Best prop bets for Texans vs Panthers Thursday Night Football

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1. Texans First Quarter Spread +0.5 (+105)

All the Houston Texans have to do here is lead by one point at the end of the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. Can they do so? Maybe, but for it to happen the Texans will have to have a strong start with their rookie quarterback.

More than Davis Mills playing well in the first quarter against Carolina, the defense of the Texans must show up too and put some pressure on the new-and-improved Sam Darnold.

In Week 1, the Texans held a 14-0 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Week 2, the Texans were tied with the Cleveland Browns by a 7-7 score, and it was a special teams mishap which gave the Browns excellent field position that led to their touchdown.

Carolina this season has been in a scoreless tie after the first quarter in Week 1 against the New York Jets, and in Week 2 vs. the New Orleans Saints, the Panthers held a 7-0 lead. Can the Texans break this two-game streak to start the season and have a lead against the Panthers? No team has yet, so this could be a coin flip decision for any bettor.

dark. Next. 3 fearless reasons the Texans can upstage the Panthers

These prop bets are ones that stand out because they are very close calls, and one mistake by the Panthers defense and it could help the Texans in a big way on Thursday Night Football.