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Bookies Handicapper Adam Thompson
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NFL '21 -> Best Bets: 16-9 (64%); MNF Props: 14-6 +800; All Games Chart L4 Wks: 60.3% ATS, 73.4% ML
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Colts over Texans
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The Colts hopefully learned a lesson in their Monday night collapse vs. the Ravens. This is only the second non-playoff team they’ll have faced. They beat the first by 10 points, and that was on the road (at Miami). Houston nearly won at home vs. the Patriots last week but blew it. That was their only loss with Davis Mills at QB that was by less than 10. Indy has the matchups here. (Locked in at -9.5)
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Bookies Handicapper Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher
9-7-1, L17
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Packers ATS over Bears
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Aaron Rodgers has dominated the Bears throughout his career. And with first place on the line in the NFC North, expect another superhero performance from him and the Packers. Yes, this game is in Chicago. But that has never stopped Rodgers before. Look for Green Bay to win by at least a touchdown in this divisional matchup. (Locked in at -4)
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Bookies Handicapper Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher
9-7-1, L17
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Chargers ATS over Ravens
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The Ravens are coming off an emotional Monday Night Football win that went to overtime. Now, they will play a 1:00 P.M. kickoff against one of the best teams in the league. Justin Herbert is playing at an elite level and should be able to keep this game within a field goal if they don’t win it outright. This is a tough spot for the Ravens here especially considering all of their injuries on defense. (Locked in at +3)
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Bookies Handicapper Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher
9-7-1, L17
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Spread
Chiefs ATS over Washington
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Yes, the Chiefs have some major issues right now. The defense is awful and the offense has too many turnovers. But look for Kansas City to play with a bunch of urgency on Sunday as they try to get back to .500. Washington’s defense is just as bad as Kansas City and they have had coverage busts all season long. Patrick Mahomes should have no problem carving up this defense in Week 6. (Locked in at -6.5)
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Bookies Handicapper Eytan Shander
Eytan Shander
7-7, -15
NFL
Spread
Chargers ATS over Ravens
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The Chargers offense is good, and they are playing exceptionally well. Brandon Staley has Justin Herbert throwing like an MVP candidate with Mike Williams taking most of the targets. It was a grueling win for the Chargers in a shootout against Cleveland, but don’t expect any letdown here. If anything, that’s coming for a Ravens team that needed a quarter and a half to overcome a lot of bad football, just to beat the Colts. LA is 4-1 ATS this year matching their overall record, love them this week. (Locked in at +3)
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Bookies Handicapper Eytan Shander
Eytan Shander
7-7, -15
NFL
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Chiefs-Washington Over
At this point the Chiefs are an automatic over bet until they figure out their defense. It doesn’t look like that’s happening anytime soon, plus this Washington passing offense isn’t horrible. Patrick Mahomes may not be the MVP this year, but that offense still has two deadly playmakers around him. Their defense is so bad they make any opponent look like the Greatest Show On Turf – or grass. Taylor Heinicke has been picked off five times but also thrown eight TDs. It’s a good balance of being able to put up points and turning liability into points.
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Bookies Handicapper Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson
NFL '21 -> Best Bets: 16-9 (64%); MNF Props: 14-6 +800; All Games Chart L4 Wks: 60.3% ATS, 73.4% ML
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Browns over Cardinals
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Cleveland’s defense was smashed by Justin Herbert and the Chargers for 47 points, but the Browns offense went off for 42. It was just one of those games. This is still a team that ranks fifth in total offense and fourth on defense. The Cardinals have strengths but their weaknesses are glaring, especially this week. They’re not good vs. the run, which obviously plays right into the hands of the Chubb/Hunt Express. (Locked in at -2.5)
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Bookies Handicapper Eytan Shander
Eytan Shander
7-7, -15
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Browns ATS over Cardinals
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Speaking of the Browns - don’t get caught up in any letdown factor for them either. The Browns defense had their hands full, but their offense came together and exploded on the Chargers. They have found their big plays again with two ridiculously talented running backs, and Baker Mayfield keeps doing just enough without losing games. Cleveland boasts the top rushing attack in the NFL and the fourth best overall defense, perfect to take advantage of an overrated Arizona team. (Locked in at -3)
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Bookies Handicapper Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson
NFL '21 -> Best Bets: 16-9 (64%); MNF Props: 14-6 +800; All Games Chart L4 Wks: 60.3% ATS, 73.4% ML
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Broncos over Raiders
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It’s the first game for a new Raiders coach who was the special teams coordinator before Tuesday. Not all players may be on board and there’s little chance Vegas can be totally prepared. But they had issues regardless of the coach. The once-dominant offense has scored 11.5 ppg the last two weeks and things don’t get easier here in Denver vs. the third-ranked Broncos D. The steady Denver team with Teddy Bridgewater should win and cover. (Locked in at -3.5)
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Bookies Handicapper Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson
NFL '21 -> Best Bets: 16-9 (64%); MNF Props: 14-6 +800; All Games Chart L4 Wks: 60.3% ATS, 73.4% ML
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Jaguars over Dolphins
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Despite the lack of results, Jacksonville is progressing and finding out their strengths (run game). Last week vs. the Titans they had a season-high in yards and a season-low in yards allowed. They’re getting three and this is an opponent to get over the hump. The Dolphins have no discernable strengths, the defense has been a huge disappointment and the offense has a QB that won’t throw downfield or a reliable runner to take the pressure off. (Locked in at +3.5)
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NFL Week 6 Consensus Picks

