Thursday Night Football Odds

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The NFL week kicks off with Thursday Night Football. Once upon a time, TNF was a special event for select weeks out of the season, but it’s now a staple of the NFL slate. It’s also one of the most heavily-bet games on the weekly NFL slate.

Before the game kicks off, sportsbooks are at the ready with a ton of different game lines. You can then keep on going after kickoff with an equally big menu of live betting (or micro betting) odds.

This year’s TNF schedule looks like another awesome one with plenty of high-profile matchups. Here’s what to expect for TNF this season including this week’s Thursday Night Football odds as posted at Maryland online sportsbooks, the full 2021 TNF schedule, where to stream the games, and how you can safely bet TNF online in Maryland.

Compare Thursday Night Football odds at MD Sportsbooks

All season long, our live odds feed is the place to go for the latest TNF odds from top Maryland sportsbooks. Compare the real-time lines from the top books for moneyline, spreads, and totals below.

Ravens/Washington Football Team TNF schedule

The two local teams will each get an appearance on TNF in 2021. The Washington Football Team gets its short-week game out of the way early in Week 2, while the Baltimore Ravens will have to wait their turn until Week 10. Here’s a quick snapshot of both matchups.

Week 2 – Sept. 16, 2021

New York Giants at Washington Football Team, NFL Network

2021PFPAMoneylineAgainst the SpreadTotals
NY Giants17.522.36-109-73-13
Washington21.121.27-1010-76-11

Last year, Washington finished ahead of the pack in the NFC East. The Giants weren’t all that far behind, but there’s still work to be done for both squads.

Week 10 – Nov. 11, 2021

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

2021PFPAMoneylineAgainst the SpreadTotals
Baltimore27.318.512-611-77-11
Miami25.221.110-611-57-9

The Ravens were a playoff team last year, while the Dolphins just missed out. They both have a shot at making the postseason in 2021 as well.

NFL Thursday Night Football schedule 2021

As one of the marquee primetime games of the week, NFL schedule makers do their best to give fans something to look forward to on TNF. They do the same with Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football, so fans find plenty of intrigue with the standalone night game portion of the weekly schedule.

The Thursday Night Football slate for 2021 is chock full of potentially appealing matchups. Here’s a look at the complete slate. All games get underway at 8:20 p.m. ET. NBC handles the opening week and Thanksgiving night, while a combination of FOX, NFL Network, and Amazon Prime take care of the rest.

Week 1 – Sept. 9, 2021

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NBC

The defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers open up the season at home with a visit from the Cowboys. The boys from Big D are looking to bounce back from a season to forget, while Tom Brady and company are on a mission to add to the hardware collection.

Week 2 – Sept. 16, 2021

New York Giants at Washington Football Team, NFLN

It’ll take some time for the NFC East race to heat up, but divisional rivalry games serve as a great barometer even in the early stages of the season. The Giants take the trek down south to the nation’s capital to face off with the Football Team in Week 2.

Week 3 – Sept. 23, 2021

Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans, NFLN

The Week 3 TNF tilt is a meeting of two clubs with lots of questions to answer for the coming season. There’s a new QB at the helm for the Panthers in Sam Darnold, while rookie head coach Dave Culley is looking to make his mark on the Texans.

Week 4 – Sept. 30, 2021

Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals, NFLN

The last two first overall picks in the NFL Draft will get the spotlight treatment in Week 4, and there could be some fireworks in the offing. Trevor Lawrence leads the Jaguars on the road for an interesting test against Joe Burrow and the Bengals

Week 5 – Oct. 7, 2021

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

An NFC West title is in the sights of both the Rams and Seahawks as they get set for 2021. This early-season showdown could provide us with some excellent clues on the hierarchy in one of the NFL’s toughest divisions.

Week 6 – Oct. 14, 2021

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

When you win the Super Bowl, you spend the next year with a bullseye on the back. The Buccaneers take the show on the road to Philadelphia to square off with the Eagles in front of what should be an electric crowd at Lincoln Financial Field.

Week 7 – Oct. 21, 2021

Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

The Browns took a big step forward in the AFC pecking order a season ago, while the Broncos still have several strides to make to get there. This Week 7 showdown in front of the Dawg Pound should be an interesting test for both sides.

Week 8 – Oct. 28, 2021

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

When two of the NFL’s signature signal callers square off under the primetime lights, special things can happen. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that’ll be the case when Aaron Rodgers and the Packers hit the road to take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.

Week 9 – Nov. 4, 2021

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

Have the Jets finally answered some questions at both head coach and QB? By Week 9, we should start having an idea if Robert Saleh and Zach Wilson fit the bill as they head to Indianapolis for a date with Carson Wentz and the Colts.

Week 10 – Nov. 11, 2021

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

The Ravens are in the discussion of AFC powerhouses, while the Dolphins are aiming to get in on the conversation. It’s also a meeting of two electrifying young QBs as Lamar Jackson takes his talents to Miami to face Tua Tagovailoa.

Week 11 – Nov. 18, 2021

New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

It’s a rematch of Super Bowl LI in Week 11. That was a game that Atlanta fans would love to forget as the Patriots stormed back from a big deficit to snag another Lombardi Trophy. Could we be treated to another memorable affair at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on TNF?

Week 12 – Nov. 25, 2021

Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints, NBC

The Bills appear to be legitimate contenders in the AFC, but we should know for certain if that’s really the case by the time Week 12 rolls around. They’ll be making the trek to face the Saints on Thanksgiving night in a city that always makes for a great backdrop for NFL primetime games.

