Best Pittsburgh Steelers vs Indianapolis Colts touchdown scorer bets: George Pickens makes a splash

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens (14) celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium.
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We have a fascinating showdown between playoff-caliber teams in store on Monday Night Football this week, with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Indianapolis Colts.

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 for this Monday Night Football matchup.

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Pittsburgh Steelers best touchdown scorer bet: George Pickens (+300)

Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing. 

In his short time in the NFL, George Pickens has proven himself to be an extremely high variance player. Pickens’ production on a game-by-game basis is often boom or bust, and we’ve seen that so far this season. However, it’s undeniable that the connection between Pickens and fellow rookie Kenny Pickett has become stronger as the year has gone on. These results manifested most recently in a strong 83-yard performance against the Bengals, which included a touchdown. That marked the second time in 3 games that Pickens found the end zone, which I expect to be a trend going forward. Given that his price to score is sitting at 3/1, I like the value that we’re getting with the rookie wideout here.

Be sure to check out our full Pittsburgh Steelers vs Indianapolis Colts predictions

Indianapolis Colts best touchdown scorer bet: Michael Pittman Jr (+165)

Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing. 

When Matt Ryan has been the starter for the Colts, Michael Pittman Jr. has been effective. In games where Ryan has gotten the start at quarterback, Pittman is averaging nearly 7 receptions per game with an average of over 10 yards per reception. The Colts top wideout is also racking up the targets in this scenario, averaging nearly 10 targets per game when Ryan gets the ball this season. More than any other Indianapolis wide receiver, Pittman can be trusted to produce on a weekly basis and is usually good for 1 or 2 long receptions per game. Given that the Steelers secondary has struggled to stop opposing wideouts in the red zone this season, I like Pittman’s chances to find the end zone on Monday.

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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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