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NFL Betting: Monday Night Football Odds, Strategy and Picks

Monday Night Football is a weekly professional football broadcast that is nationally televised on ESPN.  The broadcast began on ABC in 1970 before switching to ESPN in 2005.

Besides the United States, Monday Night Football is shown in Canada, England, Denmark, Australia, Portugal, Brazil and Latin America. Though Monday Night Football’s ratings dropped significantly in 2017, it was still one of the most popular television shows in America.

Current Broadcast Team

The Monday night broadcast booth will undergo big changes in 2018. Joe Tessitore will be the new play-by-play man, replacing Sean McDonough, who took over for Mike Tirico prior to the 2016 season but is returning to ESPN’s college football coverage. Tessitore, 47, previously called college football, college basketball, boxing and horse racing.

This will be his first season as a regular NFL play-by-play man. Also departed is commentator Jon Gruden, who was hired as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders after nine years in the booth. Taking his place is legendary Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who officially retired in May.

Trends and Stats

Most Monday Night Football Appearances

1. Miami – 84
2. Dallas – 79
3. San Francisco — 73
Most Wins
1. San Francisco – 48
2. Dallas – 46
3. Pittsburgh – 45
Most Losses
T-1. Miami and Washington – 42
T-3. Denver, Chicago and NY Giants – 38

Highest Win Percentage

1. Seattle — .719 (23-9)
2. San Francisco — .658 (48-25)
3. Pittsburgh — .652 (45-24)

Lowest Win Percentage

1. Cincinnati — .314 (11-24)
2. Houston Texans — .333 (4-8)
3. Atlanta — .341 (14-27)
Active Passing Yards Leaders
1. Drew Brees – 6,313
2. Tom Brady – 6,086
3. Eli Manning – 4,741
Active Rushing Yards Leaders
1. Frank Gore – 1,176
2. Chris Johnson – 779
3. LeSean McCoy – 719
Active Receiving Yards Leaders
1. Brandon Marshall – 1,425
2. DeSean Jackson – 1,180
3. Antonio Gates — 968

Betting Stats

Wins Against the Spread

1. San Francisco – 48
2. Pittsburgh – 40
T-3. Miami, Dallas, LA/Oakland Raiders – 39

Losses Against the Spread

1. Miami – 43
2. Denver – 42
T-3. Dallas and Washington – 39

Highest Win Percentage Against the Spread

1. San Francisco — .658 (48-24-1)
2. Seattle — .625 (20-10-2)
3. Baltimore Ravens – .609 (14-8-1)

Lowest Win Percentage Against the Spread

1. Houston Texans — .250 (3-9-0)
2. Arizona/Phoenix/St. Louis Cardinals — .269 (7-17-2)
3. Denver — .338 (24-42-5)

Most Games “Over”

1. Miami – 54
2. Dallas – 49
3. San Francisco – 40

Most Games “Under”

1. San Francisco – 33
2. NY Giants – 32
T-3. Denver, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia – 31

Highest “Over” Percentage (O-U)

1. Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts — .725 (29-11)
2. Cincinnati — .686 (24-11)
3. Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams — .655 (38-20)

Highest “Under” Percentage (O-U)

1. Seattle — .594 (13-19)
2. Houston Texans — .583 (5-7)
3. Arizona/Phoenix/St. Louis Cardinals — .539 (12-14)

Week 6 Monday Night Football Breakdown

San Francisco 49ers (1-4, 1-4 ATS) at Green Bay Packers (2-2-1, 2-3 ATS)

Line: Green Bay -10

O/U: 46.5

What looked like a marquee matchup in the preseason has turned into a middling affair, with the 49ers missing starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the Packers simply treading water at 2-2-1. Still, there will be some interesting betting opportunities in this one.

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers didn’t completely go in the tank when Garoppolo tore his ACL in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, nearly surprising the Los Angeles Chargers before losing 29-27 as 10.5-point underdogs (a similar number to this game). But the Niners were disappointing last week at home against the winless Cardinals, who not only covered the 3.5-point spread but beat San Francisco outright by double digits, 28-18. While backup quarterback C.J. Beathard has done a decent job along with his running game, the 49ers defense has left much to be desired.

Green Bay Packers

This is a huge game for Green Bay, which lost 31-23 to Detroit last week (thanks in part to kicker Mason Crosby missing four field goals and an extra point) and needs victories fast to stay in the NFC playoff picture. From that perspective, this is a must-win for the Packers, even with leading receivers Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison nursing injuries. All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers usually finds a way to be productive anyway, and he must do that here.

Pick

Don’t underestimate the power of motivation. It played well for the New Orleans Saints last Monday night in their thrashing of Washington/coronation for Drew Brees, and it should play well for the home team here, too. The Packers surely still fancy themselves as Super Bowl contenders, but they’ve got to get rolling if that’s going to be the case. Meanwhile, San Francisco is already back in a position where it’s merely playing the final two-thirds of the season for pride. That, combined with what’s been a suspect Niners defense, should give Green Bay an easy victory. A late 49ers score or two might mean big things for the over, too.

PACKERS -10

OVER 46.5

2018 Monday Night Football Schedule

Week 1 – Mon. Sep. 10, New York Jets at Detroit Lions, 7:10 p.m. ET

Week 1 – Mon. Sep. 10, Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders, 10:20 p.m. ET

Week 2 – Mon. Sep. 17, Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 3 – Mon. Sep. 24, Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 4 – Mon. Oct. 1, Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 5 – Mon. Oct. 8, Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 6 – Mon. Oct. 15, San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 7 – Mon. Oct. 22, New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 8 – Mon. Oct. 29, New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 9 – Mon. Nov. 5, Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 10 – Mon. Nov. 12, New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 11 – Mon. Nov. 19, Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 12 – Mon. Nov. 26, Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 13 – Mon, Dec. 3, Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 14 – Mon. Dec. 10, Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 15 – Mon. Dec. 17, New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, 8:15 p.m. ET

Week 16 – Mon. Dec. 24, Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders, 8:15 p.m. ET

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NFL Betting: Monday Night Football Odds, Strategy and Picks
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Guide to betting Monday Night Football, including a weekly schedule, Monday Night Football odds, picks and MNF strategies.
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