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Welcome to Predictem's NFL bookies picks page, where you'll find a listing of which teams the books need to win and cover each week. There is a misconception that the sportsbooks get balanced action on each game each week. While it's possible that many bookies "lay off" action to other books in an effort to not have too much exposure to a single game, essentially reducing their risk, the truth is, very few NFL games actually receive even action on both sides.

Over the years, we've heard many sports bettors make comments that resemble "If I only knew what the bookies were on I could win!" While this may help some football gamblers, it's not exactly the solution to losing. However, we can say that if you're a "square" bettor, who often times finds himself paying his bookie more often than he's receiving cash, this bookies picks page may be of great value to you.

Each week, we'll post every NFL matchup and let you know which side (team) the football bookies are rooting for to win, based on the wagering action they've received over the week. *Please make note that these are not OUR predictions. These are simply a listing of what the house needs to cover and beat the public. Enjoy!

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34-19-2 YTD

Week 7: (10/19 through 10/23) Posted soon!

Week 6: (10/12 through 10/16) Vikings +3 (winner), Saints -4.5 (won), Browns +9.5 (lost), Steelers +4.5 (won), Bears +6.5 (won), Giants +11.5 (won), Dolphins +13 (won), Titans -7 (pending). Teams receiving equal action not factored in here: Phi/Car, NE/NYJ, TB/AZ, LAR/Jax, SF/Wash.

Week 5: (10/5 through 10/9) TB +3.5 (loss), Car +2.5 (win), Cin -3 (win), Dal -3 (lost), Cle -1 (lost), Bal +3 (win), Hou +1 (lost), LAC +3 (win), SF +2 (lost). Games receiving equal action not factored in here: Sea/LAR, Az/Phi, Jax/Pit and Ten/Mia.

Week 4: (Was out of town with no web access so we had to pass)

Week 3: (9/21 through 9/25) SF +3 (winner), LAC +3 (loss), Wash +3 (winner), Buf +3 (winner), Chi +7.5 (winner), Cin +7 (win), NYJ +6 (win), Min +2.5 (win), Jax +3 (win), Hou +14 (win), NYG +6 (win), Car -5.5 (loss), Det +3 (loss), AZ +3 (loss). Games receiving equal action not factored in here: Cle/Ind, Sea/Ten.

Week 2: (9/14 through 9/18) Ind +7 (won), NYJ +13.5 (lost), SF +14 (winner), Phi +5 (lost), N.O. +6 (lost), Wash +2.5 (won), Atl -3 (winner), Den -2.5 (winner), Buf +6.5 (win), Mia +3.5 (winner), Pit -6.5 (winner), Cle +7.5 (lost), NYG -3 (lost). Games receiving equal action: Ten/Jax.

Week 1: (9/7 through 9/11) SF +4.5 (lost), Chi +6 (tied), Ind +4.5 (lost), Jax +5 (won), Bal +3 (won), Sea +3 (lost), Cle +9 (winner), Ten -3 (lost), Dal -4 (win), Det +2.5 (won), Min -3 (win), LAC +3 (pushed). Games Receiving equal action; not factored in: KC/NE, NYJ/Buf, Phi/Wash.





Previous Season's

89-91-6 YTD

Super Bowl: Both teams are receiving equal action.

Conference Championship: (1/22) Falcons -6 (won 44-21). Pit/NE are receiving even action so don't factor in here.

Divisional Playoffs: (1/14 through 1/15) Cowboys -4.5 (loss), Texans +15 (loss), Chiefs -1.5 (loss). Games receiving equal action: Sea/Atl.

Wildcard Weekend: (1/7 through 1/8) Sea -8.5 (win), Packers -4.5 (won). Games receiving equal action: Oak/Hou and Mia/Pit.

Week 17 (1/1) Browns +6 (win), Rams +6.5 (loss), Jaguars +4.5 (win), Jets +3.5 (win), Niners +10 (win), Patriots -9.5 (win), Chargers +5.5 (loss), Redskins -7.5 (loss), Bengals -1 (win), Raiders +1 (loss), Lions +3 (loss), Titans -3 (win), Eagles -4.5 (win), Saints +7 (win), Bears +6.5 (loss). Games receiving equal action: Car/TB.

Week 16: (12/22 through 12/26) Jets -1 (win), Jags +5 (win), Vikings +7 (loss), Bears +3 (loss), Browns +4 (win), Colts +3.5 (loss), Panthers +3 (loss), Saints -3.5 (win), Niners +4.5 (win), Bengals +1 (loss), Broncos +3 (loss), Cowboys -6.5 (win). Games receiving even action not factored in: Mia/Buf, Az/Sea, NYJ/NE, Bal/Pit.

