Although football fans no longer have the primetime Thanksgiving Day NFL matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens due to a COVID-19 outbreak, there will still be a tripleheader to digest. The Detroit Lions kick off the festivities in their traditional 12:30 p.m. ET slot by hosting the Houston Texans, followed by an NFC East grudge match between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Football Team at 4:30 p.m. ET. College football delivers in primetime on Thursday night, as Utah State hosts New Mexico at 7 p.m. ET.
All three 2020 Thanksgiving Day football games feature narrow spreads according to the latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The Lions are three-point underdogs to the Texans, while the Cowboys are three-point home favorites in the current NFL odds. New Mexico is a 6.5-point road favorite at Utah State in the latest college football odds. Before making your Thanksgiving Day football picks and parlays, be sure to see the latest Thanksgiving Day football parlay from the experts and proven computer model at SportsLine.
To pull this off, SportsLine is utilizing its top experts to make NFL picks and its proven computer model to make college football picks. It's an all-star cast of football experts that includes some of the top handicapping experts in the nation and a model with a track record of providing results.
SuperContest guru R.J. White (39-22 on Lions picks) has made the call on Texans vs. Lions, while veteran handicapper Mike Tierney (17-7 on Washington picks) is locked in on Washington vs. Cowboys. Meanwhile, the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model is 44-23 on its top-rated college football picks and is delivering a must-see predictions for New Mexico vs. Utah State, Lions vs. Texans, and Cowboys vs. Washington.
Top Thanksgiving Day 2020 football predictions
One part of the 2020 Thanksgiving Day football parlay we'll give away: The model is backing the over (46) to hit when Dallas takes on Washington. The over is 7-2 in Washington's last nine Thursday games and 4-1 in the Cowboys' last five games as a home favorite.
The Cowboys finally got their offensive groove back last week, as Andy Dalton returned from a concussion to throw for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-28 victory over the Vikings. That victory snapped a four-game losing streak and marked the first time Dallas had put up at least 30 points since nipping the Giants in Week 5.
Washington's offense is slightly more constant, scoring under 14 points just once this season despite plenty of quarterback issues. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between Dallas and Washington and has hit in five straight meetups at AT&T Stadium. Back the over as part of your 2020 Thanksgiving Day NFL picks.
How to make Thanksgiving Day football picks
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2020 Thanksgiving Day football odds, matchups
Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys (-3, 46)
New Mexico vs. Utah State (+6, 51.5)