NFL Week 12 Thanksgiving game picks

Week 12 is here, and with it comes the annual tradition of Thanksgiving football.

This year features three Thanksgiving day games to sample: Packers vs Lions at noon, Commanders at Cowboys in the afternoon, and 49ers at Seahawks in the evening.

While a few of these have pretty wide spreads, it’s actually a pretty decent slate of divisional matchups—some of which could turn out closer than expected.

Let’s get right to today’s picks, which I’ll be making on a straight moneyline (aka picking the winner) basis. 

I’ll still provide the information on the spread and over/under, for those interested. At the bottom, I’ll show the rest of the staff’s picks for the game.

Thanksgiving noon: Green Bay Packers (4-6) at Detroit Lions (8-2) The pick: Lions (-375) Spread: Lions -7.5 | Over/Under: 47 | Moneyline: Lions -375, Packers +295

Thanksgiving afternoon: Washington Commanders (4-7) at Dallas Cowboys (7-3) The pick: Cowboys (-700)

Thanksgiving evening: San Francisco 49ers (7-3) at Seattle Seahawks (6-4) The pick: 49ers (-360)


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