- Derrick Henry has +375 odds to score the first touchdown.
- Joe Mixon has +600 odds to be the first touchdown scorer.
- Ja’Marr Chase is a +750 betting option to score the first touchdown.
- Ryan Tannehill is a +1800 longshot, but viable option.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Betting on the first touchdown scorer has become one of the most popular prop bets in the NFL. This weekend is no different, and there are a lot of potential touchdown scorers in the matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals.
Derrick Henry To Score First
Derrick Henry is set to make his return to the Tennessee Titans’ lineup and has justly been launched to the top of the odds board on NFL betting sites to score the game’s first touchdown.
Henry First Touchdown Scorer Odds
- Derrick Henry +375
Henry, despite only playing in eight games this season, had 10 rushing touchdowns and is the clear focal point in the offense. If the ball gets on the goal line then it’s safe to assume Henry will be getting the ball. It’s a tough player to bet against and he seems to rightfully have the shortest odds.
Joe Mixon To Score First
The running back on the other side of the ball, Joe Mixon, is given the next shortest odds to score the first touchdown of the game. He scored 13 of the team’s 16 rushing touchdowns this season and could very well add to that total.
Mixon First Touchdown Scorer Odds
- Joe Mixon +600
Mixon is the clear workhorse out of the backfield as he had 67% of the team’s rush attempts despite missing one of the games. Considering he has no real competition, especially in the red zone, Mixon is a safe bet to make, especially at +600 odds.
Ja’Marr Chase To Score First
While Mixon controls the rushing game, Ja’Marr Chase has been the top-scoring option in the passing game. Those betting on the NFL should take note that Chase 13 receiving touchdowns, more than double the next highest on the team.
Chase First Touchdown Scorer Odds
- Ja’Marr Chase +750
Not only did he lead the team in touchdowns, but Chase had the most receptions, targets and yards. He’s clearly the top option and despite leading his team in red zone targets, had just five of his touchdowns in the red zone, showing he's the deep threat as well.
Ryan Tannehill To Score First
Those looking for a longer shot may want to look at Ryan Tannehill as he’s been a valuable threat in the red zone with his legs. Behind Henry, Tannehill led the team with seven rushing touchdowns. With so much focus on Henry, it may open a hole for Tannehill for sneak one in the end zone.
Tannehill First Touchdown Scorer Odds
- Ryan Tannehill +1800
He may not be the best option on the table, but the +1800 odds seem well worth the risk considering just how often he’s found the end zone.
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Nick is a football fanatic with years of sports journalism experience. He achieved a degree in Broadcast/Journalism from Penn State University. When he’s not covering the latest NFL odds you can catch him debating Brady > Belichick in his free time.