We have reached the back end of November now and so we get ourselves a Thanksgiving treat. There are three games that we can look forward to this Thursday and it truly is a feast for us all.
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Buffalo Bills @ Detroit Lions
The first game of Thanksgiving sees the Bills going to the Lions. In a surprise twist of fate Buffalo played in Detroit last Sunday due to their home game being moved. On paper this game might seem a bit of a forgone conclusion but its not that simple.
The Detroit Lions are currently sitting at 4-6 and are second in the NFC North. Despite the poor record the Lions have been on a run, winning their last three games in a row.
On top of that they look much stronger at home then they have done away this season. Over their five home games they have been averaging 31.6 points per game.
Last week they had an impressive win away to the New York Giants, 31-18 and they can be competitive in this match up.
The Buffalo Bills are also second in their division, level with the Miami Dolphins at 7-3, but behind them on the head-to-head. The Bills are in the opposite circumstance of the Lions having lost two out of their last three games.
Last week they managed to get themselves a win despite a slow start against the Cleveland Browns. Getting that win is massive for the Bills as they got to stop the losing streak and get back to winning ways.
The biggest concern for the Lions going into this game is that CB Jeff Okudah is doubtful after a concussion. Okudah has been the standout on a poor defence this season and losing him will be tough.
The only other issues the Lions have is defensive end, Josh Paschal, and right guard, Evan Brown, both questionable with knee injuries. Also, Josh Reynolds is questionable with a back injury.
The Bills still have some injury woes on the defensive side. Greg Rousseau, Tremaine Edmunds and Tre’Davious White are all doubtful for this game.
On the plus side it looks like the whole of the offence should be good to go. Josh Allen is still dealing with a shoulder issue but has shown it is not affecting him much.
Stefon Diggs over 89.5 receiving yards
The Detroit Lions defence is one of the worst defences in the league. They are ranked 28th in the league when it comes to the amount of passing yards, they give up each game. With that in mind Stefon Diggs over 89.5 receiving yards @ 17/20 is a good bet.
Dawson Knox - Anytime Touchdown
Also, they are tied 22nd when it comes to giving up receiving touchdowns. Dawson Knox is getting more involved in the offence and the Lions are poor against tight ends. At 15/8 Knox is a great price for an anytime touchdown.
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
The second game of the day sees the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys in a divisional matchup. This is a massive game for the NFC East rivals as both teams have been good this season and are fighting for a playoff spot.
The Cowboys are currently sitting at 7-3 and are tied second in the NFC East. Not only have the Cowboys got a good record they have done it against decent opposition. Only four of their ten games have been against teams with losing records.
Last week they went away to the Vikings and put in a dominant performance, winning 40-3 in a statement win. The Cowboys are starting to look strong and if they keep on form then they should be playoff bound.
The Giants have been a surprise package this year and are also at 7-3. Level with the Cowboys they are in with a chance of making it to the playoffs. They have only had to play four teams with a winning record though.
They have also had a rocky few weeks losing two of their last three games against the Seahawks and Lions. They still look like a decent side but need to get back to winning ways in a tough division.
The Cowboys defence is littered with questionable players for this Thursdays game. DeMarcus Lawrence, Micah Parsons and Anthony Barr are the main guys who are, but all should play.
Offensively the only real issue for the Cowboys is the game time management of Ezekiel Elliott. Zeke played on Sunday after some games away with the knee injury. However, with Tony Pollard the Cowboys can afford to manage is reps.
The Giants biggest issue on the defence is at cornerback. Adoree Jackson and Fabian Moreau both have injuries with Jackson out for the game.
On the offence the Giants o-line is nearly all questionable. On top of that they have now lost rookie wide receiver, Wan’Dale Robinson after tearing his ACL. The offence will be focused on Saquon Barkley and Darius Slayton in this game.
Darius Slayton - Receiving Yards
The Giants attacking options have got less with the injury to Wan’Dale Robinson leaving not many players left. Thanks to that Darius Slayton looks the player to look at and over 47 yards looks achievable at 5/6.
Dalton Schultz - Anytime Touchdown
Also, another touchdown scorer bet to go for is Dalton Schultz. He is a favoured target of Dak Prescott and at 2/1 for a touchdown anytime is the way forward.
New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings
The final game of our Thanksgiving Day feast is between two teams who are pushing for playoff spots. The New England Patriots are travelling to Minnesota to take on the Vikings to finish off the day.
The Vikings have been on a great run this season till they came up against the Cowboys on Sunday. Sitting at 8-2 the Vikings were flying but getting destroyed by the Cowboys at home 40-3 is a big loss and might be hard to come back from.
Most of their wins have been one score games and it has also been said that aside from a tight overtime win against the Bills, their other wins have been against poorer opposition. Bouncing back is a must for the Vikings although they look comfortable for the NFC North title.
The Patriots have a record of 6-4 but are in an extremely competitive division in the AFC East. They had a tough start losing three of their first four games but have managed to turn things around.
In the last six weeks the Patriots have won five games and are showing how competitive they can be. Last Sunday they beat division rivals the Jets in a low scoring affair, managing to get the 10-3 win from a huge punt return. Their moral will be sky high after that.
The Vikings have got a near clean bill of health of the offence with only left tackle, Christian Darrisaw out of the game. He suffered a concussion in the last game and so will not be through the protocol in time.
Defensively the team have a few questionable players, but most are likely to play. Dalvin Tomlinson has a calf problem along with both Za’Darius Smith and Andrew Booth with Knee issues.
The Patriots also have a decent roster with not many injuries to worry about. Offensively, DeVante Parker is questionable with a knee injury along with o-linemen David Andrews and Isaiah Wynn also being questionable.
Defensively the Patriots have an almost clean bill of health. The only problems they have are already on IR with Christian Barmore and Ronnie Perkins not expected back anytime soon.
Rhamondre Stevenson - 58.5 Rushing Yards
The Vikings defence is ok but not amazing and so that looks the angle to attack in this game. The Patriots lead running back, Rhamondre Stevenson, is a strong runner in a run first team and at 17/20 to get more than 58.5 rushing yards is a good bet.
TJ Hockenson - Anytime Touchdown
Also, on the Vikings side we have got another tight end touchdown anytime scorer for you. TJ Hockenson has had 28 targets in the last three games and getting a touchdown will come eventually. At 15/8 he is a good price.