Packers-Bears Thanksgiving Preview

The Green Bay Packers halted a three-game slide and righted the ship in Week 11, topping division rival Minnesota 30-13 in impressive fashion. Next up on the docket for the Pack is a home date with another NFC North foe in the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Shark Bites
  • The Bears are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against NFC North opponents.
  • The Packers are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last 7 TNF games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Bears' last 8 games.

Green Bay backers have loved seeing the Bears on the schedule, and for good reason. The Pack are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 against the Bears, largely due to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s struggles versus the green and gold. Cutler owns a 1-12 lifetime record versus the Packers while tossing 22 interceptions during that span.

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NFL Odds: Perfect Panthers vs Cowboys

Cam Newton Panthers

The special Week 12 edition of NFL Thanksgiving Day football just got a whole lot more interesting thanks to the return of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo last week. 

Along with the Lions, the Cowboys are the only other team in the league that hosts a Thanksgiving game each season and this year’s clash with the undefeated Carolina Panthers is shaping up to be a good one. Sportsbooks are expecting this to be a close game, as most shops opened the line at a pick ‘em.

<h5>Shark Bites</h5>

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<li>The Cowboys are 8-3 SU in their last 11 TNF games.</li>
<li>The Panthers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road in November.</li>
<li>The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Cowboys' last 5 games in November.</li>

Carolina has been one of the most impressive teams in the NFL this season and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Thanks to a 44-16 blowout of the Washington Redskins, the Panthers improved to 10-0 SU and 8-2 ATS on the year.

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Spartans Have Been Perfect SU, ATS

After making it to the Final Four last season, the Michigan State Spartans seem hungrier than ever to win it all. Though the season is young, Michigan State is a perfect 4-0 SU and 3-0 ATS with their game against lowly Arkansas-Pine Buff not getting a listed spread. The Spartans will look to remain flawless when they take on Boston College at the Wooden Legacy tournament Thursday.

Michigan State won a tight contest against the Kansas Jayhawks 79-73 last week, but has won the remainder of their games by an average of 32.3 points. Senior Denzel Valentine is lighting up early with the guard averaging 15.3 points, 9.8 assists and 9.0 rebounds this season.

Boston College opened their season with three consecutive wins and will be looking to make it four-straight for the first time since the 2007-08 season. The Eagles have been blowing out their opponents just like Michigan State, with Boston College winning by an average of 21.3 points.

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NCAAB Betting: Stanford vs Villanova

The ninth-ranked Villanova Wildcats will be looking to keep the good times rolling when they face Stanford in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off Thursday in Brooklyn, New York. The Cats improved to 4-0 for the third time in as many years after topping Akron in the campus round of the tournament while extending their winning streak versus non-conference competition to 19 games.

Shark Bites
  • The Cardinal are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games.
  • The UNDER is 5-2-1 in the Wildcats last 8 games.
  • The Cardinal are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Big East opponents.

The Wildcats and Cardinal have only met once -- all the way back in 1970 which saw Nova emerge victorious by a score of 96-76. If Villanova can consistently find their offensive rhythm, wins are normally pretty easy to come by. The Wildcats have won 34 straight games when scoring 70 points or more.

Stanford narrowly missed out on the NCAA Tournament last year, but Thursday could provide a big boost for the Cardinal to get back to the dance if they can come away with a win.

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Unbeaten Bayern Munich on Odds Slate

Bayern is at home facing Hertha Berlin and will the hosts lose any Bundesliga matches this season? In Italy there are two big Monday night games between four teams in the top five in the Serie A table.

In Spain Real Madrid looks to stop the bleeding after two straight losses facing a surprising Eibar squad. In England Man City may be tested at home facing a surprising Southampton squad, and Chelsea looks to build upon a win in their last match in their terrible EPL campaign so far.


NFL Thanksgiving Day Primer

Matthew Stafford Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions

The NFL tradition of Thanksgiving Day football continues in Week 12 with three games on the slate. The day will kickoff with the Lions hosting the Eagles in a game that might be messier than a box store stampede on Black Friday. The most glamourous game features to 10-0 Carolina Panthers vs the always polarizing Dallas Cowboys, and an NFC North rivalry will close things out when the Bears visit the Packers.


Super Computer Week 12 Contest Picks

The scientists and number crunchers are racking their brain trying to fix the calibrations for the OddsShark Super Computer with the machine going a mere 3-11-1 in the past three weeks.


NFL Week 12 Expert Betting Odds Picks

A pair of under the total plays are among my three NFL Week 12 recommendations.

Let's begin with San Francisco hosting Arizona where the total is 45. The 49ers have gone under in four of their five home games. I'll stick with that trend.

The 49ers aren't going to manage many points versus a tough Cardinals defense, especially down to free agents running the ball and Blaine Gabbert behind center. San Francisco, though, has played strong defense at home surrendering 15.2 points per game.


Odds on Red-Hot Warriors Making History

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors set an NBA record for most wins to start a season on Tuesday by hammering the lowly Los Angeles Lakers and garnering their 16th straight victory in the process. In fact, Stephen Curry’s squad are playing so well that they may never lose again. I'm obviously joking about that part, but the Dubs’ sizzling play has inspired sportsbooks to create some interesting props on their early success.


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