The NFL playoffs continue with the conference championship games. On the NFC side of the bracket, the No. 1 seeded San Francisco 49ers will host the No. 3 seed Detroit Lions, with a trip to Super Bowl 58 on the line. If you are looking to place a bet on the Lions vs. 49ers odds, check out our favorite NFC Championship anytime TD scorer props.
San Francisco barely survived in the divisional round against the Green Bay Packers, needing a late touchdown drive to advance to the NFC Championship. Meanwhile, Detroit is one game away from playing in its first-ever Super Bowl after taking down the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to reach this point.
Oddsmakers have loved the 49ers all season, and this game is no different. The latest NFC Championship odds have San Francisco playing as a () point favorite. If you do not like either side of the spread, total, or moneyline, we advise you to look at other betting markets. Luckily, we have poured through the data and have come up with the best Lions vs. 49ers anytime TD scorer bets.
Lions vs. 49ers Anytime TD Scorer Props
Sam LaPorta ()
You will not find many better tight ends in the league than Sam LaPorta. The rookie out of Iowa put up a historic season, leading all tight ends in touchdown catches (10) and ranking in the top five in receptions (86), targets (120), yards (889), and 20+ yard receptions (15).
LaPorta’s regular season success has translated to the playoffs, as he has 12 catches and a touchdown through two games despite dealing with a lingering knee injury. This will be the toughest challenge the Lions have faced in the postseason, but LaPorta should still have plenty of scoring opportunities.
San Francisco has one of the top defenses in the NFL. They rank in the top five in scoring, touchdowns per game, and yards per pass. The game will also be outdoors, where a top-ranked Lions passing attack struggles.
However, this could force Detroit into a negative game script, and LaPorta has been one of Jared Goff’s primary targets this season. Even though the 49ers have a solid linebacker core that has defended tight ends well this season, LaPorta is more of a downfield threat, and we have seen a lesser offense in Green Bay move the ball downfield on them.
Most top sports betting apps have LaPorta’s anytime TD scorer odds sitting around +200. Whether you think the Lions or 49ers will win the NFC Championship, Detroit will pass the ball often, which sets the talented rookie tight end up nicely to score a touchdown.
Brandon Aiyuk ()
The 49ers struggled to move the ball on a weak Packers defense in the divisional round. They finished the game with only 356 total yards and picked up a yard less than their season average of 6.6, which led the NFL.
Most of the blame goes to Brock Purdy, who had one of his worst games as a professional. Of his 39 pass attempts, about 30 of them were interceptable or just way off target. Still, Purdy made the plays he needed to at the right times and led the 49ers on a game-winning touchdown drive.
This week, an even weaker defense comes to town. Detroit ranks 30th in yards per pass (7.3), 25th in dropback EPA, and 18th in success rate. The Lions have also given up the third-most yards (3,081) and touchdown receptions (22) to opposing wide receivers this season.
San Francisco is dealing with a few injuries, especially to Deebo Samuel. If he can’t play, that should set Brandon Aiyuk up for a big day. The fourth-year receiver put up career highs in yards (1342), yards per reception (17.9), catch percentage (71.4%) and receiving success rate (70.5%).
Although he was a non-factor against the Packers, the same can be said for the entire offense. It is hard to imagine the most efficient offense in the NFL struggling two weeks in a row against two bottom-tier defenses.
There is not much value with Aiyuk’s anytime TD scorer odds. However, there are a few plus-money lines out there for Aiyuk to score a touchdown. Even if you cannot find a valuable number, Aiyuk will get plenty of opportunities, and this would be a great Lions vs. 49ers prop bet to add to a parlay or just take it straight up if you find the right price.
George Kittle ()
As mentioned above, the Lions’ secondary is not very good. They have struggled to defend the pass all season, especially against wide receivers. However, they have not had much better luck against opposing tight ends, as they have given up the fourth most touchdown receptions.
The Lions’ struggles against the pass have shown in their two playoff games. This week does not get much easier, as the 49ers have one of the better passing attacks in the NFL. The offensive line is tremendous; they are picking up just under nine yards per pass, and it helps when you have one of the best receiving tight ends in George Kittle.
Since Purdy became the starter, Kittle has become one of his favorite targets. In 25 career games with Purdy at quarterback, Kittle has 104 catches for 1,564 yards and 16 touchdowns. That doesn’t even count his postseason numbers, which include a big performance last week, as Kittle hauled in four passes on seven targets for 81 yards and a touchdown.
Each top sportsbook has Kittle’s anytime TD scorer odds at plus money. This could change while we wait for the news on Samuel’s injury, so make sure you act fast and grab Kittle to score another touchdown in the playoffs as soon as possible.
Anytime TD Scorer Parlay Odds
If you follow our Lions vs. 49ers NFC Championship anytime TD scorer picks, you can parlay them for a much bigger payout. The odds for each touchdown prop will depend on the sportsbook you use.
At DraftKings, you can parlay LaPorta (+150), Aiyuk (-15), and Kittle (+105) to score a touchdown tonight, and you will be given +700 odds. This means a $100 bettor would be up $700 if both players score a touchdown.
With +700 odds on our anytime TD scorer parlay, we have an implied probability of 12.5% that our parlay will cash. Check out Gaming Today’s implied probability calculator to find the implied probability of any bet.
Lions vs. 49ers NFC Championship Odds
How to Watch Lions vs. 49ers NFC Championship Game
Date: Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, CA
Where to Watch: FOX