NFL 2022 Preseason Week 4 Betting Picks for Friday Night Matches

NFL 2022 Preseason Week 4 Betting Picks for Friday Night Matches

There used to be four preseason games to help coaches make roster decisions. However, with the last Collective Bargaining Agreement and the league now having 17 regular season games, the preseason schedule was cut from four to three games.

Most NFL fans don’t have an issue with that, as the fourth preseason game was used to make final roster decisions, as the starters usually didn’t play. In this week’s games, we could see a little more action from the team’s starters. 

Each team plays this differently, so you never know who will be on the field. Let’s take a brief look at each of the four preseason games that will be played on Friday, August 26th so you can bet against their NFL Preseason Odds

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Buffalo Bills @ Carolina Panthers

There was big news out of Panthers camp this week, as Baker Mayfield was named the starting quarterback. Mayfield and many of the other Panthers starters could see some action in this week’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

Panthers coach Matt Rhule has said that whether or not the starters play will be on a “case by case” basis. As of now, it doesn’t look like Christian McCaffrey will see any action in this one. McCaffrey has struggled with injuries early in his career, and the Panthers don’t want to take any chances. 

The Bills haven’t announced if their starters will play or not, but we don’t think that Josh Allen will see much action. Allen and his starting receivers have looked to be in sync throughout the preseason, which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the NFL.

New England Patriots @ Las Vegas Raiders

The big news out of the Patriots camp is how lackluster the offense has looked thus far. Even though Mac Jones has slimmed down and worked hard, the offense just hasn’t clicked. We’re still not sure who is running the Patriots offense, as both Joe Judge and Matt Patricia have called plays this preseason. 

Not surprisingly, Bill Belichick hasn’t given us much to go by regarding who is actually in charge of the offense.

On the Raiders side, Davante Adams and Derek Carr have been a lethal combination thus far in camp. Look for good things from them this season. 

Los Angeles Chargers @ New Orleans Saints

Jameis Winston has been back practicing with the Saints this week, so things are looking up. Backup quarterback Andy Dalton has taken a majority of the first team snaps thus far in camp, but Winston is the starter. We should see him in action on Friday night.

As for the Chargers, Brandon Staley remains firm that almost, if not all, of his starters, won’t play in the preseason. The Chargers do have some position battles to settle, so we ultimately could see a few starters get a series or two on Friday.

Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys

We still have a fierce quarterback competition in Seattle between Drew Lock and Geno Smith. Smith started the first preseason game, while Lock was slated to start last week. However, Lock missed the game due to Covid. 

Lock will likely get the start on Friday night, and according to Seattle head coach Pete Carroll, he’ll see a significant amount of playing time. 


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