Last Updated on November 22, 2022 1:23 pm by Erwin Noguera
We enter Week 12 of the 2022-23 NFL season and this Thursday we will have a day full of many games because it is a holiday in the United States due to Thanksgiving.
At this point of the season, we have that the teams called favorites are already at their highest competitive level, so, now it is unlikely to happen what happened at the beginning of the season where the underdogs were giving surprises each week.
The Eagles continue with their excellent streak and now with 9-1, they are very close to getting the ticket to the postseason. The only thing holding them back is the division they are in since all 3 teams continue with positive records and are winning every week.
Now, as we mentioned, this Thursday we will have 3 games corresponding to Thursday Night Football due to the Thanksgiving holiday and the game that will kick off the day will be between Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions.
Thursday, November 24 at 12:30 pm ET at Ford Field
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Why Bet the Bills
The Buffalo Bills continue their excellent pace of play this season and come into this week tied for first place in the AFC East division with the Miami Dolphins with a 7-3 record.
A snowstorm hit New York last weekend, so the Bills were forced to play their Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns in Detroit at Ford Field. In this game, the Bills didn’t get as dominant a win as expected, 31-23, but they look very comfortable after a couple of consecutive losses.
In the last game, we saw the power that the Bills also have in their ground game, with Devin Singletary and James Cook with 86 yards rushing each.
Buffalo is led by Josh Allen, one of the best quarterbacks in the league who is currently battling Chiefs QB Mahomes for the league MVP trophy. Allen has impressive stats of 238/368 pass completions for 64.7% with 2,930 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Allen himself leads the league in carries with 483 yards on 71 attempts and 4 touchdowns.
Why Bet the Lions
On the other hand, we have one of the teams that have shown a better level of play in recent weeks, despite having had a very difficult start to the season, the Detroit Lions. The Lions currently sit in second place in the NFC North with a 4-6 record, but, they come into this week on a hot streak of 3 straight wins.
The Lions are always part of the Thanksgiving Day action in the NFL, and this season is no exception. Instead of the traditional battle in the NFC North, they will have to face the current betting favorite to win the Super Bowl.
Detroit’s defense has been the team’s main problem this season, as they allowed 38 points in Week 1 itself. While they did pull off the upset against the Chicago Bears in Week 10, they still allowed 30 points in the game.
The Lions have their quarterback, Jared Goff, with 61.9% in pass completions for 2,442 yards and 15 touchdowns. As well as Jamaal Williams with 668 yards in carries in 159 attempts and 12 touchdowns. Meanwhile, among the receivers, we must highlight Amon-Ra St. Brown who in 56 receptions has covered 594 yards and has scored 8 touchdowns.
Final Betting Analysis: Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions
While it may not be a Super Bowl preview, Thanksgiving Day games always bring excitement.
At MyBookie.ag we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors Buffalo Bills at -429, while Detroit Lions start at +320.
The Bills are in the midst of a slump for the first time this season and need this win badly to start putting together another string of important wins.
While the Lions will be without their best corner, Jeff Okudah, as, he had to leave the field in the last game to be evaluated for a concussion, which would be a big problem for this game against Josh Allen.
With that said, our winner tab is on Buffalo Bills, plus we suggest the SPREAD bet on the Bills at -9 and the OVER 53.5.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline Buffalo Bills. If you put $100 on the Bills at -429, you’ll be looking at a $23.31 win with a total payout of $123.31.