Miles Sanders

  • The best bet to score a touchdown in the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans matchup on Thursday Night Football is Miles Sanders with -122 odds.
  • Online sportsbooks such as Bovada offer touchdown scorer props that can increase payouts, with bets on Miles Sanders to score a touchdown and the Eagles to win (+125) and Miles Sanders to score a first-half touchdown (+170) standing out.

HOUSTON – The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles travel to Texas to face the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football in a game with some of the most valuable touchdown scorer player props on the entire Week Nine slate in the NFL.

Betting odds have made the Eagles a two-touchdown favorite over the Texans, with Philadelphia’s 27.5-point team total (favored to over with -170 odds) indicating that it may be much easier to bet on their players than the Texans players who will likely have fewer opportunities to score based on their 14.5-point team total (over and under both have -115 odds).

Philadelphia Eagles vs Houston Texans Betting Odds

Team: Spread: Moneyline: Total:
Philadelphia Eagles -14.0 (-110) -850 O45.0 (-110)
Houston Texans +14.0 (-110) +550 U45.0 (-110)

Betting on a Miles Sanders Touchdown

Miles Sanders is the betting favorite at Bovada to score a touchdown in the Thursday Night Football matchup with -122 odds to end up in the endzone.

Despite NFL betting sites listing Sanders as the favorite and offering smaller payouts on the running back to score than any other player, the former Penn State star is the clear best bet to score a touchdown:

  • Houston’s Defense: Miles Sanders does not have any receiving touchdowns this season and with the Houston Texans having allowed the second-fewest touchdown passes this season, that is unlikely to change. That does not matter though, as Sanders is going against a defense that has given up the fifth-most total touchdown runs in the NFL this season and the second-most rushing touchdowns per game in the league with an average of 1.42.
  • Philadelphia’s Offensive: Putting one of the league’s worst rushing defenses against the Philadelphia Eagle’s offense which has scored 14 rushing touchdowns this season (second in the league) and averaged two per game (first in the league) should be an ideal environment for Miles Sanders to score at least one touchdown, if not multiple.
  • Miles Sanders’ Performance: After an offseason that started with rumors surrounding the Eagles’ commitment to Sanders as their Bell Cow running back, it has become increasingly obvious that the rumor had little truth behind it. Nick Sirianni has even been quoted shouted it out in joy after the Eagles’ Week Four win over the Jacksonville Jaguars that saw Sanders go for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. Sanders has scored a touchdown in three of the Eagles’ past four games dating back to that Week Four contest.
  • Game Script: The Eagles are a 14-point favorite over a Houston Texans team that is 1-5-1 and is unlikely to put up much of a fight on Thursday. As such, it stands to reason that the Eagles may be more conservative with Jalen Hurts’ rushing attempts than they have been against more difficult opponents. With Hurts likely to get fewer carriers, but with the Eagles likely to take a multiple-score lead and wanting to continue running the clock it is expected that Sanders will see the bulk of those carries and have more opportunities to score touchdowns. Hurts leads the team with six rushing touchdowns to Sanders’ five, so the increased workload and more goal-line opportunities make Sanders an excellent bet to score.

Best Touchdown Scorer Prop Bets for Miles Sanders

Miles Sanders’ -122 odds are close enough to even to offer large payouts for players betting on the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Houston Texans, but many top legal sports betting sites offer touchdown scorer prop bets that can increase those payouts.

At Bovada particularly, two bets stand out:

  • Miles Sanders Any Time Touchdown Scorer/Philadelphia Eagles Win Parlay (+125): The Philadelphia Eagles currently sit with -850 odds to beat the Houston Texans on the moneyline, meaning sportsbooks are practically guaranteeing a victory. With such a high likelihood of the Eagles winning, it only makes sense to bet on Sanders to also score a touchdown in an Eagles win. Players looking for even higher payouts can go with Miles Sanders to score the first touchdown of the game and for the Eagles to win with +650 odds.
  • Miles Sanders First Half Touchdown Scorer (+170): So far this season the Philadelphia Eagles have scored 25 total touchdowns. 19 of those touchdowns were scored in the first half, with 16 specifically coming in the second quarter. Betting on Miles Sanders to continue that trend with +170 odds makes for a great value bet that may be inaccurately valued. Bovada also offers a Miles Sander first-quarter touchdown prop bet with +400 odds, but it may be wise to bet on the entire half given that more than half of all the Eagles’ touchdowns have happened in the second quarter.

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