Monday Night Football Odds
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.
What’s the spread on this week’s Monday Night Football game?
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.
Who’s playing Monday Night Football this week?
There are 18 Monday Night Football games to look forward to this season. All of them are broadcast on ESPN except for Week 1-3 also being on ABC, with most kickoff time set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Week 2 has two games scheduled: one at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN and the second on ABC at 8:30 p.m.
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: September 12
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks (8:15 p.m. ESPN, ABC)
Week 2: Sept. 19
Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills (7:15 p.m., ESPN)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles (8:30 p.m., ABC)
Week 3: Sept. 26
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants (8:15 p.m. ESPN, ABC)
Week 4: Oct. 3
Los Angeles Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 5: Oct. 10
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 6: Oct. 17
Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 7: Oct. 24
Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 8: Oct. 31
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 9: Nov. 7
Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 10: Nov. 14
Washington Commanders vs. Philadelphia Eagles (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 11: Nov. 21
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 12: Nov. 28
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 13: Dec. 5
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 14: Dec. 12
New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 15: Dec. 19
Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers (8:15 p.m., ESPN, ABC)
Week 16: Dec. 26
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Week 17: Jan. 2
Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals (8:15 p.m., ESPN, ABC)
When are the Colts playing Monday Night Football this season?
The Colts have two Monday Night Football appearances this season, with the latter having possible playoff implications down the road.
Both of them are in Indianapolis, with a Week 12 tilt against the Steelers, and a Week 16 brouhaha with Justin Herbert and the Chargers.
When are the Bears playing Monday Night Football this season?
The Bears also get some Monday Night Football love, as they take on Mac Jones and the New England Patriots on the road in Week 7.
While the latest Chicago Bears game odds aren’t in their favor for a successful season, facing the Patriots could go a long way in determining their course.
Betting on Monday Night Football in Indiana
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.
- Moneyline: Which team will win the game? The listed odds are based on the implied probability of each team winning.
- Spread: Which team will cover given the spread? Is one team getting too many points in this spot?
- Total: Will both teams combine for more or less points than the total listed? Factor in conditions and weather.
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!
Live betting Monday Night Football
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.
Best Monday Night Football betting tips
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.
How to watch/stream Monday Night Football games
Monday Night Football is broadcast nationally on ESPN and Peyton and Eli’s simulcast on ESPN2, with a few early season games on ABC as well. 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.
Three greatest Colts MNF moments
1. Colts end the Foxborough drought
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.
2. Monday Night Football debut
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.
3. The improbable comeback
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.
What are Vegas Monday Night Football odds?
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.