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NFL Week 12 point spread: Packers vs. Lions, Raiders @ Cowboys

NFL Week 12 point spread: Packers vs. Lions, Raiders @ Cowboys NFL Week 12 will being with three games on Thanksgiving day, here we will look at the point spread and betting odds on two of them, the traditional match-up between the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions and the Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys. As it has been the case for years, the Green Bay Packers (6-4) and the Detroit Lions (2-8) will be the first to open Thanksgiving football in Week 12. The two teams already met last month in Detroit, where the Packers proved serious for a final 26-0 and according to the sportsbooks, the NFL Week 12 match-up between the two won't be any different. A few hours later the Oakland Raiders (3-7) will travel East to meet the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) and the Boys will look to settle the score, after losing 31-10 during preseason against the Raiders in August.

 So let's go straight ahead and check the point spreads and betting odds on the two games at our choice online sportsbook Bookmaker. Starting with the Packers - Lions game, at the sportsbook Green Bay are big favorite, sitting on -650 odds to add another notch on their helmets, while the Lions will assume the usual underdog status with odds +525 on an upset this Thanksgiving. The Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions point spread is currently at -11 points chalk the Packers with the total expected by the odds makers set at 47.5 points. Considering that Green Bay is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 games when playing Detroit, the current -11 point spread will certainly attract plenty of bettors for the Holidays. Also keep in mind that the total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit.

 And if you think the Packers Lions game carries big numbers with the odds makers, the game between the also-struggling Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys sure will trump those long odds. At Bookmaker the Cowboys are -800 odds-on favorite to win tomorrow and the Raiders are enormous underdog in Week 12 with odds +600 on a win, odds bound to move the betting action mostly to the point spread, unless of course you are looking to strike gold with a shocking upset by the Raiders on Thanksgiving. The Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys point spread is posted at -13.5 points chalk the Boys at Bookmaker and the total is 40 points even. Betting trends on the football teams show that Dallas is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games at home and the  total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games. Live betting will be available on both games in Week 12 at Bookmaker.

 Published on 11/25/2009

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