Free NFL Picks For Today 9/18/2021
New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers Pick Prediction 9/19/2021
Saints at Panthers—NFL pick is New Orleans Saints -3.5. Saints put on a strong defensive showing in their win against the Packers. They held Green Bay to 229 yards with 2.9 yards per rush along with 5.3 per pass attempt. Saints held the Packers to 1 of 10 on third down. Huge step up in class for Sam Darnold and the Panthers after facing the Jets. In their win against New York, Carolina did struggle sustaining drives going 4 of 14 on third down and were held to three second half points. Play New Orleans -3.5.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears Pick Prediction 9/19/2021
Bengals at Bears—NFL free pick is Cincinnati Bengals +2.5. Bengals offense was able to post 366 yards in their win against the Vikings. Returning from serious injury quarterback Joe Burrow did complete 20 of 27 for 261 yards and two touchdowns. They did produce 149 yards on the ground for 4.1 yards per carry on a Mike Zimmer defense. They also had to defend an experienced offense from the Vikings that features many playmakers. This is a step down in class for the Bengals battling a Bears team with Andy Dalton under center. They had difficulty throwing downfield on the Rams defense with an average of 4.7 yards per pass attempt. Chicago defense surrendered 312 yards to LA with 77% completion rate and 12 yards per pass attempt. Play Cincinnati +2.5.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick Prediction 9/19/2021
49ers at Eagles—Free pick is Philadelphia Eagles +3. Eagles played great for all four quarters in their win against the Falcons on the road. 49ers likely played one of the worst teams in the league in Detroit and gave up a lot of fourth quarter points and yardage. San Francisco defensively didn’t look conditioned to play a full four quarters. Jalen Hurts with a normal training camp now in his second year showed great improvement completing 27 of 35 for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Eagles run game did produce 173 yards in the opener for 5.6 yards per pass attempt. 49ers bad injury luck from last year continued at the start of this season as lead running back Raheem Mostert and cornerback Jason Verrett are out. San Francisco is thin at corner. Play Philadelphia +3.