NFL Football Picks
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.
Two up and coming AFC teams will take to the field in Jacksonville in Week 1. Mahomes looked fantastic last season winning the MVP award and the Jags new QB Nick Foles looked real good in the playoffs for the Eagles. Can he pick off where he left off last season? Read on to get Loot’s take on the game and his ATS prediction.
Two undefeated teams hit the field of Gillette Stadium to battle it out in Week 4 of the preseason schedule. But will they? Most of the star players won’t even see the field tonight, but we do expect Giants QB who has looked good in the exhibition games to get a couple of series in. Read on to get our handicapper’s thoughts on how you should bet this game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers shoot to complete a perfect preseason when they take on the Carolina Panthers for a Week 4 NFL exhibition bout Thursday night in Charlotte. These teams have met each of the last 16 preseasons, with the Steelers winning nine of those games. Pittsburgh also crunched Carolina during the regular season last year. But of course, most starters will be rested Thursday night. How are we playing this game with our free NFL pick?
Both teams should be in the thick of their divisional races deep into the season, so we expect them to keep it simple tonight with lots of running plays. That said, when they do pass the ball the Titans have the better depth at the QB position with Mariota and Tannehill. Read on to see Zank’s research and against the spread selection.
The Seahawks travel to Carson, California to take on the Chargers at the Dignity Health Sports Park. Philip Rivers should see some action on Saturday and Pete Carroll usually has the starters play at the first half of the Week 3 game. The backups are decent on both clubs so does that suggest an OVER play? Our prognosticator weighs in on the game and gives out his betting prediction.
In the battle of Texas, we have the Houston Texans visiting the Dallas Cowboys. Jason Garrett has a large enough sample size for us to say that he doesn’t care about winning preseason games based on his 13-22. Bill O’Brien on the other hand does with a career 13-8 mark. Is that enough to back the visitor? Read our handicapper’s take on the game and get his free NFL pick.
The Bills have won their two preseason games and looked going doing so while the Lions have dropped both of theirs and haven’t. Stafford has yet to play and he would be a difference maker if he does get his first action, but HC Matt Patricia won’t say either way. Is that enough to take the Bills? Zank weighs it all out and gives out his prediction.
The Jags have yet to win straight up or cover a spread in their two preseason contests and find themselves in the underdog role this week on the road in Miami. The Dolphins have gotten the money in both of their matches and will look to keep their backers happy with a win and a cover on Thursday. Our capper is staying away from a spread play and instead has an O/U prediction.
Both coaches possess winning records in the preseason but the Seahawks on paper have much more depth at the QB position. That may be enough to take them plus the three points. Our handicapper has other ideas for where his money is going to land. Get his point spread pick>>>