Monday Night Football Odds

Sunday football is special, but when it ends, we still want more. The NFL gifts us one more prime-time game to start the week with the popular Monday Night Football (MNF) games.

As legendary as it is, Monday Night Football goes way back to 1970. It has only gotten bigger since then. It’s been highlight game after highlight game, and big memories produced. This year should be no different.

The 2021 MNF slates will give loaded teams, great matchups, and prominent stars all year. The first of them all is a stellar matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Baltimore Ravens at Sin City.

ESPN will broadcast these games, though ABC will simulcast some of them too. This guide gives you all you need and more when it comes to MNF betting. Having said this, let’s get it on!

Monday Night Football Betting

NFL betting is a big deal. Imagine it when there is only one game; it attracts lots of attention for bettors. Add the factor that it is a prime-time game and the end of football week, and it’s much more compelling.

You’ll find that MNF is not only about who wins the game but totals and spreads host big action to the bettors. Even though these markets are trendy, other options of betting open up at MNF games.

Because of their single-game broadcasts status, the prop bets get more shine than they do on Sundays. Prop bets give bettors new windows to win some money without relying on the scoreboard.

Also, by being the only game on, live bets become a popular betting style for those who like to watch and bet.

Live Betting On Monday Night Football

Live betting allows you to wager as the game is being played. Gaining popularity by the second, sportsbooks are keen on providing live betting odds.

These odds change and appear based on how the game is playing out. The following are some of the live bets you can come across:

  • Which side will have more passing yards in the first half—Browns or Steelers?
  • Who scores a TD first—DK Metcalf or Terry McLaurin?
  • Will Rodrigo Blankenship make this FG—yes or no?

History states that favorites do well on MNF. Still, we recommend you do your research before placing any bets.

MNF Betting Trends & Tips

These are some of the basic tips you can have for handicapping on Monday Night games:

  • Prime time performers: Some players or teams are ready for prime time, others aren’t. For example, Vikings’ QB Kirk Cousins has a 7-16 record in prime time, showing that he struggles hard. Also, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, but were 1-3 in prime time games.
  • Travel and schedule: The home team has the advantage of not traveling. Sometimes that single detail can be a big factor.
  • Line moves: It’s the last game of the week, so expect movement due to the public bettors chipping in. Stay sharp.

NFL Monday Night Football Schedule 2021

Every offseason, people and bettors wait for the NFL to announce its schedule. As soon as that happens and various betting sites calculate the NFL betting odds, all eyes go into prime time games, and of course, the Monday Night Football games. The NFL always aims to put up attractive matchups, and they usually nail it.

Without further ado, these are the Monday Night Football games in 2021:

Week 1: Sept 13th: Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders

What a better place to kick off Monday Nights than the Death Star itself, Allegiant Stadium at Las Vegas. Sin City will host a battle between the Baltimore Ravens and the Raiders. It promises to be a fun back-and-forth game to wrap up Week 1.

Week 2: Sept 20th: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

An NFC North matchup at Lambeau Field? Where do we sign up? The Lions seem like one of the worst teams for the upcoming season. However, they are divisional rivals to a Packers team that has been too close to the Super Bowl the last two years. Nothing spectacular but a good old fashion rivalry that will bring some highlights.

Week 3: Sept 27th: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

A consecutive divisional rivalry headlines Monday Night Football. This time, the NFC East brings the Eagles and the Cowboys facing off. Philadelphia is in rebuild mode, and Dallas aims to be a force to be reckoned with in the division. The hatred between both franchises ensures an intense matchup.

Week 4: Oct 4th: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

The AFC West is famous for bringing shootouts, and that’s what we should expect in this game. The Raiders become the first team to repeat an MNF appearance. They face Justin Herbert’s Chargers in a highly entertaining battle.

Week 5: Oct 11th: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens

The AFC will present a titanic battle for postseason spots, and two of the teams are poised to be their star in this MNF. The Colts travel to Baltimore as a very complete roster looking to steal a game from the powerful Ravens.

Week 6: Oct 18th: Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans

Another two AFC protagonists face off on Monday Night action. The Bills are fresh off an AFC Championship game and want to take a step forward going to the Super Bowl. As for the Titans, they were in the AFC Championship game in 2019 but had a dreadful defense last year. 

Can Tennessee stop Josh Allen while doing some harm of their own with Julio Jones and Derrick Henry? This can be a massive shootout.

Week 7: Oct 25th: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks

One of the most electric stadiums in the NFL will be packed when Seattle entertains the Saints. The Saints are a competitive squad, and you can expect the 12th man crowd to be as loud as ever for this game.

Week 8: Nov 1st: New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs

This is the first time we’ll see MVP odds favorite Patrick Mahomes in an MNF in 2021. The Giants will deal with a hostile environment with QB Daniel Jones, a turnover machine.

Week 9: Nov 8th: Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers

Two iconic franchises go head-to-head in a defensive battle in Week 9. The Bears traveling to Heinz Field to face Mike Tomlin’s boys gives us an old-fashioned football game.

Week 10: Nov 15th: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers

In the last three years, both teams have gone to the Super Bowl. The NFC West is the most competitive division in football, and its teams’ trade blows every time. The Rams have a new pass-slinger in Matthew Stafford, and the Niners have a ferocious defense. Who will rise to the occasion?

Week 11: Nov 22th: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Big Blue has a second MNF game. Their first outing was against Super Bowl runner-ups; now it’s against the champions. Brady’s history against the Giants is a reason enough to watch this primetime game.

Week 12: Nov 29th: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team

Two division winners pit up in a battle of contrasts. Seattle has an explosive offense, Washington has a lockdown defense. It’s a battle of wills at an important stage of the season.

Week 13: Dec 6th: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills finally won the AFC East after 20-year supremacy from the Patriots. However, New England got loaded in the offseason, and we know Bill Belichick is a sore loser. He is coming back with a vengeance. The Bills are a Super Bowl contender, though. Expect fireworks.

Week 14: Dec 13th: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals

In the ultra-competitive NFC West, every divisional game matters. This is no different as you could make a case both of these teams should have deep runs in the playoffs. The desert will give us what can be one of the best MNF of the season.

Week 15: Dec 20th: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

It’s an NFC North showdown at Soldier Field between two teams with lots of question marks. By this week, it’s clear what each team is. If one is making a playoff push, this game is a crucial one.

Week 16: Dec 27th: Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints

Miami was on the verge of a playoff appearance, but a 10-win season wasn’t enough. We learn the Dolphins have a big-time defense, though. One that can exploit the fact that the Saints have no Drew Brees under center. It will be a tough night out for either Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston, that’s for sure.

Week 17: Jan 3rd: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

What better way to end MNF than a divisional game with both teams looking for playoff action? The Browns were the ones to send the Steelers packing last postseason, so the wound is still fresh. Expect an aggressive game from start to finish between these AFC North foes.

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