The Thanksgiving Day Holiday weekend is one of the best times of the year to bet on sports at your favorite online sportsbooks. All the major betting sports are in action with a jam-packed schedule of games. Now it’s time to give thanks for a full board of online betting action this week.
Week long tournaments in college basketball get the week started in a big way. The top teams in the nation will be in action in playing locations such as Cancun, Mexico, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. This presents a great opportunity to bet on teams that normally do not face one another.
Heading into the week, the ACC’s Duke Blue Devils remain at the top of the rankings in both major Top 25 polls. They are joined by conference rivals Louisville at No. 2 and the North Carolina Tar Heels at No. 5 in the AP poll. The Big Ten’s Michigan State Spartans come in at No. 3 followed by the Big 12’s Kansas Jayhawks at No. 4.
This is Rivalry Week in college football with some of the best showdowns of the season on the board from Thursday right through Saturday’s regular-season finales. Rounding out a full day of football betting on Thanksgiving, Ole Miss takes on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the SEC at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Mississippi State has been opened as a three-point home favorite with the total set at 59.5 points.
The biggest showdown in the SEC is Saturday’s annual Iron Bowl between the No. 5 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 15 Auburn Tigers. Alabama is set as a four-point road favorite for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff on CBS.
Friday’s college football betting schedule gets underway at High Noon with classic rivalries in the ACC, Big 12 and MAC. Things wrap up that night in the AAC with South Florida on the road against Central Florida at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Saturday is full of some excellent betting action starting at 12 p.m. in the Big Ten. The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes will try and wrap their regular season undefeated as nine-point road favorites against No. 13 Michigan Wolverines. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX.
The NBA gets Thursday off with the lone matchup in the NHL pitting New Jersey on the road against Montreal at 7:30 p.m. on RSN. Friday is a much different story with 26 of the NBA’s 30 teams back in action. The NHL has 12 games on the slate starting as early as 1 p.m. on NBC with the New York Rangers on the road against the Boston Bruins.
Saturday’s top matchup on NBA TV sends the Indiana Pacers on the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m. Over in the NHL the betting action continues, the Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado is the featured game at 9 p.m. on ESPN+.
The centerpiece of the betting board this holiday weekend is Week 13 in the NFL. The playoff picture is starting to clear a bit heading into the final five weeks of the regular season. While there is nothing on the line with Chicago set as a one-point road favorite against Detroit at 12:30 p.m. on CBS, the late game in Dallas should be a good one.
The 8-3 Buffalo Bills come into Big D as seven-point underdogs against the 6-5 Cowboys with the total set at 45 points. Each team needs a win to aid their postseason aspirations.
One of the best games on Sunday’s NFL slate is an interconference clash between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens as two of the biggest surprise teams this year. The Ravens get the edge as 4.5-point home favorites for the 1 p.m. start on CBS. The total has been set at 46 points.