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NFL Opening Lines: Packers Favored

Football on Thanksgiving is an American tradition, and this year’s Turkey Day football betting card doesn’t disappoint. In arguably the biggest game of the holiday weekend, the Green Bay Packers will try to stay undefeated on the road against the Detroit Lions.

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Week 12 odds - Broncos vs. Chargers

Denver BroncosSan Diego Chargers
Nov 27, 4:15 PM | Grass of Qualcomm Stadium

Denver Broncos vs San Diego Chargers Odds

5-5TEAM RECORD4-6

Denver really has no business winning any games, but they are making their fans happy and driving bettors crazy by doing just that.

The Broncos try to win as underdogs again in visiting AFC West foes San Diego in Week 12. The Chargers are 8-2-1 ATS in their past 12 games vs the Broncos.

Denver has won 4 of 5 while the Chargers are fading fast with a 5-game losing skid. They remain 7.5-point chalk in this game.

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Redskins vs Seahawks Game Preview

Washington RedskinsSeattle Seahawks
Nov 27, 4:05 PM | Turf of CenturyLink Field

Washington Redskins vs Seattle Seahawks Odds

3-7TEAM RECORD4-6

A battle of bad teams often goes to the bad home team, which is why the Seattle Seahawks opened as favorites on the Week 12 NFL betting line against the Washington Redskins.

Seattle has also won two straight and is 6-1-1 ATS in its past 8 games this season. Washington has lost 5 straight and have Rex Grossman back at the controls.

Washington is a lame 2-9-2 ATS in 13 recent games against NFC West teams.

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Tennessee Titans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFL odds tilt

Tampa Bay BuccaneersTennessee Titans
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Grass of LP Field

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Tennessee Titans Odds

4-6TEAM RECORD5-5

Tampa Bay has never won at Tennessee and never won on the road in this matchup even when the Titans were the old Houston Oilers (since 1980).

But the Buccaneers are small road underdogs here as they visit the mercurial Titans. Tennessee typically beats bad teams and loses to good ones, so take that into consideration whether to back the Bucs (riding a 4-game losing skid against tough foes).

Interestingly, Tampa Bay is 11-2 ATS in their past 13 games as a road underdog.

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Cardinals take on Rams in Week 12 contest

Arizona CardinalsSt. Louis Rams
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Turf of Edward Jones Dome

Arizona Cardinals vs St. Louis Rams Odds

3-7TEAM RECORD2-8

Arizona finally gets a team that it has regularly dominated as it tries to make up some ground in the NFC West standings.

They visit a Rams team that still can't score but has won two of its past four games. Arizona is 9-1 SU, 7-3 ATS past 10 against the Rams and they have won the past 6 trips here to Missouri.

The Cardinals are just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 divisional games.

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Texans take on Jaguars in Week 12 contest

Houston TexansJacksonville Jaguars
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Grass of EverBank Field

Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds

7-3TEAM RECORD3-7

The Houston Texans come off a bye week with a crucial divisional road game in Jacksonville, a match where they will entrust Matt Leinart with the offense.

Houston QB Matt Schaub is out, which is keeping the point spread in check here (it opened at -3.5 for the Texans). If you are wondering how Houston typically performs after a week off, the UNDER is 6-1 past 7 seasons after their BYE week.

The Jaguars limped home after a weak loss at Cleveland and they have now played 9 UNDERs in 10 games this season.

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Game Preview - Colts underdogs vs Panthers at Indianapolis

Carolina PanthersIndianapolis Colts
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Turf of Lucas Oil Stadium

Carolina Panthers vs Indianapolis Colts Odds

2-8TEAM RECORD0-10

Indianapolis is 0-10 and this week may be their best (only) chance to avoid a winless season, just three seasons after their flirted with a perfect season.

The Colts are small underdogs to the visiting Carolina Panthers who won't be taking any pity. At least the Colts get an extra week of rest and practice to try to pull out the victory here. And they are 6-1 ATS the past 7 seasons following a BYE week.

That was with Peyton Manning at the controls, so it's sort of a useless stat given the 2011 edition of the Colts and their 2-8 ATS ways.

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Cincinnati favored by 7.5 against Cleveland on Sunday

Cleveland BrownsCincinnati Bengals
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Turf of Paul Brown Stadium

Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds

4-6TEAM RECORD6-4

Sometimes divisional rivalries and current trends take a back seat to a simple statistic linked to strength of schedule.

The Cincinnati Bengals have been playing well but lost their last two to powerhouses in Pittsburgh and Baltimore.The Browns have scored a total of 26 points in matches vs the Jaguars and Rams.

This recent form angle has led many to jump on the Bengals at -7.5 and forced up the Week 12 NFL point spread already. We expect this to climb during the week. The Browns are 0-5 ATS within the AFC North lately.

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Vikings take on Falcons in Week 12 contest

Minnesota VikingsAtlanta Falcons
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | Turf of Georgia Dome

Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons Odds

2-8TEAM RECORD6-4

The Minnesota Vikings try to salvage something of the 2011 season by visiting the Falcons in Week 12 NFL betting action and it's a place where they have won in the past.

The Vikes have won four of five trips to Georgia since 1991, but lost their last time in 2005. Atlanta meanwhile continues to be a solid UNDER bet at home (7-2 past 9 at Georgia Dome).

The Vikings have struggled as an underdog, going 2-14 SU their past 16 times in that situation.

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Pats vs Chiefs in MNF Betting

The strange trend of the New England Patriots failing to cover NFL point spreads at home in the month of November continued two weeks as they lost to the Giants.

This time, it's the Kansas City Chiefs visiting Foxboro on Monday Night Football with the odds stacked high against KC. And they will look to continue a 2-11 ATS run for the Pats at home in November. [ See dozens of Tom Brady and New England Patriots Monday Night props at bottom of this article ]

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