Sunday night is one of three primetime games during a weekly NFL slate. This season we have seen some great Sunday night action, and this week should be no different. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be taking a trip across the country for a battle with the Las Vegas Raiders in Allegiant Stadium.
Tampa Bay will enter the matchup with a 4-2 record after a dominating win last week, where they handed the Green Bay Packers their first loss of the year. Las Vegas has posted a 3-2 record this year where they beat the Kansas City Chiefs in their last outing.
The Buccaneers and the Raiders each have Top 10 scoring offenses in the NFL, so we could have a shoot-out on our hands this week. Each team is fighting to stay at the top of their respective division races, so expect them both to compete hard to leave Sunday night victorious.
How To Bet on Sunday Night Football
Sunday night football gives bettors a lot of chances to win big because it’s the only football game on television. Let’s look at some of the best bets to provide you with a massive payout on Sunday night.
Moneyline, Spread, and Over/Under
Even though prop bets garner a lot of attention in football betting, traditional bets are still a great way to create huge winnings. These bets give you the ability to do early research before placing a wager because they’re available way in advance of kickoff.
Here are the current odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Buccaneers -154
- Raiders +130
- Buccaneers -3 (-105)
- Raiders +3 (-115)
- 53.5 Points (-110)
Prop bets take a step away from traditional bets. These wagers can provide bettors with massive payouts while adding an extra element of fun to the game. More props become available as we get closer to kickoff, but here are a few that are available right now.
1st Quarter Winner:
- Buccaneers -128
- Raiders +110
- Buccaneers 1-6 (+340) 7-12 (+500) 13-18 (+750)
- Raiders 1-6 (+390) 7-12 (+600) 13-18 (+1200)
In recent years, online sportsbooks have pushed live betting to bettors. Live betting is great because it gives you a chance to watch the action and make an in-game decision on your wagers.
You can study and lock in bets before a game, but you’ll never know what’s going to happen until after kickoff. Live betting removes this unknown from the equation. With live betting, lines will change with every snap of the football.
Betting Tips and Finding the Right Sportsbook
The most important tip for successful betting is to do research and study past games to make an educated guess on your wagers. The traditional bets are best for pregame research because they are available a week before the game, so you’ll be able to do your homework to make a pick that gives you the best chance to win.
Parlays and teasers are a fantastic way to make more money on traditional bets. If you do your research and feel confident, combining bets into a pregame parlay or teaser gives you a chance at a higher payout. This also gives you more risk, but it’s never a bad idea to test your luck if you’re confident.
When looking for a sportsbook, you’re going to want one that has a great user interface. If you’re looking to live bet, this is key for a successful night. It’s a good idea to practice placing bets on the sportsbook that you choose so you’re comfortable when kickoff arrives on Sunday night.
No matter what sportsbook you utilize, never place bets without doing some research. This is a recipe for disaster, so for big winnings, always put in the work.
Good luck on Sunday night!