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Thursday Night Football is the starting point for the NFL betting week and legal online sportsbooks are more than ready with Thursday Night Football odds for all of the prominent bets.
You can focus on the big three pregame bets (point spread, moneyline or totals), bet on your favorite players via the props market, or live bet once the game gets underway.
Here’s a closer look at what to expect for your Thursday Night Football betting odds & lines this year. You’ll find live TNF odds direct from Florida online sportsbooks, the best ways to bet on TNF plus the full TNF schedule and matchups for this season.
Live Thursday Night Football odds: Spreads, moneylines, totals
Thursday Night Football serves as the kickoff for the weekly NFL betting slate. Odds for pregame bets are out well in advance of the game. Check here for the current Thursday Night Football betting odds at Florida online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and get started.
Who’s playing Thursday Night Football this week?
Thursday Night Football has grown from a half-season highlight to a staple of the weekly NFL schedule. It’s not uncommon to see each of the NFL’s 32 teams in this broadcast window, and you’ll often see plenty of divisional rivalry games. Here’s how it shakes out this season. All games start at 8:20 p.m. ET.
|1||Sep. 9, 2021||Dallas Cowboys||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||NBC|
|2||Sep. 16, 2021||New York Giants||Washington Football Team||NFLN|
|3||Sep. 23, 2021||Carolina Panthers||Houston Texans||NFLN|
|4||Sep. 30, 2021||Jacksonville Jaguars||Cincinnati Bengals||NFLN|
|5||Oct. 7, 2021||Los Angeles Rams||Seattle Seahawks||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|6||Oct. 14, 2021||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Philadelphia Eagles||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|7||Oct. 21, 2021||Denver Broncos||Cleveland Browns||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|8||Oct. 28, 2021||Green Bay Packers||Arizona Cardinals||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|9||Nov. 4, 2021||New York Jets||Indianapolis Colts||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|10||Nov. 11, 2021||Baltimore Ravens||Miami Dolphins||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|11||Nov. 18, 2021||New England Patriots||Atlanta Falcons||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|12||Nov. 25, 2021||Buffalo Bills||New Orleans Saints||NBC|
|13||Dec. 2, 2021||Dallas Cowboys||New Orleans Saints||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|14||Dec. 9, 2021||Pittsburgh Steelers||Minnesota Vikings||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|15||Dec. 16, 2021||Kansas City Chiefs||Los Angeles Chargers||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|16||Dec. 23. 2021||San Francisco 49ers||Tennessee Titans||NFLN|
Buccaneers Thursday Night Football schedule for 2022
In recent years, the season has kicked off on Thursday night, with the defending Super Bowl champions in action. It’s no different this time around. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have another TNF appearance just a few weeks later. Here are the details on both games:
Week 1: Sept. 9, 2021
- Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC
Week 6: Oct. 14, 2021
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles
- 8:20 p.m. ET on Fox/NFL/Amazon
This will be the first time that Tampa Bay has squared off with these two NFC East teams since 2018. Dallas holds an all-time lead of 15-4 in the series and is also riding a two-game winning streak over the Bucs. The Bucs have won the last two in a row over the Eagles but trail in historical meetings by 10-9.
A season ago, Tampa Bay made its lone TNF appearance in Week 5 with a road date against the Chicago Bears. The Buccaneers walked on the field as 3.5-point favorites with the total at 44 points. The underdog plus the points and the under proved to be the right call as the Bears won a tight 20-19 decision.
Since Thursday Night Football became a regular feature in 2006, the Buccaneers have made 12 appearances. They haven’t exactly been ready for primetime in this slot, going just 3-9 along the way. The Buccaneers will have big targets on their backs all season long, so each game they play under the primetime lights should be interesting.
If they don’t play on Thursday night, check out this week’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds.
Dolphins Thursday Night football schedule for 2022
We won’t see the Miami Dolphins on TNF until the weeks climb into the double digits. It looks as though it’ll be worth the wait, however, as they’ll be squaring off with another AFC contender in a game that could have some playoff ramifications down the road.
Week 10: Nov. 11, 2021
- Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins
- 8:20 p.m. ET on Fox/NFL/Amazon
These two clubs have hooked up a total of 16 times. Baltimore holds a 10-6 edge and is riding a three-game winning streak in the series. Additionally, it’s absolutely pounded Miami in the last three contests: 59-10 in 2019, 40-0 in 2017 and 38-6 in 2016. Coming off a 10-win season in 2020, however, the Dolphins could make this one much more interesting.
Last season, Miami had one appearance on TNF, a 31-13 road win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. The Dolphins were actually three-point underdogs heading into a game with the total at 49 points. The underdog plus the points and under the total line proved to be the winning calls.
Miami has played on TNF 11 times going back to 2006, going 6-5. The team has one other primetime game in 2021 for now, a Monday Night Football road date with the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. The Dolphins have another standalone game earlier in the season: a Week 6 game with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff against the Jaguars in London.
If they don’t play on Thursday night, check out this week’s Miami Dolphins odds.
Jaguars Thursday Night Football schedule for 2022
The Jacksonville Jaguars are in rebuilding mode, so their lone appearance on TNF in 2021 may not look all that attractive at first glance. However, with the subplot of the last two top overall picks in the NFL draft dueling it out, the intrigue may rise a bit.
