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NFL Thanksgiving Day Odds Seattle Vs San Francisco

Thanksgiving Day Football Odds Seattle Vs San Francisco

A NFC West rivalry will be the nation’s collective nightcap for the 2014 Thanksgiving Day NFL schedule this year. The Seahawks vs 49ers rivalry might not have the history as the others in the NFL, but it sure has oozes hatred over the last few years.

Whether it be the battle between two young quarterbacks who play a similar style, the longstanding animosity between the head coaches that was lit in their college days, or the infamous exchange between Seahawks CB Richard Sherman and 49ers WR Michael Crabtree from last season.

The NFL oddsmakers have the Thanksgiving Day betting odds for this game set at a pick with the game total at a bunker busting 40.

Matchup: Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Nov. 27, 2014
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Santa Clara, California
Stadium: Levi’s Stadium
TV Info: NBC
Streaming Info: NBCsports.com
Radio: Seattle Vs San Francisco
Point Spread: PK
Game Total: 40

Analyzing The Seattle Vs San Francisco NFL Thanksgiving Day Odds

Seattle has stormed back after being written off by winning four of their last five games, including a convincing 19-3 victory over the league leading Arizona Cardinals, on Sunday. The Seahawks have the 12th best offense in the NFL, with a very singular goal. Run the ball!

The Seahawks have the best rushing unit averaging 169.6 yards per game on the ground, but third worst passing offense with 189.7 yards per contest. QB Russell Wilson has thrown 2230 yards, 14 TDs & 5 INTs with a 93 passer rating. Seattle’s success on the ground is a combination of RB Marshawn Lynch, who has recorded 852 yards & 9 TDs on 192 attempts, and Wilson, who despite being the quarterback has rushed for 644 yards & 4 TDs. After losing Golden Tate during the offseason and dumping Percy Harvin in Newark, WR Doug Baldwin leads all team’s receivers with 491 yards, & 2 TDs.

The Seahawks rely heavily on their defense that’s allowing 19.8 points, 296.8 yards, and they’ve forced 16 sacks and 15 turnovers. They have won 20 of their last regular season 26 games when allowing 30 or less points.

The San Francisco 49ers have the 18th ranked total offense in the league averaging 340.0 yards per game and 20.7 points and they are coming off a hard fought 17-13 win over Washington. The 49ers offense is the 24th passing the ball and the 11th rushing. QB Colin Kaepernick has 214 passes of his 347 for 2615 yards, 15 TDs & 6 INTs. WR Anquan Boldin has 65 receptions, 825 yards, & 4 TDs and WR Michael Crabtree follows him with 567 yards & 4 TDs. RB Fran Gore has 171 rushing attempts for 684 yards but only 2 TDs.

The 49ers total defense is the second best in the league; 2nd best against the pass and rank 7th stopping the run. San Fran has 22 takeaways this season; third best in the NFL, only behind the Houston Texans and the Green Bay Packers.

Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last five games, 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road, 2-5 ATS in its last seven games and 1-4 ATS in its last five games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last seven games and 4 of Seattle’s last six games on the road.

San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last eight games, 6-2 SU in its last eight games at home, and 1-6 ATS in its last seven games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Francisco’s last 14 games.

Thanksgiving Day Against the Spread Betting Philadelphia at Dallas

Thanksgiving Day Against the Spread Betting Philadelphia at Dallas

Philadelphia and Dallas are tied atop the NFC East division meaning that the winner of this game on Thanksgiving Day has first place on the line. The hometown Cowboys are 3 point favorites over the visiting Eagles with a lofty game total of 51.5.

Will Dallas break a 3 game against the spread losing streak on Thanksgiving? Or, will Philadelphia keep the streak alive?

Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys 
Date: Nov. 27, 2014 
Start Time: 4:30 p.m. ET 
Location: Arlington, Texas  
Stadium: AT&T Stadium 
TV Info: FOX
Radio: Philadelphia Vs Dallas 
Point Spread: Cowboys -3 
Game Total: 51.5

Analyzing My Thanksgiving Day Philadelphia at Dallas Against the Spread Betting Pick

Dallas showed tremendous grit against the New York Giants this past Sunday night. Down by 4 points, 28 to 24, with 3 minutes left, Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo drove Dallas down the field and put the Cowboys into the end zone with a great pass to Dez Bryant.

With only a minute left, Eli Manning and the Giants couldn’t counter, giving the Cowboys their eighth win of the season. It was the type of the game that last year’s Cowboys would have lost. That’s how much better the 2014 Dallas Cowboys are compared to the 2013 Dallas Cowboys.

