Rams vs. Lions Best Touchdown Scorer Bets: Picks Include Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua, and Amon-Ra St. Brown

This matchup between the Rams vs. Lions has the highest total of the weekend, and we give our top touchdown scorer bets.

The Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions are playing in prime time to wrap up the Sunday slate of NFL Wild Card games.

This Rams vs. Lions matchup has the highest total of the weekend, with two high-powered offenses, but who are the best touchdown scorer bets?

Rams vs. Lions Best Touchdown Scorer Bets

Amon-Ra St. Brown (+125 at ESPN BET)

Blewis: Amon-Ra St. Brown is an obvious candidate to score a touchdown, so this is far from an under-the-radar pick, but the odds at ESPN BET are very appealing, as is the current state of the Lions’ offense.

Even if Sam LaPorta is active, he can’t be expected to be playing at 100% after suffering a knee injury just last week, which could open up even more red-zone opportunities for Amon-Ra St. Brown.

During the regular season, 20 of Jared Goff’s 30 touchdown passes were thrown to St. Brown or LaPorta, and the two pass catchers combined for over 60% of the red-zone target share. If LaPorta is out or not a focal point in the game plan due to his injury, St. Brown should see even more red-zone looks than he did during the regular season.

Rolfe: I agree with everything that Brian said above when it comes to St. Brown and everything that Kyle said below on Jameson Williams as well. The Rams have allowed seven receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown to opposing receivers in the last four weeks. I can see myself backing both St. Brown and Williams this week.

Jameson Williams (+280 at FanDuel)

Soppe: All reports out of Detroit are that the ankle injury is behind their burner, and that gives me the green light to be on Williams, a receiver with only three touchdown catches on his NFL résumé.

There is no denying that his role has increased as the season has progressed, a logical happening given that this team has yet to develop a WR2 to play next to Amon-Ra St. Brown. Rookie TE Sam LaPorta has effectively filled that role this season, but he’s at less than 100% (if active at all), and that opens the door for Williams’ game-breaking potential to be as involved as ever.

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We also get the benefit of “Home Goff,” a superhero disguised as a quarterback who sees 7% of his attempts over the past two seasons result in six points. When it comes to this specific matchup, the average touchdown pass allowed by the Rams this regular season was 22.5 yards, the fifth longest.

There’s an obvious risk that comes with betting on a player with a skill set like that of Williams, but all signs point to him being able to finish a big play should he and Goff find a way to connect.

Puka Nacua (+120 at ESPN BET) and Cooper Kupp (+145 at ESPN BET)

Rolfe: You know how I said earlier that the Rams had allowed seven receiving touchdowns to WRs in the last four weeks? Well, so have the Lions while also allowing over 250 receiving yards per game to the position.

Everything about this game screams shootout to me, and I genuinely think we could see at least four touchdowns scored by WRs and potentially more. Nacua has two touchdowns in his last three games, while Kupp has four in his last five games.

I even contemplated throwing some money on Demarcus Robinson at +340 after he scored four touchdowns in his last six games. I would rather go for a trio of Nacua, Kupp, and St. Brown, but if I fancy a long shot, I may go Robinson over Williams.

Bearman: I’m on both of these bets as well. I have the Rams pulling off the upset due to their playoff experience and the depth of playmakers they have, so why not double down here and pick Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua to score?

The Lions have been a good story, but their pass defense is awful, ranking 27th in yards allowed per game and 30th in yards per play. I expect Stafford to have a big game against his former team and hit both of his top receivers often.

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