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Lines & Odds for the next Thursday Night Football Game

The long wait for another NFL game finally ends each Thursday night, breaking the excruciating three-day period with no football after Monday Night Football.

But who should you bet on for Thursday Night Football? To help out, we track our Thursday Night Football betting picks in this guide for every week of the NFL season.

Be sure to check out our full Thursday Night Football betting picks & previews guides for our full analyses and all TNF picks.

2022 TNF Picks Record
5-6-0 (–1.62 units)

Past TNF Picks Articles

TNF Week 5 – Colts @ Broncos

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TNF Week 4 – Dolphins @ Bengals

By Rob O'Connor

THE PICK: Bengals Moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook

The Bengals are the healthier team heading into this one and it is a short week with travel for Miami. The matchup in the passing game is a major advantage for the Bengals who will find a way to pull out their first home win of the season Thursday night.

PROP PICK 1: QB Joe Burrow over 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-162) at FanDuel Sportsbook

The Dolphins have given up 6 touchdown passes in 3 games. They have major issues in the secondary and will continue to be without cornerback Byron Jones as he recovers from an ankle injury and CB Xavien Howard is likely to play but is battling a groin injury. With all the weapons Burrow has at his disposal, getting 2 touchdowns against one of the worst pass defenses in the league is not a big ask. 

PROP BET 2: WR Tee Higgins over 62.5 receiving yards (-114) at FanDuel Sportsbook

Tee Higgins is averaging over 6 targets and 4 catches per game this season and has been over 62.5 yards in his last two games. Facing an already weak Dolphins secondary that will be focusing heavily on stopping Ja’Maar Chase, Higgins will have plenty of opportunities to grab catches and yards in this one. 

TNF Week 3 – Steelers @ Browns Picks

By Bill Christy

SPREAD PICK: Browns –4.5 (FanDuel Sportsbook)

While two games are a small sample size, we still have a better idea of who these teams are now compared to preseason. The Browns have been more offensive so far, averaging 28 points per game, good enough for 7th in the league. 

The Steelers, on the other hand, have been the opposite. While they have averaged just 18.5 points per game, they have also allowed the exact same number to opponents. The latter being good enough for 12th in the league.

TOTAL PICK: UNDER 38.5 points (FanDuel Sportsbook)

Something will have to give in this game and the public seems to be favoring the Steelers in the spread. So, it is no surprise that they are also on the Under here.

We are going to do something a bit unconventional and fade the public on the spread but tail them on the total. We have little wiggle room with this play but believe it is the right side of both.

PROP PICK 1: Jacoby Brissett UNDER 17.5 Completions (-115 at FanDuel Sportsbook)

Brissett has been solid to start the season for the Browns. In Week 1, he completed 18 of 34 passes as the Browns fought to come back late in the game. Last week, he was even better, going 22 of 24 on passes against the Jets.

The one thing the Browns realized at the end of the game, was that they needed to run more clock and they won’t make that mistake again here. In a game that should be a knock down drag out fight, Brissett’s attempts should be at a minimum here.

PROP PICK 2: Kareem Hunt OVER 42.5 Rushing Yards (-115 at FanDuel Sportsbook)

This may be our favorite prop of the evening. Hunt has gone for 58 and 46 yards in the first two games of the season. There is no reason to expect his number to go down this week.
Chubb will be used as the work horse and soften up the Steelers defense for Hunt to come in as a change of pace and pop off a couple long ones for us to cash this over.

PROP PICK 3: Harrison Bryant Anytime TD (+550 at FanDuel Sportsbook)

We are taking a flyer here on this prop. However, don’t write this play off just yet.
In the redzone, the Browns have targeted just four players and three of those players have been targeted twice. Bryant is one of those three but has yet to make the grab and cash in on the chance.

We believe he will get an opportunity or two this week as the Steelers will be trying to force passes in the redzone.

TNF Week 2 – Chargers @ Chiefs Picks

By Rob O'Connor

THE PICK: UNDER 54.5 points. Compare odds here

Between the short week, offensive injuries, and competitiveness of two teams that are very familiar with each other look for the under trend to continue between these two teams. Take UNDER 54.5 on Thursday night.

PROP PICK 1: Austin Ekeler over 97.5 Rush/Receiving Yards (-114) at FanDuel Sportsbook

For the Chargers to have a chance in this game they will need to consistently get the ball into Austin Ekeler’s hands. Not only is he a dynamic running back, but a major threat to catch the ball out of the backfield.

Ekeler is clearly the lead back for the Chargers, getting the double rushing attempts of backup Sony Michel last week. Michel was not particularly effective when he got some chances, so look for the Chargers to even focus more on Ekeler this week.

PROP PICK 2: Austin Ekeler over 4.5 Catches (-136) on FanDuel Sportsbook

This prop is very much tied into the over combined total yards prop.

Ekeler has gone over 4 catches in the last 3 games in Kansas City and in 5 of the last 7 games against the Chiefs overall.

With Herbert not having one of his favorite targets in Keenan Allen, it will open more targets and opportunities for Ekeler. Look for him to take advantage and haul in at least 5 passes.

>> Read full Chargers @ Chiefs Week 2 Picks & Betting Preview Guide

TNF Week 1 Bills @ Rams Picks

By Rob O'Connor

TOTAL PICK: OVER 52.5 points. Compare odds here

This is a matchup between two of the highest-scoring teams in the NFL last season. The Bills averaged 28.4 points per game last season good for 3rd best in the NFL and the Rams were right behind them averaging 27.1 points per game good for 8th best. With two top-tier QBs facing off against defenses that struggled against top quarterbacks in 2021, points should not be hard to come by in this game.

PROP PICK 1: Allen Robinson 60+ receiving yards (-136) on FanDuel Sportsbook

With the Bills having injury issues at cornerback and having to pay a lot of attention to Cooper Kupp, it should allow Robinson to have a strong debut as Matthew Stafford looks to get him involved in the offense early and often in his first game in a Rams uniform.

PROP PICK 2: Devin Singletary UNDER 50.5 Rushing Yards (-114) on FanDuel Sportsbook

Look for this to be a high-scoring game that focuses much on the passing game as opposed to the ground attack. The Rams have a strong defensive line anchored by Aaron Donald. Expect the Bills to look to get the ball out quickly and offer extra protection to Josh Allen as opposed to concentrating on establishing the run in this game.

>> Read full Bills @ Rams Week 1 Picks & Betting Preview Guide

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