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Packers vs Bears Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview NFL Week 6

Packers vs Bears Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview NFL Week 6

The oldest rivalry in the NFL is renewed again. Here's your betting preview for the Bears-Packers matchup this Sunday.

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Josh Allen MVP Odds: QB & Bills Surge Across Betting Markets

Josh Allen MVP Odds: QB & Bills Surge Across Betting Markets

QB John Allen's MVP odds have soared after the first five weeks of the 2021 NFL season. See how far he and the Buffalo Bills have moved up in futures markets.

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NFL DFS Week 6: Top Stacks & Team You Should Play Sunday

NFL DFS Week 6: Top Stacks & Team You Should Play Sunday

Ahead of Week 6 in the NFL season, we've got you covered with the best team stacks and DFS lineup to play on Sunday.

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NFL Week 6 Picks & Predictions For Every Game: Heisman House

NFL Week 6 Picks & Predictions For Every Game: Heisman House

Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray face off in Cleveland in a matchup of former Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winners. Will Murray and the Arizona Cardinals remain undefeated? Check out our pick on that game and the rest of the Week 6 NFL schedule.

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Buccaneers vs Eagles Picks & TNF Betting Predictions NFL Week 6

Buccaneers vs Eagles Picks & TNF Betting Predictions NFL Week 6

Tom Brady takes his 4-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the City of Brotherly Love to face Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles for the Week 5 Thursday Night Football matchup.

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Rams vs Giants Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview NFL Week 6

Rams vs Giants Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview NFL Week 6

The New York Giants are in injury-crisis mode and this Sunday they face the L.A. Rams. Here's your betting preview for the matchup.

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Cardinals vs Browns Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview NFL Week 6

Cardinals vs Browns Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview NFL Week 6

Arguably the best game of the week will feature the undefeated Arizona Cardinals traveling to Cleveland to take on the Browns. Here's your betting guide.

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Kansas City Chiefs A Losing Proposition Against The Spread

Kansas City Chiefs A Losing Proposition Against The Spread

The Kansas City Chiefs are now 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 games after losing to the Buffalo Bills Sunday night. We take a look at the numbers and explain why.

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NFL Week 5 Betting Recap: How About Them Cowboys

NFL Week 5 Betting Recap: How About Them Cowboys

Week 5 Betting Recap: The Dallas Cowboys upped their record to 5-0 against the spread in 2021 with a rout of the New York Giants.

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Bills vs Chiefs Picks & SNF Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Bills vs Chiefs Picks & SNF Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Expect offensive fireworks when Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills travel to face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football for the NFL Week 5 weekend finale.

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Giants vs Cowboys Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Giants vs Cowboys Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

The Cowboys and the Giants go head-to-head in an NFC East clash between two historic franchises. Here's your betting preview.

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49ers vs Cardinals Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 5

49ers vs Cardinals Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 5

The Cardinals might be the biggest surprise in the NFL so far, though maybe not to savvy Arizona sports betting fans who jumped on early.

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Bears vs Raiders Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Bears vs Raiders Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

The Bears face the Raiders in the "Khalil Mack Game" on Sunday. Here's your betting preview for the matchup.

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Broncos vs Steelers Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 5

Broncos vs Steelers Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 5

If there’s one thing we can be certain of come Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, it’s both defenses will be alive and present.

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Colts vs Ravens Picks & MNF Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Colts vs Ravens Picks & MNF Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts picked up win No. 1 last Sunday at Miami, but this road stop will be a little tougher as they head east to face Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.

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Lions vs Vikings Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 5

Lions vs Vikings Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 5

The Vikings (1-3) take on the Lions (0-4) in a matchup between two struggling NFC North foes. Here's your betting preview.

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Jets vs Falcons Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Jets vs Falcons Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

The Falcons and Jets are headed to England, where Atlanta's NFL-worst defense meets New York's NFL-worst offense. Here's what to expect.

