One of the most beloved weekly sporting events is Monday Night Football. It’s hard to find anybody that has never heard Hank Williams Jr. belt out “Are you ready for some football?” Monday Night Football is a global phenomenon nowadays, as the games are broadcast in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Portugal, Brazil, and other countries.

The brainchild of Roone Arledge in 1970, this weekly event has been a staple of the National Football League and a favorite of bettors since the inception of Monday Night Football. Now on ESPN, it is the last chance for gamblers to get back some of Sunday’s losses or build off of a profitable weekend before looking ahead to the next week. Because of television ratings, primetime football often draws some of the best matchups, as fans, bettors, oddsmakers, bookies, and people that don’t even care about football gather around the tube and enjoy.

Don’t let the NFL fool you. They know that fantasy football and NFL betting drive the ratings bonanza that they see every Thursday, Sunday afternoon, and especially on Sunday night and Monday night. Oddsmakers are prepared for these primetime matchups because they draw some of the biggest betting handles of the week. Shouldn’t you be prepared as well?

The 2016 Monday Night Football schedule is one of the best in recent memory and every game features profit potential for the astute handicapper. We recommend BetDSI for all of your NFL needs, including Monday Night Football, because an exclusive 200 percent sign-up bonus awaits with the promo code BANG200. Impress your friends and coworkers on Monday morning with your knowledge of the odds for the game and the upcoming week of action courtesy of our Live Lines page and then make your wagers and sit back and cheer your side or total on to victory.

Here is a look at the 2016 Monday Night Football schedule (all games 8:15 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted) we also listed the Opening CG Technology Odds from April 21st, checkout our matchup page for updated odds:

DateGame Preview & PickOpening Odds 4/21/16
Sept. 12Pittsburgh Steelers @ Washington RedskinsSteelers -3
Sept. 12St Louis Rams @ San Francisco 49ersRams -2
Sept. 19Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago BearsBears -2.5
Sept. 26Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans SaintsSaints -1.5
Oct. 3New York Giants @ Minnesota VikingsVikings -6
Oct.10Tampa Bay Bucs @ Carolina PanthersPanthers -10
Oct. 17New York Jets @ Arizona CardinalsCardinals -4
Oct. 24Houston Texans @ Denver BroncosBroncos -6.5
Oct. 31Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago BearsVikings -2.5
Nov. 7Buffalo Bills @ Seattle SeahawksSeahawks -10
Nov. 14Cincinnati Bengals @ New York GiantsBengals -2
Nov. 21Houston Texans @ Oakland RaidersRaiders -2
Nov. 28Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia EaglesPackers -3.5
Dec. 5Indianapolis Colts @ New York JetsJets -2
Dec. 12Baltimore Ravens @ New England PatriotsPatriots -9
Dec. 19Carolina Panthers @ Washington RedskinsPanthers -3
Dec. 26Detriot Lions @ Dallas CowboysCowboys -5

Quick Breakdown of Results, for more details scroll to bottom:
2 year Average points scored 46.79
2 year Average margin of victory 8.8
2 year Favorites 11-23-1 ATS
2 year Over 17-17 ATS
Last year Division faves went 1-2-1 ATS with the total going under 4 out of 4 times

What a great list of games! Long-standing division rivalries get their time to shine and some compelling cross-conference matchups featuring prospective playoff teams like Baltimore vs. Arizona, the New York Giants vs. Miami, Chicago vs. San Diego, and Kansas City vs. Green Bay. The atmosphere is always electric for these games and the crowd’s involvement is just another example of how much Monday Night Football means to football fans. Check back every week as we add links to our Monday Night Football game previews to give you the best, most detailed picks and prognostications.

The beauty of Monday Night Football is that you never know what you’re going to see. Remember Terrell Owens’s infamous “Sharpie” touchdown celebration on October 14, 2002 that sent shockwaves through the NFL? How about Mike Vick’s six touchdown performance in Philadelphia’s blowout win over Washington on November 15, 2010? John Elway and Joe Montana traded touchdowns for the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs back in 1994 in one of the most memorable MNF games ever. Tony Dorsett’s 99-yard touchdown run was a MNF highlight in 1983. The New Orleans Saints returned to the Superdome first the first time after Hurricane Katrina did severe damage to the facility for Monday Night Football on September 25, 2006 in front of a boisterous sell-out crowd and won 23-2 over the Atlanta Falcons. Remember Joe Theismann’s broken leg? The replacement refs in 2012 with the unbelievable Green Bay vs. Seattle finish? There are so many more memorable moments that we can’t possibly list all of them. How can you not love Monday Night Football?

We’re excited about another season of Monday Night Football on ESPN and you should be as well. Keep it tuned right here to BangTheBook for informative NFL previews on every game, especially the Monday Night Football matchups. Don’t forget to make BetDSI your home for betting on football throughout the 2015 regular season. Their reputation is second to none in the industry and the amount of wagering options for big games like Monday Night Football include fair side and total lines, a collection of prop bets, halftime wagering, and live betting.

