Bet on Monday Night Football in Tennessee

Few sports own a day of the week quite like the NFL does on Sundays. But while the league’s Sunday slate ensures football takes up a lot of our attention that day, perhaps no single game sees more betting action than the one held a day later on Monday Night Football.

Each week the NFL tries to schedule one of its most intriguing match-ups for the prime time Monday night broadcast. Combine this with the fact there’s normally only one game on Monday, and it’s easy to see why betting on Monday Night Football is such a big deal week in and week out.

Now that Tennessee has launched legal online sports betting, Monday Night Football betting is poised to be a big thing here in the Volunteer State as well. Scroll down to see real-time odds on this week’s Monday Night Football game at TN online sportsbooks and learn more about how you can take advantage of them.

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What are the odds for tonight’s Monday Night Football game?

Here’s a look at the current odds for this week’s Monday Night Football game at the top TN sportsbooks:

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Do the Titans play on Monday Night Football?

The Tennessee Titans opened the 2020-21 NFL season on Sept. 14, 2020, with a 16-14 win at the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. COVID-19 protocols forced the Titans’ Week 5 matchup against the Buffalo Bills to be moved to a Tuesday. However, unless there are other schedule changes throughout the season, the Tennessee Titans will not appear on Monday Night Football again this year.

Which NFL teams are playing on Monday night?

The NFL uses a scheduling algorithm to determine which teams play each other based on division alignments and last year’s standings. Once the schedule is set, the league tries to pick a marquee matchup for the Monday Night game.

The Monday Night Football schedule is not flexible. While the league can flex late-season games with playoff implications into the prime time slot on Sundays, it does not do the same on Monday night, where the original schedule is set in stone. The Thursday Night Football schedule is also fixed in advance of the season.

Here’s a look at the 2020 Monday Night Football schedule and scores so far:

DateGame Time 
Sept. 14, 2020Pittsburgh Steelers 26 at New York Giants 167:15p.m. ESTon ESPN
Sept. 14, 2020Tennessee Titans 16 at Denver Broncos 1410:10 p.m.on ESPN
Sept. 21, 2020New Orleans Saints 24 at Las Vegas Raiders 348:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN & ABC
Sept. 28, 2020Kansas City Chiefs 34 at Baltimore Ravens 208:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Oct. 5, 2020Atlanta Falcons 16 at Green Bay Packers 308:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Oct. 12, 2020Los Angeles Chargers 27 at New Orleans Saints 308:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Oct. 19, 2020Arizona Cardinals 38 at Dallas Cowboys 108:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Oct. 26, 2020Chicago Bears 10 at Los Angeles Rams 248:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 2, 2020Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 at New York Giants 238:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 9, 2020New England Patriots 30 New York Jets 278:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 16, 2020Minnesota Vikings 19 Chicago Bears 138:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 23, 2020Los Angeles Rams 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 248:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 30, 2020Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Dec. 7, 2020Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Dec. 14, 2020Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Dec. 21, 2020Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Dec. 28, 2020Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN

Monday Night Football bets

You can bet on Monday Night Football games the same way you bet on any NFL game. That said, the intense scrutiny of playing the day’s only game in prime time affects some players, making the Monday Night Football prop betting market quite interesting.

Here’s a list of the basic bets available for Monday Night Football games at TN sportsbooks:

  • Moneyline: Pick the straight winner of MNF. Lock in the bet at the currently posted moneyline odds.
  • Point spread: Pick the winner of the Monday Night Football game with a point spread factored into the final score.
  • Over/Under: Choose whether the total points scored by both teams in the Monday Night Football game will be over or under a line set by TN sportsbooks.
  • Prop bets: Bet on teams and players in the Monday Night Football game to achieve certain statistical milestones.

Live betting on Monday Night Football

Tennessee sportsbooks offer live Monday Night Football betting as well. That means you can bet on various lines during the Monday Night Football game at odds that are adjusted throughout.

These are mostly the same markets you bet on pregame, but with odds that are adjusted according to how the game is playing out. There are additional second-half and prop markets available as well.

Live sports betting odds can change as fast as the action does, which is why live Monday Night Football betting works best with an online sportsbook app. Betting live on MNF can enhance your game-watching experience and turn a mundane late-season Monday night matchup with no playoff implications into something way more intense.

Monday Night Football betting tips

Both players and teams as a whole are undoubtedly affected by the circumstances surrounding Monday Night Football. After all, playing in prime time is different than playing in the afternoon. Plus, playing in the day’s only game is a lot different than playing on a day full of other games.

The entire football world is watching on Monday Night and some players perform better than others under this intense scrutiny. We know most teams as a whole tend to play better at night.

A 2018 study showed players are less likely to get injured, turn over the ball, and make other mental errors in night games compared to afternoon games. That’s because, as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine claims, most people are more alert at night. They call it higher body clock or circadian-regulated alertness.

You’ll also find some teams have proven to be better in night games. The Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers, for instance, have enjoyed an NFL best 10-2 record and .833 winning percentage on Monday Night Football since 2010.

Keep that stat and the following basic tips in mind anytime you’re looking to bet the Monday Night Football game.

