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:

DateGame TimeTV
Sept. 9Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Sept. 16New York Giants at Washington Football Team8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Sept. 23Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Sept. 30Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Oct. 7Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Oct. 14Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Oct. 21Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Oct. 28Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Nov. 4New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Nov. 11Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Nov. 18New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Nov. 25Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Dec. 2Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Dec. 9Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Dec. 16Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL
Dec. 23San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans8:20 p.m. ESTon FOX/NFL

When are the Titans playing TNF?

As you can see from the schedule above, the Tennessee Titans only have one game on Thursday Night Football this year but it’s a good one – the Dec. 23 finale of TNF at home against the San Francisco 49ers.

According to the latest odds from the NFL futures market, both clubs are expected to be in the playoff mix in their respective conferences. That could translate into the stakes being awfully high for the final TNF game of the season.

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 by the NFL Network and FOX.

Amazon Prime is also streaming most of the TNF schedule in 2020. Plus, the games can be found on the internet via NFL.com, the NFL mobile app, and the Yahoo Sports app.

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.