Week 15: (12/15 through 12/19) Niners +14 (lost), Bengals +3 (lost), Bears +6.5 (won), Chargers +3 (pushed), Broncos +3 (lost), Jags +6 (won), Browns +10 (lost), Saints +2.5 (won), Jets +2.5 (lost), Eagles +6 (won), Titans +5 (won), Cowboys -6.5 (lost), Rams +15.5 (lost). Games receiving equal action: Car/Wash, Ind/Min, Det/NYG.

Week 14: (12/8 through 12/12) Rams +5.5 (loss), Jags +3 (loss), Bears +7.5 (winner), Bills +3 (lost), Browns +5.5 (lost), Eagles +2 (lost), Saints +1.5 (lost), Texans +6.5 (won), Giants +3.5 (won), Titans -1.5 (won), Jets +3 (won). Games evenly split not factored in here: NYJ/SF, Az/Mia, Sea/GB, Balt/NE, SD/Car.

Week 13: (12/1 through 12/5) Texans +6.5 (lost), Jaguars +3.5 (lost), Bills +3 (lost), Rams +13 (lost), Jets +1.5 (lost), Steelers -6.5 (won), Cardinals -2.5 (won), Seahawks -7.5 (won), Bengals -1.5 (won). Games receiving action not factored in: KC/ATL, SF/CHI, MIA/BAL, DET/NO, TB/SD.

Week 12: (11/24 through 11/28) Jets +7 (won), Browns +7 (loss), Rams +7 (loss), Cardinals +4 (loss), Bears +5 (loss), Buccaneers +6 (win), Bengals +4 (loss), Colts +8.5 (loss), Jags +7.5 (win), Panthers +3 (push), Chiefs +3 (win), Packers +4 (win), 49ers +7.5 (win), Cowboys -6.5 (loss), Vikings +1 (loss). Only one game this week is receiving even action: SD/Hou.

Week 11: (11/17 through 11/21) Niners +13 (push), Browns +8.5 (loss), Jags +6.5 (loss), Texans +5.5 (loss), Rams -1 (loss), Eagles +6.5 (loss), Bears +7 (win), Vikings -2 (win). Games receiving equal action not factored in here: Ten/Ind, TB/KC, Buf/Cin, GB/Wash, Balt/Dall.

Week 10: (11/10 through 11/14) Beware! This week's lines are NASTY and we forecast the bookie cleaning up this week! Titans +2 (win), Dolphins +4.5 (win), Jags -2.5 (loss), Bears -2.5 (loss), Eagles -1 (win), Vikings +2 (loss), Rams -1 (win), Niners +14 (win), Broncos +3 (win), Bengals -1 (loss). Games receiving close to even action not figured in here: KC/Car, Dal/Pit and Sea/NE.

Week 9 (11/3 through 11/7) Niners +3.5 (lost), Buccaneers +3.5 (loss), Rams +3 (push), Browns +7.5 (loss), Titans +4.5 (loss), Vikings -6 (loss), Colts +7.5 (win), Jets +3.5 (loss), Bills +7 (win), Raiders at a pick (win). Games receiving equal action not factored in here: Eagles/Giants and Steelers/Ravens.

Week 8: (10/27 through 10/31) Bears +4 (won), Bills +5.5 (lost), Skins +3 (won), Bucs +1 (lost), Browns +2 (lost), Colts +3 (lost), Packers +3 (win). Games receiving even action: AZ/Car, Sea/NO, Det/Hou, SD/Den, Phi/Dal.

Week 7: (10/20 through 10/24) Jets pickem (winner), Eagles +2.5 (win), Dolphins +3 (win), Jaguars -1.5 (lost), Steelers +7 (loss), Chargers +6.5 (win), 49ers +2.5 (lost), Bears +6.5 (lost), Chiefs -6.5 (lost), Bengals -10 (win). Games receiving action not factored in here: Cle/Cin, Wash/Det, NYG/LAR, Hou/Den, Sea/Az, Ind/Ten.

Week 6: (10/13 through 10/17) Chargers +3 (win), Dolphins +7.5 (win), Seahawks -6.5 (loss), Rams +3 (push), Bengals +7.5 (loss), Panthers -3 (loss), Redskins +2.5 (win), Chiefs -1.5 (win), Ravens +3.5 (loss), Cowboys +4.5 (win). Games receiving equal action: Cle/Ten, Indy/Hou, SF/Buf, Jax/Chi.

Week 5: (10/6 through 10/10) Niners +3.5 (lost), Lions +3 (won), Jets +7.5 (lost), Browns +10.5 (lost), Texans +6 (lost), Bears +4.5 (lost), Cowboys +1 (win), Dolphins -3.5 (loss). Games receiving even action not factored in here: SD/Oak, Wash/Balt, NYG/GB, Atl/Den, Buf/LA. TB/Car had no line at time of print.

Week 4: (9/29 through 10/3) Bears +3 (won), Bucs +3 (lost), 49ers +2.5 (lost), Titans +4.5 (lost), Ravens -3.5 (lost), Falcons +3 (win), Rams +7.5 (won), Jaguars +2.5 (win), Redskins -7.5 (won). Games receiving almost equal action that are not factored in here: Mia/Cin, KC/Pit, NO/SD, Sea/NYJ, NYG/Min.

Week 3: (9/22 through 9/26) Patriots pickem (win), Bills +3.5 (win), Titans -1.5 (loss), Bears +7.5 (loss), Rams +5 (win), Eagles +3.5 (win), Seahawks -9.5 (win), Falcons +3 (win), Chargers +2.5 (loss), Packers -7.5 (loss), Redskins +4.5 (won), Jets +3 (loss). Games receiving almost equal action not factored in here: Clev/Mia, Min/Car and Balt/Jax.

Week 2: (9/15 through 9/19) Vikings +2 (won), Falcons +4.5 (won), Titans +5.5 (won), Bears -3 (lost), Browns +7 (won), Bills +1 (lost), Giants -4.5 (lost), Redskins -2.5 (lost), Broncos -6 (won), Buccaneers +6.5 (lost). There are (4) games receiving equal action which include: SF/Car, Jax/SD, KC/Hou and Mia/NE. There was no line on Sea/Stl at time of print.

Week 1: (9/8 through 9/12) Bears +4.5 (won), Jags +4 (pushed), Redskins +3 (lost), Lions +3 (win), Niners +2.5 (win), Cowboys +1 (pushed), Browns +3.5 (loss), Bucs +2.5 (win), Jets +1.5 (win), Chargers +6.5 (win), Vikings -2.5 (win), Patriots +7 (win). Games receiving even action not factored in here: Mia/Sea, Buf/Balt and Oak/N.O.

97-93-4 YTD

Wildcard Weekend: (1/9 through 1/10) Texans +3 (pending), Bengals +3 (pending) and Vikings +5 (pending). Receiving even action: GB/Wash.

Week 17: (1/3) 49ers +3.5 (win), Cowboys -4 (loss), Jaguars +6.5 (lost), Eagles +5.5 (won SU), Bills +3 (won SU), Vikings +3 (won SU), Browns +11 (lost), Panthers -10.5 (won), Bears +1 (loss), Broncos -10 (loss), Chiefs -7.5 (loss), Cardinals -6.5 (lost), Saints +5.5 (won SU). Games receiving even action: Ravens/Bengals and Pats/Dolphins.

Week 16: (12/24 through 12/28) Chargers +4 (win), Eagles -3.5 (lost), Titans +3.5 (lost), Ravens +10 (won), Jets +3 (loss), Browns +10.5 (win), Falcons +7 (win), Bears +3.5 (won), Cowboys +6.5 (lost), Colts +2.5 (won), Vikings -7.5 (won), Niners +10.5 (lost), Cards -4.5 (won), Seahawks -13 (lost), Bengals +3.5 (won). Games receiving even action: Jags/Saints.

Week 15: 12/17 through 12/21) Cowboys +3 (push), Titans +14 (loss), Raiders +3.5 (loss), Eagles +3.5 (loss), Ravens +7 (loss), Niners +5 (loss), Browns +15 (loss), Falcons +3 (win), Colts -2 (loss), Bears +5.5 (loss), Broncos +7 (push), Lions +2.5 (win). Games receiving even action: TB/STL, Car/NYG, Mia/SD, Buf/Wash.

Week 14: (12/10 through 12/14) Cardinals -11 (loss), Hou +3.5 (loss), Mia +2 (loss), Dal +6.5 (loss), Stl +3.5 (win), Cle -1.5 (win), Jets -7.5 (win), Phil -1 (win), Jax -1.5 (win), Atl +8 (loss), Bal +11 (loss), TB -4.5 (loss), Wash +3.5 (win), KC -11 (loss). Games receiving even action: Oak/Den and SD/KC.

Week 13: (12/3 through 12/7) Detroit Lions +2 (loss), Browns +10 (loss), Saints +6.5 (win), Raiders +3 (loss), Jets -2.5 (win), Bills -3.5 (win), Eagles +7.5 (win), Titans -2 (win), Seahawks -1.5 (win), Chargers +4.5 (loss), Dolphins -3.5 (loss), Falcons -1 (loss), Steelers -7.5 (win), Rams +4.5 (loss), Cowboys +3.5 (win). Games not included due to receiving even action: SF/Chi.

Week 12: (11/26 through 11/30) Eagles +2.5 (loss), Cowboys -1 (36%)(loss), Bears +8.5 (win), Colts -3 (win), Redskins +2.5 (win), Saints +3 (loss), Titans +1 (loss), Falcons pick'em (loss), 49ers +11.5 (win), Seahawks -3.5 (win), Ravens +2.5 (win). Games receiving even action not factored in this week: NE/Den, Stl/Cin, Buf/KC, Jax -4 (pending), Mia/NYJ.