Want to see what our NFL experts think of every main market for this week's games? Here are our consensus picks for this week:
GAME
Spreads Pick
Moneyline Pick
Over/ Under Pick
Miami Dolphins
MIA
Jacksonville Jaguars
JAX
Cincinnati Bengals
CIN
Detroit Lions
DET
Los Angeles Rams
LAR
New York Giants
NYG
Los Angeles Chargers
LAC
Baltimore Ravens
BAL
Minnesota Vikings
MIN
Carolina Panthers
CAR
Kansas City Chiefs
KC
Washington Football Team
WAS
Green Bay Packers
GB
Chicago Bears
CHI
Houston Texans
HOU
Indianapolis Colts
IND
Arizona Cardinals
ARI
Cleveland Browns
CLE
Las Vegas Raiders
LV
Denver Broncos
DEN
Dallas Cowboys
DAL
New England Patriots
NE
Seattle Seahawks
SEA
Pittsburgh Steelers
PIT
Buffalo Bills
BUF
Tennessee Titans
TEN

NFL Football Picks Explained

There are a huge number of betting markets to consider when planning to wager on the NFL, but how do you know the best NFL bets this weekend? Bettors can wager the moneyline, parlay, tease bets, against the spread and so much more. Let's go over the most common bets placed by NFL bettors so that if you are new to betting, you'll know what we are talking about when we share our best NFL picks this week. Be sure to bookmark his page for free NFL picks throughout the season.

Best NFL Picks Against the Spread

The most popular bet when wagering on the NFL is betting against the spread (ATS) . The spread is what oddsmakers use to try to "level" the playing field between two teams. When making NFL picks against the spread, bettors wager on the margin of victory (or margin of defeat) rather than on the outright winner.

The goal by oddsmakers is to set a spread that will encourage an equal betting on both sides. For the favorite to cover the spread, they must win by more than the number of points listed. Likewise, the underdog must not lose by more than the number of points listed. Of course, an underdog winning outright would also mean the spread is covered. Here is an example of what betting against the spread might look like at your favorite online sportsbook :

  • Chicago Bears +3.5 (-110) | Green Bay Packers -3.5 (-110)
  • In this scenario, the Packers are favored over the Bears. For the Packers to cover the spread, they would need to win by more than 3 points. For the Bears to cover, they would need to win outright or lose by no more than 3 points. In both cases, the payout is the same (-110). However, that is not always the case as some sports betting sites will have slightly different spreads or odds.

    All sportsbooks, including DraftKings , FanDuel and BetMGM , offer bets against the spread. Before you place your NFL ATS picks, be sure to check out Bookies for all the latest free NFL expert picks against the spread as well as other NFL picks from our handicappers.

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    NFL Picks Straight Up

    Another way to bet on the NFL on the best sports apps , or from a desktop, is to bet games straight up, otherwise known as on the moneyline. This is a simple bet as a bettor wagers on whether a team will win a game. These bets are a little less popular as the payout is not as good when betting on the favorite. However, a moneyline bet on an underdog could prove to be extremely profitable. Here is an example of what a moneyline bet may look like in the NFL.

  • Seattle Seahawks +125 | Arizona Cardinals -150
  • Because the Seahawks are the underdog in this game, we see a (+) number on the moneyline. That means that a $100 bet would payout $125. For the Cardinals, we see a (-) sign next to their name. That means that a bettor would need to place a $150 wager to win $100. Moneyline odds differ from site to site, so be sure to shop around for the best prices before placing a bet.

    There are several strategies out there for best picking the moneyline, but a simple one is looking at how teams perform at home and on the road. Home teams win most games in the NFL, but there are a few teams that are better at home than most. Likewise, there are teams across the NFL who have exceptionally good records on the road. Make sure to research home/road splits, as well as weather, recent matchups, etc. before selecting your NFL best bets today.

    Over / Under Free NFL Picks

    Another common way to bet on the NFL is to bet on the over/under. In every game, oddsmakers set a number of points that will be scored in a game. Bettors must choose whether they believe there will be more (OVER) or fewer (UNDER) points scored in that contest. One of the reasons this is such a popular bet is that players don't have to root for one of the teams playing. Instead, they root for points to be scored or not to be scored. Here is an example of what a point total bet might look like in an NFL game:

    Cowboys vs. Steelers (O/U 57.5)
  • Over 57.5 (-110)
  • Under 57.5 (-110)
  • In most cases, the payout for an over/under bet is set at -110. However, those NFL odds and the total can vary from site to site. Make sure to shop around for the best odds and payouts before placing an over/under bet. Bettors would be wise to research how weather, playing surface and quarterback play impact the point total in a game. Point total bets can be parlayed with NFL picks vs spread and/or moneyline bets to increase odds and potential payouts. You can check out the week 2 odds here along with analysis for each game.

    NFL Parlay Picks

    One of the best parts of NFL betting is how easy it is to place parlay bets with huge payouts. A parlay bet is when two or more NFL bets are combined into a single ticket (or bet) with increased payouts. Parlay bets can contain multiple against the spread, moneyline or over/under bets. It's important to note that for a parlay bet to win, all legs of the parlay must hit. If not, the entire bet is deemed a loss.

    Here is an example of what a three-team NFL parlay bet might look like and the potential payout:

    • Giants -3.5 over Lions (-110)
    • Jets (+230) over Patriots
    • Ravens +6 over Browns (-110)
    • Parlay Odds: +1,120

    In this three-team parlay, a $100 bet would return $1,120. What makes parlays appealing is their potential for a bigger payout. The more teams/bets added to a parlay can greatly increase the potential winnings, but it also makes the bet less likely to happen. If you feel confident in one or two teams winning or covering a spread, creating a parlay is the ideal way to increase odds. Make sure to check out Bookies.com for the latest NFL betting advice when it comes to creating parlays and making the best NFL bets today.

