Thursday Night Football Odds 2022

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Last year’s NFL Thursday Night Football schedule was chock full of exciting games, from the Buccaneers edging out the Cowboys in Week 1 down to the finale, which saw the Titans take down the 49ers on a last-minute field goal. Let’s just say that the schedule makers will have a tough act to follow when setting up the 2022 TNF docket.

Below find all you need to know about how to bet on the NFL on Thursday Nights, including up-to-the-minute Thursday Night Football lines & odds direct from legal US online sportsbooks. Click on any odds or “bet this game” to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and register your account.

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Who’s Playing Thursday Night Football this week?

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The NFL regular season schedule has been expanded from 16 to 17 games. Each of the 32 clubs get one bye week over the course of an 18-week regular season.

That bumps the total schedule up from 256 to 272 games. It’s great news for NFL bettors as there are more opportunities to get in the game, but also even more of a herculean task for the schedule makers who have to make it all work.

While computers and algorithms do a lot of the heavy lifting, special attention has to be paid to certain situations, such as how teams are scheduled for TNF. Overall, the goal is to make sure that no squad scheduled for this slot has to play on a short week more than once per season.

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Thursday Night Football schedule for the 2022 NFL season

This year’s Thursday Night Football schedule offers many must-see matchups. Let’s take a closer look at the football games on tap. (All times Eastern)

Week 1: September 8

Los Angeles Rams vs. Buffalo Bills


Week 2: September 15

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs


Week 3: September 22

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns


Week 4: September 29

Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals


Week 5: October 6

Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos


Week 6: October 13

Washington Commanders vs. Chicago Bears


Week 7: October 20

New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals


Week 8: October 27

Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Week 9: November 3

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans


Week 10: November 10

Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers


Week 11: November 17

Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers


Week 12: November 24

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots


Week 13: December 1

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams


Week 14: December 8

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks


Week 15: December 15

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets


Week 16: December 22

Dallas Cowboys vs. Tennessee Titans


What time does Thursday Night Football start?

Each game on the 2022 NFL Thursday Night Football slate is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 PM ET. This doesn’t include the pregame shows. As always, dates, matchups, and times are subject to change, but the TNF schedule is set in stone barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Betting on NFL’s Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football kicks off the NFL viewing week, and it’s also a huge highlight at legal and regulated US online sportsbooks. You’ll have plenty of different bets to consider for the game, and there are typically some intriguing promos for TNF, too.

NFL Betting TipsFirst, here are the basic bets you can place.

  • Moneyline: Just choose which side you think will win.
  • Point spread: The side you pick has to cover the spread in one direction or the other.
  • Totals (Over/Under): Oddsmakers set the bar for points scored. You choose Over or Under that amount.
  • Props: Basically like having side action on the game on things that might happen.

For props, many will revolve around specific statistical accomplishments of the players. This is also an area in which sportsbooks may throw out some odds boosts or other special promos, so be sure to watch out for them.

While you can’t do a typical parlay bet on TNF, you can combine bets – such as a moneyline and total or spread plus total – for a shot at enhanced returns. Many of these combos will pay out at positive odds, so keep them in mind when you have a good feel for the game.

Live Betting on Thursday Night Football

When an NFL primetime game is on the docket, live betting opens the door to even more betting opportunities. For a busy Sunday afternoon slate, you have plenty of games to pick from, whereas the night games are standalone affairs.

You can bet right along with Thursday Night Football as the game plays out on your screen. Offerings will vary based on what’s going on, but here’s a peek at what you might see.

  • What will be the result of the Rams drive – TD/FG/Punt/TO/Downs?
  • Who will have more rushing yards by halftime – Saquon Barkley or Miles Sanders?
  • How many total points will be scored in the second quarter – Over/Under 14.5?

There will also be updated odds for sides and totals as the contest plays out. You’ll even be able to drill down on bets for specific segments of the game, such as the first quarter or second half.

Live betting markets move really fast, but sportsbook apps let you handle business quickly and efficiently. You’ll find current live betting opportunities featured prominently on the betting menu as well.

What are the Thursday Night Football Vegas Odds?

Once upon a time, bookmakers out in Las Vegas served as the first and last word on sports betting odds. While those talented folks remain at the top of their game, the market isn’t cornered any longer.