In 2015 Favorites went 4-12-1, with Underdogs winning straight-up 8 out the 12 wins. Overs/Unders 5-12 

2015 Monday Night Football

WKMatchupSpreadScoreATS ResultSU Winner
1Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons+3/5524-26Underdog/UnderFalcons
1Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers+2.5/41.53-20Underdog/Under49ers
2New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts-6/4520-7Underdog/UnderJets
3Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers-4.5/4728-38Favorite/OverPackers
4Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks-10/4310-13Underdog/UnderSeahawks
5Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers-4/45.524-20Underdog/UnderSteelers
6New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles-3.5/50.57-27Favorite/UnderEagles
7Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals-10/49.518-26Underdog/UnderCardinals
8Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers-5/45.526-29Underdog/OverPanthers
9Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers-3.5/4922-19Underdog/UnderBears
10Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals-10/46.510-6Underdog/UnderTexans
11Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots-7/47.513-20PUSH/UnderPatriots
12Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns-6/4133-27Underdog/OverRavens
13Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins-2/4319-16Underdog/UnderCowboys
14New York Giants at Miami Dolphins+2.5/47.531-24Favorite/OverGiants
15Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints-2.5/5235-27Favorite/OverLions
16Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos-4/3917-20Underdog/UnderBroncos

2015 Average points scored 41.47
2015 Average margin of victory 7.12

In 2014 Underdogs again came out ahead going 10-7 ATS, the total went “Over” 12-5, scoring was up almost 7 points from the previous year while the margin of victory remained the same.

2014 Monday Night Football

WKMatchupSpreadScoreATS ResultSU Winner
1N. Y. Giants @ Detroit Lions-6/46.535-14Favorite/OverDetroit
1San Diego Chargers @ Arizona Cardinals-3/44.518-17Underdog/UnderArizona
2Philadelphia Eagles @ Indianapolis Colts-3/53.527-30Underdog/OverPhiladelphia
3Chicago Bears @ N. Y. Jets-3/4619-27Underdog/OverChicago
4New England Patriots @ Kansas City Chiefs+3/4541-14Underdog/OverKansas City
5Seattle Seahawks @ Washington Redskins+7/45.517-27Favorite/UnderSeattle
6San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams-3.5/43.517-31Favorite/OverSan Francisco
7Houston Texans @ Pittsburgh Steelers-3/44.530-23Favorite/OverPittsburgh
8Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys-9/4917-20Underdog/UnderWashington
9Indianapolis Colts @ N. Y. Giants+3/50.524-40Favorite/OverIndianapolis
10Carolina Panthers @ Philadelphia Eagles-6/4545-21Favorite/OverPhiladelphia
11Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee Titans-7/4624-27Underdog/OverTennessee
12Baltimore Ravens @ New Orleans Saints-3.5/5627-34Underdog/OverBaltimore
13Miami Dolphins @ N. Y. Jets-6.5/4213-16Underdog/UnderNY Jets
14Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers-12.5/5643-37Underdog/OverAtlanta
15New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears+3/53.531-15Favorite/UnderNew Orleans
16Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals+3.5/4728-37Underdog/OverCincinnati

2014 Average points scored 52.1
2014 Average margin of victory 10.47

In 2013 Underdogs went 9-7-1, the total went “Under” 9-8

2013 Monday Night Football

WeekMatchupSpreadScoreATS ResultSU Winner
1Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins-4/5233-27Underdog/OverPhiladelphia
1Houston Texans @ San Diego Chargers3/4431-28Underdog/OverHouston
2Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals-7/4020-10Favorite/UnderCincinnati
3Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos-16/48.537-21Push/OverDenver
4Miami Dolphins @ New Orleans Saints-7/5038-17Favorite/OverNew Orleans
5N. Y. Jets @ Atlanta Falcons-10/4530-28Underdog/OverN. Y. Jets
6Indianapolis Colts @ San Diego Chargers1.5/5119-9Underdog/UnderSan Diego
7Minnesota Vikings @ N. Y. Giants-4/47.523-7Favorite/UnderN. Y. Giants
8Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams12/43.514-9Underdog/UnderSeattle
9Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers-10.5/51.527-20Underdog/UnderChicago
10Miami Dolphins @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers2.5/4022-19Underdog/OverTampa Bay
11New England Patriots @ Carolina Panthers-3/46.524-20Favorite/UnderCarolina
12San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins5/45.527-6Favorite/UnderSan Francisco
13New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks-6.5/49.534-7Favorite/UnderSeattle
14Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears-1/4945-28Favorite/OverChicago
15Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions-5/50.518-16Underdog/UnderBaltimore
16Atlanta Falcons @ San Francisco 49ers-14/46.534-24Underdog/OverSan Francisco

2013 Average points scored 45.4
2013 Average margin of victory 10.58