- The Indianapolis Colts’ first-quarter total points is set at 0.5 points.
- There are +165 odds on both teams to score in the first quarter.
- The San Francisco 49ers have -190 odds to score a touchdown as their first score on the board.
SAN FRANCISCO – Week 7 of NFL football will conclude with a Sunday Night Football matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts. The 49ers are going into the game as 4-point favorites over the Colts.
Looking past the initial game lines, legal sports betting sites have different game props for this matchup that look very enticing. Some SNF prop bets include first-quarter totals, both teams to score in the first quarter, and the method of the first score by a team.
1st Quarter Total Points – Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts First Quarter Point Total
- OVER 0.5 -145
- UNDER 0.5 +110
The OVER should be leaned on with the Colts first-quarter total. The 0.5 points means that all they have to do is kick a field goal to cash the OVER. The Colts are currently averaging just under 3 points per first quarter.
Looking at the 49ers first-quarter defense, they are allowing opposing teams to score 4 points per first quarter. In their last three games, they have allowed opposing teams to score at least a touchdown twice.
Being that all the Colts would need to do is score a field goal to hit the OVER, they would need to get to the 41-yard range for Michael Badgley to kick it through the posts.
Both Teams Score In First Quarter
Both Teams To Score In The First Quarter
- Yes +165
- No -220
While many are quick to take the favored NFL odds, betting that both teams will score in the first quarter could turn out to be a very profitable bet.
Both defenses are allowing their opponents to score four points per first quarter. Even though these are two bottom-10 teams in scoring per first quarter, they consistently get points on the board.
The 49ers defense in the first quarter has allowed opposing teams to score in three of five first quarters while the Colts have allowed points in four of six first quarters.
49ers First Score Method
San Francisco 49ers First Score Method
- Field Goal +138
- Touchdown -190
- Any Other +5000
Betting on the Niners to open up their side of the scoreboard with a touchdown should be some of the easiest money any sports bettor can make. The 49ers have scored a touchdown as their first score in every game this season.
As for how the Colts have held up, their opponents this season have opened up with a touchdown in three of their six games. With the Niners touchdown odds being backed by a TD to open up every game, betting on this streak to continue is the way to go.
This Sunday Night Football matchup is set to kick off at 8:20 p.m. EST on NBC.
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