Michael Balko

Michael Balko

Michael Balko joins the staff as the manager of our Twitter account, @footballpost and will contribute to the site as well.

Balko has several years of writing experience, most notably with NFL Analysis Network, Who Dat Dish, and other FanSided websites. Balko is also a podcast host of his own show called “The Michael Balko Show” and it has been featured on a range of well-known websites such as ESPN, 24/7 Sports, USA Today, and many more!

Balko is excited to be joining the team at the National Football Post and looks forward to providing exceptional content moving forward!






Sports Betting Posts

Jan 5, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) runs after a pass reception against Minnesota Vikings strong safety Andrew Sendejo (34) during the first quarter of a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Saints Pick, NFL London Trends

The Vikings have won lately as chalk, while the Saints have lost lately as dogs. Sprinkle some injury woes and the Vikes look safe here. Read More

Dec 6, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) stiff arms Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt (70) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Cincinnati Pick, Tua In or Out?

Will he play or will he go? Tua's status will affect the Thursday spread and affects Balko's pick as well. Read More

Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) carries teh ball as New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) defends in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys Giants Prediction, NYG wins again

The Giants are 2-0 and not everyone believes they are good enough to go 3-0. Balko thinks they are. See the MNF pick. Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (90) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the first quarter of their NFC Championship game

Green Bay Tampa Bay Pick, Watch Injury List

Injuries will determine where the Green Bay Tampa Bay odds sit at kickoff Sunday. Watch for updates. Read More

Oct 31, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) runs with the ball as Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Jordan Elliott (96) and free safety John Johnson (43) defend during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Cleveland Picks, TNF Props

Can the Browns recover from that tragic Week 2 loss to the Jets and cover at home in a short week? The Steelers are in town. Read More

Jan 16, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) looks to pass the ball in the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Eagles Pick, Reagor TD Prop Bet?

The Vikings were impressive in a Week 1 victory while the Eagles were suspect in their Week 1 victory. Momentum says Vikings plus the points? Read More

Oct 18, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs for a touchdown during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Titans Bills Pick, MNF Props, Fade Buffalo

Buffalo gets a long week to craft a game plan for Derrick Henry. Can they cover 10 points at home to the Titans? Balko says no... Read More

Sep 13, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers Saints Betting Prediction, TD prop picks

The Saints and Bucs were both lucky to escape Week 1 with wins. Which NFC South rival will escape Week 2 undefeated? Read More

Dec 16, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) runs with the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Chiefs Pick, Anytime TD Props

The Chargers are small road dogs as they try to win a third straight trip to Kansas City. Balko sides with .... Read More

Jun 13, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during mini camp drills at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Seattle Pick, Seahawks upset? MNF Props

Seattle is always tough as a home underdog, but these Seahawks are different. Can Denver easily cover 6.5 points in the Week 1 MNF game? Read More

Nov 24, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard (94) during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers Bengals Prediction, Prop Picks, Trends

Cincy rebuilt an offensive line just in time for a ferocious Steelers defense in Week 1. The Bengals are home chalk to Pittsburgh. Read More

Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) holds the Lombardi Trophy as he is interviewed by NBC sports host Mike Tirico after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bills Rams Pick, LA Buffalo Prediction

Buffalo is the Super Bowl favorite against the defending Super Bowl champs. Balko has a pick as the Bills visit the Rams on TNF. Read More