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Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers looks on prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, and we offer our top first touchdown scorer predictions for Week 13 based on the best NFL odds.
Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers looks on prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via AFP.

There's no better way to enjoy Sunday's marquee games than to cash in early with our NFL first touchdown scorer predictions for Week 13 based on the best NFL odds at our best sports betting apps.

One of the ways to add an exciting layer to your weekly betting slips is by picking which player will score a game's first touchdown.

You can even get creative and pick the player on either team to reach the end zone first for their side. You can also bet on a player to find paydirt during the first quarter. There are a ton of options.

In addition to our NFL Week 13 predictions and NFL Week 13 player props, here are our best NFL first touchdown scorer predictions for Week 13, and don't miss Esten McLaren's anytime touchdown scorer predictions (odds via our best NFL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

First touchdown scorer predictions: Week 13

Editor’s note: Please note the first touchdown scorer market is highly volatile for any matchup and all wagers should be made with a reduced investment.

Dolphins vs. Commanders first team touchdown scorer prediction: Tyreek Hill, Dolphins, WR, (+310 via FanDuel)

Tyreek Hill has found the end zone in all but two of his 11 games this season. He has been the first Dolphins player to cross the goal line in five of those games, including three of Miami’s last four outings. He is tied for second in the league with 17 red-zone targets, of which he has caught 11. Three of those resulted in touchdowns. 

Washington has allowed its opponents to score their first touchdown through the air in nine of 12 games this season. Overall, the Commanders are allowing the most passing touchdowns per game (2.3) in the league, and they have allowed at least one receiver to cross the goal line in eight games this year.  

Philip Wood's Dolphins vs. Commanders NFL player props offer more insight on this matchup.

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Lions vs. Saints first touchdown scorer prediction: Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions, WR, (+600 via Caesars)

The Detroit Lions have scored the first touchdown in five games so far this season. Of those, Amon-Ra St. Brown is responsible for three of them. The young wideout has scored five touchdowns in his 2023 campaign. He has two touchdowns in his last three outings. 

The Lions have a better-than-average chance of crossing the goal line first in this game. New Orleans has found the end zone first in just three of its 11 contests this season. Saints opponents have scored the first touchdown in six straight games, and New Orleans has managed just 22 total touchdowns this year. 

Our Anthony Wootton dives deeper into this matchup with his Lions vs. Saints NFL player props.

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49ers vs. Eagles first touchdown scorer prediction: Christian McCaffrey, 49ers, RB, (+450 via ESPN BET)

San Francisco has been the first team to find the end zone in nine of its 11 games this season, and Christian McCaffrey was the first to cross the goal line in four of those outings, including two weeks ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 49ers star back has scored in all but one game this year. There have been only five games in which McCaffrey did not account for either the first score of the game or San Francisco’s first touchdown.

Philadelphia has given up the first touchdown to its opponents in five games this season, including two of its last four. The Eagles are giving up the second-most passing touchdowns per game (2.1) and have surrendered 2.3 over their last three games. Two weeks ago, Partick Mahomes found Justin Watson on a 3-yard pass to put the first points on the board. 

Don't miss our 49ers vs. Eagles predictions for Sunday's marquee matchup.

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First touchdown scorer predictions for Week 13 made 11/29/2023 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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