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Sunday Night Football: Bets and Odds

NFL Sunday night football is a highlight in NFL betting every single week. There’s a unique focus on the week's most intriguing contest in the NFL and various elements that impact the Sunday Night Football odds and betting lines. With the Thursday night game having been and gone and the Monday night game yet to come, sports fans everywhere look to NFL Sunday night football for an opportunity to make a nice profit in between.

On this NFL Sunday night football page, we'll discuss all of the most important aspects you need to consider when you're looking to make Sunday night football bets. We'll talk about how to bet the NFL Sunday night football betting markets (including Sunday night football prop bets and the spread on Sunday night football game), the best bets for Sunday night football, and how to watch your Sunday night football bets win or lose live on TV.

In short, here you’ll find everything you need to help you take full advantage of the NFL Sunday night football action, including NFL betting odds and how to net on NFL. Let's go!

NFL Sunday Night Football Bets & Odds: Odds Breakdown

Los Angeles Rams (15-5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (13-7)

When we started the How to Bet podcast way back in August, we knew that Super Bowl LVI was the ultimate destination.

Daryl Fein and I have talked at length, for almost six months, about a variety of subjects on the show.

But neither of us expected we would have got this contest in the big game.

Who could have thought that the Cincinnati Bengals, who started the season with odds of +12500 to win the AFC and +20000 to win the Super Bowl, would be here? Cincinnati has already made their backers a lot of money, and will be able to do the same if they can win here as the “home” team.

Yes, that is right: the Bengals are the designated home team for this contest, despite the fact the Rams will host the Super Bowl in their newly built SoFi Stadium. But even though the game is in Los Angeles, the Bengals’ fans will probably outnumber their counterparts (unless you include the celebrities in attendance as LA fans).

Los Angeles, which went to the Super Bowl three years ago, brought in a slew of stars to get back to the game it is hosting, and it worked. Matthew Stafford threw for 4,886 yards and 41 TDs in the regular season, to help the Rams win the very competitive NFC West. Odell Beckham Jr. came in later, and was huge in the NFC Championship Game win over San Francisco (the Rams first win over the 49ers in seven tries). Von Miller, the Super Bowl LV MVP, adds to a stacked defense.

That defense might have to be at its best, as it will be facing ice cold Joe Burrow, the newest superstar on the NFL scene. Burrow has a chance to become the first Heisman Trophy, NCAA CFB Playoff champion, and Super Bowl winner, and he may do that all in the span of two-plus years.

But there are a lot of questions surrounding the line play on both sides of the ball for the Bengals, something that might be crucial to which team you should play in this game.

Speaking of that, which team will you take? Have you figured out How to Bet the Super Bowl?

Of all games, this is the time to make sure you follow the How to Bet podcast, and read all of the information available on the site.

Good luck!

SUPER BOWL LVI

  • Matchup: Los Angeles Rams (15-5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (13-7)
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. EST, 5:30 p.m. CST, 4:30 p.m. MST, 3:30 p.m. PST 
  • USA TV Channel: NBC and fubo.TV
  • Last week’s results:
  • Opening Moneyline: Rams -175, Bengals +165
  • Current Moneyline: Rams -192, Bengals +170
  • Opening Point Spread Lookahead Line: Rams -3.5 
  • Current Point Spread Line: Rams -3.5
  • Opening Over/Under Total Line: 48.5
  • Current Over/Under Total Line: 48.5

🤕 Injury updates: both teams have multiple players listed as questionable more than a week out from the big game, but you have to think that they will be ready to go by next Sunday. Jalen Ramsey and Cam Akers look to be the two key players for the Rams resting up this week.

Remember, with COVID-19, the status of players can change quickly, so make sure you check the NFL injury report here before the game. 

