Every week, I get a ‘best bet’ from my friend, who might not be the worst NFL bettor in the world, but he’s the worst one I have ever met. We call him The Backwards Oracle.
The Backwards Oracle watches TV, listens to podcasts, parrots stats and trends he hears and religiously watches all the games. Somehow, despite information overload, he was 3-14 ATS in the 2020 regular and 0-4 ATS in the playoffs. If 3-18 ATS seems a terrible wallet-draining waste, it is – until you realize that is 18-3 ATS if you faded him every week.
So that’s what we are going to do in 2021. Each Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night games as well as his favorite Sunday day game will get the Backwards Oracle treatment. We will post them here and will deliver them on Twitter.
Backwards Oracle Picks
The Backwards Oracle picked losers on Thursday and Monday but went 2-0 on Sunday, meaning a 2-2 ATS mark in Week 1. He was already backwards on his Thursday Night pick, check out his three remaining ‘locks’ for Week 2.
Thursday Night – NY Giants @ Washington -3.5 at FanDuel
“People are doubting Heinicke – big mistake. This is WFT rout after Daniel Jones fumbles 15 times. WFT big, like 45-7 or something embarrassing!”
Result: 30-29 WSH Oracle L | The Rest of Us W
Sunday – Minnesota @ Arizona -3.5 at Draft Kings
“Arizona will win by 2 TDs, feel free to bet alternate lines all the way up to -10 or more because this one won’t be close!”
Result: 34-33 ARZ Oracle L | The Rest of Us W
Sunday Night – KC @ Baltimore +3.5 at FanDuel
“Baltimore bounces back, KC run stop is a joke, Lamar puts on a show at home. The hook on the +3 is the cherry on top just in case Mahomes pulls out a last minute FG.”
Result: 36-35 BAL Oracle W The Rest of Us L
Monday Night – Detroit @ Green Bay -11.5 at Draft Kings
“I know I just said Baltimore would bounce back, but Rodgers is not bouncing all the way back here. Motor City Dan Campbell covers the spread, its guaranteed!”
Thursday Night – Dallas @ Tampa -9.5
“Tampa is pumped, I know the line has moved to 9.5 points but the Bucs will cruise. Hammer this, its easy money to start the season.”
Result: TB 31 Dal 29 – Oracle L | The Rest of Us W
Sunday – Miami +3 @ New England
“The Dolphins are going to f*** up the hapless Pats, it’s gonna be great. This is simple ML win!”
Result: MIA 17 NE 16 – Oracle W | The Rest of Us L – Oracle W | The Rest of Us L
Sunday Night – Chicago @ LA Rams -7.5
“The Rams are going to win big and cover this thing by double digits. The Bears get blown out and embarrassed.”
Result: LAR 34 CHI 14 – Oracle W | The Rest of Us L
Monday Night – Baltimore -4 @ Las Vegas
“No Gus Edwards, no Marcus Peters, no J.K. Dobbins – no problem because Lamar Jackson is gonna go crazy on the Raiders. This is a Ravens blowout.”
Result: LV 33 BAL 27 – Oracle L | The Rest of Us W