First Touchdown Scorer NCAAF Bets Today: Picks & Predictions for Tulane vs. Houston First TD

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Andrew CunninghamSeptember 30, 2022 at 05:00 AM

College football first TD scorers can be a MONSTER to predict, but very lucrative if you can. We’re going to combine line comparison and statistical analysis to get the best first TD scorer bet for this week.

Tulane vs. Houston First TD Scorer Pick: Ta’Zhawn Henry | +470 at FanDuel

Friday, Sept. 30 | 7 p.m. ET

Which Team Will Score First?

It’s a close call here, but we have to give Houston the edge here to be the first scorer. They’re the heavy favorites and I’ll generally give the favorite the nod to score first.

First Team To Score

The Pick

It’s a 51/49 split on whether Houston will run a passing or a rushing play so, once again, we’ve come to a tossup. Ta’Zhawn Henry has seen his usage increase exponentially in the last two games to the tune of 15 and 17 rush attempts, respectively. I look for him to be the first look in this game and score the first touchdown.

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Utah State vs. BYU First TD Scorer Pick: Keanu Hill | +700 at FanDuel

Thursday, Sept. 29 | 8 p.m. ET

Which Team Will Score First?

Sorry if you’re a Utah State fan and were hoping to see one of your players picked here, but the odds are … not in your favor. BYU is a -315 favorite to score first and, while Utah State could beat the odds, but BYU will be scoring first if you’re playing the numbers.

First Team To Score

The Pick

Keanu Hill has scored 3 touchdowns for BYU already this season playing wide reciever. Christoper Brooks has also scored 3 touchdowns for BYU this season playing running back. Just going by those numbers this would be a tossup, but let’s dig a bit deeper into this. BYU runs rushing plays 45% of the time for 5.3 yards per carry and they run passing plays 55% of the time for a 72% completion rate (13th in the NCAA).

Further, BYU has scored in the red zone only 77% of the time. Since rush TDs are most common in the red zone and BYU doesn’t convert well there, it would seem to eliminate Christopher Brooks as an option. Is it likely he will score this game? Yes. First? Probably not.

Meanwhile, last week against the lesser Wyoming team Hill was targeted 5 times for 32 yards per target. This week BYU will be in the same situation against Utah State. Gunner Romney is likely to be easing into this game, making Hill a prime target for the first TD of the game.

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What is a College Football First TD Scorer?

An NCAAF first TD scorer is, very simply, betting on the first player in a game to score a touchdown. Since there are a lot of possibilities for who could score the first touchdown in any given college football game, a first TD scorer bet can be hard to predict.

Because of this, the odds on a first TD scorer market are generally high. This gives many opportunities to line shop and find value.

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How to Bet on an NCAAF First TD Scorer

On your own, finding an NCAAF first TD scorer bet that is valuable can be very difficult. You have to look at the odds at all the sportsbooks, look at historical data and current season data.

That’s why you can check back in this article for our top NCAAF first TD scorer pick for each day of college football action!

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