  • Head to head: Cincinnati has won two of three games between the two, but these teams only play once every four years. The Rams won 24-10 in 2019, but it was before the Bengals drafted Burrow and some of the other star players.
  • What to watch for: the key to this game is going to be how well the Cincinnati offensive line is going to hold up against one of the best defensive front seven in the NFL. Von Miller was signed just for this spot, as was Ramsey, and Leonard Floyd is a monster as well. Of course, those players are all just complementary to the best defensive player in the game, Aaron Donald.

Burrow got sacked nine times in the win over Tennessee in the Divisional Round, and then rallied the Bengals back in the second half in the AFC Championship. But if they fall behind in this game, and have to face the pass rush of the Rams, it might be a bridge too far.

Also, who is going to stop Cooper Kupp? That would be no one, as he continues what might be the greatest season in NFL history.

Prediction: the line is tough, and I would like it if it was -3, but I have to take the Rams here in this spot. I think the pass rush of LA is going to cause all sorts of problems for Burrow, and Ramsey should be able to shut down Ja’Marr Chase. I don’t see anyone being able to slow down Kupp, Beckham, and that passing attack, unless Stafford does it himself.

Best Prop Bets For Super Bowl Weekend

  • Matthew Stafford Over 286 passing yards and Cam Akers Over 59 rushing yards +240
  • Cooper Kupp Over 28.5 longest reception -110
  • Aaron Donald to record a sack -190
  • Matthew Stafford Over 279.5 passing yards -125
  • Cooper Kupp Over 104.5 receiving yards -120
  • Passing and receiving yards leaders in game exacta.
  • Joe Burrow/Cooper Kupp +400
  • Cincinnati outcome on first drive. Punt -122
  • Player to score first points in game. Matt Gay +375
  • Both teams with 35 yard or longer made field goals. -120
  • Tee Higgins to score a touchdown and Cincinnati to win +450

NFL Sunday Night Football Bets & Odds for This Week

NFL Sunday night football is viewed as being particularly important because every Sunday of the NFL season ends with a huge matchup. Here, we will look at the NFL Sunday night football betting odds and lines for this week’s matchup and what impacts them.

Finding NFL Sunday night football odds is quite easy, as almost all online sportsbooks offer markets that allow you to make Sunday night football bets. Of course, not all sportsbooks operate in all states. That said, your options are likely to include the likes of BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and PointsBet, to name just a few. 

As you can imagine, with that kind of choice it isn't at all difficult to find NFL Sunday night football odds that are worth taking. You'll also have plenty of special offers for Sunday night football to choose from, including boosts for SNF prop bets and more.

NFL Sunday Night Football Bets & Odds: The Markets

When you come to make your NFL Sunday night football bets you'll find that online sportsbooks will offer all of the most popular NFL betting markets, including plenty of SNF prop bets. Here's a quick overview of the main markets you're likely to come across:

Sunday Night Football Moneyline

The simplest prediction you can make about the NFL Sunday night football game concerns which team will win. If you only want to bet on one team to win, the Sunday night football moneyline market will allow you to do that. The team that the sportsbook expects to win - the favorites - will be offered at the lowest Sunday night football odds. The team with the least chance of winning according to their assessment - the underdogs - will be offered at higher odds. Whichever team you select for your Sunday night football bets, if they win the game your bet will also win.

Spread on Sunday Night Football Game

Those of you who want to make a prediction about the winning margin as well as which team will win can do so by betting the spread on Sunday night football game action. The sportsbook will set a spread based on its own opinion of the NFL Sunday night football game, and you can then bet according to how your own opinion compares. Because you are effectively making two predictions (who will win and by how much) this is a slightly more tricky bet to land, but the odds offered will also be slightly bigger to reflect that fact.

Sunday Night Football Prop Bets

If you want to take an even bigger risk in the hope of landing an even greater reward, Sunday night football prop bets (or SNF prop bets) could also be worth a look. SNF prop bets don't involve betting on the overall outcome of the NFL Sunday night football game itself but focus instead on events that may or may not take place within the game. For example, popular Sunday night football prop bets include naming the first team to score or nominating a player to score a touchdown.