Sports betting has been legalized in a number of states now, and there will be more to come. Online sportsbooks in legalized sports betting states now provide lines that are right on point with Vegas NFL odds. The latest odds for every Thursday Night Football game can be found in the odds feed above.

Thursday Night Football Betting Trends & Tips

For a game on a short week, the home side has a built in advantage. That has held up pretty well since TNF became a regular thing, but it’s important to remember that trends are no guarantee of what the future may hold.

However, home field makes for a great tiebreaker on Thursday nights. Here are some specific strategy tips you can use for the first NFL game of the week.

Rest or travel advantage: Does either side have one? Be sure to keep an eye on what has been going on with both teams of late. For example, a team that has had a recent bye may have a slight edge over a team that’s still waiting for theirs.

Splits: This goes beyond the basic home/away advantages. See how the teams are performing on all of the big betting metrics: moneyline, spread, and totals. Also, many TNF games are divisional affairs, so take records in those games in consideration.

Team/player primetime history: Some squads and athletes excel under the bright lights, while others shine brighter during the day. As part of your research, see what’s the case with both teams and their key players when it comes to night games.

Thursday Night Football Over Under History

Researching trends can be a useful part of any NFL betting strategy. However, it’s important to remember that historical trends are just one piece of the puzzle. What happened in the past is no guarantee of what’s to come in the future, but it can help you to build out a case.

Thursday Night Football can be one of the tougher games to break down successfully, mainly due to the short week of preparation that both sides have to deal with. If we look back at the scoreboards for the last three years, here’s what has happened with the Over/Under.

  • 2021: Over 5-11
  • 2020: Over 7-8
  • 2019: Over 7-8
  • 3-year total: Over 19-27

For 2019 and 2020, it was nearly split down the middle for totals results. However, 2021 was a bad time for TNF overs, giving the under an advantage when counting all three seasons. For NFL bettors, that’s another strong argument for the importance of tracking results and adapting as needed.

Thursday Night Football All-Time Records

Thursday Night Football games have been a thing for some time, but they became a regular part of the later season schedule in 2006. Fast forward to 2012, and TNF was expanded to run throughout the season.

From 2006 to the present day, some clubs have been up to the task when a TNF game pops up, while others have fallen quite short. Here’s a look at some of the notable facts and figures on TNF since 2006.

  • Teams with best winning percentage: Patriots .818 (9-2)
  • Teams with worst winning percentage: Cardinals .308 (4-9)
  • Most appearances: 17 – San Francisco 49ers
  • Fewest appearances: 3 – Detroit Lions
  • Highest scoring game: 80 points – Rams over 49ers, 41-39, Week 3 of 2017

Which teams have played the most on Thursday Night?

Since 2006, a handful of clubs have made regular appearances on TNF, while others haven’t been on all that much. Here’s a look at the total number of appearances and records on Thursday nights for all 32 teams over that span.

TeamAppearancesRecord
San Francisco 49ers179-8
Denver Broncos167-9
Dallas Cowboys1610-6
Baltimore Ravens1510-5
Carolina Panthers155-10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers145-9
Las Vegas Raiders136-7
Pittsburgh Steelers139-4
Indianapolis Colts139-4
Arizona Cardinals134-9
Chicago Bears126-6
Kansas City Chiefs129-3
Atlanta Falcons128-4
Los Angeles Chargers127-5
Miami Dolphins127-5
Cleveland Browns127-5
Cincinnati Bengals125-7
Tennessee Titans125-7
Los Angeles Rams125-7
Jacksonville Jaguars114-7
Seattle Seahawks118-3
New England Patriots119-2
Houston Texans116-5
New York Jets114-7
New Orleans Saints114-7
Green Bay Packers108-2
Philadelphia Eagles106-4
Washington Commanders105-5
New York Giants104-6
Buffalo Bills104-6
Minnesota Vikings83-5
Detroit Lions31-2

How to Watch Thursday Night Football

Moving away from Sunday Night Football, you’ll find Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit paired together every Thursday night exclusively on Amazon Prime. This is the first of an 11-year agreement between the NFL and Amazon. This means you will no longer be able watch the games on network or cable television.

How to Stream TNF Football Live

Amazon Prime is the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football, so you will need an Amazon Prime account to be able to watch it. You will no longer be able to stream it on NFL.com.

Who are the TNF announcers?

As mentioned earlier, Al Michaels has been moved from NBC to Amazon Prime, and is now paired with Kirk Herbstreit on commentary for all TNF games.

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