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3 Best Prop Bets for Patriots vs Vikings Thanksgiving Week 12 (Dalvin Cook Feasts on Turkey Day)

Tyler Maher
Best prop bets for New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Week 12 game.
Best prop bets for New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Week 12 game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The NFL Thanksgiving slate concludes with a cross-conference matchup between the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings. The Patriots are coming off an ugly 10-3 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, whereas the Vikings are looking to bounce back from a 40-3 beatdown by the Dallas Cowboys.

Here are three of the best prop bets for the Patriots vs Vikings matchup, courtesy of NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Patriots vs Vikings Thanksgiving Prop Bets Tonight

1. Anytime Touchdown Scorer: Dalvin Cook (-110)

Cook saw his touchdown streak snapped at five games last week, but look for him to start a new streak on Thursday. New England's defense is more susceptible to the run (12th-fewest rushing yards allowed) than the pass (fourth-fewest passing yards allowed), so look for Minnesota to lean more heavily on the ground game here. Despite this being a short week, Cook should also be fairly well-rested after tallying just 11 carries in Sunday's blowout -- his second-lowest total of the season. With seven touchdowns in 10 games this year, Cook is a great bet to find the end zone again.

2. Mac Jones - Passing Yards: Over 224.5 (-110)

Despite playing in cold, windy conditions in Foxborough last week, Jones still managed to throw for 246 yards against the Jets -- his highest total since Week 3. The 2021 Pro Bowler appears to be fully healed from the high-ankle sprain that sidelined him earlier in the season and is getting more comfortable in the Patriots' new offense. He also has a full complement of pass-catchers at his disposal between DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor and others. The Vikings' secondary is one of the worst and the NFL and is giving up the second-most passing yards per game at 267.3, so look for Jones to exploit that and hit the over on his model passing yards total.

3. Adam Thielen - Receiving Yards: Over 44.5 (-110)

The Cowboys limited Thielen to a season-low 25 receiving yards last week, but expect him to bounce back with a better performance here. The veteran wideout is still averaging a solid 49.2 receiving yards per game this season and has hit the over on this total in six of 10 games, including three of his last four. Bill Belichick loves to take away opponents' best players, which means New England's defense will likely key in on containing Justin Jefferson. That should free up some space for Thielen to get open and post a respectable yardage total.

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