Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 10:06 AM
Thanksgiving Day Trends
The annual NFL Thanksgiving Day slate has arrived and this year’s three-game card will feature a pair of rematches from the 2018 holiday card.
Detroit and Dallas will once again be hosts as they welcome Chicago and Buffalo respectively. In the primetime game, Atlanta and New Orleans will go head-to-head in a divisional clash.
Be sure to check out the latest sports betting trends for all three Thanksgiving Day matchups and the past history.
Trends for Detroit-Chicago
-- After winning four straight games on the holiday from 2013 to 2016, the Lions have dropped their last two games on Thanksgiving Day.
-- Prior to the 4-0 run, the Lions had lost nine straight games on Thanksgiving between 2004 and 2012.
-- Detroit has seen the 'over' go 9-4 in its last 13 games played on Thanksgiving Day.
-- This will be the 10th meeting between Chicago and Detroit on the holiday and it will also be a rematch from last year's Thanksgiving Day matchup.
-- The Lions own a 5-4 record in the first nine holiday encounters.
-- Chicago captured a 23-16 win over Detroit last season, covering as a three-point road favorite while the 'under' (42.5) also connected. In 2014, Detroit doubled-up Chicago with a 34-17 victory.
-- The Bears have gone 4-7 all-time in the Thanksgiving Day afternoon matchups, which includes a 4-5 record versus the Lions and 0-2 against the Cowboys.
Trends for Dallas-Buffalo
-- Dallas owns an all-time 31-19-1 record on Thanksgiving Day.
-- The Cowboys defeated Washington 31-23 last season on the holiday, covering as a seven-point favorite. The 'over' (40) cashed as the pair exploded with 37 points in the second-half.
-- Prior to that win, Dallas had dropped three of its last four games on the holiday and the only wins in the last five years on Thanksgiving have both come against Washington. All three of the losses came by double digits.
-- Dallas has allowed 29.3 points per game in its last seven holiday matchups.
-- Buffalo owns a 0-2 all-time record on the holiday, its last appearance coming in the 1994 season. Both games were against the Lions and the Bills were blown out in each contest (35-21, 27-14).
|Thanksgiving History - Detroit|
|Thanksgiving History - Dallas|
Trends for New Orleans-Atlanta
-- This will be the 14th season that the NFL will have a night game on Thanksgiving Day. The primetime game began in 2006.
-- Home teams have gone 9-4 straight up during this span.
-- Favorites own a 11-2 straight up and 10-3 against the spread record.
-- Ten of the 13 outcomes have been decided by double digits.
-- The 'under' has gone 9-4 during this span.
-- New Orleans defeated Atlanta 31-17 last season from the Superdome as favorites (-12.5) while the 'under' (61.5) was never in doubt.
-- The Falcons have played in the Thanksgiving night game twice and they're 0-2, both losses coming by double digits.
|Thanksgiving History - Night Game (2006-2018)|