    NFL Teasers

    A teaser bet is like a parlay bet as players combine two or more bets into a single ticket. Like a parlay, all legs of the teaser bet must hit for the ticket to be deemed a "WIN" for the player. The biggest difference in a teaser bet is that the odds are lowered to make each bet more likely to hit. This decreases the potential payout but makes hitting multiple bets far more likely. Here is an example of a seven-point teaser bet:

    ORIGINAL LINES

    • Raiders +3 over Broncos (-109)
    • Buccaneers -4 over Saints (-113)
    • Lions -1 over Packers (-114)

    PARLAY ODDS: +578

    7-POINT TEASER LINES

    • Raiders +10 over Broncos
    • Buccaneers +3 over Saints
    • Lions +6 over Packers
    • TEASER ODDS: +135

      NFL teaser bets have become more popular in recent years, but they still are not as common as traditional parlay bets. Most online sportsbooks will allow players to tease NFL games at -6, -6.5, -7.5 and sometimes even -10 or more points. Make sure to check out your favorite online sportsbook to see what teaser options are available for your top NFL bets.

      NFL Futures Bets

      An NFL futures bet is an NFL pick on an event or award that will take place in the future. Think of them like making longer-term NFL predictions. The most common NFL futures bet is wagering on Super Bowl odds to be the next NFL champion.

      Players can wager on their favorite team to win the Super Bowl, win their division, make the playoffs, and so on. Other common futures bets includes the NFL MVP award along with Rookie of the Year honors, Coach of the Year and so much more.

      The downside to NFL futures bets is that they aren't paid out until the end of the year. However, futures bets allow bettors to watch and root for their favorite teams or players all year long. Be sure to check out Bookies for all the latest free NFL picks today - including futures bets.

      NFL Prop Bets

      One of the newest ways to bet on the NFL is prop bets, which are rising in popularity. A prop bet is a single bet on a player or team to accomplish a specific feat. For example, a bet can be placed on Tom Brady's total passing yards in a single game. Players can make all kinds of NFL football predictions by wagering on many different markets, such as picking the first touchdown scorer in an upcoming game.

      Typically, the bigger the game and the bigger the stage, the more prop bets will be available to players. In playoff games and in particular for the Super Bowl , the number of prop bets available and their uniqueness is staggering. That's why you should look to us for your NFL pro picks. Sometimes, it can be hard to sort through it all.

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      NFL Draft Prop Bets

      Betting on the NFL Draft has increased in popularity in recent years to the extent that during the 2021 NFL Draft, media members used prop bet lines and odds to increase their accuracy when projecting the 49ers' No.3 overall pick.

      Bettors can wager on almost anything draft-related, including NFL over/under picks on the number of position players drafted in Round 1, which team will draft a specific player and so on. Draft props are just one of the many ways to bet on the NFL outside of just picking the spread or the moneyline.

      Most of the time, prop bets cannot be parlayed together as they are single bets. However, more and more of the best sportsbooks, including FanDuel, are now giving players the ability to combine multiple prop bets into one single bet as a promotion for their "Same Game Parlay" feature. Be sure to check your favorite NFL sportsbook to see if you can combine prop bets into a parlay.

      NFL Season and Schedule 2021/22

      The NFL schedule for the 2021 season has already been released, and there are a ton of fantastic games on the slate. It kicks off with the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys on NBC's Thursday Night Football in what is sure to be one of the NFL bets of the week. You can check out the rest of the NFL week 2 odds and picks here, along with analysis for each matchup.

      This is the first season in NFL history with 17 regular-season games. The addition of an extra game week to the NFL schedule is great news for bettors, because it means another week of action where players are trying their hardest (unlike in preseason).

      NFL Key Dates

      With the 2021 NFL Draft behind us, here is a rundown of the key dates for the upcoming NFL season:

      • July 21, 2021 - NFL Training Camps Begin
      • August 5-9, 2021 - Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio
      • August 12, 2021 - Week 1 of the NFL Preseason
      • August 27, 2021 - Final Week of the NFL Preseason
      • September 9, 2021 - Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season begins (Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
      • January 9, 2022 - Final Week of the Regular Season (Week 18)
      • January 15, 2022 - Start of the NFL Playoffs
      • February 13, 2022 - Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles