100 NFL Thursday Night Football Facts and Stats

For a lot people Thursday Night NFL Football is huge. Waking up on Friday morning with that first win under your belt seems like it sets you up for the rest of the football betting weekend. Take that Thursday Night “L” and it seems like you are chasing the rest of the weekend. When the NFL decided to have weekly Thursday Night Games where every team plays at least one Thursday night game a season it really pissed the players off. At the same time the fans (especially bettors) were and continue to be ecstatic that we get another day of NFL football. Because Cmon……. 2 days just isn’t enough. The NFL season now starts every year on a Thursday with The Super Bowl Champ hosting the first game, raising their banner. This season we get the extra treat of having a rematch of the Super Bowl as The Carolina Panthers will have to relive that loss one more time as they travel to Denver on September 8th. Those 2 teams will play on Thursday night twice this season joining The Cowboys and The Vikings. So as we get ready for that first Thursday night game here are 100 stats and facts from the last 4 season of Thursday Night Football. Split up into 3 sections. We have Stats, teams records against the spread on Thursdays the last 4 years and in the last section we go through each Thursday Night game this season and give you things to look at before betting.

  1. Favorites are 47-25 Straight Up.
  2. Favorites are 36-33-3 Against the spread.
  3. Home teams are 38-34 Straight up.
  4. Home teams are 31-38-3 ATS.
  5. Home Favorites of 3 points or less are 5-3.
  6. Road Favorites of 3 points or less are 5-6.
  7. Home Favorites of between 3.5 and 6.5 are 7-10.
  8. Road Favorites of between 3.5 and 6.5 are 6-2.
  9. Home Favorites of 7 points or more 8-14-1.
  10. Road Favorites of 7 points or more are 4-2.
  11. The overall total has gone 35-37.
  12. When the total is Under 40 points total has gone 1-3.
  13. When the total has been between 40 and 44.5 it has gone 14-16.
  14. When the total has been between 45 and 49.5 it has gone 17-11.
  15. When the total has been over 50 it has gone 2-8.

16-47 Each teams record against the spread

NumberTeamRecord Against The Spread
16Seattle Seahawks5-0
17Indianapolis Colts3-0-1
18Atlanta Falcons4-1
19Denver Broncos4-1
20New York Giants4-1
21Buffalo Bills3-1
22Cleveland Browns3-1
23Indianapolis Colts3-1
24Jacksonville Jaguars3-1
25San Diego Chargers3-1
26Green Bay Packers3-3
27Carolina Panthers2-2
28Cincinnati Bengals2-2
29Los Angeles Rams2-2
30Miami Dolphins2-2
31Minnesota Vikings2-2
32New England Patriots2-2-1
33New Orleans Saints2-2
34New York Jets2-2
35Oakland Raiders2-2
36Dallas Cowboys2-4
37Baltimore Ravens1-2-1
38Tennessee Titans1-2-1
39Pittsburgh Steelers1-2-2
40Arizona Cardinals1-3
41Kansas City Chiefs1-3
42Philadelphia Eagles1-3
43San Francisco 49ers1-3
44Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-3
45Washington Redskins1-3
46Chicago Bears1-4
47Houston Texans0-4

Week 1 Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos 9/8/2016

48. Since 2004 (when the defending champ started opening the season at home on Thursday) the defending champ has gone 10-2 Straight Up

49. Denver has opened the season at home the last 4 years. Going 4-0 Straight Up and 3-1 ATS.

50. Carolina’s last 4 season openers have gone UNDER.

Week 2 New York Jets at Buffalo Bills 9/15/2016

51. The Bills and the Jets faced off on Thursday Night Football in week 10 of last year. The Bills won 22-17, covering as 2.5 point dogs.

52. Bills are 6-1 ATS in last 7 vs the Jets.

53. The total has gone UNDER in last 4 meetings.

Week 3 Houston Texans at New England Patriots 9/22/2016

54. Houston is 1-3 straight up and 0-4 ATS last 4 Thursday games.

55. In the last 6 games vs Texans, The Pats have averaged over 30 points and have gone 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS.

56. Houston’s last 4 Thursday games have gone OVER.

Week 4 Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals 9/29/2016

57. Miami and Cincinnati played on Thursday night in 2013. The Dolphins won 22-20 on an overtime safety on a sack. Dolphins covered as 3 point dogs and the game went UNDER.

