Thursday Night Football Odds


Last Updated

Thursday Night Football will kick off the 2024-25 NFL season with a Week 1 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship game. The defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs are currently at in this home opener to begin the season on Thursday, Sept. 5. The Ravens come in at on the moneyline as the visitor.

The schedule for the 2024-25 season is out, with all NFL Week 1 odds now live. Read on for the latest betting lines on the Chiefs vs. Ravens TNF opener, plus a recap of how teams performed against the spread and on totals throughout last season’s Thursday Night Football schedule.

TNF betting odds: Ravens vs. Chiefs

Today’s Sportsbook Offers in Virginia

NFL WEEK 1
Steelers, Dolphins, Bears, Lions All Win
+700
BET NOW

DISCLAIMER

Legal Sports Report does not promote or endorse any form of wagering or gambling to users under the age of 21. This site encourages responsible gambling and provides advice for anyone who believes they, or someone they know, may have a gambling addiction.

Thursday Night Football odds: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs

The Baltimore Ravens came up short in a turnover-plagued effort against Kansas City in the AFC title game last season. This year, the team is once again a top Super Bowl favorite, with high expectations for QB Lamar Jackson, last season’s NFL MVP. Baltimore was hit hard with free agency losses, however, with the offensive line depleted and the team’s top edge rusher (Jadeveon Clowney) also now gone.

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a second consecutive Super Bowl victory and will once again start the season at home on a Thursday night. Last year, that resulted in a season-opening loss to the Detroit Lions, albeit in a game where the Chiefs were missing some key pieces, including star TE Travis Kelce. QB Patrick Mahomes again begins the season as the top MVP favorite, now with WR Marquise Brown recently signed to bolster the receiving corps.

Head To Head

Last Updated on 06.06.2024
STATS
Ravens logo Ravens BAL
Chiefs logo Chiefs KC
Offense Ranking OFF RNKN/AN/A
Defense Ranking DEF RNKN/AN/A
Offense Net Yards Per Game OFF NET YPG
Defense Net Yards Per Game DEF NET YPG
Passing Yards Per Game PASS YPG
Turnovers Committed Per Game TOC PG

2024 Thursday Night Football schedule

The complete Thursday Night Football schedule for 2024 is below.

WeekDateMatchupTime (ET)TV
1Sept. 5Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs8:20 p.m. ETNBC
2Sept. 12Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins8:15 p.m. ETPrime
3Sept. 19New England Patriots @ New York Jets8:15 p.m. ETPrime
4Sept. 26Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants8:15 p.m. ETPrime
5Oct. 3Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons8:15 p.m. ETPrime
6Oct. 10San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks8:15 p.m. ETPrime
7Oct. 17Denver Broncos @ New Orleans Saints8:15 p.m. ETPrime
8Oct. 24Minnesota Vikings @ Los Angeles Rams8:15 p.m. ETPrime
9Oct. 31Houston Texans at New York Jets8:15 p.m. ETPrime
10Nov. 7Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens8:15 p.m. ETPrime
11Nov. 14Washington Commanders @ Philadelphia Eagles8:15 p.m. ETPrime
12Nov. 21Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns8:20 p.m. ETPrime
13Nov. 28Miami Dolphins @ Green Bay Packers8:15 p.m. ETNBC
14Dec. 5Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions8:15 p.m. ETPrime
15Dec. 12Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers8:15 p.m. ETPrime
16Dec. 19Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals8:15 p.m. ETPrime
17Dec. 26Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears8:15 p.m. ETPrime

Thursday Night Football betting results for 2023-24

Below is the full betting recap for last season’s Thursday night games.

Week 1: Detroit Lions 21, Kansas City Chiefs 20

The Chiefs kicked off the season at home with plenty of fanfare as the defending Super Bowl champions, but the Lions delivered an upset with some help from a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown. Detroit got the cover after coming in as four-point underdogs. The final score fell 12 points short of matching the game’s over/under line of 53.

Week 2: Philadelphia Eagles 34, Minnesota Vikings 28

The defending NFC champion Eagles got off to a bit of a slow start at home in the first half, but Jalen Hurts and the offense eventually found their stride en route to the team’s second straight win to start the season. The Eagles came in favored by six points and won by that exact margin. The final score beat the line of 49 by a wide margin.

Week 3: San Francisco 49ers 30, New York Giants 12

The 49ers continued their unbeaten start by shutting down the Giants en route to a victory that saw Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel both find the end zone. San Francisco came in as a 10.5-point favorite and easily covered the spread here. The final score fell just short of the total line of 43.5.

Week 4: Detroit Lions 34, Green Bay Packers 20

The Lions got their second TNF win of the season with help from David Montgomery, who ran for three touchdowns on the night. Detroit came in as a 2.5-point favorite and once again got the cover with plenty to spare. The final score was also well over the line of 45.

Week 5: Chicago Bears 40, Washington Commanders 20

The Bears had a breakout night on offense, as Justin Fields threw for four TDs and D.J. Moore caught three of them, totaling 230 yards receiving in the game. Chicago had been six-point underdogs, and with an over/under line of 45 points, the final tally went well over that mark.

Week 6: Kansas City Chiefs 19, Denver Broncos 8

In a game that saw much lower offensive output than expected, the Chiefs came away with a win thanks to a strong effort from a defensive unit that forced three turnovers. Kansas City barely covered the spread after coming into this game as a 10.5-point favorite. The final score was well under the line of 47.5.

Week 7: Jacksonville Jaguars 31, New Orleans Saints 24

The Jaguars had a big night on offense while on the road in New Orleans, and Travis Etienne found the end zone twice in the first half. Justin Lawrence played through a knee issue to finish with 204 yards and one TD through the air. The Jaguars covered after coming into the game as 2.5-point underdogs. With the total line at a low 41.5, the final result was over by a considerable margin.

