Monday Night Football has been a staple of the NFL landscape since 1970. The game currently airs on ESPN with broadcasters Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese breaking down the action.
Betting on Monday Night Football is extremely popular. On Sunday, there are so many NFL odds to mull over that it’s hard to isolate which ones provide the best value. On Monday night, there’s one game. It’s broadcast nationally during primetime. You can focus on just that game and not worry about missing out on other ones.
Below we’ll outline how and where to get the best odds to bet on Monday Night Football.
Below you’ll find the current point spread, moneyline and totals odds for this week’s Monday Night Football matchup at legal online sportsbooks in Indiana. Click on any odds below to go straight to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and lock in your Monday Night Football bets.
There are 17 Monday Night Football games to look forward to this season. All of them are broadcast on ESPN with kickoff time set for 8:15 p.m. ET.
All told, it looks like the schedule makers have done a bang-up job as there appear to be lots of quality contests to look forward to. Here are the dates and games to circle on the calendar.
Week 1: Sept. 13
Week 2: Sept. 20
Week 3: Sept. 27
Week 4: Oct. 4
Week 5: Oct. 11
Week 6: Oct. 18
Week 7: Oct. 25
Week 8: Nov. 1
Week 9: Nov. 8
Week 10: Nov. 15
Week 11: Nov. 22
Week 12: Nov. 29
Week 13: Dec. 6
Week 14: Dec. 13
Week 15: Dec. 20
Week 16: Dec. 27
Week 17: Jan. 3
The Colts have a single appearance on Monday Night Football this season. It looks like a good one that could have some playoff implications down the road.
They’ll be on the road in Week 5 to take on Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. It should be an intriguing tilt between a pair of clubs who are expected to be in the chase for the AFC playoffs.
The Bears will play under the Monday Night Football lights twice this season.
It’s a pair of measuring stick games which should provide some solid clues on how the NFL season will shake out in Chicago. See the latest Chicago Bears game odds.
Betting on a Monday Night Football game is no different than betting on any other football game. The three main types of bets still apply.
In a stand-alone spot like Monday Night Football, props are more popular. People are diving deeper into the single game since it’s the only one they need to handicap. You can bet on whether a player will go over or under his receiving yards line, amongst others.
A popular bet for Monday Night Football is betting on which player you think will score the first touchdown of the game. It’s quick action and the odds can get high!
The great thing about Monday Night Football is that you are almost certainly watching the game. There are no other games going on. Plus, the game is broadcast nationally, so most have access to it. Therefore, you can follow along and form your opinions on what is going to happen next.
Live betting is a fast growing market in the sports betting landscape. DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana and FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana make the in-game betting experience a sight to behold. You can bet the game from your couch or on the go via a sportsbook app.
If the underdog just took the lead, you can bet on the favorite to make a comeback and win the game at better odds than they were prior to kick-off.
Who will score the next touchdown? Will this drive end in a punt? Will the kicker make this field goal? Who will win the second half? These are all questions that you can answer by placing a live-bet.
The possibilities are endless. The sports betting action certainly doesn’t stop once the game starts. It only gets more fast and furious.
Betting handles increase for stand-alone games. There is nowhere else for people to place their bets as this is the only game happening. Public bettors move lines due to public perception and false narratives. Sometimes in these stand-alone games, making the ugly bet is the right side.
If there’s a good team with a popular quarterback facing off against an average, boring team and the spread looks too good to be true, consider betting the underdog. More often than not, the oddsmakers know what they are doing.
Another thing to consider is players’ performance in primetime spots. Athletes are creatures of habit. For the most part, they are used to playing on Sundays in the afternoon. Some players underperform under the shine of the bright lights. Spend some time researching which players play well in big games under the bright lights.
Monday Night Football is broadcast nationally on ESPN. The game occurs weekly at 8:15 P.M. EST on Monday night. You can stream Monday Night Football through the ESPN app or on ESPN.com. Simply log-in to your ESPN account with your cable provider information.
You can also stream the game through some sportsbook apps. In addition, Yahoo streams some primetime games through their Yahoo Sports app.
The most famous player rivalry of our current generation might just be Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. On Nov. 7, 2005, the Colts went into the Patriots’ home stadium and won for the first time there since 1995. It was a statement game for Peyton and company, as the Colts dominated throughout.
Manning had 321 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. Running back Edgerrin James rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne both topped the 100 yard mark in terms of receiving yards. The final score was Colts 40, Patriots 21.
On Halloween night in 1988, the Colts played on Monday Night Football for the first time in the franchise’s history. They made a statement loud and clear, defeating Denver by a score of 55-23.
Running back Eric Dickerson rushed 21 times for 159 yards and a set club record of four rushing touchdowns. All four touchdowns were in the first half as the Colts raced out to a 45-10 half-time advantage. The game was never in doubt and the Colts announced their presence on a national stage.
When a team is down 21 points with under 4 minutes to play, you can’t fault someone for turning the game off and preparing for bed. A lot of the country probably did just that on Oct. 6, 2003. Tampa Bay had a 35-14 lead with 3:37 to go.
Indianapolis ended up winning the game in overtime by a final score of 38-35. James Mungro, Marvin Harrison and Ricky Williams all scored touchdowns late in regulation before Mike Vanderjagt’s overtime kick finished the comeback.
The Vegas odds for Monday Night Football are very similar to the odds found in Indiana. Most sportsbooks base their Monday Night Football odds off the odds in Vegas. Some differences will be found if a local team is involved. Sportsbooks will look to balance their liability and may shade a line slightly differently than it is posted in Vegas.