MEL's Free NFL Betting Tips

free betting info to beat the NFL point spreads


The SPI-2 (Statistical Performance Index) had a 60% record against the NFL spreads this season after SPI-1 hit better than 60% the previous season. For those of you who aren't familiar with the concept, it's a power rating based on predictive factors. Does it work? I don't know because at this point the sample size is far too small. For me it's an experiment in progress and although I may use it to formulate my personal bets I will no longer be offering the picks on this page.

(Mel C 2/11/21)


MEL'S SPI-2 NFL PICKS WEEK #17

Houston +7.5

SPI-2 2020 SEASON FINAL RECORD 12-7

FREE NFL PICKS
Oddsshark
NFL computer picks, insightful analysis and plenty more.
SBR
Excellent free NFL picks as good as any, and sportsbook reviews.
SportsBetting Stats
Free NFL picks, trends, matchups, and betting info.
Picks Wise
Graded picks on sides, moneylines and totals.
CBS Sportsline
Free NFL expert picks, and write-ups from Pete Prisco.
Predict Em
Game write-ups and free NFL picks from the editor.
NFL POWER RATINGS
Team Rankings
The most complete and definitive NFL ratings and stats available.
Sonny Moore
Sonny's offered quality numbers since computers came along.
Jeff Sagarin
His "pure points" power ratings are a must for NFL bettors.
Teddy Covers
Stats based power ratings and commentary on each team.
Troy Aikman
The former QB's excellent statistical off/def power numbers.
NumberFire
NFL off/def power ratings and win projections.
NFL NEWS
Yardbarker
Their abundant articles cover the NFL landscape.
ESPN Scoreboard
My current choice for live scoreboard.
NFL News
News, depth charts, next-gen stats, podcasts, etc.
SB Nation
Articles and a complete news page for every team.
USA Today
USA Today offers breaking news and expert opinions.
Sportsbook Review
Lists the current NFL point spreads from top sportsbooks.
ESPN Injury info
ESPN evaluates NFL injury reports based on independent sources.
Sports Illustrated
News and articles, stats and MMQB.
NFL Schedule
A complete 2020 NFL schedule sortable by team.
PRO FOOTBALL BLOGS
Fansided
A wide spectrum of NFL articles and analysis.
Westgate Contest
Check out the free picks from this Las Vegas handicapping contest.
Real GM
Up to date news, and free picks from Jeff Ridson.
Football Perspective
Chase Stuart and guest articles on NFL analytics.
Pro Football Focus
Some good free content amongst the paid stuff.
Lineups.com
Stats, analysis, picks, depth charts, rankings, etc.
Vegas Insider
Good matchup stats, info on line moves, and insightful articles.
Picks and Parlays
Write-ups and betting advice on every NFL game.
Sports Chat Place
Lots of good write-ups and point spread picks
FANTASY PRO FOOTBALL
Fantasy Pros
Aggregates fantasy football advice from around the web
Fantasy Football Today
A wide range of excellent fantasy info.
4 For 4
All about fantasy with both free and paid content.
NFL HANDICAPPING
The Ringer
High level analysis from some of the best writers around.
Sharp Football Analysis
Insightful articles on NFL betting strategy.
Doc's Sports
Lots of free picks, power ratings and articles.
STATS/FORUMS/ODDS
Football Outsiders
Quality number crunching includes team efficiency.
The Rx.com
An active forum aimed at beating the NFL point spreads.
WagerTalk
Info on pro football betting lines.
MULTIMEDIA
Sportsmemo
Daily radio show with analysis from Las Vegas pro's.
NFL Bite
Links to all NFL live streams and NFL Red Zone.
Giffed Up
Giffed Up's You Tube picks tend to win.
PRO FOOTBALL REFERENCE
NFL Record Book
Q: Most TD's in a quarter?
A: 4 by Don Hutson.
NFL Weather
A convenient format with weather reports for every game.
Pro Football Reference
Historical NFL statistical data in a searchable format.
NFL TWITTER FEEDS
Spread Investor
Doug Fitz
John Clayton
NFL WRITERS
Jason La Canfora
Charles Robinson
Vinnie Iyer

This site which began as Mel's Free NFL Picks in 1994 is the longest running NFL handicapping website. It offered my free NFL picks, as well as publishing the first statistically based NFL power ratings for 14 years, 9 of which turned a profit. Since then I've switched to providing links to NFL handicapping info that I use. I hope that you find these handicapping links helpful.

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