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Monday Night Football Odds for Successful Bets

Monday Night Football odds are a cornerstone in online NFL betting every single week.

There’s a unique focus on the NFL’s weekly standalone contest and various elements that impact the Monday Night Football odds and betting lines. Landing one or two winning Monday night football bets gets the working week off to a great start and can set things up for even better things to come.

This page has been created to help you find the best Monday night football odds and make the best Monday night football bets. We'll provide an overview of the most popular markets for MNF bets (including MNF spread, MNF over/under, and MNF prop bets), highlight the best NFL odds this week and also discuss how to watch the action live on TV.

Monday Night Football Odds for This Week

5-Arizona Cardinals (11-6) at 4-Los Angeles Rams (12-5)

The final game of the Wild Card weekend is a first for the National Football League.

Bettors and fans get a Monday Night Football encounter, and another rivalry contest, to end the round.

After the Saturday night AFC East game, and a Sunday night contest between long time rivals Kansas City and Pittsburgh, we get a burgeoning battle of two NFC West teams.

Many people thought Los Angeles would be a good team this year, as the Rams revamped to get back towards the Super Bowl. Many also thought the NFC West was the best division in the NFL, and that was true: the division got three of the seven playoff teams, and went down to the final minutes of the 2021 campaign to decide the winner.

Few (I DID, AND IT IS ON TAPE) thought this Arizona team was capable of doing what it did, and only a slew of mid-season injuries derailed this train: the Cardinals started 7-0 and were well on the way to winning the NFC West before so many star players went down hurt.

But many of them are back in the fold now, and we get this scintillating contest as the final game of six.

The two teams combined for 57 and 53 points in the first two games this year, with one victory for each: so this is akin to a rubber match, much like the Saturday night encounter.

It is also the first (most likely of many) playoff game for Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray,  which sometimes can tilt the table towards the more experienced team, which is DEFINITELY the veteran-laden Rams.

But it does not always work out the way you think. If you have any doubt about that, go back and look at Week 18 of the season (I am still stunned at the way it turned out for so many teams.) 

So, how will the West, and the Wild Card, be won?

Take a look below, and don’t forget to tune in to the How to Bet podcasts this week.

NFL Wild Card Weekend Monday Night Football

  • Matchup: 5-Arizona Cardinals (11-6) at 4-Los Angeles Rams (12-5)
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. EDT, 7:15 p.m. CDT, 6:15 p.m. MDT, 5:15 p.m. PDT 
  • USA TV Channel: ESPN and fubo.TV
  • Last Week’s Results: both teams come in off losses that cost them dearly. The Cardinals fell 38-30 to the Seahawks, which ended up tanking the NFC West title. The Rams blew a 17-3 lead and let the 49ers into the playoffs with a 27-24 overtime loss, which moved LA from the second seed to the fourth.
  • Opening Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +160, Rams -190
  • Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +175, Rams -192
  • Opening Point Spread Lookahead Line: Rams -3.5
  • Point Spread Lines: Rams -4.5
  • Opening Over/Under Total: 49.5
  • Over/Under Total: 50.5

🤕 Injury Updates: the Cardinals should have J.J. Watt back for this game, which should be a MASSIVE boost to their defense. They are still without DeAndre Hopkins, who will not be back for a couple more weeks.

The Rams come in relatively healthy for a playoff team.

Check the injury report daily in the days leading up to the game, as the COVID-19 protocols could change the lines quickly if players are out.

  • Head To Head: these two teams split the season series. Arizona won 37-20 in LA on October 3, while the Rams returned the favor last month with a 30-23 victory.
  • What To Watch For: I watched Matthew Stafford hobble around and throw all kinds of incomplete passes late in the overtime loss Sunday, and he does not look 100 percent to me. Now, I am not a doctor, so my words might not mean anything. But Stafford has not looked like he did early in the season, when he was lighting up teams on a regular basis.

For me, I want to know my quarterback is as close to 100 percent as possible heading into the postseason, because this is a QB-driven league in 2021. If there is any doubt, I would go with the signal caller that can make plays in this game, because as the prior two meetings this year have shown, the winner is going to need to put 30+ points on the board.

Oh, and once again, the road team in the NFC West games is 8-4 this season.

