams will record slightly higher touchdowns as compared to low scoring teams.