NFL betting fans are running to their online sportsbooks to place their Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions bets and predictions, and here at Cappers Info, we are making our Thursday football picks for this encounter.
Week 12 Football Picks: Houston Texans @ Detroit Lions
Date: Thursday, November 22nd, 12:30 ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
NFL Betting Lines: Houston -3
Texans vs. Lions On TV: CBS
It’s definitely not a bad time for the Texans to be playing their first ever Thanksgiving Day game. They are on the road for the first of three straight games, the last of which is the premier Monday Night Football game of the year against the New England Patriots. This might seem like an iffy spot, but if the game is lost, it isn’t the end of the world, knowing that there is a bit of a cushion there from the rest of the pack in the AFC. Besides that, the Lions are slumping, having lost two in a row both SU and ATS, and there is a real chance that they are going to come out flat once again on Thanksgiving, seemingly an annual tradition at this point. You can bet that DC Wade Phillips is going to be spending some extra time with his defense at defending the deep ball, and DE JJ Watt will be able to get into the face of QB Matt Stafford if he does try to take a shot down the field. If that stays the case, Detroit will have a hard time scoring. And as always with Detroit, if the team can’t score, the team can’t win.
Texans @ Lions Pick: Houston Texans -3
Houston @ Detroit Score Prediction: Houston 28 – Detroit 16