Prediction: for those reasons, I am going to take the road dog here, Arizona, to pick up a big win. Both teams have been wobbly at times, but the Cardinals, to me, were the better team for most of the year when healthy. Arizona 35-27.

🏅 Best Prop Bets For Monday Night Football:

  • Cardinals +3.5 and over 50.5 (+265)
  • Cardinals -3 Alternate line (+230)
  • Cardinals 4.5 alternate line (+300)
  • Cardinals race to 20 points (+170)
  • Cardinals race to 25 points (+250)
  • Cardinals race to 30 points (+385)

Monday Night Football Bets

Finding the best possible value is an important key to successful sports betting, so it makes sense to look around for the best bets and the most generous Monday Night Football odds. Fortunately, it isn't at all difficult to do that, especially when you use our free Live Odds widget. 

Not all online sportsbooks are available in all states, but almost all will give their customers a wide range of MNF bets to choose from. This includes the biggest operators around, such as Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM, all of which are well known for their odds.

When you're exploring the odds and the MNF bets, be sure to keep a lookout for special offers. You could get enhanced MNF odds or boosts for MNF prop bets, to mention just two possibilities.

If you want to get more of your betting each week, make sure to check our NFL Predictions page. Our experts love to share their best picks with you!

Monday Night Football Odds: The Markets

When you come to make your best bets for Monday Night Football with any sportsbook, you'll have much more to choose from than the Monday night football line. You can make a bet in the Monday night football spread market, tackle the MNF over/under, or even try your luck with one or two MNF prop bets which offer even bigger Monday Night Football odds. Let's take a quick look at each of the main Monday night football betting markets in turn:

Monday Night Football Line

Also referred to as the Monday Night Football betting line or MNF line, this is the moneyline market that allows you to bet on which team you think will win the game. You'll be presented with Monday Night Football odds for each team, with the team that the sportsbook thinks most likely to win offered at the shortest odds. Simply decide which team you want to side with and place your best bets for Monday Night Football at the MNF odds available. If your team succeeds, your bet will win. This is as straightforward as MNF bets get.

Monday Night Football Spread

Many football fans like to predict not only which team will win, but also how decisively they will win. The Monday Night Football spread market (which is also known as the Monday Night Football point spread) gives you the chance to bet on exactly that. The sportsbook will do their homework and come up with their prediction on how the game will end, and then you can see how your own opinion compares and place your MNF bets accordingly. The Monday night football odds in the MNF spread market will usually be a bit more generous than in the Monday Night Football line, and so the spread tends to be more popular.

Monday Night Football Prop Bets

MNF prop bets can help you to land some of the best payouts of all thanks to their generous Monday Night Football odds. That's because they require you to make predictions about things that may or may not happen within the game, and the result of the game itself is irrelevant.

For example, you'll find Monday Night Football prop bets that allow you to bet on which team will score first, or name a player to score the first touchdown of the game. There are many more MNF prop bets that you'll come across too, and some will offer eye-watering Monday Night Football odds. However, because they can be more difficult to win with than bets in the MNF line or spread markets, you might want to view props as supplementary bets and keep your stakes low.

Over/Under Monday Night Football

There may be some games in which you really can't be confident about who you think will win. In those games, you could consider placing a bet in the over/under Monday Night Football market. This doesn't ask you to pick the winning team, but simply decide whether you think the total number of points scored in the game will be over or under a figure quoted by the sportsbook. The oddsmakers will usually set the quoted total at a point that enables the sportsbook to offer the same Monday Night Football odds (usually -110) for both teams. That will give you a chance to make a profit from your over/under Monday night football predictions even if you have no idea about which team will fare best.

Other Monday Night Football bets will be offered in addition to those just discussed, but the Monday Night Football line, the Monday Night Football point spread, and the MNF over/under are the most popular. And MNF prop bets, with their exaggerated Monday Night Football odds, are ones that many bettors will place for a little extra excitement even if their main interest is in the other markets we have looked at.

Monday Night Football Bets & Odds: Odds Breakdown

Best NFL Betting Sites

The best bets for Monday Night Football (and the greatest range of Monday Night Football prop bets) will, as you might have guessed, be found at the best NFL sportsbooks. All of the big names are worth checking out, so take a look at our online sportsbook page to explore the full range or visit one of our top recommendations below. Even better, visit two or three and compare the Monday Night Football odds that are available.

