Luckily, it’s not a long trip for the Carolina Panthers in a short-week road game against the Houston Texans. The Panthers have surprised everyone with a perfect 2-0 record. Meanwhile, the Texans have played some decent football to go 1-1.
This week, Carolina has been installed as a 7.5-point favorite with the game total listed at 43, according to Caesars Sportsbook.
In this article, I will identify the three most profitable Thursday Night Football Prop Betting Picks from the Panthers-Texans matchup. Let’s see what they are:
Best TNF Prop Bets Week 3 – Panthers at Texans
First Player to Score a Touchdown: Christian McCaffrey
McCaffrey is listed as -230 when it comes to scoring a touchdown anytime. That means it’s highly likely that he’ll find the end zone at some point. Therefore, I’m taking the highest odds at First Touchdown Scorer.
Houston got torn up on the ground last week by the 1-2 punch of Nick Chubb (11-95-1) and Kareem Hunt (13-51-0) from the Cleveland Browns.
Therefore, I am sure that McCaffrey will have a good night and get it going early with a touchdown.
David Johnson – Over 15.5 Receiving Yards
Johnson has rushed for over 15.5 yards in the first two games this season. He is doing well and everything is looking good again.
Johnson has exceeded the 15.5-yards mark in each of the first two games this season, and things are setting up well once again. The game script sets up nice for Johnson to catch a few passes in this one, considering the Texans should be trailing for most of the way.
Also, Houston won’t have Tyrod Taylor as their QB, so they will probably use David Mills. As a result, Houston and Mills will probably throw the ball shorter.
If that’s the case, Johnson will be right there to scoop up the quick targets – and he might extra work in garbage time.
Caesars Sportsbook Odds Boost: DJ Moore + David Johnson Each Score a Touchdown
There is plenty of risk attached to this bet, but the possible outcome could be magnificent. I just wrote up Johnson in the previous player prop, and it’s possible that he could put one of those catches into the end zone. Remember, the inexperienced QB for the Texans could be checking down more often than usual. Moore has been targeted plenty in his first two games, catching 14 of those 19 targets and a touchdown. Houston’s defense is nothing to be intimidated by, so this could be a huge night for Moore.