Nov 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) celebrates a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Houston Texans are Thanksgiving Favorites Over Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are playing in their 73rd Thanksgiving Day game while the Houston Texans will be playing in their first ever. Does that give the Lions an edge? Hardly.

The betting line has installed the Texans as road Thanksgiving favorites over the Lions. The line currently sits at 3 points in the Texans’ favor with an over/under set at 49.5 total points.

The Texans possess a near-perfect combination of potent offense and stingy defense but they have allowed big point totals on occasion this year. While deactivating Titus Young amount to addition by subtraction for the Lions offense? If so this game could turn into a shootout and I’ll pick the game to go over 49.5 total points. I’m not confident the Lions will win this game outright but I’m perfectly happy to take three points to make them my pick against the spread.

How would you bet?

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