How to Watch Monday Night Football

When you've helped yourself to the best Monday Night Football odds around, you will probably want to watch the game. Every week, the Monday Night Football game airs on ESPN at 8:15 p.m. ET. A pregame show, Monday Night Countdown, airs before the game at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

Every MNF game can be seen on ESPN and on the WatchESPN App with a cable or satellite subscription. Most streaming services also carry ESPN in subscription packages. You'll therefore have plenty of ways to see how your best bets for Monday Night Football perform.

Monday Night Football Schedule

Sep. 13Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Sep. 20Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Sep. 27Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN & ABC
Oct. 4Las Vegas Raiders @ Los Angeles Chargers8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Oct. 11Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Oct. 18Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Oct. 25New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 1New York Giants @ Kansas City Chiefs8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 8Chicago Bears @ Pittsburgh Steelers8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 15Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 22New York Giants @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Nov. 29Seattle Seahawks @ Washington Football Team8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Dec. 6New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Dec. 13Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona Cardinals8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Dec. 20Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Dec. 27Miami Dolphins @ New Orleans Saints8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Jan. 3Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers8:15 p.m. ESTon ESPN
Monday Night Football Schedule

Monday Night Football Betting Tips

The final game of the week is often a highly-anticipated affair, especially with high-profile teams. To stay ahead of the curve on MNF games, check the schedule, the standings, and the injury reports.

Find out if one of the teams had an extra day of rest and practice time, or maybe even a bye week. Bye weeks can be a blessing, especially for the home team. On the injury report, having the extra day of rest can get questionable players ready for a Monday game when they might have missed a Sunday contest.

Is either team battling to keep their playoff hopes alive? Has one team already been eliminated from playoff contention? Knowing the specific scenarios for each team will allow you to make a more educated bet. Knowledge is power.

You can also bet like a shark by going against the public. Expect to see the Monday game line move during the week, and especially on Sunday as the public bets to recoup losses. Value can be found going against the public and betting the line back down on Monday.

Quick links to the best sport betting sites available on your state for Monday night football:

Monday Night Football FAQ

When does Monday Night Football start?

Monday Night Football will begin on Sept. 13. Outside of Week 1, every week of the NFL season has one MNF game, except for Week 17 (where all teams conclude by Sunday night of that week). The games from Week 2 to Week 16 kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET.

How do I stream Monday Night Football?

Monday Night Football can be streamed on ESPN+ and Services such as Sling TV, PS4, FireStick, Roku, and XBoxOne can be used with an ESPN+ subscription or a cable/satellite sign-in.

What is the highest-scoring Monday Night Football Game ever?

The highest-scoring Monday Night Football game ever was a 54-51 win by the Los Angeles Rams over the Kansas City Chiefs on November 19, 2018. The game was initially scheduled for Mexico City but moved to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions. The teams had six lead changes, combined for 1,001 total yards, and is the third highest-scoring game in NFL history.

Who are the Monday Night Football announcers?

The MNF booth broadcast crew is new in 2020 with Steve Levy, Brian Griese, and Louis Riddick in the booth and Lisa Salters on the sidelines. Levy replaces Joe Tessitore as the play-by-play broadcaster, while Griese and Riddick are the analysts replacing Booger McFarland. Salters has been the sideline reporter since 2012.

Who were the original Monday Night Football broadcasters?

The first-ever MNF broadcast team was Howard Cosell. Keith Jackson and Don Meredith on ABC in 1970. A year later, Frank Gifford replaced Jackson.

What are the Monday Night Football best bets?

All bettors are different, so the Monday Night Football best bets will vary depending on what you’re looking for. What we can tell you is that the best bets Monday Night Football fans tend to focus on in terms of popularity are the Monday Night Football spread, Monday Night Football betting line and the over/under Monday Night Football markets.

What is the MNF betting line?

This is the Monday Night Football moneyline market, although many people use the term ‘MNF betting line’ to refer to the Monday Night Football odds in general.

About Sean Miller
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Sean has been covering sports for the Trenton Times and since 2013 and has been writing about sports betting since 2017. He was the beat writer for the Premier League for six years and for the TrentonThunder, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, now going on his seventh season. Sean also covers local sports (baseball, basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, volleyball, and wrestling) for the Times. He has a UEFA B license (so he knows a little bit about soccer) and is a big fan of the Red team in Manchester.

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