NFL Picks Week 4 2022: Game Predictions for Patriots vs. Packers
The Week 4 Sunday slate features 14 matchups across the league with games ranging from a start time of 9:30 a.m. ET to 8:20 p.m. ET. Some of these games are big sights in terms of the betting world.
To start, the Minnesota Vikings (-3.5) and New Orleans Saints (+3.5) will both travel to London and play at 9:30 a.m. ET. This is a matchup of two teams going in opposite directions as the Saints will start replacement quarterback Andy Dalton. The Vikings are coming off a narrow win over the Detroit Lions and have all the momentum. If they go up against this Saints defense, they should easily be able to cover the spread.
The 1 p.m. ET slate features nine games. One of the most attractive games is the New York Jets (+3.5) on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers (-3.5). That gap looks close as the Jets take on one of the best defenses in the league. Zach Wilson will be running for his life in his first game and things could go wrong for New York. The Steelers will set the run and dominate possession time.
A possible game of the year also occurs in this window as the Buffalo Bills (-3) are on the road against the Baltimore Ravens (+3). Josh Allen is going to be angry after a loss to the Miami Dolphins and is going to throw all over the Ravens defense. Lamar Jackson will make enough plays to keep them in the game, but Buffalo’s offense will be too much to handle.
The New England Patriots (+9) will be in Lambeau to face the Green Bay Packers (-9) at 4:25 p.m. ET. Brian Hoyer will serve as quarterback for the Patriots as Mac Jones recovers from an ankle injury. This leads to a massive spread that New England has a good chance of covering. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers haven’t exactly had offensive outbursts. Green Bay should win, but the Patriots will cover.
The night game is a battle between the Kansas City Chiefs (+1) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1). This game will be played in Tampa despite the devastating hurricane. The Buccaneers will come out motivated to give their fans something to be happy about. Tom Brady is going to do everything in his power to make this city and this state win. Patrick Mahomes will play a good game, but you don’t bet against Brady in the big spots.
Who wins these battles? Well, that’s what we’re going to find out. All odds for the slate are on DraftKings Sportsbook. Let’s take a look at the Pats Pulpit staff picks for the day:
Player accessory of the day
Josh Allen Over 287.5 passing yards (-115): The Ravens defense was atrocious in stopping the pass. Allen should enjoy this secondary week and throw the ball all over the field. The Bills will throw the ball a ton in this game, so expect Allen to easily top that total.
Patriots best bet
Damien Harris Total number of rush attempts above 11.5 (+105): If the Patriots want a chance in their game against Green Bay, they will have to run the ball a lot. This will include Harris as an important part of the game plan. Expect him and Rhamondre Stevenson to have around 25 total touches as New England look to establish the run and dominate possession time.