NFL Thanksgiving Tips: Why You Should Claim 5/2 Houston & Dallas Both To Win

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The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys are both odds-on favourites to win during the NFL’s annual Thanksgiving Day triple-header, but bookmaker Paddy Power is now offering new customers the chance to back them both in a 5/2 boosted double that will see winnings paid out in cash.

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PLEASE NOTE: 18+. Odds subject to change. Maximum stake £20. T&Cs apply.

How To Claim 5/2 Houston & Dallas Both To Win

  1. Visit the Paddy Power website
  2. Sign into your account or register for a new one
  3. Select ‘American Football’ from the list of sports that you can bet on
  4. Click on the yellow ‘5/2’ odds box next to ‘Houston Texans & Dallas Cowboys both to win’
  5. Enter a stake of up to £20 into your betslip and place your bet
  6. If the Houston Texans & Dallas Cowboys both win, your winnings will be paid out in cash.


5 Reasons To Claim 5/2 Houston & Dallas Both To Win

  1. The return of Andy Dalton at quarterback last weekend was a huge boost for a Dallas team that had been down to their third-string and fourth-string options in recent weeks. He is by no means a superstar QB who can win games single-handedly, but he did rack up three TD passes in the win over Minnesota and he is capable of making some key plays with his arm in this one.
  2. Ezekiel Elliott finally registered his first 100 yard-plus rushing game of the season as Dallas upset Minnesota in Week 11 and he is now coming up against a defense that has been getting gashed by the run game this season. Elliott will help the Cowboys control time of possession and chew up the clock, limiting the opportunities that Washington have with the football.
  3. Houston may not have a record that leaps off the page, but they have won two of their last three games and quarterback Deshaun Watson is a man in good form after putting up 344 yards, two passing TDs, 36 rushing yards and one score against New England last time out. He can enjoy more success against a Lions defense that has offered little resistance to opposition offenses this season.
  4. Detroit were shut out last week as they failed to lay a glove on a Carolina defense that ranks in the bottom 10 in the NFL. Shutouts are rare and they should avoid another one here, but the Lions are short-handed on that side of the football right now, meaning there is little help for Matthew Stafford.
  5. Point five is simple… Washington and Detroit are terrible football teams. Ron Rivera will continue in the nation’s capital beyond this season as ‘Football Team’ look to rebuild, but it is fair to say that Matt Patricia is unlikely to enjoy the same fortunes. The Lions poor before he arrived and little has changed during his reign.