Have you placed a “First TD Scorer” bet this NFL season? If not, you could be leaving money on the table each Monday night.
As you might imagine, Monday Night Football is one of the most popular TV viewing options each week in the fall and winter.
Of course, the marquee matchup is also a key NFL betting event each week.
And to get sports bettors engaged from the opening kick-off, many Virginia sportsbooks have special promos for the game. Some of them are available for Monday’s NFL Week 10 matchup this week.
How First TD Scorer bets work
This week’s Monday Night Football matchup features the Los Angeles Rams (7-2) visiting the San Francisco 49ers (3-5) in the NFC West battle.
At FanDuel VA on Monday afternoon, the Rams were 3.5-point favorites over the underdog 49ers. On the moneyline, the Rams were -178 with the 49ers +150. The total for the game was 50.5.
You can place any of those bets on the point spread, moneyline and over-under for the Rams vs. 49ers.
But another popular option at FanDuel and other VA sportsbooks can be found in the prop bets section for the game. That’s where “First Touchdown Scorer” or “First TD Scorer” options are available.
At FanDuel, here’s how they explain what a “First TD Scorer” bet is:
The winner is the player who carries or receives the ball in the endzone for the first TD of the game (not the QB who passes the ball). If no touchdown is scored, the winning bet is “No touchdown scorer”.
In other words, you’re picking the running back, receiver, tight end or other player who will score the first TD of the game. Here are the options with the shortest odds from FanDuel:
- Darrell Henderson: +500
- Cooper Kupp: +500
- Deebo Samuel: +700
- Elijah Mitchell: +900
- Brandon Aiyuk: +1100
- George Kittle: +1100
- Van Jefferson: +1100
However, in addition to winning a bet with those plus-money odds, you can snag a First TD Scorer promo too.
First Touchdown Scorer promos in Virginia
VA sportsbooks have a variety of promos geared toward Monday Night Football and the LA vs. SF game. In fact, some of these are regular weekly promotions.
Oftentimes, the First TD Scorer bets are featured. Why? Well, it’s pretty obvious when you think about. If you place on which player you think will score the first TD, you’re likely to be an engaged viewer (and bettor) from the coin-toss forward. And since you’ll know if your First TD prop bet is a winner or loser pretty early in the game, you’re likely to stick around to place another bet.
Live betting offers all types of mid-game wager options. However, these MFN promos from Virginia sports-betting operators ensure you’ll have some skin in the game beyond your First TD Scorer bet.
FanDuel: First TD Bonus promo
At FanDuel for NFL Week 10, you can get a First TD Bonus.
Place at least $25 on a first TD wager. Then, win or lose, you’ll get $5 for each touchdown that player’s team scores in the game. For example, if you bet $25 on SF wide receiver and return specialist Brandon Aiyuk, you’ll get $5 per touchdown that the 49ers score – even if Aiyuk isn’t the first scorer and even if the 49ers lose.
So, if you bet $25 on Aiyuk and San Francisco scores six touchdowns, you’ll score a $30 bonus. In other words, you’d actually come out $5 ahead even if you lose the initial bet on Aiyuk.
Officials will issue the bonus as non-withdrawable site credit that expires seven days after receipt. Bets placed using bonus funds, Odds Boosts and cashed-out bets aren’t eligible.
Caesars: Monday Night Live promo
For its MNF and First TD Scorer promo, Caesars is throwing in some live betting. Or, as Caesars explains it: Bet on the First Touchdown Scorer for a Free Bet!
Bet up to $25 on a First Touchdown Scorer prop bet, and win or lose, you get an equal amount to use as a free bet on the game’s live betting market.
This Caesars promo is unique to Week 10. However, the good news is that Caesars offers a wide range of betting promos (arguably the best ones in Virginia, if we’re being honest) every week. So look for other MNF betting promos in future weeks.
BetMGM: Risk-Free Bet on First TD Scorer promo
BetMGM also has a promo: Make a Risk-Free Bet on the First TD Scorer.
Simply place your prop bet on who scores the first TD, and you’ll receive a match (up to $25) in free bets if your wager loses.
The good news? This is an ongoing promotion, and it doesn’t end until Jan. 9, 2022. So, you can do it for this week’s MNF game or do it during an upcoming Week 11 matchup.
Just be sure to opt-in for this BetMGM VA promo.