Week 8: Buffalo Bills 24, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18

The Bills rebounded with a win as Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third. Baker Mayfield had two TDs through the air but was also picked off once in the game. Buffalo failed to cover the spread after coming into the game as a 10-point favorite. The final score also fell short of the 43-point line by one point.

Week 9: Pittsburgh Steelers 20, Tennessee Titans 16

The Steelers once again picked up a win despite meager offensive output. Kenny Pickett got the start even after leaving the prior week’s game with a rib injury, making the quick turnaround to throw for one TD and 160 yards. The Steelers got the cover by the slimmest of margins after coming in as three-point favorites. For the sixth time in a row, the point total for a Steelers game ended with the under line cashing.

Week 10: Chicago Bears 16, Carolina Panthers 13

The Bears got their third win of the season at home against the struggling Panthers. Chicago held rookie QB Bryce Young to 185 yards passing in the win and won by exactly the three-point margin the team was favored by. The final tally was well under the line of 38 points.

Week 11: Baltimore Ravens 34, Cincinnati Bengals 20

The Ravens had another solid outing and a strong performance from QB Lamar Jackson, but the Bengals suffered a major blow when QB Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending wrist injury in the loss. Baltimore got the cover after coming in as four-point favorites. The total was over the line of 46.5 points.

Week 12: San Francisco 49ers 31, Seattle Seahawks 13

The 49ers got a third straight win, this time steamrolling their division rivals on the road. RB Christian McCaffrey had another big game, finishing with 114 yards rushing and two TDs on the ground. San Francisco came in as seven-point favorites and easily covered the spread. The final score was just over the line of 43 points.

Week 13: Dallas Cowboys 41, Seattle Seahawks 35

The Cowboys outscored the Seahawks 14-7 in the fourth quarter to remain undefeated at home, handing Seattle a second straight Thursday night loss. Dak Prescott threw three TD passes in the win. Dallas did not cover the spread after coming in as a nine-point favorite. The final tally was well over the total line of 47.5 points.

Week 14: New England Patriots 21, Pittsburgh Steelers 18

The Patriots picked up just their second road win of the season, with QB Bailey Zappe throwing for three TDs and one INT in his best performance since taking over at QB. The Patriots covered after coming in as five-point underdogs. The final score was easily over the total line of 30.5 points.

Week 15: Las Vegas Raiders 63, Los Angeles Chargers 21

The Raiders scorched the Chargers in a major blowout that was made only slightly more respectable by a 14-point fourth quarter from Los Angeles. QB Aidan O’Connell threw for four TDs in the win. The Raiders easily covered the spread, and the final tally exceeded the total by a whopping 48 points.

Week 16: Los Angeles Rams 30, New Orleans Saints 22

The Rams picked up a home win, and QB Matthew Stafford threw for 328 yards and two TDs. Los Angeles got the cover after coming in as a four-point favorite. The final score was over the total line of 45.5 points.

Week 17: Cleveland Browns 37, New York Jets 20

The Browns got another solid performance out of QB Joe Flacco, who threw for 309 yards with three TDs and one INT, as the team clinched a playoff spot with the win. Cleveland came in as seven-point favorites here and easily got the cover. The final tally was well over a total set at 33.5 points.

Other ways to bet on Thursday Night Football

As you dig deeper into how to bet on the NFL and the Thursday Night Football betting menu, you’ll find a host of other options. Here’s a look at some of the other ways to bet on the first game of the NFL week.

Beyond betting on TNF on a standalone basis, you can also use the game as a starting point for multi-game parlays. For example, you could tie together the moneyline outcome with other bets from the full Sunday slate or Monday Night Football.

Thursday Night Football history/trends

Thursday Night Football became a regular part of the NFL schedule in 2006. Initially reserved for the latter part of the year, TNF has since expanded to become a staple of the weekly NFL slate.

The primetime game has shifted around broadcast outlets several times throughout its history. Amazon Prime is now the main home for TNF, but the Week 1 season opener and Thanksgiving night game will be on NBC.

Since 2006, all 32 teams have played multiple times on TNF. The San Francisco 49ers lead the way with 19 appearances through the end of the 2023-24 NFL season, while the Detroit Lions have appeared the fewest times with four.

Some squads have excelled under the bright TNF lights on an all-time basis. Here are the top five team records since 2006 and through last season.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, a number of clubs have struggled so far on TNF:

For the 2023-24 season, 17 NFL games took place on Thursday night. Here’s how the trends and splits shook out for the season:

Thursday Night Football FAQ 

Where can I watch or stream Thursday Night Football?

Amazon Prime is the broadcast home for the majority of this season’s Thursday Night Football schedule. The subscription service will cover all games with the exception of the Week 1 opener and the Thanksgiving night game, both of which are on NBC. For those two games, viewers can also stream the action on the NBC Sports app or Peacock.

Do home teams have an advantage on Thursday Night Football?

Due to the short week of preparation and not having to travel, there is a perceived built-in advantage for home teams during Thursday Night Football. However, home teams were just 6-11 over the course of 2022’s TNF slate. As always, view each game on its own merits when making wagering decisions.

When was the first Thursday Night Football game?  

There were occasional NFL Thursday night games from the late 1970s onward, but it has been a regular part of the schedule since 2006. The first game for the modern era took place on Nov. 23, 2006. The Kansas City Chiefs picked up a 19-10 victory over the visiting Denver Broncos on Thanksgiving night.

What’s the highest-scoring game in Thursday Night Football history?

The Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 63-21 on Dec. 14, 2023. For bettors, the Raiders at -3 and over 36 points were the correct calls.