Free NFL Picks For Today 9/17/2021
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick Prediction 9/19/2021
Raiders at Steelers—NFL pick is Las Vegas Raiders +6.5. Strong offensive performance by the Raiders in their win posting 491 yards on the Ravens defense. Derek Carr passed for 409 yards with 6.9 yards per pass attempt. Still question marks about the Steelers downfield passing game. Roethlisberger averaged only 5.2 yards per pass in the win against Buffalo. Their run game produced 3.6 per attempt. Steelers have a good defense but so is the Raiders offense. Rather take the points here. Play Las Vegas +6.5.
LA Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick Prediction 9/19/2021
Rams at Colts—NFL free pick is LA Rams -3.5. Matthew Stafford looked like a definite upgrade for the Rams in the backfield. The veteran was poised in drop back pocket situations. He finished with 321 passing yards averaging 12.3 yards per pass attempt and three touchdowns. Indianapolis fell to Seattle in their opener held to 16 points. Carson Wentz posted only 6.6 yards per pass attempt. He was sacked three times and took ten hits. Indianapolis struggled on third down converting 5 of 13. Colts defense did not make a red zone stop. Play LA Rams -3.5.
New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Pick Prediction 9/19/2021
Patriots at Jets—Free pick is New England Patriots and New York Jets to play under the total of 43 points. Patriots put on a good defensive performance in the opener holding the Miami Dolphins to 259 yards and only 3.2 yards per rush. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones moved the Patriots downfield but too many stopped drives in the red zone. Jets offense held to fourteen points by Carolina in the opener in defeat. This is a tough spot for rookie quarterback Zack Wilson facing a Bill Belichick defense for the first time. He completed only 54.1% of his throws with 4.4 yards per attempt and expect the Jets to be very careful here and play it safe with a conservative game plan. Wilson was sacked six times. New York was only 4 of 13 on third down. Jets run game produced only 2.6 per carry. Play New England and New York under 43.