The NFL regular season heads into the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend with a full slate of games featuring all 32 teams in action. This adds up to even more opportunity for local bookies all across the country to post another big gain to their bottom line taking action on the games.
Thursday’s traditional Thanksgiving Day games start with the 8-2 Minnesota Vikings going on the road as three-point favorites to face the 6-4 Detroit Lions with the total set at 44.5 points. Game time on FOX is set for 12:30 p.m. (ET). The Vikings have covered in their last five games as part of a 7-3 record against the spread.
In a 4:30 p.m. kickoff at AT&T Stadium on CBS, the 5-5 Dallas Cowboys play host to the 4-6 Los Angeles Chargers in a game that remains a PICK. The total for this inter-conference clash has been set at 48. The Chargers have covered in five of their last six games, while Dallas fell to 5-5 ATS after failing to cover in its last two contests.
Thursday Night Football on NBC at 8:30 p.m. features a NFC East title between the 2-8 New York Giants and the 4-6 Washington Redskins. Washington is favored by 7.5 points at home with a 46-point total, but the Giants have won six of the last eight meetings both SU and ATS.
Sunday’s NFL slate gets underway on CBS at 1 p.m. with an AFC East matchup between the 4-6 Miami Dolphins and the 8-2 New England Patriots. New England is listed as a prohibitive 17-point home favorite with a total line of 47.5.
This is just one of five games on the day with double-digit spreads on the board for private bookies. The 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles are favored by 13.5 points at home against the 3-7 Chicago Bears at 1 p.m. on FOX. The Eagles are 8-2 ATS, while the Bears have also been a good bet this season at 6-3-1 ATS. The betting line for the total in this NFC matchup is 44 points.
Kansas City has just one win in its last five games (SU and ATS) to fall to 6-4 on the year, but it is a 10-point home favorite against the 5-5 Buffalo Bills with the total set at 46. In another 1 p.m. start, the 6-4 Atlanta Falcons will try and keep things rolling as 10-point home favorites against the 4-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in that NFC South tilt. The total for this game has been set at 49.
In other early action, 0-10 Cleveland is an eight-point underdog against 4-6 Cincinnati with a 38-point total. Carolina is 7-3 on the year and it will be on the road against the New York Jets as four-point favorites with a total line of 39.5. The Jets are 4-6 SU with a 6-3-1 record ATS. The 6-4 Tennessee Titans are 3.5-point road favorites in their AFC South matchup against the 3-7 Indianapolis Colts. The total for this game stands at 44 points.
Sunday’s late games are highlighted by a huge matchup in the NFC between the 8-2 New Orleans Saints as 2.5-point road underdogs against the 7-3 Los Angeles Rams in a 4:25 p.m. start on FOX. The total has been set at 53.5 points. The Saints are riding an eight-game winning streak while going 6-2 ATS.
Seattle (6-4) is a seven-point road favorite against 0-10 San Francisco and 7-3 Jacksonville goes on the road to Arizona to face the 4-6 Cardinals as a 4.5-point favorite. Oakland (4-6) is a five-point home favorite against the 3-7 Denver Broncos, who have failed to cover in their last six games.
Sunday Night Football features an inter-conference clash between the 5-5 Green Bay Packers and the 8-2 Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh sits as a heavy 14-point home favorite with the total set at 41 points for this 8:30 p.m. start on NBC.
ESPN’s Monday Night Football in Week 12 pits the 4-6 Houston Texans on the road against the 5-5 Baltimore Ravens as seven-point underdogs. The total line for this 8:30 p.m. kickoff at M&T Bank Stadium has been set at 38 points.