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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — A Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and yours. While it may not be the festive occasion it’s been in the past due to the pandemic, there is still plenty to be grateful for. As football fans we’re thankful for the NFL and college football games we’ll be viewing, perhaps more so today than ever before. As is tradition this year’s slate of games does not disappoint, although due to COVID-19 related NCAAF scheduling there are no college games scheduled to be aired today. For chalk players they can be thankful for favorites, who have covered the spread 68% of the time in NFL games in Thanksgiving since 2006, going 23-11 ATS as chalk. To that we say just make sure yours truly doesn’t taste like it. For more betting trends and strategies on today’s NFL games click here.

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We provided this gem to USA TODAY as it applies on today’s NFL card: “19” – The number of the 25 regular games between John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin that have been decided by a touchdown (7 points or less. In addition, a total of 14 games have come down to a field goal (3 points) or less.

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From this week’s PLAYBOOK Football Newsletter: Yet another Thanksgiving Day serving: Turkey Day favorites coming off consecutive wins are 20-3 SU and 18-5 ATS. In addition only two undefeated teams have played on Thanksgiving Day since 1981. They won and covered both games.

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