MEL's NFL Betting Tips 2018-19

Betting info to help beat the NFL point spreads

I don't have too much to say about the Superbowl, but I'll likely have a large bet on the Rams because I think they have the better playmakers on both sides of the ball. Mel C 1/28/19

Their abundant articles cover the NFL landscape.
ESPN Scoreboard
My current choice as the best overall live scoreboard.
NFL News
News, plus good roster info, depth charts, next-gen stats, podcasts, etc.
SB Nation
Articles, writers and a complete news page for every team.
USA Today
USA Today offers breaking news and expert in-depth opinions.
Sportsbook Review
Lists the current NFL point spreads from the most popular offshore books.
ESPN Injury info
ESPN evaluates NFL injury reports based on independent sources.
Sports Illustrated
News and articles, stats and MMQB with Peter King.
FF Today
A complete NFL 2018 schedule which can be sorted by team.
Pro football point spread picks, handicapping and analysis.
Free expert picks as good as any paid touts, and sportsbook reviews.
SportsBetting Stats
Free picks, trends, matchups, systems and more.
Their analysis of value in the lines has produced good results.
CBS Sportsline
Free NFL expert picks, and write-ups from Pete Prisco.
Walter Football
Analysis of every game along with Walter's graded picks for the week.
Insightful analysis, opinion and handicapping angles.
Westgate Contest
Check out the free picks from this Las Vegas handicapping contest.
A wide spectrum of NFL related articles and analysis.
Football Outsiders
Lots of info on a redesigned and much improved site.
Pro Football Focus
Some outstanding free content amongst the paid stuff.
Predict Em
Game write-ups and free NFL picks from the editor.
Vegas Insider
Good matchup stats, info on NFL line moves, and insightful articles.
Action Network
A ton of good articles, betting angles, live odds and more.
NFL Analysis Network
Excellent content covering the NFL from a variety of perspectives.
Fantasy Pros
Aggregates fantasy football advice from around the web
Fantasy Football Today
A wide range of excellent fantasy info.
A ton of NFL news and analysis from a fantasy perspective.
The Ringer
High level analysis from some of the best writers out there.
Sharp Football Analysis
Insightful articles on NFL betting strategy.
Doc's Sports
Free picks on every game, power ratings and matchups.
Team Rankings
The most complete and definitive NFL power ratings and stats available.
Troy Aikman
The former QB's excellent statistical power ratings of offense and defense.
Jeff Sagarin
His "pure points" power ratings are a must for any serious handicapper.
Teddy Covers
Stats based power ratings and weekly commentary on each team.
Proprietary QB ratings and stat based NFL power ratings by category.
NFL power ratings for both offense and defense, as well as win projections.
Football Perspective
Chase Stuart's articles on NFL analytics.
Features an active forum aimed at beating the NFL point spreads.
NFL computer picks and info on how money is coming in on the games.
The Power Rank
Podcast hosted by Ed Feng with a strong lineup of guests.
NFL Stream
Links to every NFL live streams and NFL Red Zone.
Daily podcast with tips from Las Vegas pro's, Rob Veno and Teddy Covers.
Football Database
Convenient source of statistical info, scores and standings.
NFL Weather
A conveinient one page format with weather reports for every game.
Pro Football Reference
The history of NFL statistical data in a searchable format.
Adam Schefter
Chris Mortensen
Jason La Canfora
Charles Robinson
Vinnie Iyer

This site is the longest running NFL handicapping site on the internet. It started as Mel's NFL Picks in 1994 providing in depth analysis of the games I was putting my own money on, as well as publishing the first statisically based NFL power ratings. I did that for 14 years, and in 9 of them my picks turned a profit. Since then I've switched to providing links to NFL handicapping info that I use to formulate my own pro football wagers. I hope that you find these handicapping links useful. If you know of some great sites with free point spread picks or NFL betting tips that aren't listed here, feel free to let me know at:
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