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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 15 Monday Night Football Breakdown

New Orleans Saints (11-2, 10-3 ATS) at Carolina Panthers (6-7, 5-8 ATS)

Line: New Orleans -6.5

O/U: 52

The Saints look to continue their roll through the NFL in this one while the Panthers look to stop a five-game slide and keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

New Orleans Saints

This is the Saints’ final road game of the season — and that might include the playoffs, too, because if New Orleans sweeps its final three games, it will have home-field advantage all the way to the Super Bowl. In the past two road games, a 13-10 loss to the Cowboys and a 28-14 come-from-behind win against the Buccaneers, the Saints normally high-powered offense hasn’t been quite as good. In fact, it was downright bad for six quarters — four against Dallas and two against Tampa Bay — before rallying to victory last week. Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and this explosive unit can’t have three off weeks in a row, can they? If they do, a resurgent Saints defense might have their back.

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton’s shoulder is reportedly banged up, and perhaps that’s why the Panthers have hit the skids so suddenly after a 6-2 start that had them neck and neck with the Saints before the NFC South race became a runaway. But because of the weak middle in the NFC (five teams — the Saints, Rams, Bears, Cowboys and Seahawks — appear to be safely in the playoffs, with a free-for-all for the final spot), the Panthers remarkably still have life after losing five straight. Christian McCaffrey has been the second coming of Marshall Faulk, and Carolina will need him, a mistake-free Newton and some defensive improvement to have a chance here.

Pick

Maybe the Panthers are never going to have the bounce-back performance that we all expected from them. But we sure can expect the Saints to pop off for another big performance offensively at some point. Maybe that won’t come until they get back to the Superdome for two home games against the Steelers and these same Panthers to end the regular season, but here’s guessing the offense bounces back in a big way here. The Panthers will throw a few offensive haymakers, too, but a shootout with the Saints usually doesn’t end well for the opposition, especially with a turnover-prone quarterback.

SAINTS -6.5

OVER 52

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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