2015 NFL Thanksgiving betting begins with Philadelphia taking on Detroit. The game kicks-off on FOX at 12:30 pm ET from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The NFL Turkey Day odds favor the visiting Eagles by 1-point to beat the Lions. Will Philly find a way to end Detroit’s surprising winning streak? Or has time run out on the Chip-experiment in the City of Brotherly Love?
A Closer Look At The Philadelphia Eagles Vs Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day Odds
The visiting Eagles are a -1 point favorite to take down Detroit on Thanksgiving Day. Philadelphia opened up as a -2 point road favorite before bettors hammered Detroit down to +1. The Over/Under is 45.5 after opening at 46. Odds makers may not offer a moneyline wager since the spread is so low.
What: Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) at Detroit Lions (3-7)
When: Thursday, November 26, 2015
Kickoff: 12:30 PM ET
Where: Detroit, MI
Stadium: Ford Field
Spread: Eagles -1
Game Total: 46
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Philadelphia vs Detroit
Bet The Philadelphia Eagles Thanksgiving Day Odds at -1 Because…
Philadelphia’s defense gets a reprieve after facing 2 very good offenses. Philly’s defense had trouble containing Miami’s rushing game when allowing 99 yards in a 20 to 19 loss 2 games ago. Versus Tampa bay’s offense, Philly’s defense looked horrible.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 23, 2015
The Bucs roughed up the Eagles with 283 rushing yards. It was like watching Baylor’s offense versus Kansas’s in the Big 12. Detroit averages 71.1 rushing yards per game. The Eagles’ defense should be able to control Detroit’s rushing game, which will put pressure on QB Matthew Stafford. Stafford doesn’t handle pressure well. He’s thrown 12 interceptions to only 15 TD passes this season.
Bet The Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day Odds at +1 Because…
Detroit’s defense has been awesome in the Lions’ last 2 games. Facing Green Bay on the road at Lambeau Field, Detroit held the high octane Packers to 16 points in an 18 to 16 win. It was stunning. Green Bay rushed for only 47 yards on the ground.
Versus Oakland, Detroit’s defense was exceptional again. This time, the Lions held the Raiders’ offense to 50 yards rushing and only 169 yards passing. Detroit shut down an offense that had been scoring points in bunches. The Raiders scored 35 against Pittsburgh on Nov. 8.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This game is all about the defenses. Philadelphia’s defense will have more luck against Detroit’s passive rushing attack. But, Detroit’s defense has been on a roll. It’s no longer easy to say that Philadelphia’s offense has the ability to put up a lot of points. The evidence just isn’t there. Detroit wins and covers.