How Should NFL Bettors Bet Primetime Games in Ohio?

How Should NFL Bettors Bet Primetime Games in Ohio?
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For Ohio’s two NFL teams, training camps this month could set the foundation for postseason success.

The Cincinnati Bengals will have rookies reporting to Paycor Stadium on July 22, with veterans set to report July 25. Fans already can follow the Bengals’ playoff chances.

The Cleveland Browns will report to its CrossCountry Mortgage Campus in Berea on July 19 (rookies) and July 21 (veterans).

With the excitement of the first full football season of Ohio sports betting for Buckeye State residents, utilized data from to determine how many primetime games last season went over or under.

Here are the numbers:

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NFL Primetime Over-Under in 2022

Day/GamesAverage ScoreOver/Under
Thursday Night Football (17 Games)25.5-15.27 Over, 10 Under
Sunday Night Football (18 Games)25-16.76 Over, 12 Under
Monday Night Football (17 Games)26.6-13.66 Over, 9 Under, 2 Push
Saturday Night Football (3 Games)21.7-18.31 Over, 2 Under
TOTALS25.4-15.520 Over (38.18%), 33 Under (61.82%), 2 Push



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If You Went Under, You Were Happy

For the 2022 seasonunder compiled a 33-20-2 record with a 61.82%-win percentage last season. Over had just a 38.18%-win rate. 
For the season, Thursday night had an under record of 10-7, with the average score, 25.5-15.2. 
Under had the most victories on Sunday night (18 games) with a 12-6 record, with an average score of 25-16.7. 
Monday night (17 games) had the most points scored for the winner with an average score of 26.6-13.6, but under still ruled the roost with a 9-6-2 record. 
Late in the season, Saturday night (three games) came onto the scene and under still won (2-1 record, with an average score of 21.7-18.3). 
For specific nights last season, Thursday had an under record of 10-7, with the average score, 25.5-15.2.

Plenty for Cincinnati, a Few for Cleveland

Star quarterback Joe Burrow is at the forefront of the promising Bengals Super Bowl odds.

The networks agree, with four primetime games in total, including two at home.

First is a Super Bowl LVI rematch against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Sept. 25 (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.). In 2022, the Rams edged the Bengals at home, 23-20, in Super Bowl LVI. Then Buffalo Bills come to town on Sunday, Nov. 5 (NBC, 8:20).

Cincinnati’s two primetime road games will be at the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Nov. 16 (Prime Video, 8:15) and at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, Dec. 4 (ESPN, 8:15).

With quarterback DeShaun Watson pointing toward a full redemption season, the Browns will be featured on primetime twice, starting with a huge AFC North Divisional battle at their rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Monday, Sept. 18 (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.).

The Browns must wait until Week 17 to return to nighttime action when they host the New York Jets on Thursday, Dec. 28 (Prime Video, 8:15).

Here is a look at the Browns playoff chances.

Tipico Sportsbook Latest Future Odds

The odds for the season are constantly being updated on Ohio betting apps.

Here are the latest future odds for the Bengals and Browns by Tipico Sportsbook as of Monday at noon.

Bengals: AFC North (+150, favorite), AFC (+470, 3rd favorite), Super Bowl (+950, fifth favorite).

Browns: AFC North (+430, 3rd favorite), AFC (+1700, 9th favorite), Super Bowl (+3000, tied for 13th with Seattle Seahawks).

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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