NFL Week 12 Thanksgiving Betting Picks and Preview

By Simon Taylor
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It’s Week 12 of the 2021/22 NFL season which just happens to also be Thanksgiving Weekmeaning we get treated to three NFL matches on Thursday!

We’re now getting to the business end of the regular season, and for the teams looking to make the playoffs, it’s getting really serious now.

One team that finally got their serious head back on last weekend was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

They ended their two-match losing streak with a win over the Giants, and in the process again became the favorites with the best Super Bowl betting sites

2021/22 Latest Super Bowl Winner Betting OddsBetOnlineMyBookie
Tampa Bay+550+490
Kansas City+700+600
Arizona Cardinals+850+765
Buffalo Bills+850+720
LA Rams+850+740
Dallas Cowboys+1000+960
Green Bay Packers+1000+885
Baltimore Ravens+1200+1050
New England Patriots+1200+1130

Las Vegas Raiders @ Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys will be looking for a fast return to winning ways when they host the Raiders on Thanksgiving. 

The Dallas Cowboys (7-3) have stuttered somewhat in November, losing two and winning two.

The defeats came at home to the Broncos (30-16) and away to the Chiefs (19-9) last Sunday.  

They come up against a Las Vegas Raiders side who have a 5-5 record and are on a losing streak of three.

The Raiders have had a November to forget, losing 23-16 away to the Giants, 41-14 at home to the Chiefs, and 32-13 at home to the Bengals last Sunday.

It’s really hard to see that run ending, and I think the Cowboys will win and beat the spread.

Cowboys (-7.5) To Win On The HandicapDallas Cowboys v Las Vegas Raiders
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Tennessee Titans @ New England Patriots

The Tennessee Titans are the latest side charged with the unenviable task of trying to stop the New England Patriots.

The Patriots are on a roll. They’ve now won five in a row, taking their season record to 7-4.

Bizarrely, Bill Belichick’s team are 2-4 at home and 0-5 on the road.

This weekend they are at home. Two of their five-match winning streak have come at the Gillette Stadium, and they were big wins (54-13 v the Jets and 45-7 against the Browns)! 

The Tennessee Titans will provide a good match-up for the Patriots. They sit top of the AFC South with an 8-3 record and are 4-1 away from home.

Last Sunday the Titans’ six-match winning run was brought to an end by Houston Texans (2-8) in what was a shock defeat.

The 5.5 points that the Titans have in their favor with BetOnline is putting me off the handicap line. 

This has the makings of a close match with both sides pushing each other all the way. 

So instead, I’m going to take a punt on the total line and go with over 44.5 total points. 

Over 44.5 Total PointsNew England Patriots v Tennessee Titans
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Indianapolis Colts

The Buccaneers will be looking for back-to-back wins when they visit Indianapolis on Sunday.

The Colts have a 6-5 record this season and are on a three-match winning streak that has seen them close in on the Titans at the top of the AFC South.

Last Sunday’s 41-15 win away to the Buffalo Bills was the most impressive of the winning streak, and will give the Colts plenty of confidence heading into Sunday’s showdown.

They come up against Tom Brady and his Buccaneers side, who have just recovered from their mid-season blip by defeating the New York Giants 30-10 on Tuesday.

The Colts do have the advantage in that they have had a couple of days extra recovery, vital at this stage of the season.

But this is the time of the year when the Buccaneers slips into gear, and I can see them over-running the Colts and winning by three or more points on the handicap.

Tampa Bay (-3) To Win On HandicapIndianapolis Colts v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens 

The AFC North is a tightly contested division, and the Ravens can take control of it with a win over the Browns on Sunday night primetime TV.

Yes, the Baltimore Ravens sit top of the AFC North, but with the Bengals providing close company, know they can’t afford any slip-ups.

The Ravens recovered from their shock defeat at the hands of Miami two weeks ago by beating the Chicago Bears last Sunday, taking their record to 7-3.

They come up against a Cleveland Browns side that sits bottom of the division with a 6-5 record. Last weekend the Browns could only manage a 13-10 home win over the Detroit Lions (0-9-1), hardly inspiring stuff!

The top NFL betting sites have awarded the Browns a 3.5 points start on the handicap.

With the form of the Browns, I expect the Ravens to win and cover the spread.

Ravens (-3.5) To Win On HandicapBaltimore Ravens v Cleveland Browns
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