NFL Thanksgiving Football Betting Preview
Week 12 in the NFL begins with the annual Thanksgiving triple-header.
The first game on the Thanksgiving schedule is the Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions. At Bovada Sportsbook, the Vikings are a 3-point road favorite. The Vikings head into the Thanksgiving matchup having won six straight, with a 5-1 record against the spread. On the road it’s been a different story. In their last nine road games, they’re terrible at 3-6 straight up and 2-7 ATS. As a road favorite the Vikings are 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three, but only 4-7 ATS in their last 11.
The Lions are on a three-game winning streak, at 2-0-1 ATS. However, at home they’re only 2-4 SU and ATS in their last six. As a home underdog they’re not too bad lately at 3-3 SU and ATS.
The matchup trends in this one shade toward Detroit. In its last three versus the Vikings, Detroit is 3-0 SU and ATS, including a 14-7 win back in Week 4 as a 2.5-point road underdog.
Th second game on the Thanksgiving schedule is the Los Angeles Chargers at the Dallas Cowboys. At Bovada Sportsbook, they’re currently listing this one as a pick’em.
Following last week’s 54-24 pummeling of the Buffalo Bills, the Chargers are a profitable 5-1 ATS in their last six games. They’re also 3-1 ATS in their last four road games, and in their last eight games listed as a pick’em the Chargers are 3-5 SU.
The Cowboys stumble into Thanksgiving having lost their last two games SU and ATS. With running back Ezekiel Elliott suspended, the Cowboys offense has dried up and scored only 16 points in those two losses. In their last four games as a pick’em, the Cowboys are 1-3 SU.
In the matchup trends the Chargers are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four versus Dallas, but they’ve lost their last two road games in Dallas SU and ATS.
The late Thanksgiving game is an NFC East matchup between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. The Redskins are a 7.5-point favorite.
New York upset the Kansas City Chiefs 12-9 as a 10-point underdog last week. Even with that win the Giants are only 2-9 SU and 4-7 ATS in their last 11 games.
The Redskins blew a big lead in a 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints last week that dropped them to 1-4 SU in their last five and 2-5 ATS in their last seven. At home Washington is an awful 1-6 ATS in its last seven.
In their last eight games against the Giants, the Redskins are 2-6 SU and ATS. At home Washington has lost three of its last four against the Giants both SU and ATS.