Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and more importantly, 3 NFL games will be on throughout the afternoon to keep you entertained when your family fails to do so. But why settle with just watching 3 games that have little to no importance for you? Why not take this opportunity to make some cash for your Christmas shopping? Here is a Thanksgiving parlay that is surely going to make you rich!
Detroit Lions -2.5 (-110) vs. Philadelphia Eagles- These two teams have looked ugly throughout the year, and betting on either seems like a bad idea. But considering Sam Bradford is questionable to play with a sprained left shoulder, Mark Sanchez may be the starting QB for the Eagles, and that makes me question what Phili could put together through the air. The Lions have given up the most rushing TDs in the NFL this year (15), but I can’t find a player prop for a DeMarco Murray TD, so this will have to work. What do the Lions do? Neglect the run, which is too bad considering the Eagles rank in the bottom 10 of rushing yards allowed per game. Regardless, take the Lions at home with some confidence. (This line opened at PHI -1, but has moved all of the way to Lions -2.5, so the public is backing me on this pick).
Carolina Panthers (ML) @Dallas Cowboys- The spread will vary depending on who you go to, but many have the Panthers as a 1-point underdog. Yes, Tony Romo returning with Dez Bryant makes the Cowboys a different team than what their record says, but this game opened as a pick-em and has moved in most books to the Cowboys being a favorite. Carolina is not sexy. Ted Ginn Jr. is not a competent WR1, yet they find theirselves at 10-0. How is this? Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart, and co. have controlled the run game, and the Panthers D has been quite impressive. The Cowboys are about to make a run for the playoffs, but let’s not forget what Carolina has done over these weeks. Take the Panthers in any line, but if they are favorite with your bookie, take the spread. They will win comfortably.
Over 45 (-110) Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers- To make this clear, the Packers will win this game. But this is gambling. And as much as I trust a Packers win, I do not trust the current -9.5 spread. Green Bay over the past few weeks has been perplexing, so to only grade them on their previous game could be costly. If you want to play it safe, take the Packers on the money line. It won’t pay out well, but they are a lock for the win. If you want to win serious cash, take the over here. Rodgers has looked off recently, but the Bears are a pretty weak defense, so to think he puts up another dud versus another poor divisional defense is unluckily. As for the Bears, Jay Cutler has been competent, and Matt Forte’s return should only benefit the offense. Watch for Alshon Jeffery’s availability. If he doesn’t play, consider this call a risk. If he’s active, this is a lock in my eyes.