Bet On Thursday Night Football
Thursday Night Football didn’t become a weekly thing until 2012 (although it started in 2006), but today, NFL fans can’t live without it. And neither can those who like to bet on the NFL.
The teams that play on Thursday Night often have a short week of practice, which can affect performance. That, in turn, can make betting on Thursday Night Football a little trickier, as team and player performance is often harder to predict. For those who can handicap football well, though, it’s an opportunity.
Now that there’s online sports betting in Tennessee, you can use your own NFL insight to bet on Thursday Night Football right from your home. On this page, you can find the latest Thursday Night Football odds and how to take on the challenge of betting TNF here in Tennessee.
This week’s Thursday Night Football odds: Spread, Moneyline, Totals
Here’s a look at the best current odds for this week’s NFL slate at the top TN sportsbooks, including for the next edition of Thursday Night Football. Use the drop-down menu to flip between the spread, moneyline and over/under odds. Click on any odds to claim your bonus, register your account and start getting your TNF bets in.
Who’s playing Thursday Night Football?
The NFL tries to make sure no team is forced to play more than one Thursday Night Football game per season. The league wants to ensure teams don’t have to endure the short week of practice required more than once.
The NFL also tries to make sure the Thursday Night Football game is a marquee matchup, worthy of being the lone game on that day and broadcast in primetime. Here’s a look at this season’s Thursday Night Football schedule, with all games now on Amazon Prime Video:
|Week 1||Sept. 8||Los Angeles Rams vs. Buffalo Bills||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 2||Sept. 15||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 3||Sept. 22||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 4||Sept. 29||Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 5||Oct. 6||Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 6||Oct. 13||Washington Commanders vs. Chicago Bears||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 7||Oct. 20||New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 8||Oct. 27||Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 9||Nov. 3||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 10||Nov. 10||Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 11||Nov. 17||Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 13||Dec. 1||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 14||Dec. 8||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 15||Dec. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 16||Dec. 22||Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets||8:20 p.m. EST|
|Week 17||Dec. 29||Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans||8:20 p.m. EST|
When are the Titans playing TNF?
As you can see from the schedule above, the Tennessee Titans actually have a rare two games on Thursday Night Football this year: Week 11 vs. the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, and Week 17 vs. the Dallas Cowboys at home.
According to the latest odds from the NFL futures market, all three clubs are expected to be in the playoff mix in their respective conferences. With these two games being in the second half of the schedule, both these games could have extensive playoff implications.
Live betting on Thursday Night Football
The launch of sportsbook apps in Tennessee means you can now bet on live games. In other words, you can bet on live lines during Thursday Night Football games at odds that change with the action.
Live betting is fast-paced betting action allowing you to bet like you did before the game started at odds that are adjusted during the game. Plus, live betting opens up various half and quarter markets and new props based on the action on the field as well.
Live Thursday Night Football betting—or Monday Night Football betting, for that matter—is perfectly suited for sports betting apps because it allows you to lock in bets quickly, from wherever you are inside TN, before the action and the odds change.
Thursday Night Football betting trends & tips
The short week of practice that teams endure before playing on Thursday Night Football means you might have to pay closer attention to the injury reports and how this affects certain teams when you are betting on the game. Short practice weeks mean players have a shorter time to recover from injuries. It also means it’s harder for teams to implement complicated game plans.
In theory, this should all result in lower scoring games, but that’s not always the case. If you look at the stats, you’ll find some teams have historically handled all this better than others. A couple of simple betting tips to keep in mind for Thursday Night Football:
- Bye, bye, bye: Some teams may have had a bye heading into the NFL Thursday Night Football game. That means no short week of practice for them and a clear advantage heading into the game.
- Divisional games: Thursday Night Football often features divisional matchups. These are always hotly contested and often low-scoring affairs that defy traditional stats. Take that into consideration when betting Thursday Night Football divisional games.
What time does Thursday Night Football start?
Tennessee is split into two halves when it comes to time zones. The western half is on Central Time, an hour behind the eastern half, which is on Eastern Time.
That means most Thursday Night Football games kick off at either 8:20 p.m. EST or 7:20 p.m. CST in Tennessee. It all depends on which time zone you live in.
How to watch/stream Thursday Night Football in Tennessee
Thursday Night Football games are broadcast exclusively on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service, with former Sunday Night Football commentator Al Michaels being paired with ESPN College Gameday analyst Kirk Herbstreit.
3 Best Titans TNF moments
Here’s a look at the three greatest Titans games in Thursday Night Football history:
Dec. 6, 2018
The Titans were in the wild card race at 6-6. Jacksonville was not.
Derrick Henry ran all over the Jags scoring four touchdowns and amassing a franchise-record 238 yards, including a 99-yard TD romp. The Titans rolled 30-9 and became a legitimate playoff threat.
Oct. 11, 2012
The Titans and Steelers were both two-win teams in an early-season must-win game. Tennessee tied it up with a touchdown in the last five minutes. Then, Titans’ kicker Rob Bironas won it with a 40-yard field goal as time expired.
Dec. 9, 2010
Neither team was very good, but Indy QB Peyton Manning (25/35 for 395 yards and 2 TDs) and Titans QB Kerry Collins (28/39 for 244 yards and 3 TDs) put on a show. Indianapolis won 30-28 staving off a late Titans comeback effort.