NFL Betting: Week 12 Opening Lines

Week 12 of the NFL betting campaign gets underway with three games on Thursday for Thanksgiving in the United States, with two of those contests offering up home underdogs at the sportsbooks.

First up is Houston at Detroit, with the Lions Sportsbook as 3-point home underdogs at Sportsbook for the matchup. The Texans sit at 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS on the season, while the Lions have struggled to marks of 4-6 SU and 3-6-1 so far in 2012. Combined the teams are 11-7-2 on the OVER/UNDER.

The Texans and Lions have only met twice in the past, splitting their two matchups since 2004 with Detroit going 2-0 ATS - and the OVER paying off for totals bettors at the sportsbooks both times.

The other home underdog on Thursday is the New York Jets, with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots pegged as 7-point road favorites on the Sportsbook lines at Sportsbook for their game at MetLife Stadium.

The Jets have already covered against the Pats once this season, in their 29-26 loss at New England as an 11.5-point underdog back on October 21. Each of the last six Pats/Jets games have been OVER results for totals bettors.

The Dallas Cowboys are then 3-point home favorites over the Washington Redskins on the Sportsbook NFL betting odds at Sportsbook in the other matchup on tap for Thursday. Washington is 8-2 ATS over its last 10 games against rival Dallas.

The biggest underdog on the Sportsbook NFL lines is the Kansas City Chiefs, who sit at +11.5 at home for their Week 12 contest against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The UNDER has paid out three straight times in Broncos/Chiefs matchups over the past couple of seasons.

Several games remained off the board early this week at the sportsbooks; check Sportsbook for updates over the next few days.

Week 12 Sportsbook NFL Betting Lines (from Sportsbook)

Thu - Houston at Detroit (+3) (12:30pm ET)
Thu - Washington at Dallas (-3) (4:15pm ET)
Thu - New England at NY Jets (+7) (8:20pm ET)
Sun - Minnesota at Chicago (off) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Oakland at Cincinnati (-9.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Pittsburgh at Cleveland (off) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Buffalo at Indianapolis (-3) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Denver at Kansas City (+11.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Seattle at Miami (+1.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Atlanta at Tampa Bay (pick) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Tennessee at Jacksonville (+2.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Baltimore at San Diego (pick) (4:05pm ET)
Sun - St. Louis at Arizona (-1) (4:25pm ET)
Sun - San Francisco at New Orleans (off) (4:25pm ET)
Sun - Green Bay at NY Giants (-1) (8:20pm ET)
Mon - Carolina at Philadelphia (off) (8:30pm ET)

Week 12 NFL Betting Trends and Notes

Houston at Detroit - Matchup Report

Houston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games

Washington at Dallas - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Dallas is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Washington

New England at NY Jets - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 5 of New England's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Jets last 5 games when playing New England

Pittsburgh at Cleveland - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home

Atlanta at Tampa Bay - Matchup Report

Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games

Buffalo at Indianapolis - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games
Indianapolis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Tennessee at Jacksonville - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games when playing Jacksonville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games when playing Tennessee

Minnesota at Chicago - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Denver at Kansas City - Matchup Report

Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games at home

Oakland at Cincinnati - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Oakland

Seattle at Miami - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games

Baltimore at San Diego - Matchup Report

Baltimore is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games

St. Louis at Arizona - Matchup Report

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 9 games when playing St. Louis

San Francisco at New Orleans - Matchup Report

San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home

Green Bay at NY Giants - Matchup Report

Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Giants last 5 games when playing Green Bay

Carolina at Philadelphia - Matchup Report

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina