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NFL Picks & Predictions Explained

In the world of sports betting, there are many different ways to place bets. Exploring the different options can be a rewarding and thrilling pastime for NFL football fans. At OddsChecker, we offer NFL picks free of charge, helping football fans across the globe place the most valuable and knowledgeable bets possible. Our NFL predictions are some of the most well researched and carefully crafted picks in the entire industry.

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Our free weekly NFL picks are vert carefully researched by our expert handicappers that take into accounts various metrics like injuries, time of day, day of the week, recent matchups, previous records and lots more.

The best NFL free picks can be found right here on OddsChecker. Every day we are constantly updating our odds to reflect the best value plays. We cover every level of the sport from professional to college football and deliver incredible Statschecker articles that keep you informed. We are on a mission to deliver the best data-driven and completely free NFL picks in the industry to fans just like you.

There are many different ways for NFL fans to enjoy betting on football. Picking “against the spread” or “betting on point spreads” is a favorite and classic method for football enthusiasts. In every NFL football game, there is a favorite and an underdog to win. Popular sportsbooks and oddsmakers decide how big a favorite is by a certain amount of points and that becomes the spread for betters.

The easiest way to understand the spread is to think of it like a handicap on certain teams that are perceived as better. If the New York Jets are the underdog versus the New England Patriots, then you can expect a spread similar to +7.5 for the Jets. This means that if the Jets bring the final score of the game within 7.5 points, you would win betting on them as the underdog. In the world of NFL picks, there are many variables that elude even the most seasoned oddsmakers. That's where OddsChecker comes in. Our team of experts and analysts bring you the most thoroughly researched NFL picks against the spread. Whenever there are value plays, you can be assured that we have posted them for our audience.

Most NFL fans are familiar with another classic way to place bets, the over/under. This method represents the total amount of points allowed in each game. What makes this betting style unique and interesting is the new dimension of the matchup to consider. You must predict how two team’s offensive and defensive lines stack up together. It’s also very simple to understand.

Instead of selecting one team to win, you are betting on the amount of points scored. Take a look at this example:

Kansas City Chiefs vs New York Giants

Over 37.5 (-110)

Under 37.5 (-110)

The oddsmakers have this matchup set at 37.5 total cumulative points. When it's down to the last minutes of the fourth quarter, and the Chiefs are leading 21 - 14 for a cumulative amount of 35 points, fans across the country are on the edge of their seat from a close game. If you bet on the under, your bet is currently profitable and you are hoping neither team scores from here. If a late touchdown or even a field goal is scored, then the total points will go over 37.5, eliminating any under betters.

As you can imagine, this makes games exciting in the later quarters and even one sided games can be thrilling for NFL betters. A commonly asked question is why is there often a half a point added in over/under and spread picks? This is for the bookmakers. The half a point will ensure that there is never a tie in these bets, meaning there will never be a “push”. A push means the bet is a draw and it is not profitable for the oddsmakers or betters.

When you are looking for free NFL picks or NFL predictions, you will discover that there are a lot of potential pitfalls. There are many run-of-the-mill analysts providing half-baked picks out there. At OddsChecker, our team has a great track record that demonstrates our years of experience in sports betting, and our analysts are well known for offering the best NFL picks against the spread.

When we evaluate all of the teams in the NFL, we are not only looking to make short-term NFL picks and parlays. We bring you the best selections and value for NFL futures as well. Long term value bets can be exciting and profitable if placed with the best odds available. The OddsChecker team analyzes every team and outcome at the start of the NFL season and delivers industry leading NFL predictions for football fans everywhere. This is a great way to keep things interesting all season long around your game to game NFL picks and parlays.

The beginning of the NFL season is an incredible time for football fans. After all of the offseason changes, it's exciting to wonder who will be the best team in the league and the ultimate NFL champions? The expert handicappers at OddsChecker works hard throughout the season to deliver as many NFL free picks as we can, including our NFL game predictions on the divisional and conference winners, and future NFL Super Bowl champions. Our expert team of handicappers have given us a great base of picks to consider.

Which will be the 14 NFL teams to make the playoffs once the 2021 season is finished? Only a few teams are truly out of the playoff hunt at this point, and multiple players are on track to challenge league records with huge seasons. Will we see shocking division winners and playoff teams?

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