- The Dallas Cowboys face the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football, with the best bet likely on the first touchdown scorer of the game.
- Ezekiel Elliott is the best bet for the matchup with +420 odds based on his consistent goal-line production and the questionable statuses of Tony Pollard and Derrick Henry.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bovada has favored Ezekiel Elliott as the first touchdown scorer in the Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans Thursday Night Football game.
With Tony Pollard second in line, they may be onto something.
Dallas Cowboys First Touchdown Scorer Odds
- Ezekiel Elliott +420
- Tony Pollard +525
- CeeDee Lamb +575
- Derrick Henry +625
- Dalton Schultz +1000
- Hassan Haskins +1200
- Michael Gallup +1200
- Noah Brown +1400
- Malik Willis +1500
- Malik Davis +1800
Three Dallas Cowboys players sit atop the NFL betting site’s odds board, with Ezekiel Elliott’s +420 odds standing out as the best bet.
Betting on Zeke to Score the First Touchdown
Of the four players at the top of Bovada’s first touchdown scoring prop, only Ezekiel Elliott and CeeDee Lamb are outright guaranteed to play.
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said in an interview that Tony Pollard is likely to play despite his thigh injury, but even if he does that does not truly affect Elliott.
Elliott is the goal line back, with that role obviously playing a factor in the number of times that he has scored The ‘Boys first touchdown this season.
Dallas Cowboys First Touchdown Scorers:
- Ezekiel Elliott (+420): 7
- Ceedee Lamb (+575): 2
- Dak Prescott (+2000): 1
- Dallas’ Defense (+2000): 1
- Michael Gallup (+1200): 1
- Noah Brown (+1400): 1
- Tony Pollard (+525): 1
Pollard has only opened the scoring for Dallas once this season and has a status that is up in the air, making him a clear fade on Thursday Night Football at legal sports betting sites.
Elliott on the other hand has scored the first touchdown for the Cowboys in half of the games that they have scored one (Tampa Bay held the Cowboys to three points in Week One) and still has +420 odds to open the scoring for the game.
Players can also bet on the player to score the first touchdown for the Cowboys at Bovada, with Elliott the best bet for that as well.
- Ezekiel Elliott +330
- Tony Pollard +350
- CeeDee Lamb +400
- Dalton Schultz +700
- Michael Gallup +800
- Noah Brown +1000
- Dak Prescott +1400
- T.Y. Hilton +1400
Fading All Tennessee Titans
The player on the Tennessee Titans with the shortest first touchdown scorer odds is Derrick Henry and it is a matter of debate about whether or not he will play.
The Titans are currently tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars for first place in the AFC South, with this game meaning absolutely nothing for their playoff chances because they play the Jags in Week 18 and may decide to rest their top offensive performer.
With that in mind and the fact that Tennessee (17.5) has a much lower team total than Dallas (26.5) and is therefore likely to score first, it is likely best to treat the first touchdown scorer of the game bet the same as the first touchdown scorer for the Dallas Cowboys and take Ezekiel Elliott with the +420 odds.
Are you betting on ‘Zeke to score the first touchdown of Thursday Night Football at Bovada?
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