58. Miami’s last 4 Thursday games have gone UNDER, the UNDER is 1-3 in Cincinnati’s last 4.

59. Miami is 0-2 last 2 Thursday road games.

Week 5 Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers 10/6/2016

60. Arizona and San Francisco are both 1-3 in their last 4 Thursday games.

61. Arizona is 3-1 ATS vs San Fran last 2 years.

62.Both teams have gone UNDER the total in 3 of their last 4 Thursday games.

Week 6 Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers 10/13/2016

63.In the last 4 years Denver and San Diego are a combined 7-2 on Thursday nights, their only losses to each other when they played in 2013 and 2014.

64. Denver is 5-1 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs San Diego.

Week 7 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers 10/20/2016

65.Chicago is 1-4 ATS on Thursday night last 4 years. Their only win was 17-13 win against the Packers on Thanksgiving last year. They covered as 8 point dogs.

66. Green Bay is 6-2 ATS vs Chicago last 4 years (one loss was with Seneca Wallace at QB)

67. 4 out of the last 5 meetings between the teams have gone UNDER.

Week 8 Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans 10/27/2016

68. The Jags have beaten the Titans last 2 years on Thursday Night Football, covering both teams.

69. The Jags are 6-1-1 ATS against the Titans the last 4 years.

70. 4 of the last 5 meetings have gone UNDER.

Week 9 Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11/3/2016

71. Atlanta beat Tampa Bay on Thursday Night Football in 2014. Of course that was pre Jameis Winston.

72. Speaking of Jameis, he went 2-0 SU and ATS against Atlanta last year. Winning 23-20 and 23-19, both games going UNDER.

73. 3 of last 4 Atlanta Thursday games have gone UNDER.

Week 10 Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens 11/10/2016

74. Cleveland is 3-1 ATS last 4 Thursday games. The teams played on Thursday night in 2012, The Ravens winning 23-16 but the Browns got the cover as 11 point dogs.

75. Both teams have gone UNDER in 3 of their last 4 Thursday games.

76. Cleveland is 3-1 ATS against Baltimore last 4 years.

Week 11 New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 11/17/2016

77. Both teams have gone UNDER in 3 of their last 4 Thursday games, including New Orleans’ 28-10 win over Carolina in 2014.

78. Carolina is 3-1 SU vs New Orleans last 4 years but only 1-3 ATS.

79. Last 3 games have gone OVER between these teams.

Week 12 Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (Thanksgiving)

80. Gone are the days The Lions suck on Thanksgiving. They have won their last 3 overall and have covered the spread in their last 4.

81. The Lions last 4 games and 5 of their last 6  have gone OVER.

82. 3 of the Vikings last 4 Thursday games have gone OVER.

Week 12 Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving)

83. Wash and Dallas had a Thanksgiving shootout in 2012. Washington won 38-31, covering as 3.5 point dogs.

84. Washington’s last 4 Thursday games have gone OVER.

85. Washington is 5-3 ATS vs Dallas last 4 years.

Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts (Thanksgiving)

86. Pittsburgh and Indianapolis have played each of the last 2 years. The Steelers won and covered both games scoring a combined 96 points.

87. Indy is 3-0-1 in their last 4 Thursday games with the last 3 going OVER.

88. Pittsburgh in 1-2-2 in their last 5 Thursday games with all 5 games going UNDER.

Week 13 Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings 12/1/2016

89. Minnesota and Dallas last played in 2013. Dallas won 27-23 but The Vikings covered.

90. 4 of the last 5 Dallas Thursday games have gone OVER.

91. Weather won’t be a factor for this December night game in Minnesota. The Vikings will debut the new state of the art US Bank Stadium.

Week 14 Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs 12/8/2016

92. Oakland and Kansas City played on Thursday Night Football in 2014. Oakland won 24-20 covering as 7 point dogs.

93. 3 of the last 4 Thursday games have gone OVER.

94. KC has beat Oakland 5 of the last 6, going 4-1-1 ATS.

Week 15 Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks 12/15/2016

95. Seattle is the only 5-0 team on Thursday Night Football the last 4 years (5-0 ATS)

96. Rams are 3-1 SU and 3-1 ATS against Seattle the last 2 years. The Rams have covered 6 of the last 8 vs Seattle.

97. Seattle is 11-1 SU and ATS last 12 December games.

Week 16 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles 12/22/2016

98. NYG are 4-0 last 4 Thursday Night games, 3 of them going OVER

99. Philadelphia is 5-1 SU and 5-1 ATS last 6 vs the Giants. 4-0 last 2 years.

100. Philadelphia has lost 3 of their last 4 Thursday Night Games, Losing by 10, 21 and 31 points.

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