2021 NFL Thanksgiving Day Moneyline Picks

2021 NFL Thanksgiving Day Moneyline Picks

Nick Pedone
10 months ago
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2021 NFL Thanksgiving Day Moneyline Picks

Hold the turkey. Hold the stuffing. The best part of Thanksgiving Day is football and bet picks. 

Here's are my 2021 NFL Thanksgiving Moneyline picks.

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions: 12:30 p.m. FOX

This Thanksgiving slate starts off with potentially the worst matchup of NFL Week 12, and the Jets play the Texans this week.

According to reports, Bears head coach Matt Nagy will be coaching his last game against the Lions. Nagy later denied those reports. 

Oh yeah, Justin Fields isn't even playing in this game. Neither is Jared Goff.

The Lions haven't won yet, but they're getting close. They tied with Pittsburgh and lost a tight 13-10 game with the Browns. There's no quit in Dan Campbell.

On the flip side, Andy Dalton is good enough to beat a bad Lions team. But wideout Allen Robinson is questionable (as always) and there's just been too many distractions for Chicago this week. Not to mention, Khalil Mack is done for the year and Akiem Hicks is questionable.

I've got Detroit picking up their first win of the season. Thanksgiving Miracle.

The Pick: Lions ML (+135)

Las Vegas Raiders @ Dallas Cowboys: 4:30 p.m. CBS

The Cowboys were stunned in Arrowhead against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dak Prescott looked awful, Ezekiel Elliott got his ankle rolled up on, but I still believe the Cowboys are the flat out better option here.

In typical end of November fashion, the Raiders have hit their skid. They've lost their last two games (versus the Chiefs then Bengals) in blowout fashion.

There's certainly a lack of offensive weapons for Vegas without Henry Ruggs.

I'd look for the Cowboys to get right here. The spread (-7.5) is too many points for my liking, so I'll stick with the moneyline.

The Pick: Cowboys ML (-335)

Buffalo Bills @ New Orleans Saints: 8:20 p.m. NBC

Longterm, I have very little faith in the Buffalo Bills to make a splash this postseason. Their inability to run the football and offensive inconsistencies are too much to ignore.

Short term, there's no reason why they should not win this game.

Offensively, all the Saints have is Alvin Kamara. Their quarterback position remains an enigma, and that's why they're 5-5 coming into this game.

Again, the 6.5 point spread is a bit much for my liking. The Bills should be able to cover, winning by a touchdown or more, but it's hard to bet against Sean Payton like that, especially with Buffalo's inconsistencies.

The Pick: Bills ML (-278)

Parlay the Bills, Cowboys, and Lions all winning outright together, and that creates odds of +315. Enticing? Sure. But could set up for an afternoon of an over-stuffed stomach and disappointment if the Lions lose.

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