Week 4 – Sept. 30, 2021
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals
- 8:20 p.m. ET on NFLN
Trevor Lawrence, 2021’s first choice by the Jags, will square off with Joe Burrow, the top selection by the Bengals in 2020. Jacksonville holds a 13-10 series lead, but it was Cincinnati that came away with the victory last time out. The clubs met in 2020 in Cincinnati, a 33-25 win for the Bengals with the home side covering the one-point spread.
The Jaguars’ lone 2020 TNF appearance was the aforementioned loss to the Dolphins. Coming off a 1-15 mark from a season ago, the team isn’t in high demand for primetime games. This will be its only game under the lights in 2021, but it’ll also have the spotlight for that Week 6 London game against the Dolphins.
Jacksonville has played in 10 Thursday Night Football games overall, going 4-6. The team clearly has some work to do to climb back up into postseason contention, but there’s optimism in the air with the selection of Lawrence in the draft, as well as with the hiring of new head coach Urban Meyer.
If they don’t play on Thursday night, check out this week’s Jacksonville Jaguars odds.
Best ways to bet on Thursday Night Football
The full selection of NFL betting odds is open for Thursday Night Football games. Here’s a quick run-through of the main options:
TNF moneyline betting
If you think you know who is going to win, you can place a moneyline bet on one team or the other to do so. Odds are negative for favorites and positive for underdogs. At DraftKings Sportsbook the moneyline listing might look like this:
- Philadelphia Eagles +125
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers -175
The schedule got a little shuffled around in 2020, but there were ultimately 15 games under the TNF banner. Moneyline favorites went 10-5 for the season.
TNF spread betting
The spread adds more strategy to the equation. You can choose the favorite minus the spread number or the underdog plus the same number. The side you pick has to cover by doing better than what the point spread is predicting will happen. This is what a spread bet at FanDuel sportsbook might look like this:
- New York Giants +3.5 (-110)
- Miami Dolphins -3.5 (-110)
Betting results were mixed on Thursday Night Football in 2020. Favorites wound up with a mark of 7-8 against the spread, with the lone double-digit favorite failing to cover.
TNF total betting
Sportsbooks set an estimated total combined score for each NFL game. Bettors can wager on whether the game’s total points will be over or under the sportsbook’s line. This is how a totals bet may be formatted at BetMGM Sportsbook:
- Over 46.5 (-110)
- Under 46.5 (-110)
It was the same story with totals betting on Thursday Night Football in 2020. The over went 7-8 overall, but had a strong start of 3-1 through the first four weeks.
TNF alternate lines
When you click on the main game listing, you’ll open a selection of other available wagers on the game. Included on the list will be alternate lines.
- A 2.5-point spread could appear as 2 or less or 3 or more.
- A 45-point total will have other options above and below that mark.
The TNF betting lines will shift accordingly for these wagers. They make for an additional interesting strategy component on games you feel strongly about.
When there’s a primetime game on tap, props are very popular. You’ll find a wide assortment of team, game and player props for Thursday Night Football at top sportsbooks, such as Hard Rock FL and PointsBet:
- How many total passing yards will Tom Brady have — over/under 279.5?
- Which side will have more rushing yards in the game — Dolphins or Jaguars?
For player props, those with daily fantasy sports experience will find themselves on relatively familiar ground.
The single-game parlay option continues to rise in popularity. These are bets where you make multiple calls on the same ticket.
- Buccaneers -175 moneyline/over 51.5 points/Mike Evans to score a TD.
- Dolphins -3.5 points/under 47.5 points/Dolphins to score defense or special teams TD.
You have to be right on all of your choices to win a parlay. A single wrong choice means that you lose, so parlays are high-risk, high-reward.
Thursday Night Football promos and odds boosts
Legal sportsbooks will provide a mix of bonuses, promos, and free bets for primetime NFL games. Here are some examples of the specific offers you should watch for:
- Odds boosts: Certain bets will have the potential for extra profits.
- Wager insurance: Receive a return up to a certain amount on lost bets.
- Special bets: Featured props and parlays from the sportsbook.
Thursday Night Football live betting
You don’t have to stop betting after the game gets underway. Live betting markets open right after kickoff and stay active throughout the game. You’ll be able to wager on a host of things, such as the following:
- New odds for moneyline, spread and total bets.
- Player props based on the current situation.
- Wager on portions of the game — drives, quarters, halves.
Live betting is a featured offering at all of the top FL sportsbooks. You can follow along via their apps when TNF is on, and you’ll even get real-time updates right there. When you see something you like, you’re just clicks and swipes away from getting in on the action.
What are the Vegas odds for Thursday Night Football?
Las Vegas had the best sports betting odds on lockdown for decades. That’s just no longer the case. When legal sportsbooks open in new states, they’re bringing competitive odds along with them. For Thursday Night Football, know that the NFL betting menu here in Florida will be just as good as what you’d find in Sin City.
How to stream Thursday Night Football live
NFL fans know that Sunday Night Football is on NBC while ESPN handles Monday Night Football. Thursday Night Football is spread across a few options. Here’s the weekly breakdown for 2021.
- Week 1: NBC
- Week 2-4: NFL Network
- Week 5-11: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
- Week 12: NBC
- Week 13-15: Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime
- Week 16: NFL Network
Fox and NBC are broadcast channels that are available everywhere. The NFL Network is available in plenty of cable, satellite and streaming packages, but always confirm availability before signing up. Amazon Prime’s subscription service also provides coverage of TNF along with alternate feeds of the game.
You can also stream primetime games on the NFL app. Fox and NBC will also provide online and mobile feeds. Catching the game via app can offer the best of both worlds, as you can toggle back and forth with your favorite sportsbook for live betting.