Monday Night Football Preview

Bengals at Jaguars

Monday Night Football odds

The pro football betting experts at TheLines will provide a betting breakdown and analysis for every Monday Night Football game of the NFL season. We will look at the MNF betting odds and see why they’re moving a certain way, along with breaking down the matchup and providing the week’s best prop bets. The Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars MNF game will take place at EverBank Stadium on Monday, December 3.

Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars opened as -7.5 Monday Night Football betting favorites. View more betting information for CIN versus JAX below.

MNF betting odds

Cincinnati Bengals (+7.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (-7.5)

Here are Monday Night Football odds for the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars opened as -7.5 home betting favorites against Bengals.

The initial total for Bengals versus Jaguars was 38.5 points.

MNF prop search tool

Looking for MNF betting odds for props? Use our prop search tool to find the best odds across legal sportsbooks in the US.

Bengals Jaguars Odds

Doug Pederson’s Jaguars are one of the better teams in the NFL against the spread so far this season. Jacksonville is 8-3-0 against the spread. Cincinnati, meanwhile, is 4-6-1 ATS.

Monday Night Football betting promos

Below we will dish out the top Monday Night Football betting promos for the Bengals versus Jaguars game as soon as they are made available.

How to watch Monday Night Football

ESPN holds the rights to Monday Night Football and will broadcast MNF games from Week 1 through Week 17.

Games can be streamed on the go on ESPN’s website or WatchESPN app with a cable or satellite subscription. Streaming services such as Sling TV also carry ESPN in many of their subscription packages.

MNF betting tips

How to bet MNF like a sharp

Monday Night Football can be the most highly-anticipated game of any given week in the NFL throughout the season. The extra day of preparation, media coverage and overall hype brings more attention to every aspect of the game.

The extra day of rest can allow players to return from injury, but they may also be forcing themselves back to the field before they’re truly healthy due to the added attention on the game. Look at injury reports and have an idea of what kind of a role a star player will be able to handle.

The Monday Night spot can also create discrepancies in how much rest the two teams have had. Taking the most rested team (the one with the longest amount of time since its last game) can often be a good place to find some value at the sportsbooks, especially on the spread.

Never bet a game solely because it’s the final matchup of the week and is the best thing to watch on a Monday Night. Be ready to sit it out completely and wait for next week if there’s no value popping out at books.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does Monday Night Football start?

The 2023 Monday Night Football slate started on Monday, Sept. 11 with the Bills facing the Jets at MetLife Stadium.

ESPN broadcast two Monday Night Football games in Week 1 for many years but that has changed in recent years. This year ESPN/ABC will get two separate double-header nights. The first double-header will take place in Week 2 with the Saints facing the Panthers on ESPN and then the Browns facing the Steelers on ABC. The second double-header will take place the following Monday as the Eagles will face the Buccaneers on ABC and the Rams will meet the Bengals on ESPN. Those early games will have a start time of 7:15 p.m. ET and the “nightcap” will start at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Every other MNF game from Week 3 through Week 17 of the 2022 season will begin at 8:15 p.m. Eastern.

How to stream Monday Night Football?

The ESPN website and WatchESPN app are the easiest options for those with cable or satellite subscriptions. Many streaming services such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and Hulu include ESPN in most of their plans.

What is the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game ever?

The Rams’ 54-51 victory over the Chiefs in Week 11 of the 2018 season was the highest-scoring MNF game of all time. The 105 combined points topped the 95 points scored by the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins in 1983.

Who are the MNF announcers?

ESPN and Monday Night Football went all out in 2022 as they swiped Joe Buck and Troy Aikman from FOX. Since NBC got the broadcast rights to Sunday Night Football back in 2006, MNF lost a bit of its luster as the primary showcase of the league’s “game of the week.”

The NFL clearly rewarded ESPN for going big, though, as it gets arguably the most anticipated game of the regular season right out of the gate. Aaron Rodgers’ Jets debut in Week 1 will surely be one of the highest rated and most bet-on sporting events of the year.

Steve Levy, who was the play-by-play man for MNF prior to Buck’s arrival, will now be the “B-team” announcer for ESPN. He will be joined by Louis Riddick and Dan Orlovsky.

Who was the original Monday Night Football broadcast crew?

The original MNF broadcast crew on ABC in 1970 was made up of Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith. Many cycled through the crew before Al Michaels took over as play-by-play commentator from 1986 through 2005. His color analysts included Frank Gifford, Dan Dierdorf, Boomer Esiason, Dan Fouts, Dennis Miller and John Madden. Mike Tirico assumed play-by-play duties with Tony Kornheiser, Joe Theismann, Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya filling out the crew when ESPN took over the rights in 2006. Jon Gruden replaced Kornheiser in 2009 until he returned to the sidelines as head coach of the Raiders.