The NFL’s Trio of Thanksgiving Day Games offers a variety of options

Posted on: 24 November 2022, 03:34h.

Last updated: November 24, 2022, 3:34 AM.

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the US, a time most will celebrate with friends and family. However, the NFL never takes a break and has three games on tap with plenty of options for sports bettors as Week 12 kicks off.

Detroit Lions vs Buffalo Bills
Detroit Lions defense end Aidan Hutchinson and NY Giants wide receiver Keny Golladay battled for a play last Sunday. The Lions won that game and will try to get another landslide victory today. (Image: Associated Press)

The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys almost always play on Thanksgiving Day, and today is no different. In the case of Detroit, they normally face an NFC team one year and an AFC team the next. This year they face the Buffalo Bills of the AFC East.

This is the early game, which is probably a good thing. It should be a one-sided contest, meaning it won’t be a distraction as everyone starts to gather to celebrate the day.

Bills need light exercise

The Bills, who broke a two-game losing streak last week, are confident that their star QB Josh Allen will continue to improve. He’s coming off a sprained right elbow that has seen him underperform in recent weeks, but he shouldn’t be too concerned in the Lions’ defence.

Accounts Lions
money line -435 +350
Spread -9.5 (-115) +9.5 (-105)
Over/under O54.5 (-110) U54.5 (-110)
Thanks to DraftKings

Buffalo needs his quarterback healthy if he wants to continue the battle with the Miami Dolphins. They are battling for first place in the division, both with a 7-3 record. However, Miami has won four in a row.

The Lions have a tough game ahead of them. They may have taken their last three wins to improve to 4-6 this season, but there’s little doubt they’ll face a tougher opponent today.

Still, the Lions can’t be ignored as they battle for second place in the NFC North, motivating them to action. They will put on a good show, but will pose no real threat.

Expect the under hit in this game. The Lions will have some offensive success, but not enough to push the score. The total has fallen in six consecutive games between these two, as well as the Bills’ last five games on the road.

Dallas and Giants take the stage

In Dallas, second place in the NFC East is on the line as the Cowboys and New York Giants face off again. They both have a score of 7-3, but Dallas is second due to its better performance against NFC rivals.

Giants Cowboys
money line +350 -435
Spread +10 (-110) -10 (-110)
Over/under O45.5 (-110) U45.5 (-110)
Thanks to DraftKings

The Cowboys will try to build on the banging momentum they gave the Minnesota Vikings. They also hope to repeat their performance in Week 3, which also saw them beat the Giants.

Mike McCarthy is confident that his defensive star Micah Parsons, the team’s leader, will recover from the blow he suffered in a leg during last week’s game and stop the Giants today. The Cowboys are the clear winners in this heads-up battle, winning four of the last six by more than 10 points.

Vikings host The Pats

In Minnesota, the NFC North-leading Vikings will try to forget the beating they took from Dallas last Sunday when they took on the New England Patriots. They could muster just three points to the Cowboys’ 40 and are looking at another tough Pats squad today.

Patriots Vikings
money line +125 -145
Spread +3 (-120) -3 (+100)
Over/under O42 (-110) U42 (-110)
Thanks to DraftKings

The Patriots have three consecutive wins to move them from the top two spots in the AFC East within a game. However, despite the recent embarrassment, the Vikings aren’t doing too bad either and sit atop the NFC North with an 8-2 record.

This third match of the day promises to be a close match, the close match of the day. The Vikings have not done well against the Pats, losing nine of 13 games. The same goes for the last five. For sports bettors, this gives reason to pause before placing a bet.

Today, however, another determined Vikings squad could be on the field. Minnesota is on a 10-game winning streak as the favorite to win and could add another today. The Vikings have a chance to take a decisive victory in front of their own fans, and push the over/under above 42 points.

Leave a Comment