Thursday Night Football Odds

Ravens at Chiefs

Thursday Night Football odds TNF betting

The NFL betting experts at TheLines will deliver betting analysis for every Thursday Night Football game during the pro football season. We will look at Thursday Night Football odds and analyze why they are moving a certain way, along with breaking down the matchup and providing the week’s best prop bets. The Baltimore Ravens will face the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, September 5 at 8:20 p.m. ET. Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs opened as a -2.5 favorite. Live TNF betting odds for this game including the spread, moneyline and total are available to bet on.

Thursday Night Football odds

Here is a look at Thursday Night Football odds with the Ravens set to play the Chiefs in the NFL opener.

Baltimore Ravens (+2.5) at Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5)

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens opened as a +2.5 underdog to the reigning champion Chiefs. The game had an initial total of 46.5 points. KC was -142 on the moneyline when lines were first released.

Thursday Night Football prop search tool

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Ravens at Chiefs odds

The Baltimore Ravens will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the TNF opener on Thursday, September 5. Kansas City was an AFC-best 13-7-1 ATS last season. Baltimore was also one of the top teams against the spread as it went 12-7-0 last season.

Best Thursday Night Football betting sites

Here are the best TNF NFL betting sites. Each sportsbook has a variety of props for Thursday Night Football.


DraftKings Sportsbook is one of the biggest names out there when it comes to Thursday Night Football betting. New and existing NFL bettors will notice weekly Quick SGP and super boosts leading up to kickoff.


FanDuel Sportsbook is one of the more popular sports betting names available for TNF betting. The promo menu regulary includes 30% profit boosts on SGP along with No Sweat same game parlay tokens.


Caesars Sportsbook is a well-known brand with an extensive TNF betting menu. New and exisiting users will find quick pick paralys specifically centered around the weekly matchup, odds boosts, SGP profit boosts, and more.


BetMGM Sportsbook is a popular TNF sports betting option as bettors will find weekly “Lion’s Boosts” with enhanced odds for the prime time action. SGP boosts tokens are part of the regular promo menu as well.

How to watch Thursday Night Football

The Thursday Night Football schedule is the most complex of the primetime NFL spots.

The first Thursday season opener doesn’t fall under the TNF title. Ravens versus Chiefs will be broadcast on NBC at 8:20 p.m. ET. And, the three-game Thanksgiving slate is carried by three different networks.

The rest of the NFL Thursday night schedule will be broadcast nationally on Amazon Prime Video. Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit will have the call starting in Week 2. Each Thursday night game will begin at 8:20 p.m. Eastern, regardless of the network.

Thursday Night Football betting tips

How to bet TNF like a sharp

Thursday Night Football condenses the practice week for coaches, decreases recovery time for players and limits opportunities for media members to uncover stories and create narratives. This unpredictability factor can help to level the sports-betting playing field.

Taking the most rested team is never a bad idea. You want the healthiest squad with the longest amount of preparation time since its last game.

Siding with the home team in what would otherwise be a pick’em doesn’t hurt, either. You want the team that’s spent the longest amount of time preparing in the proper city, not wasting what can be the better of a day traveling.

You want the healthiest side, as simple as that. Without a proper injury report, it can be tough to tell what level of health players will be at when gearing up to play in a big primetime spot. Don’t expect a player who left a game Sunday to return in elite form by Thursday. He’ll more than likely be a decoy.

Don’t fall into the public opinion trap of TNF always being a lousy game. It’s still one of only 17 games those two teams will play all year and most of them generally need to win. Coaches will do the best with what they have, and plenty of players have burst onto the scene with strong games while filling in for an injured starter.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does Thursday Night Football start?

The true 2023 Thursday Night Football slate will start with the Vikings taking on the Eagles in Philadelphia. This game will be played on Sept. 14.

How to stream Thursday Night Football

TNF can be streamed live on Amazon Prime.

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

The Los Angeles Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers 41-39 in Week 3 of the 2017 campaign in the highest-scoring TNF game of all time.

Who are the TNF announcers?

Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit will call TNF for the second straight year. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, who moved from FOX to ESPN, previously had the call.

Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer made history in 2018 as the first all-woman NFL broadcast team as an alternate stream for Amazon Prime viewers.

Who was the original Thursday Night Football broadcast crew?

The original TNF broadcast crew for NFL Network in 2006 was Bryant Gumbel and Cris Collinsworth.

Retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo memorably joined Jim Nantz for CBS’ final year of TNF coverage in 2017.

Who sings the Thursday Night Football theme song?

Amazon will again air its own instrumental theme to begin the coverage, unlike the SNF and MNF primetime spots.