This season’s final edition of Thursday Night Football pits the San Francisco 49ers against the Tennessee Titans. Both teams are squarely in the playoff mix — in fact, the Titans will clinch their spot with a win. The Niners are laying the key number 3 at DraftKings Sportsbook and across the sports betting marketplace. Additionally, both books are offering a number of intriguing player props, including anytime touchdown scorer props, to consider ahead of the contest.
49ers-Titans Anytime Touchdown Scorer Props
Deebo Samuel -105 (FanDuel)
Samuel has been a frequent visitor in the end zone this season with 12 total touchdowns. He’s scored in nine separate contests — including a current run of five straight. The Niners have deployed Samuel in a Cordarrelle Patterson-like role, giving him a lot of work out of the backfield. He’s been trading some targets for carries in recent weeks but is still seeing plenty of touches. He’ll be a prime option to score when the Niners reach the red zone.
George Kittle +135 (FanDuel)
Kittle’s six touchdowns already mark a career best, but we’re particularly excited about his current form. Kittle has scored three times over the last three weeks and been targeted 33 times over that span. With Samuel seeing more of his opportunity out of the backfield, a larger slice of the target pie will find its way onto Kittle’s plate.
Jeff Wilson Jr. +100 (FanDuel, DraftKings)
Starting running back Elijah Mitchell has been ruled out for Thursday’s contest, placing Wilson in line to handle another starter’s workload. He has only one touchdown on 65 touches, so we’re not betting on his recent track record. He touched the ball 23 times in last week’s start, and more opportunity increases the odds of him finding the paint.
D’Onta Foreman +175 (DraftKings)
Foreman has performed admirably since emerging as the Titans’ lead back, and he has averaged 19.7 touches over the last three games. He only has one score over that span, but like we said in regard to his opposite number, opportunity is key. Those looking for an enticing plus-money bet can do far worse than Foreman at this price.
Brandon Aiyuk +220 (DraftKings)
Speaking of plus-money bets, Aiyuk is a worthwhile long-shot gamble in spite of his frustrating sophomore campaign. It’s not Aiyuk’s raw touchdown totals that draw us to him. Instead, it’s the fact that he’s scored as both a receiver and runner in his young career. He’s squarely behind Kittle and Samuel in the pecking order, but is a dynamic threat if the Titans can keep those two in check.
49ers-Titans Passing Props
Jimmy Garoppolo O/U 1.5 TD -114 (FanDuel)
Garoppolo has thrown for two touchdowns in six games overall and in five of his last seven. He hasn’t been a prolific touchdown artist over his career, but head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense allows for “cheap” touchdowns with short-area passes — including touch passes — that allow their dynamic playmakers to do the heavy lifting. The total is set at 44 at FanDuel, so this matchup doesn’t have the bones of a shootout. Those who bet on either side may need to buckle up for a tight finish.
Jimmy Garoppolo O/U 0.5 INT -105 (DraftKings)
Anytime we’re talking about a single interception, it can be awfully easy to lean toward the ‘over’. There are so many ways a defense can come down with a pick — a poor throw, tipped pass, well-designed coverage, etc. However, not only is Garoppolo averaging a modest 28.8 pass attempts, but he owns a 2.1 percent interception rate (eight total). As for the Titans, they have 13 interceptions on the season.
49ers-Titans Rushing And Receiving Props
George Kittle O/U 68.5 -114 (FanDuel)
Kittle has hit 69 receiving yards in six of 11 games but is on quite a nice run of late. He’s averaged over 141 yards over his last three games and has been dominant in the targets department. As we mentioned in relation to Kittle’s touchdown odds, targets will continue flowing his way if the 49ers opt to give Samuel so much of his work out of the backfield.
D’Onta Foreman O/U 50.5 -115 (DraftKings)
Foreman is averaging 4.9 yards per attempt over his last three games — contests in which he served as the starting back. It’s unlikely the Titans ask the struggling Ryan Tannehill to carry the offense. That should leave Foreman with plenty of opportunities to run the ball. If he handles another starter’s workload, he should be able to reach 51 yards without too much suspense.
Deebo Samuel O/U 43.5 Receiving Yards -115 (DraftKings)
This is certainly a tricky spot for bettors. Samuel has been held to under 22 receiving yards in three of his last five contests as he’s done much of his damage on the ground. DraftKings is setting his rushing yardage at 36.5 (over -120, under -110). While he’s capable of hitting the ‘over’ with relative ease in either case, it’s tough to put a finger on how he’ll be utilized.