Free Picks

Welcome to Predictem’s main free picks page. Here you’ll find our daily top plays and links to game previews with analysis for each sport that we cover. What you won’t find here are screaming touts with false claims of easy money, LOCKS, sure bets or any other BS that you see on 90% of the sports handicapping sites on the web. Our Expert Handicappers provide daily predictions ATS for NFL Football, College Football, NBA Basketball, NCAA Basketball, Major League Baseball, Horse Racing, MMA Fights, Boxing, NASCAR and PGA Golf. We do not sell our picks. These are not second rate free plays. These are EXPERT PICKS! The same ones we bet ourselves. New to sports betting? Check out our article on how to bet on football!

NFL Picks

Football betting is why bookies drive Cadillacs, and you probably don't. The oddsmaker knows who the betting public (squares) are going to bet before they even see the lines. Hardly seems fair! That doesn't stop droves of gamblers from partaking in the euphoric event known as NFL betting. Beating the NFL spread over the course of the season is darn near impossible. But not anymore! We'll take you from being a guy who regular pays his bookie, to an astute advantage bettor who will show a profit by season's end!

Do you know which offensive linemen are banged up or not playing this week? Probably not. Have you studied which wide receivers run a 4.4 40 yard dash and which cornerbacks covering them are a half-second slower? Probably not. Do you check weather reports to see if the teams will be forced to run it or pass it a lot? Not likely. Are you plugged into some of the most astute sabermetrics nerds on the planet and a handful of others who are so deep into studying football games that they don't have time to run a website or market their craft? No. Luckily for you, our team is and we're happy to share our picks with you. Get ready for a whole lot of education on good teams win and bad teams cover!

Week: 11 MNF

Date: 11/23/20
Handicapper: Kevin West
Pick: Rams/Buccaneers OVER 4.5 sacks (Lost; Only 1 measley sack!) You can find this bet at Bovada Sportsbook. Your credit card will work there and they give you a 50% bonus as well! (Not to mention, BEST live betting platform on the planet!) The Rams will not be able to run against Tampa Bay's front seven. This will force more passing situations. Goff is horrible vs. pressure and has a tendency to suck in road games. He'll be missing his top offensive lineman (Whitworth). Brady is vulnerable to the sack tonight as well, as he's got more to worry about than just Aaron Donald. Watch for Leonard Floyd tonight, who is an absolute MONSTER and reminds me of Lawrence Taylor. This guy is a little-known player who can take over a game. I'm expecting 6+ sacks tonight!

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Week: 11

Date: 11/22/20
Handicapper: Kevin West
Pick: Indianapolis Colts money line -120 (won 34-31) The Packers run defense is one of the worst in recent memory. They won't be able to win at Indy vs. a team that runs the ball well and has an above average defense.

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Week: 11

Date: 11/22/20
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: Dallas +7.5 (won outright 31-28) - The Cowboys out-yarded the Steelers in their 24-19 defeat in their latest a game that they led 19 -9 after three quarters with Garrett Gilbert behind center. They’ve had an extra week off to prepare for the Vikings and QB Dalton returns and is expected to start. The Dallas defense is healthier than they have been basically all season. Their run defense has shown signs of turning the corner in their last two games (165 yards on 44 carries) and I expect them to hold up against the Minnesota run game. They have the weapons to exploit the Vikings secondary which gives them a shot at the outight win or late backdoor cover.

Week: 11

Date: 11/22/20
Handicapper: Kevin West
Pick: Washington -1 (won 20-9)

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For more predictions with analysis - Weekly NFL Picks

College Football Picks

Like MLB betting, college football wagering is BEAUTIFUL, but not for the same reasons. College football betting is one of the easiest sports to beat because it presents us with situations in which you can find a lot of “bug meets windshield” matchups. This doesn’t mean that you automatically go out and jump on Bama playing a small college. It’s more of a “Senior offensive lineman is out, and his backup is a freshman" type of thing. There's also some very low hanging fruit in the smaller college matchups because the sportsbooks know most are going to bet SEC/Big Ten/Pac 12 matchups. They then put more of their resources into those high profile matchups leaving us to snipe some tasty lesser known conference spreads that often times have final score margins not even close to the proposed point spread.

Rich Crew (65.96% 2019 regular season on 47 plays) returns as part of our CFB handicapping team in 2020. Get his plays and insight plus additional free plays from our Staff and Guests here!

Week: 12

Date: 11/21/20
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: Northwestern +7.5 - (won outright 17-7) Wisconsin had no problem extending the margin in their two wins beating Illinois and Michigan each by 38 points, but neither team is up there with upper echelon of the Big Ten this season. Northwestern is at that level, undefeated on the season with wins over Maryland, Iowa, Nebraska and Purdue. While none of those teams are likely to compete for the conference title, all four are better than what the Badgers have beaten. Last season in Madison, Northwestern lost by 9 points, but it was mistakes that cost them the game. Wisconsin had a fumble return for a touchdown and a Pick 6 to account for 14 of their 23 points and the Wildcats failed on two 2-pt conversion attempts. This season NW returned ten starters to their offense and nine to the defense making this a very experienced club and the Big Ten’s top unit.

