NFL Football Picks
By the time Super Bowl Sunday is here, there will be more prop bets available than a single website can list. There are so many different ways to bet the big game that when we would ask the GM’s of online sportsbooks which team they needed to win, they would commonly say “it doesn’t matter because there is so much prop betting”. Today we take a look at one category of prop bet, quarterback props, while focusing on the Rams’ Jared Goff.
Over the course of the season, we see a lot of great things on the field on offense and defense. We’ve seen big plays from both teams all year. But it’s not a coincidence that the Patriots are in their third straight Super Bowl and are a perennial participant in this event. Have sportsbooks overvalued New England’s experience? Loot has his early Super Bowl prediction!
Kevin West breaks down the high scoring matchup and looks at some very interesting betting angles: “When I think NFL playoffs, I think New England Patriots. How can you not? They’ve been a mainstay in post-season play for as long as I can remember. Also in that picture in my mind, is Foxboro. The Pats seemingly always have home field advantage, don’t they? So leaves one to wonder how Belichick, Brady and Co. have fared away from home. The answer is somewhat shocking. They’re 3-4 both straight up and against the spread.” Does that make you think twice about backing the Pats? West gives his pick.
No one will confuse either the LA or New Orleans defenses as being great, but they have been better as of late. The Rams’ defense underachieved for the most part this season, as the big-name collection of talent never quite clicked. But this is where they make their money. This is what counts. Sportsbooks opened the Rams at -3.5. How big does the defense need to be for the Rams to cover?
These are two of the highest scoring teams in the NFL. For what the weatherman is worth, it’s going to be frigid in Kansas City, but it shouldn’t be wet. Kansas City thrived in the snow. The Patriots mutilated the Chargers in freezing cold weather. LL looks at how that impacts the scoring and total bets.
The key to the Saints offense will be the battle at the line of scrimmage. The Saints bring in the league’s 6th best rushing attack and the Rams defense allowed the league’ most yards per rushing attempt. In week 9 Alvin Kamara rushed for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns and Mark Ingram pitched in 33 yards. The Rams allowed over 100 rushing yards in each of the last 5 regular season games before selling out to stop the run last week against the Cowboys. Does this matchup on the ground mean you should bet on the Saints? See Keith Allen’s breakdown and pick.
The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles come to New Orleans this Sunday to take on this year’s favorite to take home the Lombardi Trophy. It’s a rematch of week 11. Will the result be the same? Read Keith Allen’s NFL Football pick!
Julian Edelman is the likely target for Brady. In the last four games he has been passed to 39 times, which has resulted in 27 catches including three touchdowns. Unfortunately he has also had a recent run of penalties and dropped passes. Mike Mann looks closer at the Pats offense and offers his NFL playoff selection on the Los Angeles Chargers versus the New England Patriots. Most online bookies are offering Pats at -4. See Mike’s pick!
While the Cowboys will be trying to end their NFC Divisional drought, the Rams will be trying to overcome a similar historical hurdle. Los Angeles is making just their 4th postseason appearance since 2001 when they lost to the New England Patriots. The Rams are also winless in the Divisional Round of the playoffs going 0-3 in the previous 16 seasons. Which team can shed the monkey from their back? Dallas backers have 7 points to work with and Jay Horne has your NFL pick!
The AFC Divisional Playoffs kickoff Saturday afternoon with the Indianapolis Colts traveling to Kansas City to battle the Chiefs. Online Sportsbooks opened the Chiefs around -4.5 but since the line has reached as high as 6. Are the Colts ripe for a dog bet as the public continues to bet the line north? Mr. Allen has the breakdown and NFL pick!
The LA Chargers take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, January 6, 1:05 PM EST at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore. Football Handicapper, Keith Allen analyzes the game and gives his free pick.
Wild. Card. Weekend. For many fans these are some of the most fun games to watch… and bet on. The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. Ted Walker has your NFL football pick.
The NFL playoffs will kick off this weekend highlighted by a primetime NFC Wild Card pairing this Saturday when the Seattle Seahawks travel to AT&T Stadium for a date with the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks won the earlier meeting at home 24-13 crushing the -1 point spread line, Can they do it on the road against a Cowboys team that has some new weapons in the passing game? The line is unlikely to come into play so picking the winner correctly probably gets you the money. Read what side of the betting line our handicapper is playing and why.
The Indianapolis Colts travel to take on the Houston Texans in the first game of WildCard weekend. This will be the third meeting of the season for the AFC South rivals who split the first two with each team winning and covering on the road. Many betting boards opened the Texans at -2.5 but the line has drifted down to -1.5 at most betting shops so who is the team to bet? Get Keith Allen’s expert insight on the game and his predicted point spread winner.
Loot Levinson has a Week 17 pick on the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos. Kick off is Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 4:25PM EST at Mile High, Denver, Colorado. Most bookmakers had the Chargers open inside a touchdown at around 6.5 points.
The Philadelphia Eagles take on the Washington Redskins and Loot Levinson has your NFL Week 17 prediction! The game kicks off at FedEx Field Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 1PM EST. The Eagles are favored by 6.5 points in a game that features two teams headed in opposite directions.