Over/Under Sunday Night Football

Sunday night football odds will also be available in over/under markets. These don't need you to predict which team will win the NFL Sunday night football game. Instead, you have to predict whether the total number of points scored by both teams combined will be over or under the sportsbook's stated total. The odds for both outcomes will almost always be the same, so expect both over and under to be offered at -110 or thereabouts.

There are plenty of other Sunday night football bets that you can make, but the markets highlighted here are the ones that most bettors tend to concentrate on. Explore your favorite online sportsbooks to see the full range of opportunities available and take advantage of the best bets for Sunday night football according to your own needs and preferences.

Best NFL Betting Sites

As you would expect, the best bets for NFL Sunday night football, and the best range of SNF prop bets, will be offered by the best NFL betting sites. There are several options based on location, including DraftKings, PointsBet, FanDuel, William Hill, and BetMGM. Your own choice will be limited to the ones that are legally allowed to operate in your particular state, but if you want to start betting quickly, here are some of the sportsbooks that we recommend most highly.

Many will also offer game and player props for prime-time games. Keep an eye out for Sunday night football odds boosts or special offers.

Sunday Night Football Schedule

DateGameTimeTV
Sept. 12Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Sept. 19Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Sept. 26Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Oct. 3Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Oct. 10Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Oct. 17 Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Oct. 24Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Oct. 31Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Nov. 7Tennesee Titans at Los Angeles Rams8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Nov. 14Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Nov. 21Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving)Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints 8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Nov. 28Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Dec. 5San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Dec. 12Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Dec. 19New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Dec. 26Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Jan. 2 Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers8:20 p.m. ESTon NBC
Sunday Night Football 2021/2022 Schedule and Broadcasting

How to Watch Sunday Night Football

The NFL Sunday Night Football game airs on NBC at 8:20 pm ET with the pregame Football Night in America show beginning at 7 pm ET. The broadcast team is veterans Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth with Michelle Tafoya on the sidelines.

The games are set for the first half of the season, but the NFL and its TV partners can use flex scheduling to change the SNF match up to a “better” game in November and December. 

All of the SNF games can be streamed on NBC’s website and the NBC Sports mobile app. Those with Sling TV, fuboTV, and Hulu can also access NBC in their packages.

Sunday Night Football Betting Tips

Since this is such a high-profile game each week, the public betting usually moves the line. Look at the line on the Sunday night or Monday morning before and see what you like. Then if the line starts to move in your favor, wait until closer to kickoff. 

If the public starts to move the line away from your position, you can bet against the public. This is called betting like a sharp. Remember that our own sharps share their NFL best bets each week, so make sure to check their picks before placing your bets.

With SNF being in its own time slot with usually the biggest ratings of the week, the game gets more attention. If the line changes more than you like, wait until the NFL Sunday night football game starts and make an in-game bet. This is a good strategy if the favorite falls behind and becomes an underdog, especially at home.

Sunday Night Football FAQ

When does Sunday night football start?
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Sunday Night Football comes on the air with the pregame at 7 pm ET, and kickoff is 8:20 pm ET.

What channel is Sunday night football on?
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Sunday Night Football is on NBC with coverage on NBC Sports App.

Who plays on Sunday night football?
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It changes every week but usually the popular teams like the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers get multiple games each season.

Where can I find odds Sunday night football game?
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Odds for Sunday night football can be found at almost all online sportsbooks. The only place you might not find them is at sportsbooks that don’t cover US sporting events, but those are thankfully few and far betweeen.

What are the best bets for Sunday night football?
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The best bets for Sunday night football will vary from person to person. If you only want to predict the winning team, the moneyline is the best bet. However, if you want to make a bet without picking the eventual winner, the over/under and prop betting markets would be more suitable.

How to bet the spread on Sunday night football game?
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Betting the spread on Sunday night football game is exactly the same as betting the spread in any other NFL game. Form your opinion, look at the spread on Sunday night football game that is available and bet accordingly.

About Sean Miller
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Sean has been covering sports for the Trenton Times and NJ.com 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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