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Most Bet On Week 5 NFL Games: Underdogs Put Bite On Bettors

Most Bet On Week 5 NFL Games: Underdogs Put Bite On Bettors

Betting underdogs continue to take a bite out of the betting public. Will it continue in Week 5 when the Bills meet the Chiefs in Kansas City?

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NFL DFS Week 5: Top Stacks & Team You Should Play Sunday

NFL DFS Week 5: Top Stacks & Team You Should Play Sunday

Check out our top 3 stacks for NFL DFS Week 5, plus the team we plan on fielding on Sunday.

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Rams vs Seahawks Picks & TNF Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Rams vs Seahawks Picks & TNF Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

NFC West rivals face off in a marquee Thursday Night Football matchup, as Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks host Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams.

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Eagles vs Panthers Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Eagles vs Panthers Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 5

Sam Darnold has been a pleasant surprise for the Panthers. Jalen Hurts will also present a difficult matchup with his ability to stretch the field.

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NFL Week 5 Picks & Predictions For Every Game: Arizona Chases Perfection

NFL Week 5 Picks & Predictions For Every Game: Arizona Chases Perfection

The Arizona Cardinals seek to remain the NFL’s lone unbeaten team in a game against the 49ers. We analyze that matchup and the 15 other games on the NFL schedule this week.

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NFL Week 4 Betting Recap: Patriots-Buccaneers Sets Money Record

NFL Week 4 Betting Recap: Patriots-Buccaneers Sets Money Record

The Patriots-Bucs game Sunday night brought in a record amount of betting money as Tom Brady won his homecoming but failed to cover.

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Kyler Murray NFL MVP Odds: Cardinals QB New Favorite; Is There Still Value?

Kyler Murray NFL MVP Odds: Cardinals QB New Favorite; Is There Still Value?

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is now the betting favorite to win NFL MVP honors after a stellar performance in Week 4.

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Cardinals vs Rams Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 4

Cardinals vs Rams Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 4

The best game of NFL Week 4 will feature two undefeated NFC West teams facing off in Week 4. The 3-0 Arizona Cardinals will visit the 3-0 Los Angeles Rams for first place in the division.

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Ravens vs Broncos Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 4

Ravens vs Broncos Picks & Betting Predictions NFL Week 4

The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) face the undefeated Denver Broncos (3-0) on Sunday. Here's your betting guide to the matchup.

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Titans vs Jets Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 4

Titans vs Jets Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 4

In a contest between two teams heading in different directions, the Tennessee Titans take on the New York Jets. Here's your betting preview.

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Lions vs Bears Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 4

Lions vs Bears Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 4

The Detroit Lions will attempt to earn their first win of the NFL season when they visit Soldier Field to face their NFC North rival Chicago Bears on Sunday.

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Raiders vs Chargers Picks & Predictions for MNF NFL Week 4

Raiders vs Chargers Picks & Predictions for MNF NFL Week 4

Two high-powered offenses meet on Monday Night Football as the L.A. Chargers host the Las Vegas Raiders. Here's your betting guide to the game.

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Giants vs Saints Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 4

Giants vs Saints Picks & Betting Predictions for NFL Week 4

Over history, and over the past decade, the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints have traded victories. The pattern suggests it’s the Giants’ turn to win. But is it?

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Most Bet On Week 4 NFL Games: Public Backs Brady Against Pats

Most Bet On Week 4 NFL Games: Public Backs Brady Against Pats

Betting on the NFL is bigger and more lucrative than ever this season. We take a look at the biggest Week 4 money moves and line shifts, highlighted by Tom Brady's return to Foxboro.

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Buccaneers at Patriots Picks & Predictions NFL Week 4 SNF

Buccaneers at Patriots Picks & Predictions NFL Week 4 SNF

It's one of the most anticipated SNF matchups in recent memory as Tom Brady returns to New England with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here's your betting guide to the game.

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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 7 odds

    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 12 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