The NFL will rekindle its long American Thanksgiving tradition with three Week 12 games on Thursday. The action begins in Detroit Thursday afternoon as the winless Lions take on the Chicago Bears as the three-point home underdogs on NFL odds on sports betting monitored by OddsShark.com.
Detroit returns home for its annual Thanksgiving game after losing a 13-10 decision to the Cleveland Browns in Week 11, extending the team’s current winless streak to 13 games before Thursday’s game afternoon at Ford Field.
The Lions have been dominated by an average of 11.3 points per game while posting a 0-9-1 record this season. Additionally, they’ve gone 0-3 ATS this season as an underdog by four points or less in sports betting, and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 outings, according to the OddsShark NFL database.
The Bears arrive in Detroit with the goal of scoring a five-game slide against SU, capped by a 16-13 loss last weekend to the Baltimore Ravens which marked the third time they have scored 14 points or less in the during their current fainting. However, Chicago enjoys a 6-1 SU streak against the Lions, including three straight wins at Detroit with an overall margin of just 15 points.
Later Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys will look to strengthen their lead at the top of the NFC East as they host the Las Vegas Raiders as 7.5-point favorites on sports betting sites, while the Bills of Buffalo will visit the New Orleans Saints Thursday night as a 6-point bet chalk.
The Cowboys are coming off their weakest offensive performance of the season in last weekend’s 19-9 road loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and have now lost outright in two of their last three games. Injury remains a problem for Dallas, with the health of running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (concussion) both of concern. To complicate matters, the team’s 2-5 SU race in Thanksgiving Day contests. However, they face a Raiders team who are fighting for their playoff life after suffering three straight unbalanced losses, capped by last weekend’s 32-13 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.
And now in second place in the AFC East standings, the Bills will be looking to regain their scoring touch during Thursday night’s visit to the Big Easy. The Bills were humiliated in last weekend’s 41-15 loss to the visiting Indianapolis Colts, and averaged just 21 points per game while posting a 1-2 SU and 0 record. -2-1 ATS in their last three road games.
Injury-ravaged, the Saints return to action on a three-game losing streak in SU after being vastly outclassed in last weekend’s 40-29 road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.