Week 1 NFL Pick ‘Em Picks: The 5 Games This Pro Bettor Said He Loves

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The pick ‘em contest dream is to cash, big. You wanna spend that last weekend of the season locked in a hotel room and feel the high that comes from knowing $1 million is within reach.

So this is what we are going to do: Dream, big.

Every week this NFL season on The Favorites podcast professional bettor Simon Hunter will join me to chronicle his quest to win the DraftKings Pro Football Pick ‘Em National Championship. On the line: A million bucks and the hopes and dreams of podcast listeners around the world.

But, in case you missed the pod or have never heard of the pod, how about some free NFL picks and predictions from a professional bettor! Because I’m a giver, here are the five games Simon and I loved when we spoke, as well as other games Simon planned on betting but won’t make the cut in the DraftKings contest. If you want the analysis so you can — you know — get smart, then you’ll have to listen to the pod.

One caveat: Lines are always moving. And he won’t lock his picks in the contest until Sunday morning. Follow “Simon Hunter” in the Action app to see where he lands before games kick off.

The DraftKings Five

  • Jaguars +8 vs. Colts
  • Ravens -8 vs. Browns
  • Cardinals +7 at 49ers
  • Rams +3 vs. Cowboys
  • Steelers -5.5 at Giants

Best of the Rest

  • Jets +6.5 at Bills
  • Panthers +3 vs. Raiders
  • Bengals +3 vs. Chargers
  • Seahawks -1.5 at Falcons
  • Bears +3 at Lions
  • Saints -3.5 vs. Buccaneers

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