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Both teams are off their fourth straight loss. For the Hilltoppers, the most recent loss was disappointing (52-46 against UTSA) but the previous three setbacks were expected. Two were on the road and the other was against Indiana. This is still a talented team capable of turning things around. That needs to start here. ODU doesn't have the talent that WKU does and its chances of turning things around are far less likely. The Monarchs' latest loss also figures to be tougher to bounce back from. They left it on all the field and nearly upset Marshall. Considering that they were 3-TD underdogs, that would have been huge. They blew their chance though and lost in OT. Again, those type of losses are often tough to bounce back from. The Monarchs are 0-10 SU and 3-7 ATS their last 10 conference games. That includes a 20-3 loss last time that WKU visited. This one should result in another big win for the visitors. Consider laying the points.
|-12 WKU (-110) @ 888Sport|
1* Eintracht Frankfurt (9:30 AM ET): While Frankfurt and Hertha Berlin are currently separated by only two points in the Bundesliga table, I think the "true" gap in talent between the two sides is far larger than the standings let on. Remember that Frankfurt finished in the top five last season, some 25 points ahead of Hertha. Starting with this fixture on Saturday, you can look for the two sides to start going in opposite directions.
I believe it's going to be a battle for Hertha to stay in the German top flight next season. They are tied for the second most losses (5) and second worst goal differential (-12) in the Bundesliga. Only bottom of the table Greuther Furth is worse off in both categories. This year's two promoted sides - Furth and Bochum - seem to have a grip on relegation as of right now. But I think Hertha and Augsburg aren't much better and one of them is going to end up in the relegation playoff.
Through six weeks of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season, Frankfurt had not won a single match. That was pretty shocking in light of LY's finish. But even more shocking is the manner in which their first win came. They shocked table leaders Bayern Munich right before the International Break, coming from behind to win 2-1. It was their first win at Bayern in 21 years. Frankfurt has been the unfortunate "kings of the draw" this season (they have five) so they easily could be higher in the table. They showed what they are capable of their last time out and they should have no problem scoring goals Saturday against the side who has conceded the most times (20) in the Bundesliga this season. 1* Eintracht Frankfurt
|Ein (-133) @ Bet365|
Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach EPL Saturday Free Pick OVER 2.5 goals in Watford vs Liverpool @ 7:30 AM ET - Watford is averaging a goal per match this season and Liverpool allowing an average of a goal per match this season. On their home pitch, Watford should be able to find the back of the net at least once. That said, it is also worth noting that Liverpool is favored by 1.5 on the goal line for a reason. Liverpool is scoring an average of 2.5 goals per match on the season. I am looking for a 3-1 final in this one as the visitors stay hot but the hosts put up enough fight to at least avoid being handed a clean sheet by Liverpool in this one. Free Pick OVER 2.5 goals in Watford
|Over 2.5 (-175) @ Bet365|
Ricky's 1* play on Over.
Key Angle: It's important to remember that Ricky never makes a bet on any game based on just one angle. In order to make the grade, all his premium picks must meet several important criteria. He doesn't share all his secrets within his analysis, instead he chooses to reveal only the angle that he feels is the most significant. Here in this game the recent history of these two teams is particularly significant.
- The over is 4-1 in the Chiefs last five road games.
- The over is 4-0 in the Football Team's last four games overall.
- The over is 4-1 in the last five head to head meetings.
Verdict: The Chiefs are allowing an NFL worst 33 points per game.
|Over 55 (-110) @ Draftkings|
Play - Missouri (Game 172).
Edges - Tigers: Head coach Eliah Drinkwitz is 16-5 SU versus .666 or fewer opponents … Aggies: Teams who beat a Nick Saban coached team are just 6-9 ATS as favorites the following game, including 0-5 ATS if they score 35 or more point in the win … With Texas A&M having been outgained by 125, 141, and 176 yards in each of its past three games, look for the Tigers to cash their first ticket of these here today. We recommend a 1* play on Missouri. Thank you and good luck as always.
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|11 MIZZ (-110) @ Williamhill|
Play - Detroit Lions (Game 264).
Edges - Lions: 4-0 ATS when coming off a division away game … Bengals: 2-20-1 SU in last twenty-three away games, and 4-9-1 ATS as road favorites versus winless foes … We recommend a 1* play on Detroit. Thank you and good luck as always.
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|3.5 DET (-110) @ Williamhill|
Villarreal are coming into this game with no recent trend to the over in their matches. They have gone over 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 4 matches and in 3 of their last 6. When playing at home, that trend is completely different as they have gone over 2.5 goals in their last 4 straight on their home pitch. They have also scored 2 or more goals themselves in those games. They are facing an Osasuna side that have been trending to the over in their recent matches. They have gone over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 and in 4 of their last 6 matches. When playing away from home, they have gone over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 and in 6 of their last 8 matches, not including friendlies. They have also scored 2 or more goals themselves in their last 4 matches away from home. Villarreal is starting to show flashes again of the high powered attacking team that they were last year. Osasuna is also a very tricky team and they will find ways to score if your defense collapses, the side of the ball that Villarreal is weak on. There will be goals in this match between these two to push this one over 2.5 goals.
