NFL Football Picks
The Seahawks really struggled in Week 1 vs. a Bengals team they should have dominated. Now they have to travel back east to take on an angry Steelers club that was embarrassed on national tv by the Pats. Ben Roethlisberger and crew ALWAYS play much better at home. Bad spot for Seattle here!
The Bucs and the Panthers kick off Week 2 NFL betting on Thursday night in Carolina. Both teams dropped their season openers, but the Panthers looked better in their defeat. The oddsmaker has this game on the board at Car -6.5 with a total line of 50. Read on to get Loot’s pick against the spread.
San Francisco 49ers (0-0 SU, 0-0 ATS) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0 SU, 0-0 ATS) NFL Football Week 1 Date/Time: Sunday – September 8th – 4:25 EST Where: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa Bay, FL TV: FOX Point Spread: SF +1 / TB -1 (BetNow) Over/Under Total: 50 SAN...
At first glance, this game appears to be a “bug meets windshield” scenario after the ‘Phins sent Laremy Tunsil packing to Houston. One has to wonder if Miami management will be in tank mode with hopes of gaining the top pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The bookies don’t think so though, as evidenced by this line only moving from 3.5 to 7. NFL players perform with pride and don’t give up (not early in the season at least!) After all, it is a home game for Miami. Don’t expect the Dolphins to go down easy, despite the media playing up the “mutiny” angle if Tunsil was to get traded.
The NFL season opens with potentially a good match-up in Week 1 with the Packers battling the Bears in the Windy City. The betting board has the Bears as a field goal favorite with the total line set at 46 points. (Total has moved to 46.5 as of game day, despite the public heavily betting the UNDER.) Read Keith Allen’s view on who holds the advantages in the Thursday night opener and get his against the spread prediction.
“To Zeke or not to Zeke?” Does it really even matter? The Pokes offensive line is lean, mean and healthy. The Giants are fade material as long as they keep running Eli out there.
The Dirty Birds travel north to face the Purple People Eaters of Minnesota, in what promises to be one of the more interesting games of the week. The general betting public is divided on this game, as the teams are receiving equal wagering action at the sportsbooks.
These two squads split their season series with both teams getting the win on the road. The Bills easily took the first match 41-10 with Sam Darnold injured but dropped the game in Buffalo 27-23 in a game that Bills out-yarded the Jets big time. This time around the Jets have more weapons, but have they done enough to take down the visitor? Keith lays it all out with his prediction and analysis.
I’m not a huge trends guy, but I’ll be fading a pretty nasty one this week. The Lions are 4-24 straight up vs. NFC West teams since 1992. See my reasons why in this article!
All we heard in the media this week was how the Texans got “nothing” in return from Seattle for Clowney. The real news is that Houston added OL Laremy Tunsil, which was a huge upgrade to their offensive line. Seven points is a TON to be getting in Week 1 on Monday Night Football. This bet screams value! Read on to see which side of the spread line Ted is playing.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot going for them this season. Wentz is back, their line play is exceptional and the upgraded at multiple positions. The Redskins appear to be destined for mediocrity again this season and are already having quarterback controversy between Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins. The ‘Skins opener looks to be a potential disaster.
The Cincinnati Bengals struggled on the road at 2-6 last season, while the Seattle Seahawks, who enjoy one of the better home field advantages in the NFL, enjoyed a 6-2 record at Qwest Field. Most bettors are laying the 9.5 point spread with the Seahawks, but is that the right move? Read on to get Loot’s play.
The Rams finished second in the league in scoring last season and barring injuries should be a top-5 unit this season. The Panthers defense had an off year last season finishing out of the top in scoring defense, but they’ve made a lot of changes to the front seven and could easily finish as a top unit this season. Can they contain the Rams offense? Get Jay’s O/U pick.
The defending champion New England Patriots host the Steelers on Sunday night of Week 1 action. Both teams will be looking to replace arguably their best receiving option with WR Antonio Brown traded to Oakland and the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. The Pats are a six-point home favorite for this game with the total line on the board at most betting shops at 51 points. Read on to get Mann’s detailed analysis and suggested wager.
One of the biggest questions for this game is will the Chargers be over-confident for this game. Colts QB Jacoby Brissett is certainly not Andrew Luck, but he did play OK in 2017 when Luck was injured and should only move up. The Chargers will be without hold out RB Melvin Gordon and the back-ups leave a lot to be desired. Read on to get Keith’s prediction against the spread.
Are the Browns overrated? They’ll get a strong test against the Titans in Week 1 who were in the thick of the playoff race before losing Mariota early in Week 16’s game against the Redskins. The betting board lists the Browns as a 5.5 point favorite on the spread line with a total of 45.5. Check out who Jay is betting.