Best Baltimore Ravens vs New Orleans Saints touchdown scorer bets: Chris Olave picks up the slack

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Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season will wrap up with Monday Night Football between the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. It’s a big game for both teams, as Baltimore (5-3) is looking to hold off challengers in the AFC South while New Orleans (3-5) tries to stay within striking distance in the NFC South.

With kickoff set for 8:15 pm ET on ESPN, it’s time to take a look at the best touchdown scorer bets to be made.

Favored to score: Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints (-110)

The real Alvin Kamara is back. Last week wasn’t exactly his 2021 Christmas barrage of 6 touchdowns, but he found the endzone 3 times during a 24-0 rout of Las Vegas. Kamara gave a fiery speech to his struggling team prior to that performance and afterward sounded extremely motivated to keep the momentum going. I’m not sure if the Saints as a whole will keep it going, but Kamara himself has a good chance to do so. With Michael Thomas sidelined, the star running back must continue stepping up as the leader and primary playmaker of the offense.

Slight underdog: Chris Olave, WR, Saints (+170)

Thomas’ absence obviously makes Olave more of a focal point, as well, and Jarvis Landry is questionable. The rookie out of Ohio State is one of the few – and perhaps only – reliable receivers in the Saints’ stable of pass-catchers right now. Olave has scored in 2 of the past 4 contests and he has been targeted 21 times in the past 2. I have seen this number at +145 in some places, and I would play it down to that (but not any lower). At +170 it has especially good value.

Longshot: Ravens defense (+650)

The Ravens’ defense has not yet found the endzone in 2022, but I think Monday could be the night. Baltimore is third in the NFL in total takeaways with 15 (8 interceptions, 7 fumble recoveries) and New Orleans is tied for first in total giveaways with 16 (9 interceptions, 7 fumbles). Needless to say, that is a match made in heaven for turnover creation. Andy Dalton was picked off 3 times by Arizona in Week 7 and he now faces a Ravens defense that is tied for sixth in league with 23 sacks. If Dalton is consistently under pressure, mistakes will be made.

Anytime Touchdown Scorer FAQs

What does “anytime touchdown scorer” mean?

Anytime touchdown scorer is a popular player prop bet that NFL bettors can wager on throughout the season. But what is it, and how do you win?

As the name suggests, placing a wager on the anytime touchdown scorer market is when you tip a particular player to score a touchdown during a game. This can be a rushing or receiving touchdown for an offensive player, or you can wager on a team’s defense/special teams to score a touchdown by interception return and fumble return or kickoff and punt returns.

If your player or defense scores a touchdown, you win! The odds will differ from player-to-player depending on the sportsbooks’ calculated probability of that player scoring.

Does anytime touchdown scorer include passing touchdowns?

Not for a quarterback, no. A player must get into the endzone, himself, in order to qualify as an anytime touchdown scorer. If a quarterback throws a touchdown pass, only the player who caught it counts as the scorer. If Joe Burrow throws a touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase, wagers placed on Evans as an anytime touchdown scorer will cash. However, those placed on Rodgers as an anytime touchdown scorer will not (unless he also runs for a TD). See below for more on what the anytime touchdown scorer market means for quarterbacks.

What does anytime touchdown scorer mean for a QB?

For a wager on a QB to be an anytime touchdown scorer to cash, he must follow the same rules as a running back, tight end, or receiver. He must get into the endzone himself, either as a runner or a pass-catcher.

In the age of the mobile quarterback, QBs such as Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen and Kyler Murray are often seen rushing in for a touchdown on any given Sunday. And don’t forget the occasional Philly Special, either. QBs can sometimes catch passes for TDs, too.

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