Week: 12

Date: 11/20/20
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: New Mexico +9.5 (lost 28-0)

Week: 12

Date: 11/18/20
Handicapper: Rich Crew
Pick: NIU/BALL UNDER 60 (won 31-25)

For more predictions with analysis - Weekly College Football Picks

NBA Picks

Pro Hoops is TOUGH to beat. Players sit without notice, check out mentally and can be downright unpredictable. We have a solid history with the sport, but please understand that there will be a bunch of passes during the season because value bets can be hard to come by. We never force the action as there is always another game. Another frustrating facet of betting on NBA basketball is our need to release plays late in the day, due to the best information not coming out until a couple of hours before game time. Often, we don't post our best NBA plays until 5 PM ET. Plays are made using a combination of variables from Kevin West, anti-consensus, a handful of sharps from a database that we're blessed to be able to tap into and some fades of lousy basketball bettors who have consistently hit 43% or less.

2019-2020 Record: 60-45-3 +10.19 Units

Date: 10/11/20
Selection(s): Passing.


Recent Form:
10/9/20: LAL -7 (lost 108-111)
9/26/20: LAL -5 (won 117-107)
Bos ML -125 (lost 114-117)
Boston Celtics ML -170 (loss 122-125)
Miami Heat ML -170 (103-94)
9/4/20: Houston Rockets +6.5 (won 112-97)
9/3/20: L.A. Clippers -9 (won 120-97)
9/2/20: Miami Heat +5 (won straight up 116-114)
9/1/20: Denver Nuggets pick'em (won 80-78)

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For more predictions with analysis - Daily NBA Picks

College Basketball Picks

Expect more multi-unit BEST BET opportunities here than any other sport as college hoops present some fantastic wagering opportunities! It's not uncommon to see college hoops lines off by 10+ points. Especially with small colleges. Kevin West digs through the sizable daily card to sniff out the needle in a haystack value. West is a huge believer in backing teams that shoot the ball well and play good defense vs. teams that have a poor field goal percentage and are lazy on D. That variable mixed with the belief that there's more chemistry in Junior/Senior heavy teams vs. younger teams can make for a gold mine when these opportunities present themselves. West had a horrible 2017/2018 season at 51-56-3. The two prior seasons were golden at 90-63-5 and 75-55-5. Why the drop off? "I tried to be good at too many things," says West. "Spent way too much time watching and trying to figure out the NBA, most of which was a complete waste." Kevin is back to spending his regular time following college hoops which will surely make a difference. Note: College hoops takes a few weeks to figure out so don't expect many plays early on.

2019/2020 Record: 39-25-1 +8.95 Units

Date: 3/12/20
Selections: No games scheduled.

For more predictions with analysis see Dan's daily College Basketball Picks

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Recent Documented Results:
3/11/20: Appalachian State Mountaineers +7 (lost 68-85)
3/10/20: Gonzaga Bulldogs -9 (blowout winner 84-66)
3/9/20: Miami Ohio Redhawks +9 (won SU 85-79)
3/8/20: Michigan Wolverines +4 (lost 70-83)

MLB Picks

MLB betting is beautiful because one can literally hit 50% or less and turn a profit due to money lines and no point spreads being involved. This frequently results in us backing the underdog, which can create some cold feet among our readers. We ask that you trust the process as we know what we're doing. The 162 game season is a LONG grind in which we’ll have both winning and losing streaks. Picks are provided by Predictem’s Chief Handicapper, Kevin West. Kevin’s favorite variables include stats, hot/cold streaks and some things you can’t find in the box scores such as good/bad pitching and hitting mechanics.

2021 Season Record: 0-0-0 - Units: 0.00

Date: 4/1/20
Today's MLB Picks: TBA

 

For more baseball predictions with analysis - Daily MLB Picks

Horse Racing Picks

One of the most astute horse racing brains on the planet, Kenneth Strong, gives his daily race predictions for all the major tracks and writes an award-winning analysis for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes races. Ken has done it all. Cleaned stables, trained horses, trained trainers, written for the DRF and even acted as an agent for jockeys. This-guy-knows-horse-racing! Horse betting can be confusing to newbies. Ken is happy to answer any and all questions you may have astutely and always at no cost to our readers.

Check out Ken's daily take - Daily Racing Selections

Boxing/MMA Picks

Big Scotty L wanted to play baseball, basketball, and football as a kid but his dad forced his hand at boxing because he grew up in the barrio where if you weren’t tough, you had no chance to survive. This led Scott to follow MMA/Boxing closely throughout his childhood and college years in which he went to school in Northern California for journalism. The guy is a walking-talking encyclopedia of fighting, and you will quickly see that in his writing. He’s a guy that listens and watches, which allows him to learn and understand the deep inner workings of the sport. To top it off, he’s eloquent and classy to boot. I love this guy!

Check out Scott’s boxing analysis here.
Check out Scott’s MMA previews here.

PGA Golf Picks

Matty Evergreen brings us his weekly take on the PGA circuit, providing a few predictions for the golfer to win the tournament and a few "head to head" matchup picks. One needs to be extremely patient and have a long-term approach when betting on a golfer to win the tournament. You could literally win 2 or 3 times during a season 50 events and show a profit. In all candidness, this type of wagering should be reserved for those looking for four days of entertainment each week. One could use their bankroll to follow our college football, and college basketball picks and has a much better return on their investment. Not a fan of either? You don't have to be a fan to make free cheese! We do all the work for ya!

Check out Evergreen’s analysis (Posted by Wed.) - Weekly Golf Picks

NASCAR Picks

When we placed an ad looking for somebody to write NASCAR for us, we expected a “Crazy Cooter” or wrench monkey to catch our attention. To our surprise, an itty bitty gal from Virginia took the checkers, and we all lived happily ever after. As most of us know, women have a different perspective on things than men. They notice things we don't and are more analytical. This goes hand in hand with watching and reporting on auto racing. We couldn't be happier with our Virginia Vroom!

Check out V's analysis (Posted by Wed.) - This Week's NASCAR Predictions

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