NFL Picks and NFL Predictions

At this time of the year, everybody seems to have their own NFL picks and predictions for the upcoming football season. Many NFL betting experts create their own Power Ratings, taking an analytical approach to handicapping each team and projecting results accordingly. NFL Power Ratings typically consist of a combination of numbers ranking several different factors, including offense, defense, special teams, coaching, injuries and home-field advantage. These Power Ratings may or may not include what oddsmakers think of every NFL team, sometimes incorporating NFL betting odds like Win Totals into the equation. However, it is more common for NFL bettors to compare their own Power Ratings to what the oddsmakers produce in terms of betting odds to determine where they believe they have an edge.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

New England vs NY Giants

ScoreHandicap
New England32.6NA
NY Giants12.5NA
TotalNANA

Baltimore vs Tennessee

ScoreHandicap
Baltimore22.7NA
Tennessee20.3NA
TotalNANA

Friday, August 12, 2022

Detroit vs Atlanta

ScoreHandicap
Detroit23.7NA
Atlanta21.6NA
TotalNANA

Jacksonville vs Cleveland

ScoreHandicap
Jacksonville22.3NA
Cleveland21.2NA
TotalNANA

Philadelphia vs NY Jets

ScoreHandicap
Philadelphia33.5NA
NY Jets11.1NA
TotalNANA

Cincinnati vs Arizona

ScoreHandicap
Cincinnati23.3NA
Arizona26.0NA
TotalNANA

San Francisco vs Green Bay

ScoreHandicap
San Francisco23.4NA
Green Bay23.6NA
TotalNANA

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Chicago vs Kansas City

ScoreHandicap
Chicago20.4NA
Kansas City28.2NA
TotalNANA

Washington vs Carolina

ScoreHandicap
Washington24.5NA
Carolina20.7NA
TotalNANA

Buffalo vs Indianapolis

ScoreHandicap
Buffalo29.2NA
Indianapolis18.0NA
TotalNANA

Pittsburgh vs Seattle

ScoreHandicap
Pittsburgh20.6NA
Seattle26.8NA
TotalNANA

Tampa Bay vs Miami

ScoreHandicap
Tampa Bay32.0NA
Miami14.6NA
TotalNANA

Houston vs New Orleans

ScoreHandicap
Houston18.2NA
New Orleans28.3NA
TotalNANA

Denver vs Dallas

ScoreHandicap
Denver21.2NA
Dallas26.4NA
TotalNANA

LA Chargers vs LA Rams

ScoreHandicap
LA Chargers29.0NA
LA Rams20.6NA
TotalNANA

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Las Vegas vs Minnesota

ScoreHandicap
Las Vegas26.2NA
Minnesota21.7NA
TotalNANA

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Kansas City vs LA Chargers

ScoreHandicap
Kansas City28.5NA
LA Chargers22.6NA
TotalNANA

Monday, September 19, 2022

Buffalo vs Tennessee

ScoreHandicap
Buffalo27.9NA
Tennessee16.6NA
TotalNANA

Philadelphia vs Minnesota

ScoreHandicap
Philadelphia28.1NA
Minnesota18.3NA
TotalNANA

The sharpest NFL bettors will beat sportsbooks at their own game, making better numbers that are more accurate and ultimately lead to cashing more winners than losers. With NFL Win Totals, you can generally find out where the money is going just by looking at the juice “over” or “under” the number unless the sportsbook’s opener favored one or the other from the start. Many of the top NFL teams open with the “over” favored because sportsbooks know the betting public will automatically side with winning more than less.

It is important though to differentiate between “sharp” NFL bettors and the majority of the betting public, often referred to as “squares” because they tend to go more with the flow when wagering on games. A perfect example of “square” NFL picks are parlaying the favorite with the “over” on Monday Night Football games. Not only does a bettor decrease the chances of winning a wager by parlaying two separate NFL picks together, but following the same pattern over and over again on one of the biggest, nationally televised games of the week gives the house a huge opportunity to beat the player if it loses.

Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos is an example of the betting public being wrong on the biggest game of the year, rewarding sportsbooks with a record profit. In Las Vegas, bettors wagered a record $119.4 million on the Super Bowl, and sportsbooks reportedly made $19.7 million after the Seahawks routed the Broncos 43-8 as 2.5-point underdogs. Seattle actually opened as a small favorite before bettors pounded Denver to move the line the other way.

While it’s very easy to pick one or more of the favorites to win the Super Bowl every year when making NFL predictions, the most successful bettors make a profitable living by wagering on teams that prove to be underrated by oddsmakers. There are almost always second-tier teams that offer some “value” and are still very good but not viewed by sportsbooks as the top contenders before the season begins.