Thursday marks the continuation of one of the NFL's stranger traditions. The play every Thanksgiving; that much is a given. What isn't is what happens the following Thursday. For the fourth consecutive season, the Cowboys will follow up their Thanksgiving matchup with another mid-week game.You might argue that having a team play on consecutive Thursdays allows that team to get a New York Mets Hoodie full week of rest leading up to the second game, but if that were truly the motivation here, then why wouldn't the be the team consistently biting the second Thursday bullet? They have done so only once.I'm sure there is Jeff McNeil Jersey an explanation here, one that is likely financially-driven. But it will always be strange that for two weeks during the stretch run, the same team is taken out of its routine and told "you play on Thursdays now." Will it impact today's top picks? No. But one of the joys of being granted this space is the right to use it for any manner of complaint on my mind on a given day.All lines via William Hill.1. Dallas Cowboys at : Under 43.5, the Cowboys have struggled against top-10 defenses this season. In three games against such opponents, they have averaged le s than 12 points Noah Syndergaard Jersey per game. If that trend holds in this game, the brunt of the scoring burden is on the Bears. Chicago has scored more than 25 points only once this season, and it forced five turnovers in that game. The Cowboys rarely score against good defenses, and the Bears rarely score against any defenses. That should combine to give us a fairly low-scoring game tonight. 2. at : Wizards +7The 76ers are getting the respect of a championship contender with this line. A seven-point spread on the road is steep. If this game were in Philadelphia, where the 76ers are 10-0, it would be warranted. But this is a 5-6 road team that has been outscored by 0.5 points per 100 po se sions on the road. Of those five road wins, only one, a 114-95 defeat of the moribund , would have covered a seven-point spread. The 76ers Amed Rosario Jersey are the better team, but there is little statistical evidence to suggest that they will cover this spread.3. at : Raptors -2This is another pick that is dependent on location. The Raptors just lost their first home game of the season on Tuesday. They are outscoring opponents by over 10 points per 100 po se sions in Toronto, and they have a distinct advantage in this game when it comes to the bench matchup. Toronto's secondary unit, particularly when Siakam shares the floor with and to form one of the most energetic groups in the league, is running opponents off the floor. Houston, meanwhile, is getting killed by 7.4 points per 100 po se sions whenever sits. Asking anyone to beat the Raptors in Toronto would be a tall order. Asking them to do so while e sentially knowing that they are David Wright Jersey operating at a deficit based on the bench just seems impo sible.