Free NFL Picks For Today 8/29/2021
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick Prediction 8/29/2021
Jaguars at Cowboys—NFL pick is Dallas Cowboys +4. Jaguars lost some preseason depth as backup quarterback Gardner Minshew was traded. Dallas plays with purpose in this game as they look for a backup quarterback to Dak Prescott as Cooper Rush and Garrett Gilbert are competing. Trevor Lawrence will get the start at quarterback for Jacksonville, but the team was down 16 at that half to Cleveland and 14 to New Orleans at the half in their first two preseason games. Defense like last year a concern for the Jaguars as they are surrendering 364 yards per game with 312 yards in the passing game with 67.1% completion rate and 7.6 yards per attempt. Play Dallas +4.
Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick Prediction 8/29/2021
Dolphins at Bengals—NFL free pick is Cincinnati Bengals -2. Miami has announced they will rest Tua and the starters. Joe Burrow makes his preseason debut for Cincinnati. For the Dolphins the quarterback rotation is acoby Brissett and Reid Sinnett. Behind Burrow are Brandon Allen, Kyle Shurmur and Eric Dungey. Bengals have defended well this preseason holding opponents to 247 yards with 162 passing for 4.7 yards per pass attempt. Play Cincinnati -2.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick Prediction 8/29/2021
Raiders at 49ers—Free pick is Las Vegas Raiders +5.5. It has been reported that Las Vegas will rest starters in their final preseason game. Raiders have NFL experience in the backup position in Marcus Mariota and Nathan Peterman. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told the media that time will tell if he plays starters on Sunday. 49ers rotation is Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance and Nate Sudfeld. Lance may see some reps with the first team. Starters expected to play into the second quarter. Raiders defense has played well in the preseason holding opponents to 164 yards passing with 4.7 yards per pass attempt. 49ers offense averaging only 15.5 points per game in the preseason. Lance has had issues with accuracy in the preseason. Play Las Vegas +5.5.
New England Patriots vs. New York Giants Pick Prediction 8/29/2021
Patriots at Giants—NFL pick is New England Patriots -3.5. No Cam Newton in the preseason finale so the rotation is Mac Jones, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham. Jones has looked good at practice this week taking reps with the first unit. Patriots have showed great balance on offense in the preseason rushing for 193 yards and 5.6 yards per rush and throwing for 209 yards, 69% completion rate and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. Giants expected to play starters into the second half after hardly playing them in the first two games. New York has gotten poor play from their backups as they are averaging only 235 yards per game with 52.7% completion rate, 10 points and 4.5 yards per pass attempt. Play New England -3.5.
Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick Prediction 8/29/2021
Browns at Falcons—NFL free pick is Atlanta Falcons +6. Never like to lay these many points in a preseason games. Media reports have both teams playing starters in this game. Falcons quarterback rotation is Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen and Feleipe Franks. Rosen should get a long look as he has NFL experience as the team is looking for a replacement for backup quarterback AJ McCarron who went down with an injury. Falcons are a good offensive team under Ryan in their home stadium. Cleveland is giving up 222 yards passing in the preseason with 66.7% completion rate. Interesting to see how the rebuilt Falcons first stringers perform on defense. Play Atlanta +6.