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Week 12 early spread picks for the 2020 NFL season

Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates with wide receiver Keke Coutee (16) after a touchdown during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Week 11 was unkind — the Chiefs failed to cover and Joe Burrow went down with a gruesome injury while holding a lead against the Washington Football Team. We are now 18-14 on early-week written picks.

We have a couple of games where we see some early-week value for the Week 12 slate, but you’ll want to make sure you stay tuned over the next few days to snap it up when it arrives.

Houston Texans (-2.5) at Detroit Lions

Point (George Chahrouri): Riding with Deshaun Watson while fading Matt Patricia for less than a field goal almost seems too good to be true. This is the early game on Thanksgiving, which means the Lions will have little time to change the brilliant strategy that resulted in a shutout at the hands of former XFL quarterback P.J. Walker.

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