Bears vs. Commanders First Touchdown Scorer Picks: 3 Juicy Bets for Thursday Night Football
It’s time for another edition of Thursday Night Football, and let’s hope we get a better game than the atrocity we watched last week between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. There were zero touchdowns scored in that 12-9 stinker. Hopefully, we don’t see a similar score this week when the Washington Commanders visit the Chicago Bears.
So, let’s hope for at least one touchdown this week by trying to nail the first touchdown scorer on Thursday Night Football.
David Montgomery +650
David Montgomery returned from an injury last week and immediately stole back his starting spot from Khalil Herbert. The Iowa State product out-rushed Herbert 12-4, scored a touchdown on the ground, and even led the team in catches (four) and receiving yards (62).
With an extra week to recover, Montgomery should see even more work against the Commanders. He’s by far the most likely player on this Chicago offense to find the end zone first, and that’s reflected in the betting odds. Still, I’ll take Montgomery as the +650 favorite (FanDuel) and sprinkle in a few longshots.
Chicago Bears Defense +2700
The total for Thursday Night Football currently sits at 37.5, so oddsmakers aren’t expecting many fireworks out of these two offenses. I do think we’ll see a few turnovers from these two quarterbacks, though, which makes a defensive touchdown enticing in the betting market.
If I’m going to pick one of these QBs to give up a defensive score, it has to be Carson Wentz. Wentz has thrown six interceptions in the first five weeks, and he’s also coughed up six fumbles so far this season. In a game that shouldn’t feature many offensive scores, I’ll take my chances on Wentz doing what he does best and gifting the ball to the other team.
Carson Wentz +2800
That’s right. Just after I trashed Wentz for his propensity to turn the ball over in hilarious ways, I’ll also be betting on him to score the first touchdown on Thursday Night Football.
Wentz isn’t regarded as a dual-threat quarterback, but he’s rushed for at least 12 yards four times in five games this season. This brutal Washington offensive line has forced him to bail out of the pocket and make plays with his legs every game. The QB also has nine rushing scores in his career, so he’s fully capable of finding the end zone on Thursday night.
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