Monday Night Football Odds

Monday Night Football for Week 13 is a meeting of a pair of NFC South teams that have underperformed in relation to preseason expectations. The New Orleans Saints were being viewed as a potential postseason contender, but the club is 4-8 after dropping three of the last four. The Saints will travel to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that entered the season with big goals but now stands at 5-6 after another disappointing loss. Here’s a look at the latest betting lines for the Saints vs. Buccaneers for Monday Night Football Week 13 and a peek at the rest of this year’s schedule.

MNF betting odds: Saints vs. Buccaneers

The Saints were in San Francisco on Sunday as 8.5-point underdogs. The hosts controlled the action while holding the visitors completely in check for a 13-0 victory. The Buccaneers were at the Browns as three-point favorites. They held a 17-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Cleveland managed to wake up in a big way to pull out a 23-17 win in overtime.

New Orleans was expecting a pretty smooth transition from Sean Payton to Dennis Allen, but it hasn’t turned out that way. Since beginning the year at 2-3, the club has dropped five of its last seven to fall to 4-8. Tampa Bay opened the season at 2-0 but managed to look out of sorts while doing so. The team’s struggles have metastasized, including a stretch of dropping five of six, to land at a disappointing mark of 5-6.

The Saints are 4-8 against the spread and 6-6 on totals. The Buccaneers check in at 3-7-1 ATS and 2-9 on the over/under. The division rivals squared off in Week 2, with Tampa Bay picking up a 20-10 home win. For all-time meetings, New Orleans holds a 39-23 lead.

Last updated: Nov. 29, 2022

Monday Night Football player props: Saints vs. Buccaneers

If you enter a player’s name in the table below, you’ll see all of the available props and the latest odds. When you find a bet that you like, click on it to be directed to the sportsbook to place it.

Jameis Winston was under center at the start of the season for New Orleans. After he went down to injury, Andy Dalton took over. He remains in the starting role and has thrown for 14 TDs versus seven INTs to date. On the whole, the Tampa Bay offense has been disappointing. Injuries have certainly been a factor, but the unit has also appeared to be completely out of sync on several occasions. Tom Brady has tossed 14 TDs against two picks this year. Saints vs. Buccaneers player props will become available in the coming days.

Points Per Game For20.818.2
Points Per Game Against23.318.5
Passing Yards Per Game249.7277.4
Rushing Yards Per Game113.273.0
Passing Yards Allowed215.3214.6
Rushing Yards Allowed129.1123.2

NFL Monday Night Football 2022 schedule

There are a number of highlights to look forward to on this year’s MNF slate, including a doubleheader in Week 2. ESPN is the primary spot to catch all of the action, with sister network ABC also on board for a few broadcasts.

WeekDateMatchupTime (ET)Broadcast
1Sept. 12Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks8:15 p.m.ESPN, ABC
2Sept. 19Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills7:15 p.m.ESPN
2Sept. 19Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles8:30 p.m.ABC
3Sept. 26Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants8:15 p.m.ESPN
4Oct. 3Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers8:15 p.m.ESPN
5Oct. 10Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs8:15 p.m.ESPN
6Oct. 17Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles Chargers8:15 p.m.ESPN
7Oct. 24Chicago Bears @ New England Patriots8:15 p.m.ESPN
8Oct. 31Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns8:15 p.m.ESPN
9Nov. 7Baltimore Ravens @ New Orleans Saints8:15 p.m.ESPN
10Nov. 14Washington Commanders @ Philadelphia Eagles8:15 p.m.ESPN
11Nov. 21San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals (in Mexico City)8:15 p.m.ESPN
12Nov. 28Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts8:15 p.m.ESPN
13Dec. 5New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8:15 p.m.ESPN
14Dec. 12New England Patriots @ Arizona Cardinals8:15 p.m.ESPN
15Dec. 19Los Angeles Rams @ Green Bay Packers8:15 p.m.ESPN, ABC
16Dec. 26Los Angeles Chargers @ Indianapolis Colts8:15 p.m.ESPN
17Jan. 2Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals8:30 p.m.ESPN, ABC

Monday Night Football betting results 2022-23

We’ll track the betting results for each MNF game all season long. This year’s slate concludes on Jan. 2, 2023, with what should be a great matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.

Week 1: Seattle Seahawks 17, Denver Broncos 16

The much-hyped return of Russell Wilson to Seattle as a member of the Broncos dominated the headlines, but it turned into a defensive struggle that went down to the wire. The six-point underdog Seahawks pulled out the victory, while the total went well under the listed line of 43.5 points. Denver had a chance to win in the final minute, but a 64-yard missed field goal attempt by Brandon McManus put those dreams to rest.

Week 2: Buffalo Bills 41, Tennessee Titans 7

The Bills were heavy home favorites for the first part of an MNF doubleheader. The team delivered, and then some. Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs connected for three TDs as Buffalo won going away by a score of 41-7. The Bills easily covered as 10-point favorites, with the total just going over the 47-point benchmark.

Week 2: Philadelphia Eagles 24, Minnesota Vikings 7

A projected close one in the City of Brotherly Love turned into an impressive win for the hosts. All of the scoring was done by halftime, as the Eagles secured a 24-7 win behind three total TDs from Jalen Hurts. The Eagles picked up the cover as three-point favorites, while under was the correct call on the 49.5-point total.