Week 11: (11/19 through 11/23) Titans +3 (loss), Chargers +3 (loss), Bills +7.5 (win), Bengals +4.5 (win), Broncos -1 (win), Ravens -2.5 (win), Buccaneers +6 (win). Games receiving even action that we're not factoring in this week: Indy/Atl, GB/Min, SF/Sea, Dal/Mia and Wash/Car.

Week 10: (11/12 through 11/16) Rams -7 (loss), Redskins -1 (win), Lions +10.5 (win), Ravens -4.5 (loss), Bucs +2 (win), Browns +6.5 (loss), Titans +4.5 (loss), Vikings +3 (win) and Chiefs +4.5 (win). Games receiving even action (or close to it) that aren't factored in: Mia/Phil, NE/NYG, AZ/SEA and Hou/Cin.

Week 9: (11/5 through 11/9) Titans +7.5 (won), Redskins +14 (lost), Jags +8 (won), Bears +4.5 (won), Cowboys +3 (lost), Panthers +2.5 (won), Colts +5.5 (won), Niners +7.5 (won), Giants +1 (won). Games receiving even action that don't qualify: Cle/Cin, Oak/Pit, Stl/Min and Mia/Buf.

Week 8: (10/29 through 11/2) TB +7.5 (win), Tenn +4 (loss), Steelers -1 (loss), Oak +3 (win), Chi +1 (loss), Den +2.5 (win), Dal +4.5 (win), Cle +6 (loss). Proceed with caution this week. We anticipate the books cleaning up! Games receiving even action and not factored in here: Mia/NE, SD/Balt, SF/STL, Det/KC.

Week 7: (10/22 through 10/26) Oak +3.5 (win), Dal +3 (loss), Philly +3 (loss), TB +3 (win), Browns +6 (loss), N.O. +4.5 (win), Patriots -7.5 (loss), Jaguars +3.5 (win), Chiefs -3 (win), Titans +6 (win). Games receiving equal action not factored in here: Sea/SF, Hou/Mia, Minny/Det.

Week 6: (10/15 through 10/19) Chiefs +3.5 (loss), Bears +3.5 (win), Dolphins +2 (win), Chargers +10.5 (win), Seahawks -7 (loss), Bills +3 (loss), Browns +3.5 (win), Steelers +3.5 (win), Colts +10 (win) and Eagles -5.5 (win). Games receiving even action not factored in: Washington/New York, Balt/SF, Texans/Jaguars.

Week 5 (10/8 through 10/12) . Niners +7 (win) Skins +7 (win), Seahawks +3 (push), Browns +6 (win), Eagles -6 (win), Chiefs -10 (loss), Raiders +4 (loss), Lions +3 (loss), Titans +1 (push), Dallas +8.5 (loss). Games receiving even action not factored in: Indy/Houston, Stl/GB, Jax/TB.

Week 4: (10/1 through 10/5) Steelers +2.5 (loss), Rams +7 (win), Texans +6.5 (loss), Jags +10 (win), Vikings +7 (win), Chiefs +4 (loss), Browns +8 (win), 49ers +8 (loss), Bears +3 (win), Redskins +3 (win) and Buccaneers +3 (loss). Games not factored in due to receiving even action: NYG/Buff and NYJ/Mia.

Week 3: (9/24 through 9/28) We forgot to post the picks! We went back and tallied up the numbers. The books were 2-10 ATS. There were 4 games not factored in because they received even action.

Week 2: (9/17 through 9/21) Broncos +3 (win), Bucs +10 (win), Seahawks +3.5 (loss), Falcons +2.5 (win), Niners +6 (loss), Texans +3.5 (loss), Bills +1 (loss), Bears +2 (loss), Vikings -3 (win), Browns +1 (win), Redskins +3.5 (win), Raiders +6.5 (win), Jags +6 (win). Games receiving even action not factored in here: SD/Cin, Dal/Phi. (8 wins, 5 losses for the week)

Week 1: (9/10 through 9/14) NO +2.5 (loss), Bal +4 (loss), Cle +3.5 (loss), Ten +3 (win), NYG +6 (win), Det +3 (loss), Hou -1 (loss), Oak +3.5 (loss), Stl +4 (win), Buf +2.5 (win), Jax +3 (loss), Wash +3.5 (loss), Chi +6.5 (loss), SF +2.5 (win), Atl +3 (win). Games receiving even action: Pit/NE. (Summary: 6-9 for the week. Books got smoked. One Vegas sportsbook was quoted as saying that it was the worst opening day weekend ever.)

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