Thursday’s NFL Thanksgiving lineup is primed to share the center stage throughout households across the world. The usual participants of the holiday games (Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions) are back for another year, with the Lions facing off with the Chicago Bears to begin the day and the Cowboys meeting with the Las Vegas Raiders during the middle of the slate. Additionally, the New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills will wrap the Thanksgiving lineup and take us into the holiday weekend.
The money coming in suggests that most bettors are siding with the favorites to win these games. At Tipico Sportsbook, 54 percent of tickets have the Bears at the money line, 73 percent are with the Bills on the money line, and 90 percent are betting the money line on the Cowboys. Outside of the Bears-Lions game — which has a 50/50 bet slip split on the spread — bettors are counting on the latter two games’ favorites to cover the spread, and only expect the Saints-Bills game to fall under the points total.
As far as key injuries that could shape the decision-making; Jared Goff is playing and Justin Fields is not during the Detroit-Chicago game. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys will host the Raiders without both CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper, Prescott’s No. 1 and 2 receivers. Finally, Alvin Kamara is OUT and Mark Ingram is doubtful to play against the Bills this evening.
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