NFL odds: Best bets for Week 12’s three Thanksgiving matchups
The Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles will kick off the NFL’s Thanksgiving tripleheader on Thursday afternoon in a pick‘em matchup. The line opened with the Eagles as 1.5-point favorites, but wins over Oakland and Green Bay have the public heavily backing Detroit to bring the betting line down to even at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Eagles are 4–6 straight up and against the spread this season. They are 7–1 SU and 6–2 ATS in their last seven games against Detroit. They will likely be without tight end Zach Ertz due to a concussion. Sam Bradford has been cleared from his own concussion, but an injury to his non-throwing shoulder leaves him a game-time decision.
The Lions are 3–7 SU and ATS, but have won outright in their last two games. The Lions have won their last two Thanksgiving games after losing nine straight prior to that. They expect to have all their key players available.
Meanwhile, the 10–0 Carolina Panthers travel to face the Dallas Cowboys in a game where the line has been all over the board; as of Tuesday night the Panthers ranged from 2-point favorites to 1-point underdogs at the sportsbooks.
The Panthers are 8–2 ATS this season, and 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven road games. They are 1–4 ATS in their last five games against the Cowboys. Dallas is 3–7 both SU and ATS this season, and 1–5 ATS in their last six home games; the team welcomed back quarterback Tony Romo last week.
Thanksgiving wraps up with the Green Bay Packers hosting the Chicago Bears. Green Bay opened as a touchdown favorite, but the line has expanded to as many as 10 points. The Packers have dominated this series at 9–1 ATS in the last 10 games and 5–2 ATS in the last seven games between the teams at Lambeau Field according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The Bears are 4–6 SU but 6–4 ATS on the season and have covered in six of their last seven games after an 0–3 ATS start. The Bears expect to have running back Matt Forte back in the lineup, with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery closer to a game-time decision for the matchup.
The Packers are 7–3 SU and 6–4 ATS on the season. They won and covered at the Minnesota Vikings last week, snapping a three-game SU losing streak and four-game ATS losing streak.