We’re into Week 4 of the 2021 NFL regular season. Before the games kick off this Sunday, here’s your Week 4 betting preview. (Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook)
Record YTD: 15-4
Four Picks Of The Week
Indianapolis Colts (+2) at Miami Dolphins
Yes, the Colts have gotten off to an 0-3 start, but they’ve also had a brutal schedule to open the season. Indy has had to face the Seahawks, Rams and Titans, three playoff teams from last year. For the first time this season, Indianapolis will have a clear quarterback advantage when they face Miami on Sunday. Carson Wentz isn’t the guy who almost won MVP in 2017 anymore, but he has played pretty well to start the year. Miami’s defense has given up 66 points in the last two weeks, and they will struggle again on Sunday. Wentz and the Colts come into Miami and get a win, avoiding an 0-4 start.
Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5) at Philadelphia Eagles
Since Patrick Mahomes took over as the Chiefs’ full-time starter in 2018, Kansas City has lost back-to-back games just three times. The third coming after a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday. The last two times Kansas City lost two in a row, they outscored their opponents a combined 65-9 in the following games. This Sunday, Mahomes and company are going to continue that trend and delivering a royal butt whopping to the Eagles. This game is as good as over by the third quarter, as Jalen Hurts struggles again and Mahomes lights up the Eagles’ defense.
Washington Football Team (ML -125) at Atlanta Falcons
Much like the Chiefs pick, bet the trend with this one. The Washington Football team’s defense is not as bad as it has looked to start this season. Washington has given up the fourth-most points (92) and is the fourth-worst coverage defense in football, according to Pro Football Focus. This week, Washington faces a perfect opponent to get their defense back on track. Atlanta has scored the fourth-fewest points in the league this season (48), and the immobile Matt Ryan could have a nightmare of a day if the Washington defensive line is able to generate some pressure. Ryan has already been sacked seven times, and that number is going to go up by three or four on Sunday. The WFT defense shows up in a big way, helping lead their team to a much-needed victory.
Baltimore Ravens (-1) at Denver Broncos
The Broncos have gotten off to a 3-0 start, but the combined record of their first three opponents is 0-9. Denver has beaten the Giants, Jaguars and Jets, three of the worst teams in football. The Broncos get their first real test of the season this Sunday in primetime, and the Ravens are going to give them a rude awakening to reality. Teddy Bridgewater will struggle for the first time this year, and Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense will hang 20 plus points on the Broncos for the first time this season. Take Baltimore -1 and the ML.
The Pick: Cowboys -4.5
If Christian McCaffrey was playing in this game things would be different, but without their best player, it’s hard to see Carolina beating the Cowboys. Even against a decent Panthers defense, Dak Prescott is going to have another huge day. Dallas will rely more on the passing game than the running game this week, leading to Dak throwing three touchdown passes. The Dallas defense will pick of Sam Darnold twice continuing to lead the NFL in takeaways.
Player Prop Of The Week
Blake Jarwin to score a TD (+380)
Could be a nice payout.