Week 3: Dallas Cowboys 23, New York Giants 16

The Giants walked onto the field as an undefeated home favorite, but the team exited with its first loss of the season. Cooper Rush led an 89-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter to break a tie and take the Cowboys to a seven-point win. New York failed to cover as a one-point favorite, while the total went just over the 38.5-point line.

Week 4: San Francisco 49ers 24, Los Angeles Rams 9

This NFC West primetime showdown was competitive through three quarters, but the host 49ers took control in the end. A 52-yard INT return from Talanoa Hufanga sealed the deal for San Francisco, as it exited with a 15-point win. The 49ers covered as two-point favorites, with the total going under the 42-point bar.

Week 5: Kansas City Chiefs 30, Las Vegas Raiders 29

The Raiders had control of the game and went into the half with a 20-10 lead. It didn’t last, however, as Patrick Mahomes and company stormed back to escape with a one-point victory. Las Vegas covered as a 7-point road underdog, while the total went well over the 51.5-point line.

Week 6: Los Angeles Chargers 19, Denver Broncos 16 (OT)

Overtime was necessary to settle this showdown between two AFC West rivals. The Broncos held a 13-10 lead at the half. The kickers handled all of the scoring the rest of the way, with Dustin Hopkins sealing the deal for LA with a game-winning 39-yarder. Denver covered as a four-point road dog, with the total ending up under the 45.5-point bar.

Week 7: Chicago Bears 33, New England Patriots 14

The Patriots walked onto the field as big home favorites, but the Bears had other ideas. A trio of picks and a great outing for Justin Fields were the catalysts for the visitors rolling to a convincing victory. Chicago covered as an 8.5-point underdog, with the total surpassing the 40-point game-time line.

Week 8: Cleveland Browns 32, Cincinnati Bengals 13

The Browns were home dogs for the visit from the Bengals, but they certainly didn’t play that way. Cleveland dominated while getting out to a 25-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter and cruised to an easy victory. Browns +3 was the correct call, while the game-time over/under of 45 points was right on the money for a push.

Week 9: Baltimore Ravens 27, New Orleans Saints 13

The Ravens traveled to New Orleans and took control of the game from the onset. After heading into the half with a 14-3 lead, the team maintained control the rest of the way for a 14-point victory. Baltimore easily covered as a 1.5-point road favorite. The final tally of 40 points sailed well under the line of 46.

Week 10: Washington Commanders 33, Philadelphia Eagles 21

The Commanders traveled to Philadelphia as huge 11-point underdogs to the undefeated Eagles. The end result was one of the biggest upsets of the year so far. Washington moved to 5-5 with the win and got the cover, while the loss dropped Philadelphia to 8-1 on the year. The total of 54 points went well over the game-time line of 43.

Week 11: San Francisco 49ers 38, Arizona Cardinals 10

A pair of NFC West rivals took center stage for MNF in Mexico City, but only one of them was ready for the primetime lights. After being down 3-0 heading into the second quarter, the 49ers dominated the action the rest of the way for a 28-point victory. San Francisco easily covered as a 9.5-point favorite, while over was the correct call on the line of 43 points.

Week 12: Pittsburgh Steelers 24, Indianapolis Colts 17

It was a game of big swings in momentum. The Steelers took a 16-3 lead into halftime, but the Colts came back and were up 17-16 heading into the final frame. Pittsburgh mounted a lengthy scoring drive to go ahead for good and pull out a seven-point win. The Steelers got the cover as 2.5-point road underdogs, while the total went over the listing of 39.5 points.

Other ways to bet on Monday Night Football

Beyond the options we went over above, here are some of the other top ways to bet on MNF:

Outside of the doubleheader in Week 2 this season, MNF is a standalone game. However, you can still use the game as part of a parlay for that week’s NFL games.

Monday Night Football history/trends

Monday Night Football made its debut on Sept. 21, 1970. The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets by a score of 31-21 in the inaugural game. MNF aired on ABC from its inception through 2005, when coverage shifted to ESPN.

All 32 NFL teams have had their moments in the spotlight on Monday Night Football. There have been a number of memorable games and moments throughout the years.

The NFL is cyclical in nature, so teams go through ebbs and flows in terms of how often they appear in primetime. Since the 2010 NFL season, the Chicago Bears have the most MNF appearances with 21, while the Jacksonville Jaguars are last with three. Over that span, several clubs have racked up impressive records on Monday night.

On the other hand, a number of clubs have not exactly been ready for primetime.

Last season, there were 17 Monday Night Football games. Here’s what happened from a betting perspective.

The biggest advantage was for home teams, while favorites had a slight edge for the season as a whole. Underdogs and the under were the better options on spreads and totals over the course of the season. We’ll see what trends emerge as the 2022 Monday Night Football schedule plays out.

Monday Night Football FAQ 

Where can I watch or stream MNF?  

ESPN is the broadcast home for Monday Night Football. ABC will also carry several games this season. You can also stream the game via the ESPN website or app, but you will need valid login credentials from your provider to access the feed.

When was the first Monday Night Football game?  

The first Monday Night Football game was Sept. 21, 1970. The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets by a score of 31-21.

Which team has appeared on Monday Night Football the most times?

The Miami Dolphins hold the record with 86 appearances for a record of 43-43. The Dallas Cowboys are second with 83 games played for a mark of 48-35. The Houston Texans have played on Monday Night Football the fewest times, going 5-9 in 14 games.

What was the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history?  

The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs combined for 105 points on Nov. 19, 2018. This was the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game to date and the third-largest total in NFL history. The Rams won the game by a score of 54-51.

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