But, will it translate onto the field versus the very good Philadelphia Eagles?  It actually should. Dallas is averaging 387.3 yards per game, ranking the Cowboys sixth in the total yards per game category, and they’re scoring, on average, 26.5 points per. Philadelphia’s defense is giving up 375.3 yards per game on average, making it one of the worst in the NFL. Teams score 25 points per game against Philly.

The Philly defense is so bad that Titan rookie QB Zach Mettenberger threw for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns. Dallas may not need Romo to throw for that many yards to put points up on the board versus Philadelphia on Thursday because running back DeMarco Murray continues to be awesome. Murray rushed for 121 yards from 24 carries versus the Giants this past Sunday. Philly is giving up 109 yards per game via the rush.

The Eagles are in a bad position in this game. They have to make sure to stop Murray, but if they put an extra man in the box, Romo should be able to find Bryant or tight-end Jason Witten with pin-point passing. Philadelphia could try and outscore the Cowboys, but that should be harder to do than it first appears.

QB Mark Sanchez really hasn’t been playing as well as everybody believes he has. Sanchez’s QB rating was only 78.3 versus Tennessee even though he completed close to 70% of his passes and threw for 307 yards and a touchdown. Why such a low rating after what looked like a good performance? In addition to the touchdown, Sanchez threw 2 interceptions. Dallas’s defense can be scored upon, but the Cowboys’ D is much better than the Titans’.

Dallas is on a roll. They have a legitimate shot to earn home field advantage throughout the playoffs. It’s doubtful that they’ll take a step back against an Eagles squad that, although extremely talented on offense, has a porous defense and a quarterback that is prone to making mistakes.

Thanksgiving Day Against the Spread Pick: Dallas -3

Turkey Day Online Football Odds Chicago at Detroit

Turkey Day Online Football Odds Chicago at Detroit

Chicago battles Detroit on Thanksgiving Day in a game that could continue the good fortunes of Detroit on Turkey Day.

Detroit is 2 and 0 against the spread in its last 2 games on Thanksgiving. Will it make it three in a row versus a suddenly resurgent NFC North rival in Chicago? The Thanksgiving Day online football odds have the home town Lions as one touchdown favorites over the Bears.

Matchup: Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions 
Date: Nov. 27, 2014 
Start Time: 12:30 p.m. ET 
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Stadium:Ford Field
TV Info: CBS
Radio: Chicago Vs Detroit 
Point Spread: Lions -7
Game Total: 47

Analyzing The Thanksgiving Day Online Football Odds for Chicago at Detroit

After losing 14 to 55 to Green Bay on the road, Chicago has responded with two very good victories. The Bears beat Minnesota 21 to 13 and then they took care of Tampa Bay this past Sunday in a 21 to 13 victory. There are a few things to note about the Chicago victories, though.

First, the Bears beat Minnesota and Tampa Bay, two of the worst teams in the NFL. Second, the Bears played both of those doormats at home on Soldier Field. Third, the Bears supposedly glamorous offense could do no more than score 3 touchdowns against each one of those teams. What’s going to happen this Thursday when the Chicago offense, led by Jay Cutler, takes on one of the best defenses in the NFL?
Detroit’s defense is ranked first in rushing yards allowed at 71.7 and first in points allowed per game at 17.1. The Lions have been extremely good at keeping teams from getting into the end zone. The average would be much less, actually, if not for the 9 to 34 loss to New England this past Sunday.

Even with the loss, Detroit’s defense figures to have no trouble containing Bears’ QB Jay Cutler who has been a mess this season. Cutler’s TD to interception ratio in the Bears’ last 3 games is 5 to 4. He threw for only 130 yards versus Tampa Bay. If he can’t get the ball out to his wide receivers this Thursday, Detroit is going to win this game going away because it’s very difficult for any team to run against Detroit’s front seven.

The Lions should get Reggie Bush back on offense as well. Bush is a key cog to the Detroit offense and could have a field day against a Bears’ defense that allows a ridiculous 27.5 points per game. The Bears’ defensive backs are going to have trouble as well since Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are due for a big game and the Bears’ allow over 260 yards passing per matchup.

This game comes down to one simple fact:  the Detroit Lions are a much better team than the Chicago Bears this season. The Bears have been playing better since the Green Bay drubbing, but they haven’t been playing good enough to beat Detroit.

Detroit should roll to an easy victory in this contest. Since the against spread line is only at 7 points, and the Lions figure to win by at least 10, Detroit is the play to start off Thanksgiving Day in the NFL.