NFL Thanksgiving Betting Cheat Sheet: Profitable Picks, Odds for Bears-Lions, Bills-Cowboys, Saints-Falcons

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  • The Action Network's NFL analysts have comprehensive betting guides to all three Thanksgiving games..
  • Keep reading to find odds, betting picks and predictions for Bills-Cowboys and Saints-Falcons.
  • See how our experts are betting each over/under, as well as which prop bets are offering value.

Trying to find the best bets between stuffing the turkey and your face?

Our crew has everything you need to bet the three Thanksgiving NFL games:

  • Bears at Lions: 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Bills at Cowboys: 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Saints at Falcons: 8:20 p.m. ET

You’ll find comprehensive betting guides to each game, our favorite picks and more predictions below.


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Thanksgiving NFL Picks

Our staff reveals how they’re betting today’s games, complete with over/under picks for all three and Sean Koerner’s top props. Find out what their favorite bets are.

Thanksgiving NFL Betting Odds & Previews

Our staff previews all three of Thursday’s games, complete with analysis of the biggest mismatches and more. You can read our guide to all three here or find individual games below.

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

  • Odds: Bears -5.5
  • Over/Under: 37
  • Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: FOX

The Lions are expected to start third-string quarterback David Blough in light of Jeff Driskel’s hamstring injury — news that moved the spread in the Bears’ favor and dropped the over/under.

Our experts analyze whether there’s still any betting value on this game.

Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys

  • Odds: Cowboys -6.5
  • Over/Under: 47
  • Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS

Bettors are willing to fade America’s Team on Thanksgiving, with more than 60% of spread tickets and money coming in on the Bills. Our experts analyze whether you should follow the public, or if there’s better value elsewhere in this matchup.

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

  • Odds: Saints -6.5
  • Over/Under: 48.5
  • Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • TV: NBC

The Falcons upset the Saints as double-digit underdogs just three weeks ago. Now the Saints are 7-point road favorites. Our experts on where to find betting value on this primetime matchup.

Thanksgiving NFL Sharp Report

Pro bettors have keyed in on all three of today’s games. Find out how they’re betting each one.

Betting Trends For Thanksgiving Day Games

Thanks to our PRO Systems, John Ewing has identified three profitable betting trends for today’s games. Read more about those here.

Rovell’s Thanksgiving Betting Blog

Thanksgiving has been a great holiday for chalk bettors and a bad one for sportsbooks over the past 16 seasons. Darren Rovell is tracking all the latest news across the market.

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