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NFL picks, Week 4: Predicting every game against the spread to open the 2021 NFL season

The NFL is back for Week 4, which means it’s time for a pick of every game against the spread!

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hug at the end of an NFL preseason football game.

We’re back for Week 4 of the 2021 NFL season. The Jaguars gave the Bengals a rough time on Thursday Night Football to open things up, but Cincinnati came back and managed a win to remain undefeated.

Now, we head into the main course and I look to improve on a 1-0 start to the week. Below is my complete list of picks against the spread for this weekend. I didn’t specifically state “I’m taking the points with the Jaguars, but it felt like a trap game and that was my pick. Considering I’m having a fairly mediocre start to the season, take it however you want.

I went 8-8 overall last week, but was 4-1 on my best bets. That puts me at 7-8 on best bets this season and 21-27 overall. It’s not great, but that’s what happens when you open the season with a 4-12 performance in Week 1.

All odds below come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Each week, I’ll also pull out my five best bets. These are based on Sunday morning lines, so they’re not necessarily best bets I grabbed earlier in the week before some of the current line movement.

Cowboys (-4) over Panthers
Vikings (+1) over Browns
Rams (-4.5) over Cardinals
49ers (-2.5) over Seahawks
Chargers (-3.5) over Raiders

Here are all my picks for Week 4.

Jaguars vs. Bengals (-7): Jaguars — WIN
Washington vs. Falcons (+1.5): Falcons
Texans vs. Bills (-17): Bills
Lions vs. Bears (-3): Bears
Panthers vs. Cowboys (-4): Cowboys
Colts vs. Dolphins (-2.5): Colts
Browns vs. Vikings (+1): Vikings
Giants vs. Saints (-7): Saints
Titans vs. Jets (+6): Titans
Chiefs vs. Eagles (+7): Chiefs
Cardinals vs. Rams (-4.5): Rams
Seahawks vs. 49ers (-2.5): 49ers
Ravens vs. Broncos (+1): Broncos
Steelers vs. Packers (-6.5): Packers
Bucs vs. Patriots (+7): Bucs
Raiders vs. Chargers (-3.5): Chargers

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