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Smartest Picks of the 2021 NFL Season and Why

By Hank Blaine

Next Thursday, the 2021 NFL Season begins when the Dallas Cowboys head to Tampa to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Cowboys versus Bucs kicks off what’s sure to be an amazing 18 weeks of NFL regular season action. To ensure profit, though, football handicappers must pick and choose the games to bet. With that in mind, we’ve created a list of the eight smart picks from the first game to the final week. Be sure to check out the latest 2021 NFL Season odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Top 2021 NFL Smart Picks to Consider

Buccaneers -8 covers versus the Dallas Cowboys – Sep. 9

The line may drop down to 7.5 or, if we’re lucky, 7. So much positive press has flowed to the Cowboys that it’s hard to see Brady and Bucs garnering a ton of action. Then again, there are 7 days from the time of this writing to Sep. 9, which means pro bettors, no doubt, will jump on the Buccaneers if the casual handicappers are all over the Boys.

Why do we like Tampa? The defending champs are loaded on both sides of the ball. Also, Brady proved in the final preseason game he’s in midseason form. And we can’t think of a team in the league with more questions to answer than Dallas. Will Dak Prescott return one-hundred percent? Can the Cowboys’ defense improve leaps and bounds from last season’s unit? Even if the answer to both question is “yes”, the Bucs should still cover this spread.

Kansas City Chiefs to cover versus the Baltimore Ravens – Sep. 19

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore’s quarterback, said the Chiefs were the Raven’s kryptonite. If Lamar knows that, who are we to argue? Kansas City is at the phase where they go about their business in every game. Nothing bothers KC. When they face Patrick Mahomes, the talented Ravens’ defense tends to over pursue and make stupid mistakes. Expect the same ultra-enthusiastic Baltimore team to show up on Sep. 19, and that will hurt Lamar and his mates.

Mh3>New England Patriots to cover versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Oct. 3

The bottom line in this game is that a) Tampa will be a road favorite and b) the game will mean much more to Bill Belichick and the Patriots than it will to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Brady’s a smart dude. He knows he must win NFC games before worrying about teams like New England. Belichick doesn’t forget. so he will try to ensure the Patriots punish Terrific Tom and the defending champs. That doesn’t mean the Patriots upset the Bucs on the moneyline. It does mean New England should cover as the home dog.

Buffalo Bills moneyline against Kansas City Chiefs – Oct. 10

We’re calling the moneyline upset. The Chiefs and Bills are both likely to be undefeated heading into this game. Although it takes place at Arrowhead Stadium, Buffalo looks like the stronger offensive team heading into the season. The Bills will be out for revenge after the Chiefs beat them in the AFC Championship. We think Josh Allen and company get it.

New Orleans Saints moneyline versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Oct. 31

Last season, the Saints swept the Bucs. Although Tampa turned out to be the better team and won the Super Bowl, New Orleans isn’t suddenly a bad football team. Yes, Drew Brees retired. Jameis Winston could be a better fit in New Orleans’ offense, though. Not only that, but this happens in the Big Easy and because of Hurricane Ida every game in the Dome, like what happened when Katrina struck in 2005, is meaningful.

Pittsburgh Steelers to cover at Los Angeles Chargers – Nov. 21

Everybody hates the Steelers and a lot of NFL analysts love the Chargers. But Pittsburgh is a proven commodity. The Bolts aren’t. The Steelers should cover the spread no matter if they’re the chalk or the underdog.

Chicago Bears to cover at Seattle Seahawks – Dec. 26

Russell Wilson is great, yes, but by Dec. 26, Justin Fields should start for the Bears. Fields has talent for days and, like Russell, has no fear. Overall, Chicago is underrated while Seattle, like they are in most seasons, is overrated. The Bears’ defense should contain Wilson while in 2020, Seattle allowed the most passing yards per game in the NFL. So the rookie could dominate.

Denver Broncos moneyline over Kansas City Chiefs – Jan. 9

If a defense can stop Mahomes and the Chiefs, it’s the Broncos’. Plus, the Ponies head into the season the hottest team in Super Bowl future books. Not only that, but this happens in Week 18. So the Chiefs will likely sit Mahomes while the Broncos could be fighting for a playoff spot.

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