Thursday Night Football Predictions: Bet Bills!

Thursday Night Football returns to our screens for a special Thanksgiving Day edition when Buffalo visits New Orleans – and we have predictions for you.

NFL betting only takes a couple of days off before we go again for the Week 12 slate of games.

So, let’s get to it – prediction time…

Predictions & best bets

Buffalo Bills @ New Orleans Saints (Thursday November 25)

Buffalo has to be embarrassed coming into the Superdome on Thanksgiving night after that humiliation last Sunday at home to Indianapolis.

The Bills hardly looked like one of the NFL’s finest defenses in giving up 41 points to Indy, including five (FIVE) touchdowns to the unstoppable Jonathan Taylor.

That’s now two losses in three games for Sean McDermott’s team, and there are question marks around their Super Bowl credentials. For most of the season they had been favorite, with QB Josh Allen similarly prominent in MVP betting.

Now though all bets are off and this is a ‘prove it’ game for Buffalo, and a trip to New Orleans might just be the perfect cure for its ills.

Lying in wait is a wounded Saints team, and even the brilliant coaching of Sean Payton might not be able to save them this week.

New Orleans is coming off a 40-29 loss to Philadelphia in a game where it just could not stop the run. Giving up 40 while the opposing QB (Jalen Hurts) only throws for 147 hints at big problems on the ground.

The Saints also has offensive problems – Trevor Siemian is hardly even a serviceable option at quarterback and star RB Alvin Kamara is battling injury. Jameis Winston already went down for the year of course and superstar WR Michael Thomas has not suited up at all in 2021.

Payton is like Mike Tomlin and Mike Vrabel – head coaches who just get the very best out of the resources they have. But right now, Payton’s are pretty limited in a few key areas.

We expect Buffalo to be really up for this one, it has lost first place in the AFC East to New England and it needs to hit back fast. We are taking them to cover a 5.5-point spread with nice +100 odds on offer from FOX Bet.

Our other pick is for Buffalo WR Stefon Diggs to find the enzdone – he’s scored three touchdowns in his last two games and has history with the Saints (remember the Minneapolis Miracle?). Take the +150 to add to your turkey day portfolio.

Enjoy the game, and good luck with your bets!

OddsCritic Thursday Night Football Predictions

  • Buffalo (-5.5) to beat New Orleans at +100 (FOX Bet)
  • Stefon Diggs to score a touchdown anytime at +150 (bet365)

Thursday Night Football Schedule

Week 1: Tampa Bay 31-29 Dallas (September 9)

Week 2: Washington 30-29 New York Giants (September 16)

Week 3: Carolina 24-9 Houston (September 23)

Week 4: Cincinnati 24-21 Jacksonville (September 30)

Week 5: Seattle 17-26 Los Angeles Rams (October 7)

Week 6: Philadelphia 22-28 Tampa Bay (October 14)

Week 7: Cleveland 17-14 Denver (October 21)

Week 8: Arizona 21-24 Green Bay (October 28)

Week 9: Indianapolis 45-30 New York Jets (November 4)

Week 10: Miami 22-10 Baltimore (November 11)

Week 11: Atlanta 0-25 New England (November 18)

Week 12: New Orleans vs Buffalo (November 25)

Week 13: New Orleans vs Dallas (December 2)

Week 14: Minnesota vs Pittsburgh (December 9)

Week 15: Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City (December 16)

Week 16: Tennessee vs San Francisco (December 23)

Week 16: Green Bay vs Cleveland (December 25)

Week 16: Arizona vs Indianapolis (December 25)

When does Thursday Night Football kick off?

Always at the same time people – 8.20pm Eastern Time (5.20pm Pacific).

Which TV channel shows Thursday Night Football?

You have multiple options here. You can go old school and watch the game on FOX, complete with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth. You can also stream the games on Amazon Prime, on NFL Network and on fubotv.

From 2022 by the way, Amazon will have the exclusive rights to TNF.