At the onset of the season were doubts about the Texans. Houston general manager and coach Bill O’Brien blew up his roster. Cause by the unforgettable playoff loss at Kansas City. O’Brien was fired early in the season. Which explains the NFL betting results of his trade tirade. In like manner are the Lions an utter disaster. Coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn are expected to face the firing squad. And justifiably so. Sunday’s shutout loss at Carolina is the latest Lions debacle. Thanksgiving tradition is all the Lions have going for them.
Houston Texans vs Detroit Lions NFL Week 12 Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 26, 2020, 12:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan|
|Texans at Lions TV Coverage:||CBS|
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions SBG Odds Overview
Detroit will get some sportsbook handle from squares. Cause of their Thanksgiving home game tradition. Also, will some gamblers be weary laying points with Houston? On the other hand, the Lions are, well, the Lions.
Houston Texans Team Overview
Houston upset New England 27-20 Sunday as 2.5-point home dogs. While the game stayed under 49.5. Houston is 3-7 both straight up and against the spread with 5-5 on totals. NFL rankings have Houston 18th for total offense and 22nd for scoring. And then defensively they rank 31st in the NFL and 23rd for points allowed. Namely, Deshaun Watson threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns against New England. Watson has a 108.6 QB rating with 20 touchdown passes and just five interceptions.
Detroit Lions Team Overview
The Lions suffered a 20-0 Sunday loss at Carolina. Specifically, Detroit were 3-point favorites with the game going under 47. Detroit fell to 4-6 straight up, 4-6 against the spread, and 6-4 over the total. Carolina owned a 374 to 185 total yards advantage. Lions quarterback Matt Stafford was sacked five times. So too was Detroit 3 of 14 on third-down conversions. Offensively the Lions rank 25th in the NFL and 23rd for scoring. Defensively they’re 27th overall and 28th for points allowed.
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions Against the Spread
The Texans are:
- 17-25-2 against the spread in all games
- On the road 8-11-2 vs. the odds
- Against the NFC 2-7-1 on the board
- 20-24 under the total in all games
- On the road 12-9 over the total
- Against the NFC 6-4 to the over
The Lions are:
- 19-22 against the spread
- Against the AFC 6-4 vs. the line
- At Ford Field 8-12 on the board.
- Over the total in 22 of their last 41 games
- Against AFC teams 16-15 to the over
- At Ford Field Detroit is 12-8 over the total.
- Have covered the spread in three of their last four games against the Texans
- Three of those four games went over the total
- At home two straight covers against Houston
- Both home games against the Texans over the total.
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions SBG Free Picks
On this occasion Thanksgiving tradition isn’t enough NFL betting juice for the Lions. Detroit is a putrid franchise about to blow up. Houston will have the best player on the field with Deshaun Watson. To conclude the Texans are the best of two bad choices.
Texans at Lions SBG Best Bet: Houston Texans.