The Houston Texans (9-1) take on the Detroit Lions (4-6) in the annual Thanksgiving Day game Thursday at 12:30 ET. NFL odds can be had at Bovada sportsbook.
The Texans overcame a late 14 point deficit last week to survive with a win to bring their record to 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS. After losing to the Packers, they have won four straight. The Texans have played well on the road this season, going 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS. The Texans have been vulnerable to teams that can throw the ball well, but overall, they have been great on defense, holding seven of their opponents under 20 points this year.
Detroit is coming off a disappointing last minute loss to the Packers, that they probably feel they let get away. The loss to the Packers continued a horrible string against their own division, going 0-4. Their season mark stands at 4-6 SU and ATS. Against everyone else not in their division, they are 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS.
Houston is a 3 ½ point road favorite. This will be a tough turnaround for the Texans after an emotional win. Take the Lions +3 ½ at www.sportsbookroom.com.