Thanksgiving is about family, food, and football. I am here to provide you with an insight into every Thanksgiving week must watch football game. Click here for live football odds.
Must Watch Football Thanksgiving Week
Thursday, November 22nd
Chicago Bears -4 vs. Detroit Lions
12:30 PM ET, CBS
Ford Field, Detroit
The two tangoed back in Week 10. The Bears led 26-7 at the half and won the game 34-22. The Lions are 4-1 straight up in the last five Turkey day tilts.
Washington vs. Dallas Cowboys -8½
4:30 PM ET, FOX
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Alex Smith’s unfortunate injury last week puts backup QB Colt McCoy into Washington’s starter seat. The result was a 3-point swing. In the previous eight Thanksgiving Day games, the Cowboys are 3-5 straight-up. Washington has covered in five of the last six outings overall and nine of the past 11 in Dallas.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints -12½
8:20 PM ET, NBC
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Two fast, pass-happy teams playing in a dome. The spread shot up from 10 after the Saints dismantling of the defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles last week. With the addition of LB Bruce Irvin, the Falcons D is improving, but no one can slow down Drew Brees.
In head-to-head meetings, the underdog has covered in eight of the past ten games.
Friday, November 23rd
No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners at No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers -1
8 PM ET, ESPN
Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, WV
Since becoming conference rivals, Oklahoma is 6-0 straight up and 4-2 against the spread against the Mountaineers. Four of those wins were by double digits. Last year the Sooners won this matchup by a 59-31 score.
West Virginia has been favored by as much as 3-points. Early today the game was a Pick.
No. 16 Washington Huskies at No. 7 Washington State Cougars -3
8:30 PM, FOX
Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
The Apple Cup! What you’ve never heard of it? This season it will become a household name as both Evergreen State squads are in the top 20. With a win, Washington State can get a step closer to the Pac-12 Championship, and possibly the College Football Playoff.
Saturday, November 24
No. 4 Michigan Wolverines -4 at No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes
12 PM ET, FOX
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
This is the biggest game of the 2018 slate of Thanksgiving week games. While both teams are in the top 10, they are headed in different directions. Ohio State won’t be favored for the first time in 51 games and has covered the betting spread once in their last seven. Michigan is steamrolling all challengers and gunning for a College Football Playoff birth.
The last time the Wolverines were favored over the Buckeyes the year was 2011 and 8-point favorite Michigan won 40-34. That was the last time Ohio State lost in this series.
The winner of this game will atop the Big Ten and will face Northwestern for the Big Ten title.
Auburn Tigers at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 24½
3:30 PM ET, CBS
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
The Iron Bowl isn’t expected to be close, but does Auburn have a shot at covering the colossal 24.5-point spread? Alabama isn’t only 7-0 against SEC teams this season, the Crimson Tide are 7-0 having won just one of those games by fewer than 24 points.
Sunday, November 25th
Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals -3 -120
1 PM ET, CBS
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
The two AFC North teams face-off for the first time this season. We will see the two face-off again two days before Christmas. Cleveland is coming off a bye week and a victory over the Falcons. Cincinnati has won once in five weeks.
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings -4
8:20 PM ET, NBC
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Two struggle NFC North foes go head-to-head on Sunday Night Football this week. Minnesota is second in the division, one game ahead of the Packers. With winter on the horizon, this is when Aaron Rodgers is most dangerous.
Monday, November 26
Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans
8:15 PM ET, ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston
This game will go a long way to deciding who rules the AFC South. Houston can boost it’s two-game lead in the division, while Tennessee will need to win to stay in the playoff hunt. QB Marcus Mariota is hurt. Keep an eye on the injury report.