Best New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys touchdown scorer bets: Pollard keeps rolling

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We have a fascinating showdown between NFC playoff-caliber teams in store on Thanksgiving this week, with the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. With kickoff set for 4:30 pm ET on FOX, it’s time to take a look at the best touchdown scorer bets to be made for this Thanksgiving matchup. Don’t forget you can also check out all our Week 12 NFL player prop picks.

New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys best touchdown scorer bet: Tony Pollard (-115)

Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing. 

This play focuses on a red-hot Dallas running game, against a Giants defense that should struggle to stop it. Tony Pollard leads the NFL in rush yards over expected and this Giants defense is grading out as a bottom-10 unit against the run. Pollard has 8 total touchdowns on the season, including 5 touchdowns over the last 3 weeks. He should be expected to receive a number of carries early and often in what is a pivotal game for this Cowboys team.

Dallas is still in contention with Philadelphia for the top seed in the NFC, and has every incentive to take care of business at home. Look for a healthy dose of red zone touches from Dallas’ new lead running back in what should be a strong offensive showing from the Cowboys.

Be sure to check out our full New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys predictions

New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys touchdown scorer longshot bet: Dalton Schultz (+230)

Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing. 

This Giants team has had a difficult time defending opposing tight ends this season, and I don’t expect that to change on Thursday. While Dalton Schultz hasn’t generated the level of touchdowns that he did a season ago, he’s still garnering attention from his quarterback when Dak Prescott starts under center. In fact, since Prescott’s return to the starting role, Schultz has 20 receptions over the last 4 games, including a touchdown.

Furthermore, his targets have increased dramatically compared to what they were with Cooper Rush. Schultz has averaged over 4 receptions per game since Prescott returned from injury on October 23, and he should see success against a banged-up Giants defense. Look for Schultz to be a matchup nightmare throughout, so I like his price to find the end zone at +230.

Lock in our Giants vs Cowboys Same Game Parlay at +735 odds

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 end zone himself, either as a runner or a pass-catcher.

In the age of the mobile quarterback, QBs such as Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson 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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