It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without food, family, friends, and an NFL triple-header.
This year’s slate offers up a trio of delicious contests, with plenty of betting value on the side. We’ll be blessed to be watching some of the NFL’s brightest stars, including Dak Prescott, Deebo Samuel, and Amon-Ra St. Brown. Enjoy the games and some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Here are the current NFL betting lines for the 2023 Thanksgiving Day games.
Thanksgiving NFL Games
Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m. ET)
Packers +4 (-110) @ Lions -4 (-110)
The Lions, as is tradition, open the Thanksgiving festivities by hosting the first game of the holiday’s triple-header. They welcome Jordan Love and the Packers to this fall classic at Ford Field.
With a final record of 9-8 last season, expectations couldn’t be much higher for a Lions franchise chomping at the bit for respect and continued success.
Look out for an immediate impact from rookie Jahmyr Gibbs, Detroit’s No. 12 overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. Of course, the star of the show should be St. Brown, who posted 106/1,161/6 in a stellar season. The Lions are also featured among the matchups in The Game Day’s top 10 games to watch this season.
In Love, Green Bay will hopefully have found a long-term solution to the quarterback position. However, the Lions will run away with this one — the Packers’ offense is in for a long season with so many question marks.
Washington Commanders @ Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m. ET)
Commanders +5.5 (-110) @ Cowboys -5.5 (-110)
We’re going back for seconds with this NFC East rivalry game. Would you be surprised to learn that Commanders have split this series over the last three seasons?
Washington is in the midst of a quarterback controversy between Sam Howell and Jacoby Brissett that should have resolved itself by Week 12. The rest of the offense is exactly the same though, and this squad underwhelmed with 18.9 points per game (24th) and 330.3 yards per game (20th) in 2022.
Even with Prescott sidelined for a handful of games, Dallas, ranked No. 6 in our offense power rankings, put up numbers: 26.8 PPG (4th) and 71.4% red zone scoring (1st). Cowboys cover because their offense, led by Tony Pollard and CeeDee Lamb, should dominate.
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks (8:20 p.m. ET)
49ers -1.5 (-110) @ Seahawks +1.5 (-110)
Any and all quarterback concerns should be alleviated by Week 12 for San Francisco. Brock Purdy orchestrated one of the most surprising rookie campaigns and will take centerstage against a Seattle team he’s already beaten soundly in the postseason.
Geno Smith and the Seahawks will be looking for redemption after a brutal Wild Card loss that saw Seattle outscored 25-6 in the second half. Kenneth Walker III must be given the running lanes to keep this defense honest to avoid a one-dimensional game plan.
The line carries uncertainty about the 49ers, for which I have none. San Francisco covers.