Best Green Bay Packers vs Las Vegas Raiders touchdown scorer bets: Scoring is elementary for Watson
Monday Night Football owes us a good one after last week’s non-event between the Seahawks and Giants, and we’re counting on the Packers and Raiders to provide it in Week 5.
Neither team comes in with a winning record, although Green Bay (2-2) will have higher hopes of making the playoff this season than Las Vegas (1-3), which has lost 3 straight games since what looked at the time to be a Week 1 upset of the Broncos — subsequent events have suggested it wasn’t quite as noteworthy.
Be sure to also check out our NFL Week 5 predictions and Prop Holliday’s MNF player prop pick, but now let’s take a look at my favorite anytime touchdown scorer picks for the Packers vs Raiders game, where I’m targeting a wide receiver from each team.
Christian Watson, WR, GB (+220 at FanDuel)
Wide receivers have been the Packers’ main source of TDs this season, with 7 of their 11 offensive scores coming from that source and Christian Watson could maintain his 100% record after missing the start of the season due to injury. Last season’s impressive rookie had 7 scores in 14 games in 2022, but had to sit out the first 3 games this year due to a hamstring injury.
He made a limited return on Thursday Night Football of Week 4, reeling in a 24-yard catch and a 1-yard touchdown on his only 2 receptions against the Lions. After an extended rest, we can expect to see a lot more of Watson in the gameplan for the Packers this week and he will up against a defense that has allowed at least 1 WR to score in every game this season.
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Davante Adams, WR, LV (+100 at FanDuel)
The list of Raiders TD scorers this season is not as long as they would want after 4 games. Only 4 players have reached the end zone, with wide receivers Davante Adams (3) and Jakobi Meyers (2) accounting for 5 of them, RB Josh Jacobs having 1 and last week’s starting QB Aidan O’Connell recording a rushing score. The Packers have been equally vulnerable in the ground and in the air this season, so the chances of Adams leading the way again for his team seem strong.
The former Packer will be keep to impress against his old employers and colleagues after posting 99.25 yards per game so far this season. With that incentive it seems unlikely that a shoulder injury picked up last week will prevent Adams from suiting up in this game which he will have had circled on his calendar, but check that he continues to trend in the right direction. If he is a go, he could be matched up against Packers corner Zaire Alexander, who has been struggling with a back issue, or a lesser player if Alexander sits out.
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