12:30 p.m., Payments by 9 ½, 54
HANK’S HONEYS: The Lions aren’t pushovers anymore after three straight SU W’s and the Payments have had issues overlaying these massive spreads since their early-season fireworks present has fizzled some. The Lions’ numbers aren’t good however they make up for it with grittiness and must be up for his or her one look on nationwide TV. Josh Allen, even when his elbow nonetheless isn’t 100%, ought to see some favorable matchups in opposition to the Detroit secondary. However the Lions can reply on offense. Their stout O-line does a great job of defending Jared Goff, who does fairly effectively in opposition to the blitz. Groups have been throwing on the Payments and the Lions can hold them off steadiness with Jamaal Williams lugging the turkey.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Lions and the over.
4:30 p.m., Cowboys by 9 ½, 45 ½
HANK’S HONEYS: A brief turnaround following a convincing loss and a slew of accidents for the Giants has pushed this line as much as a loopy quantity for a pair of 7-3 groups. However Thanksgiving Day video games are likely to get away from guests and this one is filled with warning indicators for Massive Blue. Wink Martindale’s blitzing scheme, which labored so effectively till final week, depends on man-to-man protection to carry up however with inexperience at each CB spots, the Giants must both play with fireplace or change their complete defensive character. The Dallas D bought its mojo again final week and may give attention to Saquon Barkley, who may be sporting down some underneath the season-long workload. The primary assembly, with Cooper Rush at QB for the Boys, wasn’t as shut as the ultimate rating. This one won’t be shut interval.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Cowboys and the over.
8:20 p.m., Vikings by 2 ½, 42 ½
HANK’S HONEYS: We’ve seen Invoice Belichick do that earlier than. Take the air out of the ball, take away your greatest offensive weapon and make you play on his phrases. We’ve additionally seen Kirk Cousins do that earlier than, shrinking within the nationwide highlight. He’s been vulnerable to strain and generally careless with the ball and the New England protection is able to creating that kind of situation. After being tossed round by the Cowboys cross rush, Cousins has a brief week to get his physique prepared for a equally fierce Pats entrance led by Matt Judon, with LT Christian Darrisaw shelved. The query is whether or not the moribund Patriots offense can rating sufficient factors to drag off the upset. In the event that they win the sector place battle they’ll. The Vikings quit quite a bit by the air and haven’t been nice in opposition to the run these days.
IF I WERE A BETTING MAN: Patriots and the underneath.