NFL: Two tremendous touchdown doubles for divisional weekend
Paul Chambers | January 16, 2016
Just eight teams remain in the hunt to win Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara next month. The competition is heating up, and so are the prices on offer from Coral! Here we tell you how punters can get great value with Saturday and Sunday Touchdown scorer doubles.
New England Patriots’ star tight end Rob Gronkowski was voted the number one NFL player in his position by the Associated Press for the fourth time in six seasons this year.
The 6’6’’ All-Pro is a matchup nightmare for any NFL defense, and he has amassed over 1,100 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns this season (joint-seventh most scored by any one player in the league).
A whopping 74% of the total touchdowns conceded by upcoming opponents Kansas City’s defense this season have been receiving touchdowns. With question marks hanging over the health of key defenders Justin Houston and Tamba Hali heading into this contest, it could be a long day for the Chiefs.
With these factors counting against them it will be tough for Kansas City to keep Gronkowski from scoring in this contest at Gillette Stadium. Coral agree, and unsurprisingly he is priced odds-on here at 4/5 to score anytime.
Meanwhile, Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers will contest a rematch of their Week 16 game at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday night.
The Cardinals blew away the Packers on 27th December, emerging comfortable winners (38-8).
Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd scorched the Green Bay defense in that game, piling up 111 yards on just six receptions, which equated to 42% of the Cardinals’ offensive gains on the day.
Floyd’s big play ability will make him a dangerous threat to the Packers’ defense on Saturday, and he will no doubt fancy his chances of adding a touchdown score in this rematch.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has had a terrific season – leading the league in receiving touchdowns with 14 in the regular season, plus another score in last weekend’s playoff win against Minnesota.
A significant amount of that production has come in the last two months, with Baldwin scoring 12 times in his last seven appearances since the end of November – a sure sign that the Seahawks star is in red hot form heading into Sunday’s game against Carolina Panthers at Bank of America stadium.
Meanwhile, 60% of all touchdowns conceded by Carolina’s defense this season have been receiving touchdowns. Baldwin will hope to extend his great scoring run by adding another touchdown against the Panthers – and Coral rate him as a 6/5 bet to score anytime in Sunday’s contest.
In the final game of the weekend, Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Mile High Stadium to face Denver Broncos in a rematch of their Week 15 encounter.
The Steelers got the better of Denver on that occasion in a high-scoring 34-27 affair, however Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas did record two touchdowns in the game.
With three scores in his last three outings, Denver’s number one pass-catcher could continue his good form here against a Pittsburgh team that have conceded a whopping 29 out of a total of 35 touchdowns (83%) to pass-catchers.
With a favourable matchup against a team he has already scored against just four weeks ago, Coral favour Thomas to add another touchdown to his collection here – he is priced odds-on at 4/5 to score anytime on Sunday night. So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of these excellently enhanced NFL scorer doubles.
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