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Good day gamble fam, let’s not waste time since the tryptophan is about to be flowing.

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BEARS @ LIONS (+138)

This is a terrible, terrible spot for the Bears. Andy Dalton is the team’s starting quarterback and he’s had some reasonable success against the Lions (he’s 2-0 with 4TDs and 1 INT) but this Bears team is in a bad way injury-wise and from a locker room standpoint. I am 100% of the belief Matt Nagy has lost the guys and this could be a final farewell statement. Look, the Ravens last week were missing 82.8% of their offense last week (Lamar Jackson) and still let the JV Ravens comeback and win. It’s a bad scene there and I think, presuming Jared Goff starts for the Lions (and it looks like he is) this smells trouble for the Bears. This is a spot bet, emotions are low, low, low for Chicago and Jared Goff really wants to play in this game. I think the Lions win outright.

RAIDERS @ COWBOYS, UNDER 50.5

The Cowboys are not elite on Thanksgiving as of late. They’ve lost 3 of 4 and 5 of their last 7 and more times than not, those losses are total eggs dropped on Turkey Day. I think the Cowboys are the better team here, but I have no idea if they’ll cover. I think what’s more likely is we will see a batter Dallas team struggle some more offensively. Dak Prescott won’t have Amari Cooper again and perhaps no CeeDee Lamb. Even if Lamb is back from his concussion, four days is awfully quick to expect the guy to be at full-go. Las Vegas has been well-worn territory for bad off-field moments and on-field play. They’ve stunk the join out three straight weeks getting blown up by Kansas City and Cincinnati and also losing to the Giants. I smell an under brewing.

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BILLS (-4.5) @ SAINTS, UNDER 46 .5

The nightcap is a battle of two teams stuck in neutral for totally different reasons. The Saints have just been bitten by injuries all over the places in 2021. Literally it’s their receiving corps, offensive line, QB room, defensive line, running back etc. Buffalo has had it’s share of glory football this year but in the last month, it’s seen the reality of the NFL grind nip them. This for me is the hardest game to pick. I’m relying on the energy of New Orleans being at home to make things difficult for Josh Allen and a team that doesn’t run the ball particularly well recently, going for under 100 in 2 of their last three during the colder streak. That being said, I will small lean to the under here.

Written by Arky Shea

Arky is a decade plus veteran of sports talk radio and a podcaster since before it was cool (2006). He has also won many, many awards for being good at it. As you read this, he is probably working an angle to win $50 on a game and wondering when the Alabama dynasty actually will end.

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