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Thanksgiving Day expert picks: Lions vs. Packers, Commanders at Cowboys, 49ers at Seahawks

POD staff picks and predictions for all three Thanksgiving Day matchups during the 2023 season.

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NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL opens up Week 12 with a triple header of football between NFC division rivals on Thanksgiving Day.

As is tradition, the Detroit Lions open up the festivities with the first game of the day and this year they will host NFC North rival Green Bay Packers. The afternoon game will feature an NFC East battle with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Washington Commanders. Then the action closes out with an NFC West slugfest when the Seattle Seahawks welcome in the San Francisco 49ers.

Here’s a look at how to watch each game, who the good folks over at DraftKings Sportsbook are favoring, and who the POD staff is picking in the games.

Here’s how to watch the Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
TV/Stream: FOX
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen, with Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi
TV/Stream Replay: FOX Sports, NFL Network (Replay 1 hour after game’s conclusion)

DraftKings Sportsbook is currently favoring the Lions by over a touchdown and the POD staff is all in on Detroit on the moneyline, with only one staff member jumping ship against the spread.

Brandon Knapp (9-1): 35-17 Lions
Ryan Mathews (9-1): 38-17 Lions
Jerry Mallory (8-2): Lions
Alex Reno (8-2): 42-24 Lions
Kellie Rowe (8-2): 38-20 Lions
Meko Scott (8-2): 28-16 Lions
Hamza Baccouche (7-3): 27-17 Lions
Morgan Cannon (7-3): 31-20 Lions
Jeremy Reisman (7-3): 37-20 Lions (On Paper preview)
Erik Schlitt (7-3): 31-20 Lions (Honolulu Blueprint)
Kyle Yost (7-3): 35-17 Lions
John Whiticar (6-4): 33-26 Lions
Chris Perfett (0-0-10): 44-44 Tie

Here’s how to watch the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Commanders

Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
TV/Stream: CBS, Paramount+
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, with Tracy Wolfson
TV/Stream Replay: Paramount+, NFL Network (Replay 1 hour after game’s conclusion)

DraftKings Sportsbook is currently favoring the Cowboys by double digits and the POD staff is all in with Dallas on the moneyline, but most are grabbing the Commanders with the points against the spread.

Here’s how to watch the San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Lumen Field, in Seattle, Washington
TV/Stream: NBC, Peacock
Announcers: Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth, with Melissa Stark
TV/Stream Replay: Peacock, NFL Network (Replay 1 hour after game’s conclusion)

DraftKings Sportsbook is currently favoring the 49ers by a touchdown and all but one POD staff member is picking San Francisco on the moneyline. Against the spread, things are more evenly split, with most taking Seattle and the points.

Here is who our staff is picking for all of Thursday’s games:

Now it’s your turn to pick the results of the Lions vs. Packers game. Vote in the poll below and share your score predictions in the comments.


Who wins between the Lions and Packers on Thanksgiving?

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