Sportsbetting3 2022 NFL Thanksgiving picks

The NFL represents a Thanksgiving tradition like the turkey on the table.

For Thursday’s afternoon festivities, the NFL offered fans three games this year.

Let’s break down each game and give the consensus winning picks.

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Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions

Josh Allen and the Bills face the Detroit Lions and its’ putrid defense.

The Bills own am elite quarterback in Josh Allen who in nine games owned the third-most passing yards with 2,733. Stefon Diggs in those nine games made 72 receptions for 985 yards and seven touchdowns. Buffalo ranked in the top five for points per game. The defense ranked in the top five for fewest points per game too.

The Lions give up the second-most rushing yards per game, and sixth-most in passing yards. Detroit surrendered the most points per game as well.

This recipe does not bode well for the Lions as a high-powered offense like the Bills may run up the score and slaughter the Lions. Do not expect the Lions to cover any spread.

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

The Giants and Cowboys own similar records, and this should be an interesting game, but the matchup predictor gives Dallas a 78 percent chance of winning.

In the last 11 regular-season games between these teams, Dallas owns an impressive 10-1 record.

Both teams rank in the upper echelon of the league for fewest points allowed per game, which both are under 20. Also, both teams score an average of over 20 points per game.

Dallas owned a stingier pass defense that allowed the third fewest yards through nine games. The Cowboys owned the highest number of sacks on defense too.

Also, the Cowboys possessed one of the best offensive lines in the league, as evidenced by the third fewest sacks allowed. In contrast, the Giants allowed one of the highest number of sacks on offense, so this may be the deciding factor between the division rivals.

This should be an interesting game, but the Giants abysmal offense line may crumble under the Cowboys. Take the spread because this should be a close game.

New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings

The Patriots disappointed fans so far this season, as it dwelled in the bottom of the AFC East.

New England’s offense is abysmal as it ranks near the bottom in rushing yards and passing yards. A solid pass defense, and an okay run defense cannot chalk up the wins despite an average of over 22 points per game for the offense.

On the other hand, the Vikings own a decent run defense, but a horrible pass defense. Despite the middle-of-the-pack run defense, the passing defense allows one of the highest yards per game. Overall, the Vikings allow 400.2 yards per game, and the Patriots surrender 347.2. The huge difference in these teams is the passing yards allowed, New England at 226.6, and Minnesota with 281.9.

This game looks like a potential shootout, and Minnesota owns the better receiving core that favors the team in such a scenario.

It will be interesting to see what the score may be, but the Vikings passing game should power through this one.