Week 10 of the NFL season kicks off with the Chicago Bears hosting the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. While these are two of the worst teams in the league, this should still be a competitive matchup, and plenty of NFL props are available to make this game that much better. Here, we will break down our two favorite Thursday Night Football anytime touchdown scorer props.
The Bears will again turn to Tyson Bagent, with Justin Fields still recovering from a thumb injury. On the other side, the Panthers have No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young at quarterback, but his rookie season has not been very impressive, as the Panthers have been the worst offense in football.
We have two inept offenses going at it on Thursday Night Football, but there should still be a few touchdowns scored. If you need help finding a touchdown prop for tonight, we advise you to take a look at our best TNF anytime touchdown scorer picks for Panthers vs. Bears.
Thursday Night Football Touchdown Scorer Odds
Here, we have included the anytime touchdown scorer odds for Panthers vs. Bears from some of our top-rated sports betting apps.
Panthers vs. Bears Anytime Touchdown Scorer Props
Anytime you have a game with a struggling rookie quarterback, it is wise to back his security blanket to score a touchdown. For Young, that is Adam Thielen, who is having a great first season with Carolina.
Through eight games, Thielen has 76 targets, which not only ranks in the top 15 in the NFL but is more than double the amount targets than DJ Chark, who ranks second on the Panthers. Over his last four games, Thielen has 43 targets, and he has 10+ targets in four of his previous six games.
While he may not be as effective deep downfield as he was with Minnesota, Thielen is still producing at a high level, and he has four touchdowns. In case you were unaware of how bad Carolina’s offense is, Thielen’s four touchdowns account for 33% of the Panthers’ offensive touchdowns this season.
The offensive line is brutal, Young is struggling to adjust to the NFL level, and there is not a lot of top-shelf talent, including Thielen. However, Chicago’s pass defense has been almost as bad. They have allowed 20 touchdowns, and they rank toward the bottom of the league in yards per pass (7.0), completion percentage (70.21%), and total touchdowns per game (3.1).
Chicago also does not get much of a pass rush, which will be critical in this matchup. While acquiring Montez Sweat significantly boosts the Bears’ front seven, this is still not an impressive defense. If the Panthers’ offensive line can be the better unit, I trust Thielen to get open and Young to continue throwing the ball his way.
Fields will miss his fourth-straight game, meaning Bagent will lead the offense again. While his first start against the Raiders looked very sharp, he has regressed in every game since and has thrown five interceptions over the last two games.
Although he will go up against a brutal Panthers’ pass defense, I would expect Chicago to keep the ball on the ground and pound an equally weak Panthers’ front seven. The Bears’ offensive line has shown some improvement, but overall, it is still a very weak unit.
Luckily, Carolina has been terrible against the run, ranking 25 in yards per rush and last in rushing touchdowns per game (1.8). They also have the worst-ranked run defense in DVOA, and Chicago has actually run the ball reasonably well over the last two games, including against a solid run defense in New Orleans.
The Bears have been cycling in a few running backs this season, but D’Onta Foreman has separated as the feature back of this offense. He leads the team in carries, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns, and he has 11 targets and a receiving touchdown this season.
With a struggling Bagent at quarterback, the Bears should keep this one on the ground. When they do throw the ball, do not expect many shots downfield. This means running backs and tight ends will need to be active in the passing game for this offense to move the ball downfield.
Foreman should continue to get the majority of the carries, and against this defense, he will be in an excellent spot to cash a touchdown scorer prop tonight.
Thursday Night Football Anytime Touchdown Scorer Parlay Odds
If you are following our Thursday Night Football anytime touchdown scorer picks, you can parlay them for a much bigger payout. The odds for each touchdown prop will differ depending on the sportsbook you use. However, with two plus-money player props, you should get a good number to bet on no matter what.
Last week, our Thursday Night Football touchdown scorer prop parlay cashed at +592. That does not guarantee that tonight will also be a winner, but our touchdown props have been profitable all season on TNF.
At FanDuel, you can parlay Thielen (+165) and Foreman (+115) to score a touchdown tonight, and you will be given +422 odds. This means that a $100 bettor would be up $422 if both players score a touchdown.