Thanksgiving NFL Parlays 2023

John Arlia
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2023

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings, so why should your NFL parlays be any less loaded?

There’s no better way to spend the holiday than cooking up some juicy Thanksgiving football parlays and lounging in front of the TV between dinner courses.

As we get ready to to stuff our stomachs (and hopefully our pockets) this Thursday, let’s dig into our favorite Thanksgiving parlay picks.

NFL Thanksgiving Parlay Picks

All NFL betting odds used for these Thanksgiving parlays are current as of Tuesday, Nov. 21, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Parlay: DET ML + DAL ML + SF ML (-105)

Longshot Parlay: DET-GB Over 47.5 + DAL -11 + SF -6.5 + SF-SEA Under 43 (+1247)

Same Game Parlay: DAL Over 26.5 + D. Prescott 2+ Pass TD + C. Lamb TD (+132)

NFL Thanksgiving Best Parlay Bet

Thanksgiving Best Parlay (-105)

  • Lions ML (-375) vs Packers
  • Cowboys ML (-625) vs Commanders
  • 49ers ML (-305) vs Seahawks

If you’re looking for a way to sweat out all three games and essentially double your wager, this is it.

The Lions have won four straight against the Packers, including a 34-20 victory in Week 4. Detroit is 4-1 at Ford Field this season (only losing in OT), while Green Bay is 1-4 on its travels. I only see one winner here.

Do I love adding a -625 piece to a parlay? Not really. However, the Cowboys have won 12 straight at home and are 4-0 at AT&T Stadium on the season, winning those games by an average of 27.5 points. That’s pretty good.

Lastly, we’ll conclude with the 49ers to knock off the Seahawks in Seattle. San Francisco swept three games against its NFC West rival last season and should extend that streak against a hampered Geno Smith (tricep).

NFL Thanksgiving Longshot Parlay Bet

Thanksgiving Longshot Parlay (+1247)

  • Lions vs Packers Over 47.5 (-108)
  • Cowboys -11 (-112) vs Commanders
  • 49ers -6.5 (-112) vs Seahawks
  • 49ers vs Seahawks Under 43 (-105)

If you read my NFL Thanksgiving predictions, you’ll know that I’m expecting plenty of points in the Green Bay-Detroit game.

The Lions average 30 points per home game this season, a mark that is actually down slightly from the 2022 campaign (33.1). After a turnover-filled outing, Jared Goff is in a great bounce-back spot, and his counterpart, Jordan Love, should help Green Bay contribute to this total.

We’ll pair that with the Cowboys to cover the spread, something they have notoriously not been successful at on the holiday. Dallas is 1-11 against the spread in its last 12 Thanksgiving games.

However, that run has to end at some point, and this feels like as good of a spot as any. Washington just lost by 12 to the lowly Giants, and Dallas has consistently blasted bad teams, especially at home. This game could get ugly.

If we get through the first two legs, we’ll have a double sweat in the Thanksgiving nightcap. Even if Geno Smith is healthy, San Francisco should have little trouble beating Seattle by seven or more, something it managed in all three meetings last season.

And given the struggles Seattle could have offensively if Smith and Ken Walker III (oblique) miss or aren’t 100% healthy, the Under seems like a sensible play.

NFL Thanksgiving Same Game Parlay Bet

Cowboys vs Commanders Same Game Parlay (+132)

  • Cowboys: Over 26.5 Points (-218) vs Commanders
  • Dak Prescott: Over 1.5 Pass TD (-200)
  • CeeDee Lamb: Anytime TD (-150)

The Cowboys average 40 points per home game and have scored 30-plus in all four games at AT&T Stadium this season. They’ll meet little resistance in a Washington defense that allows a league-high 27.7 points per contest.

That’s great news for Dallas QB Dak Prescott, who has thrown at least two TD passes in each of his last four games and 13 total over that span.

It won’t be much of a surprise if Prescott seeks out his favorite target, CeeDee Lamb, who has found the end zone in back-to-back games and scored five times (four receiving, one rushing) over the past four weeks.

Regardless of whether or not the Cowboys cover the spread, this Thanksgiving same-game parlay should hit.


John Arlia

Before joining The Game Day, John served as the National Writer for the United Soccer League, where he primarily covered the USL Championship out of the league’s headquarters in Tampa, FL. A devout soccer fan, John attended the men’s World Cups in Brazil and Russia and can’t wait for the 2026 edition to come to North America. Having also written for Sporting News Canada since getting his master’s from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU, John has acquired a diverse sporting background, but considers football, golf, and soccer his three strong suits.

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