Thanksgiving and football, that’s America! As we get set for a day of overeating we must consider the most important part of this great holiday. NFL football gambling. Matt Boeding and I have increased our overall record to an impressive 17-12-1. Our picks of the week will focus on just Thanksgiving games. So while you enjoy your turkey also enjoy some money.
*all spread from sportsbook.com
Minnesota Vikings -3 at Detroit Lions , over/under 44.5
Lions vs Vikings, the matchup to kickoff our holiday is by far the most interesting game of the day. The two top teams in the NFC North will tangle for division supremacy. The Lions took home a victory versus the Vikings in week 4 and with a victory on Thursday the Lions can be just one game behind the Minnesota in the division. Case Keenum had his worst game of the season against the Lions, but he is playing for his job and we think he comes up big. Vikings are the more complete team and with their ability to stuff the run they will be able to force Stafford into some bad decisions. We think this one will be close but we see the Vikings taking this one and Case Keenum keeping his job for one more week.
Los Angeles Chargers -1.5 at Dallas Cowboys, over/under 48
I have openly said I don’t think the Cowboys are a playoff team this year in a surprisingly stacked NFC. This line started at -3 for the Cowboys and has plummeted to -1.5 Chargers. Tyron Smith is supposed to play Thursday but if he is not 100 percent the Cowboys have shown an inability to protect Dak Prescott. Joey Bosa and the Los Angeles defense are not going to make it easy for the Dallas line. Bosas speed rush will be a problem all game. Cowboys also have some issues on defense with the loss of Sean Lee. Without Lee we think Phillip Rivers and Melvin Gordon dominate a Dallas defense that just can’t work without their leader. Cowboys being at home and playing a Chargers team that lives to choke will give them a chance but we see Chargers picking up a big win.
New York Giants at Washington Redskins -7.5, Over/Under 45
What are the New York Giants? No one including us at I Talk Sports and Thats It saw the Giants beating the Chiefs. Washington is coming off an epic collapse against the Saints on Sunday and will be looking for some retribution. We are going to see the intense Kirk Cousins return on Thursday and he is going to lead the Redskins to dominant effort offensively. The Redskins have a chance to make a run as the rest of their schedule is soft with not a single team with a winning record left on their schedule. We are worried about Chris Thompson being out for this game but overall we feel this should be an easy victory for the Redskins at home.
Redskins: -7.5 (Parlay Under)
James’s “Why Not” Pick of the Week 3-2: Tyrod shows up big time.
Sean McDermott made one of the dumbest coaching decisions of the 2017 season. His move to go with Nathan Peterman over Tyrod Taylor was very Cleveland Brownish. Buffalo will go to Arrowhead on Sunday and face off with a Kansas City Chiefs team that has seemed lost over the last few weeks. Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy will have huge games and give the Bills a chance to win this game. I don’t know if they can win but I think 10 points is way to much. Some one please get Tyrod Taylor out of Buffalo because he clearly farted on the wrong persons pillow or something.
Why Not pick of the week: Buffalo Bills +10
Good luck on your bets this week and remember if you aren’t down a paycheck you can still bet.