One of the plethora of ways to bet on Super Bowl Sunday is to wager on the player to score the first touchdown of the game. While there are numerous unique props offered for the Super Bowl, first touchdown props are popular during the entire NFL season.
Here are a few recommendations for first-touchdown scorers from the San Francisco side.
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San Francisco 49ers first touchdown scorer odds
San Francisco 49ers first touchdown scorer picks
- Deebo Samuel
- Christian McCaffrey
Samuel has the explosiveness to score any time he touches the ball and he'll be sure to factor into Kyle Shanhan's gameplan on the biggest stage.
Samuel ended the regular season on a tear, scoring nine touchdowns over the final six games. In that stretch, Samuel scored the game's first touchdown three times. Samuel's dual-threat ability makes him an even more dynamic weapon. He averaged 14.8 yards per reception and over six yards per carry this season.
He's one of quarterback Brock Purdy's favorite weapons, too. Samuel registered a team-high 18 redzone targets this season.
The next closest was tight end George Kittle, who had 13. Samuel only played nine offensive snaps (two catches for 24 yards) in the divisional round against Green Bay, but returned against Detroit in the NFC Championship and had nearly 100 scrimmage yards on 11 touches (eight catches, three carries).
Samuel should have a big workload against the Chiefs and is a strong candidate to find the end zone.
A pretty clear-cut choice, right? McCaffrey is the betting favorite to score the game's first touchdown and for good reason.
He had at least one touchdown in 13 of 16 games during the regular season (he sat out Week 17 against the Rams) and has ran for two touchdowns in both of San Francisco's playoff games.
McCaffrey scored San Francisco's first touchdown in 7-of-18 (38.8%) of his games this season and it was the first touchdown of the game three times.
McCaffrey is -315 to score a touchdown in the game, so he's obviously a strong option to find the end zone first.
Game odds update periodically and are subject to change.