While it is still much too early in the season to be hitting the panic button, you can bet that there are some fans out there who are more than a little concerned about the current state of their team. This has been a rather odd start to the season, but as we have seen in the past, things do tend to have a way of levelling out over the course of what is now a `17-game schedule for each team. Still, even with the extra week, it does not pay to get into a hole too early. We are not quite there with our picks for the season, but we could be doing better. Let’s see if we can do that in Week 4 of the NFL season, starting with our ATS picks for the week. Let’s jump right into action so you can be all set to bet against the NFL odds.
Week 4 ATS Picks for the 2021 Season | NFL Betting
Carolina Panthers (+5) at Dallas Cowboys
If you want to talk about surprise teams this season, you need to mention the Carolina Panthers, who come into this week with a perfect 3-0 record. QB Sam Darnold looks like a new man now that he is out of New York, and he is helping Carolina win despite being without the services of Christian McCaffrey right now. The Cowboys moved to 2-1 with a win on Monday night and are a little unlucky not to be at 3-0 after giving the Super Bowl champs all they could handle in a Week 1 loss. Wins aside, there is a lot to like about the Panthers against the spread, starting with the fact that they are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 road games. They are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 versus NFC opponents.
Kansas City Chiefs (-7 ½) at Philadelphia Eagles
We mentioned some fan panicking at the early season performances of their team. The Chiefs fans might well be in that mix, as they have seen their team get out to a 1-2 start this season, which is not what we are used to from Mahomes and company. They have also been more than a little disappointing for bettors and are now on a run where they have covered just once in their last 8 games. Before you think I’ve lost my mind by taking them to cover here, keep in mind that Philly is just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games versus teams from the AFC. They are also coming off a short week and going against a team with a bit of a chip on their shoulder.
New York Giants at New Orleans Saints (-7 ½)
While some teams have a reason for concern after the first 3 weeks, there are a few who have a reason to believe that their season is already over. You have to say that the New York Giants are in that group, as they have looked truly awful through the opening 3 weeks of the season. Where they have been a decent bet is against the spread in road games, as they have covered in 10 of the last 12. That said, though, they are just 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games versus the Saints overall. Further evidence to support taking the Saints here can be seen in the fact that they are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games.
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