Bears, Cowboys and Falcons Favoured To Win on Thanksgiving Day

Published on November 22nd, 2018 11:00 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



NFL football in the United States of America during the Thanksgiving holiday is a big deal.  It is no different this year. One of the most time honoured traditions when it comes to US Thanksgiving is the trio of NFL football games that are played. The idea? Americans can gorge on turkey while watching some NFL football. The NFL plasters Thanksgiving with wall-to-wall football that gives fans approximately 10 hours of football action to enjoy.

Thanksgiving will always feature the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys playing host to divisional rivals. This year, the Lions are playing host to the Chicago Bears, while the Cowboys are playing host to the Washington Redskins. The late game will see the Atlanta Falcons travel to New Orleans to take on the red-hot Saints.

There are some key injuries for the Thanksgiving games, as the Bears will be missing starting QB Mitchel Trubisky, while the Redskins lost their QB Alex Smith to a season-ending broken leg.

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Let's take a look at the odds for each of the games, along with some notes:

Source: Bet365
Timestamp: November 22nd, 2018 10:47 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Chicago Bears, -3, 1.95
Detroit Lions, +3, 1.86

Chicago Bears' QB Mitchell Trubisky will miss this game, which results in a downgrade to the Bears' offence. The Bears will likely rely heavily on Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard in this contest, while the Lions will look to the explosive Kenny Golloday to put up points. The Lions tend to play very well at home on Thanksgiving, so you may see an upset in this one.

Washington Redskins, +7, 1.83
Dallas Cowboys, -7, 2.00

The Cowboys have been playing much better as of late, led by Ezekiel Elliott and the improved play of Dak Prescott. The Cowboys can place themselves right back in the NFC East race with a win over the Redskins on Thursday. The Redskins will be looking to Colt McCoy to lead their offence, while the Cowboys will look to feed Ezekiel Elliott early and often. Keep in mind that Elliott tends to excel during nationally televised games.

Atlanta Falcons, +11.5, 1.90
New Orleans Saints, -11.5, 1.90

The New Orleans are the best team in football right now, as they have absolutely demolished the likes of the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals in recent weeks.

The offence is led by a four-headed beast (Brees/Kamara/Ingram/Thomas), while the Saints defence is playing exceptionally well. Until something changes, the Saints are the runaway favourites to win the Super Bowl.

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Who do you think is going to win on Thanksgiving Day?

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