Thanksgiving football TV schedule and NFL picks against the spread: Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and Steelers/Ravens

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The TV and betting info you need to get your football watching in.

Thanksgiving means turkey, football and time with the family. So while you have your dinner plans and time spent with people your love, we know you still want to watch the NFL games that will be on all day.

So here is the TV info that you need to watch the games and also the betting information should you have an urge to wager something.

Game 1: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

TV schedule: FOX, 12:30 Eastern/10:30 Arizona time

Broadcasters: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver

Odds: Lions, -6

The Lions have lost 15 of their last 16 games against the Packers. However, Matt Flynn, not Aaron Rodgers will start. However, Flynn's one start in the NFL was against the Lions, when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns. This time, though, it is the Lions that lead the NFC North. With Rodgers out, I expect the Lions to play well. My pick: Lions, -6.

Game 2: Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys

TV schedule: CBS, 4:30 Eastern/2:30 Arizona time

Broadcasters: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson

Odds: Cowboys, -9.5

Dallas sits atop the NFC East for the moment, while the Raiders wallow in mediocrity once again. This is a perfect game for the Cowboys to shine and put on a show on their Thanksgiving. At the same time, the underdogs in Cowboys games tend to win. For that reason, along with a large spread, has me taking the picks and going with Oakland +9.5.

Game 3: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravems

TV schedule: NFL Network

Broadcasters: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya

Odds: Ravens, -3

Pittsburgh is storming back in to the playoff picture, having won their last two games. I expect that trend to follow. Ben Roethlisberger will lead Pittsburgh to the win. As such, I will take the points.

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