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Some say that amidst the chaos, there is also opportunity. Today features some of the most chaotic games you’ll see across sports all year. That means tons of opportunities to make money.
Ahead are our picks for the NFL’s Saturday (yes, Saturday) slate. But before you read on, make sure you’ve signed up with our incredible partners over at the FanDuel Sportsbook. Their book has an extensive lineup filled with generous odds, props, and specials every day. New users can sign up for an account by clicking this link.
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Now onto our NFL picks and player props. (Odds subject to change)
Two NFL games kick off today. The afternoon game features the Buffalo Bills (10-3) @ the Denver Broncos (5-8), while the evening game has the Carolina Panthers (4-9) traveling to Green Bay to take on the Packers (10-3).
Weather won’t be much of a factor in either game. Sure, it’ll be chilly, but every team playing today is well-equipped for a little bit of cold. Overs looked appealing at first, but from this point forward, lines will be sharper than sharp. With that in mind, we’re making one pick against the spread and teaser on top of it.
Josh Allen is playing out of his mind right now. After Buffalo’s beatdown over Pittsburgh last week, does anyone doubt which team will win the AFC East this season? They can clinch it tonight for the first time since 1995 with a win against the Broncos. The Bills have covered in five straight games and have won six of their last seven. “Hail Murray” is the only thing that has stopped them of late (sorry to bring that up, Bills Mafia).
Playing against a banged-up Denver defense that has lost all three top corners to injury, Allen and Bills’ wide receiver Stefon Diggs should feast. Lay the points.
The Packers shouldn’t have any problem covering this teased spread against a Panthers team already expected to lose by more than a touchdown. The regular spread, however, is a little too rich for our blood. We recommend teasing it down with the over in a Broncos/Bills game that should feature plenty of scoring opportunities.
The weather in Denver is fantastic today. With the high altitude, a big passer in Josh Allen, and great kickers on both teams, you can safely add this for a solid payout.
Buffalo Bills (10-3) @ Denver Broncos (5-8)
Anytime TD: Stefon Diggs (+100) – The Broncos secondary is severely banged up. Diggs will have no trouble getting separation against Denver’s third and fourth string corners.
Anytime TD: Melvin Gordon (+100) – This isn’t a lock by any means since Gordon hasn’t scored a touchdown in three games and Buffalo hasn’t given one up since Week 12. But the law of averages dictates spending a couple of bucks to see if it hits this week, right?
Josh Allen o1.5 TDs (-192) – We’d like a better price, but this should be money. See game analysis above for more.
Stefon Diggs o6.5 receptions (-192) – He hasn’t had less than six receptions since Week 3. The opportunity is more than there.
Carolina Panthers (4-9) @ Green Bay Packers (10-3)
Anytime TD: Davante Adams (-192) – Like the Allen prop, this bet isn’t priced where we’d like it, but how can you disagree with it?
Mike Davis o26.5 receiving yards – The Packers rank dead last against running backs receiving a pass, and Davis gets checked down to often. This prop bet should be a layup.
And there you have it! A perfect way to make money. Best of luck, if tailing! Enjoy the games.