Thanksgiving has arrived and that means family, friends, fowl, fixings and football.
The NFL tradition of playing on Thanksgiving continues today with three great games. Add to that two college football games and bettors have a smorgasbord to choose from.
For some football fans and odds makers alike, this Thanksgiving lineup is the best there has been in quite some time especially when it come to the three NFL games.
NFL Thanksgiving Day Games
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions
According to Bovada and topbet, the Lions are favored by 7 points with the total points sitting on 47.5. The offense for Detroit has sputtered of late, but their defense comes to play each week, which could make the UNDER almost automatic in this game. However, Chicago could win this outright and receiving a touchdown is almost too much to pass up in this bitter rivalry.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
Dallas is favored by 3 points, with the point total at 55. Both teams are tied for first place in the NFC East with identical records. The Dallas offense led by DeMarco Murray is explosive and can put up points just as well as the Eagles offense can. Defensively both teams have struggled at times this season. Could a last possession score determine the winner, stay tuned.
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are favored by one point, with the point total on just 40. This game is for all intents and purposes a tossup. The teams have identical 7-4 records and trail Arizona by two games in the NFC West. The teams have split the past 4 head-to-head games, with each game won by the home team. A late field goal wins this one.
TCU vs. Texas
The TCU Horned Frogs are favored in this matchup by 6.5 points with the point total on 56.5. Texas has not beaten major opponents but has gained a great deal of confidence with winning four of its past five games overall.
The Longhorns defense is No. 12 in the nation in yards allowed per play at 4.6. That is one reason, according to sportsbook.com and betonline, the UNDER has cashed so many times for Texas. The Longhorns could surprise the Horned Frogs and not only cover, but win outright.
LSU vs. Texas A&M
LSU is favored by 3 points, with the point total on 50.5 in this matchup. The offense for LSU has done little all season. The Texas A&M Aggies have not faced such a strong defense this season and that could prove too much for their offense to handle. The Tigers should cover this with the points staying UNDER.