Thursday Night Football Betting Tips

Football is back this Thursday night after a one-week hiatus from schedule changes due to COVID. All football fans love Thursday night games because it gives us a little taste of the action between Monday and Sunday.

This week’s game will take place from Lincoln Financial Field where the Philadelphia Eagles will host their division rivals, the New York Giants. The Giants come in at 1-5, while the Eagles are 1-4-1. The NFC East is still wide open with Dallas leading the division with only one more win than each of these two franchises.

This makes Thursday a massive October matchup, which has the potential to give us an idea of who will give the Cowboys a run for their money in the division.

The Giants notched their first win of the year last week by one point against Washington. The Eagles almost upset the Ravens in a two-point loss so both teams are coming into Thursday following solid Week 6 performances.

How To Bet on Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football gives bettors a lot of opportunities to make money on the action. Let’s take a look at some of the best types of wagers to win big.

Moneyline, Spread, and Over/Under: When discussing football betting, it’s hard to not include these three wagers in the conversation. These aren’t the only ways to make money on the game Thursday, but they give you an early chance to lock in bets before lines change as kickoff approaches.

Here’s the current odds according to FanDuel Sportsbook:

Giants +205
Eagles -250

Giants +5 (-105)
Eagles -5 (-115)

44.5 Points (-110)

Prop Betting: Prop betting gives you a chance to make fun bets within a football game and win a lot of money in the process. Prop bets are riskier, but typically have a much better payout than traditional wagers. Prop bets will become available as we get closer to kickoff, but here are a couple possible examples.

Will Carson Wentz throw over or under 2.5 touchdown passes?

What will be the first scoring method?
Field Goal – 110
Touchdown – 110
Other +5000

Live Betting: Live betting is a great way to cash in big this Thursday night. Live betting gives you a ton of different bets to choose from during the game, where the odds are constantly changing. This allows you to watch the game and get a feel of the action before making a decision. You can also parlay live bets to give yourself an even higher payout.

Betting Tips and Finding the Right Sportsbook

Prop and live bets give you the best chance to win on Thursday night. This doesn’t mean that you should stay away from traditional pregame wagers, but all Sportsbooks have the capability for you to bet the ML, spread, and over/under.

Look for a sportsbook that has a larger number of prop bets. You’re going to want a lot of prop betting possibilities so you can get odds that you’re comfortable with to make a winning bet.

Live betting capability is another quality you should look for in a sportsbook. Not all sportsbooks were created equal with this feature so find a platform that you’re comfortable with to make quick bets. With lines constantly changing, you’re going to want to place your bets at opportune moments. Play around with the layout of the sportsbook before committing to a specific company for Thursday.

The biggest tip that I can give for successful betting Thursday night is to study. No matter what type of bet you make, you’re going to want to examine lines, and look at past performances to give yourself the best chance to win. If you study, you’ll have way more success than if you just place bets on a whim.

Enjoy the NFC East action Thursday night!


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