Week 13 – Dec. 2, 2021

Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

Just one week later, the Saints are back on Thursday night, this time to play host to the club known as America’s Team. The Cowboys are always quite the draw for night games, and this Week 13 matchup could have some bearing on the NFC playoff picture.

Week 14 – Dec. 9, 2021

Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

Over the course of the last few seasons, these two clubs have had little trouble putting points on the board. In other words, the scoreboard could be lighting up when the Steelers hit the road to face the Vikings in a meeting of two legitimate playoff contenders.

Week 15 – Dec. 16, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

The Chiefs are once again expected to be in the Super Bowl mix, while the Chargers are a team that’s capturing a lot of attention as a potential sleeper. This Week 15 AFC West showdown could be a recipe for a shootout on the West Coast.

Week 16 – Dec. 23, 2021

San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans, NFL Network

The 2021 TNF schedule closes out with a bang. The 49ers and Titans are two clubs who could truly make some noise this season if things break just right. Strong running games and stout defenses on both sides set the stage for what could be a hard-hitting affair.

Best bets for Thursday Night Football

When TNF is on tap, bettors can look forward to all of the standard ways to bet on the NFL. Since it’s also a standalone primetime game, be on the lookout for special promo offers from the legal shops as well. Included on that list are things like odds boosts, and special parlays or props. For the standard bet types, you can get in the game with:

Moneyline

Just pick which side you think will win from the favorite (negative odds) or underdog (positive odds).

  • New York Giants                     +110
  • Washington Football Team     -130

Point spread

The side you choose has to cover the spread, which is a number set by oddsmakers that serves as an estimated margin of difference.

  • Miami Dolphins           +3.5 (-110)
  • Baltimore Ravens        -3.5 (-110)

Totals

This is a bet that revolves around the total combined points that will be scored in the game in comparison to the estimate set by sportsbooks.

  • Over                52.5 (-110)
  • Under              52.5 (-110)

Props

A very popular option for primetime games, props are extra wagers on the game and player performances that can be found by clicking through on the game listing.

How many total TDs for Lamar Jackson?

  • Over 3.5 (+135)
  • Under 3.5 (-115)

In addition, many sportsbooks have been offering single-game parlays in which you can make multiple selections from the same game, such as a totals wager and a player prop. When it’s time to bet on Thursday Night Football this season and any other game all year long, you certainly won’t be lacking for options at legal online and mobile sportsbooks in Maryland.

How to live bet on Thursday Night Football

Once Thursday Night Football gets underway, the betting action doesn’t end. Live betting is now a must-have option from all of the industry’s top operators. These are wagers that you can place in real-time as the games play out. Odds and offerings move really fast, but there’s always a good amount of choices to consider. Options may include:

  • Updated moneyline, spread, and total odds
  • New player prop opportunities
  • Bet on quarters, halves, and drives

Also known as in-play, live betting has grown to be incredibly popular for NFL primetime games. Mobile apps from the top shops make it easy to stay on top of the action. Just login in before kickoff and check your device from time to time as you enjoy the game. Live betting can take the TNF betting experience to an entirely new level.

Where to watch or stream Thursday Night Football in MD

The first Thursday night game of the regular season belongs to NBC, as does the annual Thanksgiving night game. For those contests, it’s typically Al Michaels on the call with Cris Collinsworth doing the analysis, but Mike Tirico could be summoned for the play-by-play as well.

The remainder of the TNF slate is handled by a combination of FOX, NFL Network, and Amazon Prime. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are the primary announcers, but there could be fill-ins here and there. Amazon has also provided alternative feeds in recent times.

NBC and FOX can be picked up with a simple digital antenna in some spots, and both networks are also a staple of cable, satellite, and streaming packages. Availability of NFL Network can vary, so be sure to confirm access before signing up.

Amazon Prime is a separate streaming service that requires a subscription. The network covering the game will also provide a feed online and via app, but note that valid login credentials are typically required.

Yahoo Sports and Verizon also provide coverage of select local and primetime games for customers. App options are always a plus as you can be logged into your sportsbook of choice and toggle back and forth for live betting as the game plays out.

3 most memorable TNF moments for Ravens/WFT

The local clubs have had their fair share of memorable TNF moments through the years. Naturally, some just stand out more than others. Unfortunately, not all of them are of the positive variety. Here’s a look back at three TNF memories for Baltimore and Washington fans.

Nov. 7, 2013 – Vikings 34-27 over Washington

Back in the Robert Griffin III era, visiting Washington held a 24-14 halftime lead over Minnesota. The script changed in dramatic fashion after the break as the hosts took control and held on for a 34-27 victory. RG III was among those who were less than happy at the postgame press conference.

Sept. 13, 2018 – Bengals 34-23 over Ravens

The AFC North rivals have had a number of memorable meetings through the years. This Week 2 TNF tilt in 2018 raised some eyebrows as Andy Dalton and AJ Green put on a show, hooking up for three scores in the first half. The Ravens tightened things up, but Cincinnati managed to walk away with a 34-23 home win.

Dec. 12, 2019 – Ravens 42-21 over Jets

Lamar Jackson was in the midst of his mesmerizing MVP season as the Ravens welcomed the Jets to town. It turned into a very celebratory affair in Baltimore as Jackson set the NFL mark for rushing yards for a QB, while the Ravens clinched the AFC North off of the 42-21 victory.