When the season began I was unsure if we would have Thanksgiving Day Football. The coronavirus is raging out of control and many are away for the first time from friends, families, and loved ones. I am fucking glad we have three NFL games to discuss!
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We’re looking forward to a solid Week Twelve and I’m excited about this slate of Thanksgiving Day games to watch and wager on!
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This posting is only going to be about the Thanksgiving Day slate. Cash with Flash Best Bets will provide more plays for Sunday in a separate post.
Houston Texans vs Detroit Lions (+3)
Nothing says Thanksgiving like the Detroit Lions playing a home game on the first game of the day. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was shutout for the first time in his career last week against Carolina and Houston is coming off of a 27-20 home win over the New England Patriots. Both teams have several injuries they are dealing with and those injuries are to receivers. That’s important because these two football teams have zero ground games and these two teams have 19 giveaways between them this season. Both sides also allow at least 252 passing yards per game making that injury report even more important. Stafford was shutout for the first time in his career and he will likely have the healthier receiving corps and especially so if Kenny Golladay suits up. Randall Cobb is out for Houston and that’s going to hurt Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Detroit is 6-2 ATS over their last eight Thanksgiving Day games.
Thanksgiving Day Pick: Lions +3 Under 51.5
Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys (-3)
The Cowboys playing on Thanksgiving is another tradition and I’m so happy they are playing this Thursday. Washington won their first meeting four weeks ago by a score of 25-3 and this is a slightly different Cowboys offense with Andy Dalton returning from injury last week to throw for 203 yards and three touchdowns in their road upset over Minnesota. Washington quarterback Alex Smith fell to earth after his amazing game against the Lions and threw for 166 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Washington allows 120 rushing yards per game and Ezekiel Elliott is going to have himself a day. Be sure to check on the injury situations.
Thanksgiving Day Pick: Dallas -3 Under 46
Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers (-4)
Pittsburgh is the lone unbeaten team in the NFL and dispatched the Ravens in Baltimore by a score of 28-24 nearly four weeks ago. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson three interceptions with a fumble in that game but the Ravens ground game gashed Pittsburgh for 265 rushing yards. J.K Dobbins rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown but will miss this game along with Mark Ingram due to Coronavirus issues. In fact, Baltimore has as many as nine players on the covid-19 watch and they have to face a Steelers defense allowing an average of 103 rushing yards per game with Gus Edwards as the lone back. Roethlisberger threw for 188 yards and a pair of touchdowns last time he saw Baltimore and has thrown 13 touchdowns with three interceptions over the past five games.
Thanksgiving Day Pick: Steelers -4 Under 45
Good luck today!!