Monday Night Football Odds

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Monday Night Football is a longtime staple of the NFL, as fans get to watch one more game before the next week gets started. A stand-alone time slot like Monday Night Football almost always receives more interest and fan reaction than a Sunday afternoon game that could get lost in the shuffle of a packed slate.

Plenty of fans will take a look at the Monday night game for a variety of reasons. Maybe their favorite team is playing, they will watch just about any football on TV, or there could be fantasy football or daily fantasy sports implications. Also, sports betting could launch soon in the state of Ohio. That alone will generate more interest in Monday Night Football games due to the massive popularity of the NFL among sports bettors in the United States.

This page will take a look at Monday Night Football, some of its history, and of course how to bet on it.

This week’s MNF odds: Spreads, Moneylines, Totals

Monday Night Football Vegas odds

For a long time, the only way to legally place a sports bet in the US was to be in Las Vegas. A common phrase among sports fans when wondering what oddsmakers thought of the game would be something along the lines of, “What does Vegas think?”

Now that individual states have the option to allow sports betting, you can place wagers on NFL games from a variety of locations throughout the country. There is very little difference between Vegas odds and the Monday Night Football odds you’ll see in Ohio.

MNF betting tips, trends & advice

Monday Night Football games can bring out the best in players because they know there will be a significant audience with football fans across the country focused on their game. With how much of a grind the NFL is, motivation can swing up and down throughout the season, but teams should be ready to go for Monday Night Football games, which could make for more of an accurate assessment of the game for oddsmakers and bettors.

One thing to look out for when betting on Monday Night Football is monitoring the line moves. Stand-alone games like Monday Night Football will see more bets than usual, so the numbers could move quite a bit based on what bettors are doing with their money. It’s tough to predict where the NFL football lines will ultimately settle, but it’s important to look for the optimal betting number.

Additionally, it’s important to understand you do not have to bet on the Monday night game. A common practice among bettors if they struggle with their bets all day on Sunday is to chase their losses and try to make it all back on Monday. Do not do this. That’s one of the ways you can dig yourself into a hole as a sports bettor.

Popular Monday Night Football bets

Sportsbooks and oddsmakers will offer a variety of bets as they battle for new users to their platforms. The basic three NFL bet types are the point spread, moneyline and point total. Here is how each of them works:

  • Point spread: As an NFL fan you know that not all teams are equal. That’s where the point spread comes in. For example, the Cincinnati Bengals could be favored by 4.5 points over the Jacksonville Jaguars at FanDuel Sportsbook Ohio. If you bet on Cincinnati to cover the spread, the Bengals would need to win by more than 4.5 points. For the Jaguars to cover, they would need to lose by less than 4.5 points or win the game outright.
  • Moneyline: The moneyline bet is the simplest way to bet on the NFL. All that matters is who wins and who loses. However, the payout would be higher if you correctly bet on the underdog than it would be if you correctly wagered on the favorite. You might see a bet on the Cleveland Browns vs the Greenbay Packers at +150 on PointsBet Ohio. This means that if you bet $100 you stand to win $150.
  • Point total: Also known as the over/under, the point total is the combined number of points by both teams in a game. For example, let’s say the DraftKings Ohio sportsbook set the point total at 47.5 for an upcoming game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. If you believe those teams will combine for fewer than 47.5 points, you would take the under. If you think the offenses will perform better than expected, bet on the over.

Monday Night Football schedule 2021

American sports fans can’t seem to get enough NFL, and that’s evident by how many people are interested in the schedule every offseason. One of the items plenty of fans will look for is which teams will get primetime matchups like Monday Night Football. Below is the Monday Night Football schedule for the 2021-22 NFL season.