  • Primetime players: Pay attention to teams’ and players’ historical performance stats under the lights. Start with reading injury reports to see who is playing and who isn’t. Then, drill down to see which players and teams have a history of playing better on Monday Night Football and bet on them.
  • The last leg: Look to use the Monday Night game as the last leg in parlays. That way you can lock in a win betting against yourself on parlays that are winning with just the Monday night game to come. This is called hedging, and doing it will guarantee you don’t leave the Monday Night game empty-handed.
  • Look ahead: Find out what’s next for the two teams playing on Monday Night Football. Do they have a short week of practice and still have to travel? Finding out how playing on Monday Night will affect a team can be key in betting next week’s games.

How to watch Monday Night Football in Tennessee

Most of the Western half of Tennessee, including Nashville, is on Central Time. That’s an hour behind most of the eastern half of the state, including Chattanooga, which operates on Eastern Time.

Most Monday Night Football games will air in Tennessee at either 8:15 p.m. EST or 7:15 p.m. CST, depending on where you live. All of the games air on ESPN.

How to stream MNF Football live

ESPN subscribers can stream Monday Night Football on the internet via the ESPN app, ESPN.com, and the ESPN apps on the following:

  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Roku
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation
  • iPads and Android tablets

How many Monday Night Football games have the Titans played?

The Tennessee Titans have appeared in 20 Monday Night Football regular-season games since 2000. The team boasts a 13-7 record in these games. Here’s a look at the results:

  • Sept. 14, 2020, Tennessee Titans 16–14 Denver Broncos (Empower Field at Mile High)
  • Nov. 26, 2018, Tennessee Titans 17–34 Houston Texans (NRG Stadium)
  • Nov. 5, 2018, Tennessee Titans 28–14 Dallas Cowboys (AT&T Stadium)
  • Oct. 16, 2017, Indianapolis Colts 22–36 Tennessee Titans (Nissan Stadium)
  • Nov. 17, 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers 27–24 Tennessee Titans (LP Field)
  • Dec. 17, 2011, New York Jets 10–14 Tennessee Titans (LP Field)
  • Oct. 18, 2010, Tennessee Titans 30–3 Jacksonville Jaguars (EverBank Field)
  • Nov. 23, 2009, Tennessee Titans 20-17 Houston Texans (Reliant Stadium)
  • Oct. 27, 2008, Indianapolis Colts 21-31 Tennessee Titans (LP Field)
  • Oct. 27, 2008, Indianapolis Colts 21-31 Tennessee Titans (LP Field)
  • Sept. 24, 2007, Tennessee Titans 31-14 New Orleans Saints (Louisiana Superdome)
  • Dec. 13, 2004, Kansas City Chiefs 49-38 Tennessee Titans (Adelphia Coliseum)
  • Oct. 11, 2004, Tennessee Titans 48-27 Green Bay Packers (Lambeau Field)
  • Dec. 1, 2003, Tennessee Titans 17-24 New York Jets (Giants Stadium)
  • Dec. 16, 2002, New England Patriots 7-24 Tennessee Titans (Adelphia Coliseum)
  • Nov. 12, 2001, Baltimore Ravens 16-10 Tennessee Titans (Adelphia Coliseum)
  • Oct. 29, 2001, Tennessee Titans 7-34 Pittsburgh Steelers (Heinz Field)
  • Dec. 25, 2000, Dallas Cowboys 0-31 Tennessee Titans (Adelphia Coliseum)
  • Oct. 30, 2000, Tennessee Titans 27-21 Washington Redskins (FedExField)
  • Oct. 16, 2000, Jacksonville Jaguars 13-27 Tennessee Titans (Adelphia Coliseum)

Three best Tennessee Titans MNF moments

Here’s a look at the Titans’ three most memorable Monday Night Football games:

  • Oct. 16, 2000: The Titans made it to the Super Bowl in the 1999-2000 season. Then, on Oct. 16, 2000, the team made its Monday Night Football debut in Nashville. It was all Titans fans could have hoped for with a 27-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars that included two Steve McNair touchdown passes to Frank Wycheck and Derrick Mason, and Eddie George running one in.
  • Nov. 23, 2009: This one will be remembered as the Titans fourth straight win after the team started the season 0-6. Plus, Titans kicker Rob Bironas made a game-winning 53-yard field goal with under a minute to play to make the final 20-17.
  • Oct. 27, 2008: It was tied in the fourth quarter when the Titans scored 17 unanswered points. A late comeback attempt by Colts quarterback Peyton Manning fell short and the Titans won 31-21 to move to 7-0. The Colts have pretty much dominated the Titans since, but not on this Monday night.

What are Monday Night Football Vegas odds?

Vegas odds are the odds available at Las Vegas sportsbooks for Monday Night Football games. For the most part, TN online sportsbooks will open with the same Monday Night Football betting lines you’ll find at Las Vegas sportsbooks.

Of course, these lines are subject to change and they will change differently at different sportsbooks based on betting patterns. Sportsbooks move lines to get an equal amount bet on both sides and realize the vig. Since more money is likely to be bet on the Tennessee Titans at local sportsbooks than in Las Vegas, the local lines on Tennessee Titans games are likely to move more.

In other words, while they may open the same, the Monday Night Football lines at Las Vegas sportsbooks and TN online sportsbooks will move differently based on local betting and who is playing.