The Stafford vs. Goff bowl is set to be played on Sunday Night Football in this week’s NFL Wild Card round. One thing seems almost definite: There should be plenty of scoring. Stafford and Goff have led their respective teams to top-10 scoring offenses. With both quarterbacks healthy going into the wild card round, there will be no shortage of touchdowns.
The Lions are not in the playoffs often and have not hosted a playoff game since 1993. Detroit has not won a playoff game since 1991, and all this leads to what will be an insane Detroit home crowd. It will be strange as the Stafford trade was the start of a rebuild for the Lions, and now the finish of the rebuild culminates with their former quarterback coming back to town for Detroit’s first playoff game since Stafford was their franchise quarterback.
The betting trends demonstrate the quality of both offenses. Seven of the last nine times on the field, Detroit hit the OVER for total points and hit the OVER in 65% of matchups this season. The Rams have hit the OVER in 52% of games this season and six of their last seven.
NFL TD scorer prop bets for Rams vs. Lions wild card playoff game
Check out NFL prop odds on anytime touchdown scorers for Rams vs. Lions:
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David Montgomery anytime TD odds vs. Rams
The Lions’ No. 1 running back started the season as the team’s workhorse, as rookie Jahmyr Gibbs worked his way into the rotation. Gibbs continues to get more and more work, taking away from Montgomery’s touches at times. The veteran running back averaged over 15 touches a game over the last four weeks and remains the starter and first player in the backfield rotation.
Even though Montgomery missed three contests, he still put up the best stats of his career: his second-highest rushing total ever, second 1,000-plus yard season, highest per game rushing average and his most rushing touchdowns. He has had a touchdown in his last three games and seven of his last nine.
It is clear that regardless of his overall touches, Montgomery is the preferred running back in goal-to-go situations. While Gibbs is also a solid bet to score, Montgomery’s longer odds provide better value. The Rams have given up three rushing touchdowns in the last two weeks, and playing against the Lions offensive line, one of the NFL’s best units, makes multiple rushing touchdowns this week probable.
Cooper Kupp anytime touchdown scorer vs. Lions
A challenging season for Cooper Kupp after he started the season missing the first several weeks looks to be trending in the right direction. A healthy Kupp is one of the best pass catchers in the NFL, and he has great chemistry with his quarterback, Matt Stafford. Kupp has started to look like his old self in the last five weeks, scoring four touchdowns and catching 26 passes.
The All-Pro receiver also plays his best under the bright lights — two seasons ago, he was elite during the Rams’ playoff run. Over four playoff games, Kupp had six touchdown catches while averaging over eight receptions and 100 yards per contest. Add in the matchup against Lions’ defensive backs that have struggled to cover star wide receivers in the last few weeks.
Over the last three weeks, Detroit faced Ceedee Lamb once and Justin Jefferson twice. The combined stats for those two star wide receivers were 30 receptions, 560 yards and three touchdowns. Kupp could have a field day similar to Jefferson and Lamb the past several weeks without a significant adjustment or improvement by the Lions’ secondary.
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Brock Wright, anytime TD odds vs. Rams
If you are looking for the best high-value play for anytime touchdown scorers in the Rams and Lions wild card game, Brock Wright is the play. The Lions’ No. 2 tight end may only have one touchdown all season but stands to be more involved with starting tight Sam LaPorta unlikely to play because of a knee injury sustained in Week 18.
The Lions target the tight end position heavily in offensive coordinator Ben Johnson’s offense. LaPorta had the second-most touchdowns of any rookie tight end ever with 10. That should leave Wright a solid chance to take his spot in the offense.
Last season, Wright finished as Detroit’s top red zone tight end and had three touchdown receptions in the last four weeks. The Rams defense ranks in the bottom-10 for touchdown passes allowed, which sets up for a good chance of Wright getting some red zone looks.