NFL Thanksgiving Triple Header – Betting Previews & Latest Odds

NFL Week 12 Odds Previews

Here are latest NFL week 12 odds and analysis for the Thanksgiving Day football feast with this triple-header. The Bears head to Detroit to face the Lions, the Cowboys visit the Las Vegas Raiders, and the Bills meet the Saints in New Orleans. All six teams will be looking to rebound from Week 11 losses.

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Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions

After their fifth straight loss, the Bears are currently 3-7. The Ravens beat the Bears 16-13 even without Lamar Jackson.

As if the loss wasn’t bad enough, Bears quarterback Justin Fields had to leave the game in the middle due to a rib injury. However, it wasn’t all bad – Andy Dalton passed for 201 yards and two touchdowns. But despite Dalton’s best efforts, the Ravens were able to win the game at the end by marching 72 yards in five plays.

Even though they lost their last game and will be without their primary quarterback, the Bears are still the favourites in this Thanksgiving matchup versus the Lions, according to Bovada Sportsbook.

This is because the Lions looked horrible in their 13-10 defeat to the Browns on Sunday, as they have all season. D’Andre Swift kept the offence alive with 136 running yards and a score in Tim Boyle’s first NFL start. Apart from Swift, it’s difficult to find 202much favourable to say about the Lions recent performance and we are expecting the Bears are expected to thrash the Lions on Thursday.


Las Vegas Raiders @ Dallas Cowboys

Starting without Amari Cooper, the Dallas Cowboys lost 19-9 in Week 11. Dallas also  finished the game without CeeDee Lamb, while Ezekiel Elliott was briefly sidelined with a knee injury.  Due to a lack of effective receivers, Dak Prescott had a difficult game last week, finishing with 216 passing yards and two interceptions.

The Raiders’ defence has allowed 32 points per game over the previous three weeks so it’s easy to say why, despite Cooper’s possible absence from this week’s game, the Cowboys are still -340 moneyline favorites with the online sportsbooks.

The Raiders have now lost three straight games, the most recent being a 32-13 loss against the Bengals. In the fourth quarter, it was a three-point game when Cincinnati marched downfield for a score, which was followed by Derek Carr’s turnovers on consecutive possessions. Joe Mixon had 30 carries for 130 yards and two scores, and the Raiders had no idea how to stop him. The Las Vegas Raiders do not appear to be in excellent shape at the moment.


Buffalo Bills @ New Orleans

The Bills have gone 2-3 since opening 5-1 and were humiliated 41-15 at home by the Colts. They were up against Jonathan Taylor though, the best running back in the NFL, but the Bills should not have allowed 185 running yards and five total touchdowns to a single man.

However, despite a poor defence, the Bills offence was much worse. Josh Allen passed for only 209 yards and two touchdowns to offset his two interceptions. Buffalo’s 307 points were the team’s second-lowest total of the season. Despite their terrible showing against the Colts, bettors anticipate Buffalo to bounce back against the Saints.

The New Orleans Saints have lost their last three games. After trailing by 26 points after three quarters, Trevor Siemian’s offence really needs Alvin Kamara back but he appears to be out for the Thanksgiving game. The Saints’ defence is a bigger source of concern for their fans. The Eagles converted 12-of-21 third downs and held the ball for 37 minutes against New Orleans. With the NFC wild-card picture growing more cluttered by the week, the Saints really need to win this Thanksgiving game but many believe the Bills have a chance to ruin the Saints’ playoff aspirations on Thursday.


* NFL week 12 odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to changes.

Darren Moore
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Darren lives & breathes sports betting and is always sniffing out his next value bet. His favourite sports to bet on are the NFL, horse racing and UFC but he will bet on anything if he thinks the odds are favourable.