|Over 2.5 (-110) @ Bet365|
#175/176 ASA CFB FREE PLAY ON Over 63 Points – TCU vs Oklahoma, Saturday at 7:30 PM ET - Both teams are coming off high scoring games as TCU just faced Texas Tech and they combined for 83-points, while Oklahoma and Texas squared off in an All-timer with 103 total points. OU had played a couple lower scoring games but have figured things out offensively in two straight games with over 1,000 combined yards and 92-points against Kansas State and Texas. The Sooners made a change at QB last week from Rattler to Caleb Williams who threw for 212yards, 2 TD’s and ran for 88 yards. Williams is a dual threat QB and hard to prepare for. Last week he entered the game with 6 minutes to go in the first half he led the Sooners to 38-points on 9 possessions. With Williams under center the OU offense averaged 8.1YPPL after averaging just 5.7YPPL on the season. TCU defense way down from past editions allowing 30+ points in 4 straight games while ranking 122nd in total defense. The Horned Frog offense will need to score as well to reach this number and we like them to have success here. They have put up at least 34 points in 4 of their last 5. This one is a shootout and we like the OVER.
|Over 63.5 (-118) @ 888Sport|
Washington St. has won two straight games to improve to 3-3 on the season and the Cougars have now won covered three straight games after losing their first three against the number. The defense has shown some improvement from last season but playing only four games last year kind of skews the numbers this year where they have allowed 24 or more points in five of six games. While this team is experienced on paper, 26 players have made their debuts with five players making their first career starts on offense and five on defense. Stanford comes in off a loss at Arizona St. last Friday and the Cardinal also come in at 3-3 on the season and this game will go a long way regarding bowl implications. The secondary is the most experienced unit on this defense and they are ranked No. 25 against the pass which is a big thing here going up against a Washington St. offense that is ranked No. 44 in passing offense which is good but certainly not close to where it used to be. Stanford has won 19 of its last 27 conference games when coming off a loss including 14 of its last 18 games. Cardinal are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game while the Cougars are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win. Play (207) Stanford Cardinal
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|-1 STAN (-105) @ Bet365|
I think Fresno St is going to struggle on defense to stop the Wyo rushing attack. On the otherside Fresno is coming off a bad loss to Hawaii and a bye week to stew on it. Prior to that, they got lucky to beat UCLA and struggled vs UNLV. They have lost their only 2 road games thus far, and I think theres a good chance they lose this game as well. This will be Wyomings best opponent to date, but the home crowd and altitude will be their 12th man.
|3.5 WYO (-110) @ Williamhill|
This is a FREE play (1*) on RUTGERS
The Scarlet Knights have run into two of the Big 10 heavyweights in recent weeks. So we're not really alarmed over the three straight losses, even if they were outscored 103-39. Having to play Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State is about as rough a three-week gauntlet as a team can face outside the SEC. This week, Rutgers hits the road to face Northwestern, one of the Big 10's weaker teams. The Wildcats also have yet to record a conference victory in 2021. They've come out on the wrong end against Michigan State and Nebraska, losing those games by 17 and 49. Rutgers will probably need to score more than 17 points, something they've only done against only one FBS opponent so far. We think they will as N'western allowed 427 yards rushing the last time we saw them. This is just the fifth time Rutgers has been favored to a win a Big 10 game since joining the conference in 2014. They won't miss the opportunity for a win. Play on RUTGERS
|-2 RUTG (-110) @ caesars|
Saturday CFB Free play. My selection is on Miami-Ohio minus the points over Akron at 2:30 pm et on Saturday.
Akron is coming off an upset win over Bowling Green on the road last week as it put up 35 points thanks in large part to a whopping five Eagles turnovers. I don't expect the Zips to be so fortunate against a rather conservative Miami-Ohio offense that is led by two experienced quarterbacks in A.J. Mayer and Brett Gabbert (who may not play due to injury). This is a big spot back home for the Redhawks as they come off a disappointing one-point loss on the road against Eastern Michigan last week. Don't be fooled by their ugly 1-4 overall record as they opened the season with a tough three-game road slate against Cincinnati, Minnesota and Army. In their lone previous game here at Yager Stadium they delivered a convincing 28-17 win over Central Michigan as 2.5-point underdogs. This matchup was no contest last year as Miami-Ohio rolled to a 38-7 victory away from home. Note that Akron has gone a miserable 3-13 ATS from October on over the last two-plus seasons while Miami-Ohio checks in a perfect 6-0 ATS in its last six home games after the month of September over the same stretch. Take Miami-Ohio.
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|-20 M-OH (-110) @ 888Sport|
This is a free play on Denver.
After winning three straight to start the season, the Broncos have lost back to back games. They look to get back on track, and a home game against a troubled Raiders team looks like a good spot to do just that. John Gruden is out as head coach, and you have to wonder how the players are going to respond to that. I look back to 2017 when Derek Carr chose to stand for the National Anthem while many of his teammates chose to kneel. After Carr was sacked four times in a loss to Washington on Monday Night Football, the media started asking if his offensive line was tanking on purpose. One of his offensive linemen was quoted saying: “if he wants to stand alone, he can stand alone on the field.” While most of the players involved in the alleged incident are no longer with the Raiders, a similar situation could arise. "A house divided against itself can not stand" - Abraham Lincoln. The Broncos are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss.
|-3.5 DEN (-110) @ 888Sport|
This is a free play on Oklahoma.
The Sooners are coming off a thrilling comeback win over Texas in the Red River Rivalry game, and backup QB Caleb Williams came to the rescue after a struggling Spencer Rattler was benched. We expect Williams (who Sooner fans are calling Superman) to get the start at home versus TCU. The Horned Frogs don't look as competitive as they have been in past years, especially with their struggling defense. They have allowed 30+ points in four straight games against Cal, SMU, Texas and Texas Tech. TCU QB Max Duggan is listed as questionable for this game, and given his numbers in his last start at Oklahoma he might want to sit out. He threw for just 65 yards with an INT on 7-of-21 passing in a loss at Oklahoma in 2019. The Sooners are 5-1 ATS in their last six versus TCU.
|-13.5 OKLA (-110) @ Bet365|
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