DateAway TeamHome TeamWhere to Watch
Sep. 13Baltimore RavensLas Vegas RaidersABC, ESPN, ESPN2
Sep. 20Detroit LionsGreen Bay PackersESPN, ESPN2
Sep. 27Philadelphia EaglesDallas CowboysESPN, ESPN2
Oct. 4Las Vegas RaidersLos Angeles ChargersESPN
Oct. 11Indianapolis ColtsBaltimore RavensESPN
Oct. 18Buffalo BillsTennessee TitansESPN
Oct. 25New Orleans SaintsSeattle SeahawksESPN
Nov. 1New York GiantsKansas City ChiefsESPN
Nov. 8Chicago BearsPittsburgh SteelersESPN
Nov. 15Las Angeles RamsSan Francisco 49ersESPN
Nov. 22New York GiantsTampa Bay BuccaneersESPN
Nov. 29Seattle SeahawksWashington Football TeamESPN
Dec. 6New England PatriotsBuffalo BillsESPN
Dec. 13Los Angeles RamsArizona CardinalsESPN
Dec. 20Minnesota VikingsChicago BearsESPN
Dec. 27Miami DolphinsNew Orleans SaintsESPN
Jan. 3Cleveland BrownsPittsburgh SteelersESPN

When are the Bengals playing MNF?

The Cincinnati Bengals do not have any Monday Night Football games on their schedule for 2021 as the team continues to rebuild its roster to make a run in the future. The Bengals played in one MNF game the previous season and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17.

When are the Browns playing MNF?

The Cleveland Browns will appear in the final Monday Night Football broadcast of the season on Jan. 3, 2022, when they head on the road to play the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland beat Pittsburgh twice the previous year, including a game in Week 17 and a playoff game in the wild card round. Cleveland’s lone Monday Night Football game last year was a thrilling 47-42 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Live betting during Monday Night Football

Live betting is an increasingly popular way to wager on NFL games, as you can now place bets as games are taking place. The best way to live bet on Monday Night Football games is through various legal Ohio sportsbook apps. This lets you pull out your phone as you’re watching the game and see if any bets interest you.

Sports betting lines will move rapidly by the second based on recent events in the game, so you must be quick in getting their wagers in at the perfect time.

Top MNF games from 2020

  • Nov. 23 — Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It’s not often Tom Brady falls short in a potential game-winning drive, but that happened during Week 11 as the Buccaneers lost 27-24 to the Rams. This game was incredibly close throughout as the largest lead was just seven points for either side. The Rams knocked in a field goal to take the 27-24 lead, and Brady had less than three minutes to score a touchdown or at least get into field goal range. Unfortunately, on the fourth play of the drive, Jordan Fuller intercepted a Brady pass, sealing the game.
  • Nov. 9 — New England Patriots vs. New York Jets: The Jets fell short against their AFC rivals 30-27 in Week 9 of the NFL season. New York went into halftime with a 10-point lead, but the Patriots scored on every possession of the second half to come away with the victory. The game ended with a 51-yard field goal from New England kicker Nick Folk as time expired. Jakobi Meyers had a fantastic game for New England with 12 receptions for 169 yards.
  • Dec. 28 — Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns: The best Monday Night Football game of the regular season occurred in Week 14 in a 47-42 shootout victory for the Ravens. Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns, while Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson rushed for 124 yards on the ground with a pair of scores. The game went back and forth throughout the fourth quarter, and the Browns tied it at 42 late in the contest. The Ravens quickly marched down the field for a game-winning field goal and added two more points with a safety as the Browns attempted laterals in desperation mode.

Top MNF performances in history

We’ve seen plenty of memorable performances over the years in the NFL, especially on Monday Night Football. Below are some of the best:

  • Biggest comeback: Known as the Monday Night Miracle, in 2000, the New York Jets scored 30 points in the fourth quarter and eventually beat the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime.
  • Most points in a game: The Los Angeles Rams beat the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51 in 2018, setting a new record for points in a Monday Night Football game.
  • Most passing yards in a game: The first Monday Night Football game of the 2011 season saw the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 38-24, and Tom Brady threw for 517 yards in the win.

Watching Monday Night Football without cable

With games appearing on ESPN, Monday Night Football is not available over the air through an antenna on broadcast TV, so fans will need to find another way to watch those games every Monday night.

With so many people cutting the cord, there are many ways to catch MNF without cable through streaming services like DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, etc.

Fans can also watch through the ESPN app, but a cable or streaming service login is necessary to do so. To watch Monday Night Football games for free, try the Yahoo Sports app.

Who are the MNF announcers this year?

The announcers for the main ESPN Monday Night Football broadcasts are Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, with Lisa Salters as the sideline reporter.

Starting this season, the NFL is showing an alternate Monday Night Football broadcast called the Manning Cast, which will air on ESPN2. Peyton and Eli Manning will be a part of 10 Monday Night Football broadcasts where they talk about the game and are joined by different guests.