NFL Week 4 Consensus Picks: Raiders Top Bookies Battle Play

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Davante Adams and the Raiders are the No. 1 consensus pick for NFL Week 4 among Bookies Battle contestants (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Bookies Battle 2022 contestants did a fine job of spotting betting line value ahead of NFL Week 4, as the top five consensus picks are all on the right side of the number, per point spreads as of Friday.

Raiders -2 (vs. Broncos) garners the sentiment of nearly 80% of pool participants, who are scrapping a half-point of value compared to the -2.5 found on most NFL oddsboards at the end of the week.

Rams +2.5 (at 49ers) is the second most popular Bookies Battle pick this week, a full point better than the +1.5 LA backers are asked to lay before the weekend.

Cardinals +1.5 (at Panthers) offers a half-point of value for 66% of our players.

With moves around the ‘1’ and ‘2’, we’re not talking about the most important numbers in football betting, but Ravens +3.5 (vs. Bills) looks nice, as the market is painted ‘3’ across the market on Friday.

There’s also been juice added to Cowboys -3 (vs. Commanders) at many bet shops around the country.

Bookies Battle Consensus Picks, NFL Week 4

PickContest LineFriday's Market LineOpponent% of Picks
LV Raiders-2-2.5vs. DEN Broncos79.7%
LA Rams+2.5+1.5at SF 49ers74.6%
DAL Cowboys-3-3 (-115)vs. WAS Commanders67.8%
ARI Cardinals+1.5+1at CAR Panthers66.1%
BAL Ravens+3.5+3vs. BUF Bills62.7%
CIN Bengals-3.5-4vs. MIA Dolphins62.7%
LA Chargers-5-5at HOU Texans61.0%
SEA Seahawks+6+4at DET Lions61.0%
MIN Vikings-3-3 (-115)vs. NO Saints59.3%
TEN Titans+3.5+3.5at IND Colts57.6%
JAX Jaguars+6.5+6.5vs. PHI Eagles55.9%
KC Chiefs-2+1at TB Buccaneers55.9%
ATL Falcons+1.5+1vs. CLE Browns52.5%
NE Patriots+10.5+9.5at GB Packers52.5%
NY Giants-3-3 (-105)vs. CHI Bears52.5%
NY Jets+3.5+3.5at PIT Steelers50.8%

While our bookmakers have leaned heavy chalk early in the season, a tally of the picks above shows underdogs accounting for nine of the 16 consensus picks on the Week 4 card.

Dogs have dominated at the betting window so far this season, going 27-18-2 against the spread through three weeks (the Bengals covered -4 at home against the Dolphins in the Week 4 opener Thursday night).

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Season Snapshot

It’s been an inauspicious start for Bookies Battle consensus picks, which are 17-30-1 on the season and have slumped through two straight five-win weeks.

There have been standouts, of course, with Casey Lewless (Margaritaville Bossier City), Casey Degnon (Westgate Las Vegas), and Kalen Carlisle (Wynn) tied for first in the standings with 28-19 records.

2020 Bookies Battle champ Randy Madayag (BetMGM) and Robert Kowalski (Baldini’s Casino) are deadlocked at 27-20.

 

BB Week 4 standings

We have two weeks to go in the first-quarter mini-contest, with $500 and a spot in the playoff portion of the contest at stake.

About 60 bookmakers from around the legal US sports betting industry, including some of the most expert oddsmakers in the business, are competing for $8,000 in prize money in this contest.  Follow along with Bookies Battle 2022 right here.

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Marcus DiNitto is Senior News Editor for Gaming Today. He has been managing editor at national sports websites SportsBusiness Daily, Sporting News, and The Linemakers, as well as with licensed sportsbook operator USA Sports Gaming. Marcus graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

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