- D.K. Metcalf being the first touchdown scorer came with +750 odds.
- Another longshot bet for TNF that hit was Kenyan Drake (+450) being the first Arizona Cardinals touchdown scorer.
SEATTLE – With a Thursday Night Football matchup that set the NFC West leaders against each other, the Seattle Seahawks hosted the Arizona Cardinals in Washington.
All was in control for Seattle, who opened the game with a very diversified 12-play drive that ended with a D.K. Metcalf touchdown. Being the first touchdown scorer (+750), NFL betting players also scored a longshot with +333 odds for Metcalf to be the first Seahawks touchdown scorer.
After the Cardinals responded with a three-and-out punt, the Seahawks seemed to want to erase the last matchup between the two from their memory.
Entering the game, the Seahawks were -3 on the spread but quickly jumped to -7.5 after their opening drive. However, pressure on Russell Wilson caused a fumble and a sack, giving the ball back to Arizona at +5.5 at legal sportsbooks halfway through the first quarter. Still, Arizona couldn’t progress the ball for the first 15 minutes, causing them to go into the second quarter down seven.
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As the first half concluded, many of the Thursday Night prop bets cashed for NFL bettors. While many were taken as side wagers, those who parlayed a few together came out well ahead.
$25 Thursday Night Football Parlay
- First Touchdown Of Game: DK Metcalf (+750)
- First Cardinals Touchdown: Kenyan Drake (+450)
- Missed Point After Attempt: Yes (+210)
- First Score Of Game: Seahawks TD (+160)
- Anytime Touchdown Scorer: Tyler Lockett (-125)
- Receiving Yards: Carlos Hyde Over 12.5 (-110)
- Receiving Yards: Kenyan Drake Over 7.5 (+105)
This $25 parlay would have resulted in a $71,953.32 payout for bettors with the courage to take the risk on this seven-leg parlay. While parlays are always a challenge to hit, it does not take away from the lottery ticket-esque feel to hitting a monster longshot parlay.
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Keep in mind that some legal sports betting apps will not allow same-game parlays; however, there are plenty of legal sportsbooks that can support this Thursday Night Football parlay style.
No matter the betting style from major parlay to a straight wager, online sportsbooks are the best place to get started with betting NFL lines.
Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting bills, sports betting revenue data, tennis betting odds, and sportsbook reviews. Michael likes to play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching midlevel tennis matches.