Online Betting Football Odds for Thanksgiving Day’s Game
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Thanksgiving football makes it return this year with a lineup of enticing matchups to fill your online betting football betting needs. First up is an NFC North battle between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions followed by an interesting pairing between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys; two teams from America’s biggest markets. The last contest of the day will pit the New York Giants against the Washington Redskins. Since we’ve already broken down the first matchup of the day, let’s take a look at what the top sportsbooks are predicting for the Chargers vs. Cowboys matchup.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Dallas Cowboys – Thursday, Nov. 23rd
When: 4:30 pm ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online Betting Football Lines:
Los Angeles Chargers PK (-115) 47 ½ (-113)
Dallas Cowboys PK (-105) 47 ½ (-107)
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers bolt into this Week 12 matchup sporting a 4-6 record that ranks them 2nd in the AFC West. Los Angeles has had a pretty tumultuous season considering that they kicked things off by losing 4 in a row. The Chargers haven’t had much of a rebound since that slow start but the way they performed this past Sunday has left many NFL football betting players wondering if they were looking past LA too soon. Los Angeles traveled to Buffalo this past Sunday to deliver a 54-24 pummeling of the Buffalo Bills that was an unexpected finish to say the least. The Chargers performed so well that bookmakers decided to put together Pick ‘em odds for this matchup.
The Cowboys, like the Chargers, have gotten to know disappointment very well in 2017. Dallas enters this Thanksgiving Day’s matchup sporting a 5-5 record that ranks them 2nd in the NFC East but places them miles behind the 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Around the midseason mark, the Cowboys hit their stride and began posting numerous consecutive wins. However, things reached a tipping point when a federal judge reinstated Ezekiel Elliott’s 6 game suspension. The timing could not have been worse considering that Dallas was already dealing with a multitude of injuries and desperately needed some measure of reliability on offense.
The suspension left many online betting football players wondering whether or not the Cowboys would’ve been better off by having their star running back serve his time early in the season. Had Elliott sat out from day one, the second year star would already be back in the lineup and ready to help his team secure a spot in this year’s playoffs. Instead, Jerry Jones decided to advise the best player on his offense to engage in a legal battle they simply could not win, since the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players’ Association explicitly gave the commissioner that sort of leverage. Ultimately, Jones’ decision crippled his team’s 2017 chances and has left them in a position where they no longer stand a chance of making the playoffs – not even via a Wild Card berth.