There will be only two Thanksgiving Day NFL games this year, with the NFL pushing the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game to Sunday due to COVID-19 issues for the Ravens.
Our handicappers Drew Dinsick, Dave Tuley and Matt Youmans give their best bets for the Houston-Detroit and Washington-Dallas matchups.
Houston Texans (-3, 51.5) at Detroit Lions
Dinsick: Houston will be playing its second-ever Thanksgiving game on Thursday. The Texans are coming off their biggest win of the season and are finally earning the respect of the market after a dreadful start to their 2020 campaign. The Lions are trending in the opposite direction, as they were shut out 20-0 by the toothless Panthers defense and now find their coach on the hottest seat in the NFL. It is tough to quantify motivations in this spot: Will the Lions players fight for their coach or have they had enough Matt Patricia?