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Complete 2015 Thanksgiving Day NFL Betting Preview

2015 NFL Thanksgiving Day BettingTHIS week we’ll be treated to three Thanksgiving Day football games on Thursday. The first game will kick-off shortly after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – another can’t miss event every year.

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Eagles vs. Lions odds and predictions for NFL week 12

Time: Thursday, November 26th 2015 at 12:30pm ET
Venue: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

The Detroit Lions (3-7) host the opening game of the day like always – they play the Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) this season. Both teams have underachieved, but the Eagles are still in the hunt in the wide open NFC East. Detroit have won two games in a row, but the Packers and Vikings have a 7-3 record in the NFC North.

Check out the betting lines below.

The Lions have wins against the Packers at Lambeau and the Raiders at home since their bye week. They have been getting it done with defense, as Detroit held the Packers to 16 points and the Raiders to 13 points. That’s a welcome surprise, since the Lions rank 29th in points allowed (27.4 PPG) and 20th in yards allowed (367.2 YPG).

On paper, the Eagles offense is scoring 22.9 PPG (15th) and gaining 375.0 YPG (8th). However, Sam Bradford is listed as doubtful for this game, which means Mark Sanchez is the likely starter. He played in week 11 against TB and the Eagles lost 45-17 at home. Sanchez threw three INTs and struggled most of the game.

Detroit are hot and they likely get to feast on a Sanchez-led Eagles offense. That’s a great recipe to grind out another low scoring win. I don’t expect Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the rest of the Lions offense to explode. But that’s fine – we just need the Lions defense to force Sanchez into making poor decisions.

Panthers vs. Cowboys gambling odds and picks for NFL week 12

Time: Thursday, November 26th 2015 at 4:30pm ET
Venue: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

Who would have thought the Carolina Panthers (10-0) would still be undefeated? Not me! They’ll be playing the Dallas Cowboys (3-7) who were able to pick up a win last week with Tony Romo back. This will be a competitive game now that Romo is back at QB, but I’m surprised the Panthers aren’t bigger point spread favorites.

Here are the latest betting odds.

Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart have really took control of this Panthers offense. Newton has thrown 20 TD passes and has rushed for 6 TDs, while Stewart already has 764 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs. As a team, the Panthers offense is averaging 29.9 PPG (3rd), 214.3 PYPG (28th) and 139.9 RYPG (5th).

Stewart will need another big game, as the Cowboys defense has been weaker against the run (104.7 RYPG – 15th) than the pass (231.1 PYPG – 10th). Dallas rank in the middle of the pack in points allowed (22.8 PPG – 14th).

This Panthers defense would need to play terribly for the Cowboys to win. Carolina rank 5th in points against (19.1 PPG) and 4th in yards against (322.8 YPG). They don’t have a weakness either. Until Newton cools down, there’s no reason to fade the Panthers when the bookmakers aren’t respecting them.

Bears vs. Packers betting lines and best bets

Time: Thursday, November 26th 2015 at 8:30pm ET
Venue: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin

To finish up the Thanksgiving Day festivities, we have a great NFC North divisional match-up. The Chicago Bears (4-6) take on the Green Bay Packers (7-3) at Lambeau. These teams met in week 1 and the Packers came out on top at Soldiers Field (31-23). There’s little reason to believe the Bears can steal this game on the road.

Check out the latest odds below.

Eddie Lacy had his best game of the year last week, as he rushed for 100 yards on 22 carries. The Packers need him to perform well again, as the Bears secondary has been tough. Chicago actually rank 4th against the pass (217.2 PYPG) compared to 25th against the run (123.7 RYPG). The Bears are giving up 25.1 PPG (22nd).

Green Bay haven’t picked up a ton of yardage offensively, but they score 24.9 PPG (10th). The Bears will need a few big stops in this game to keep it close. Matt Forte is expected to be back, which is a plus, but the status of Alshon Jeffery isn’t known yet. If Jeffrey can’t go, the chances of the Bears keeping it close is even worse.

The Packers are 10-1 in the last eleven games against the Bears, but a lot of those games have been close and as long as Jeffrey plays, I expect that trend to continue. With the entire country watching, the Bears will cover.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

Scott is one of the original degenerates working for MobileSportsBetting.com. Although he's most successful betting on NFL football and international soccer, he's also active in UFC and NHL hockey betting.

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