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NFL Thursday Night Picks from Our Analysts (ATS)

By: John Fredericks, Nate Perry, and Jack Fredericks

Week 1 of the NFL season kicks off tonight with a bevy of sweet, sweet storylines. Will the Rams repeat? Are the Bills the team to beat? Is Josh Allen the GOAT? Is Matt Stafford done with those AT&T commercials? Which defense will show us the goods? We’ll have The Godzilla’s NFL column up soon, but here’s a little taste.

Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams (Rams +2.5), 7:00 PM EST, NFL Network

John Fredericks: Didn’t the Rams win the Super Bowl? Who anointed the Bills as this year’s media love team? While things could go sideways for L.A. as the season plays out, the Rams will never be as healthy and as ready for a game as they are for this Week 1 opener, at home, unfurling their new championship banner. I like Matthew Stafford in these openers, healthy and ready to go. The Bills are everybody’s new dream team. I can’t believe I’m getting points, too. Rams +2.5

Nate Perry: Take the Rams plus the points tonight. These teams are basically equally matched and there’s no reason the Rams should be dogs at home. Don’t buy into all that Bills hype. NFL trends point to a Rams win, as the Super Bowl winer usually wins and covers Week 1 over the past twenty years. I also urge everyone to lay a big piece of your Thursday night pie on Josh Allen rushing over 38.5 yards at -125. The man averages 59 yards on the ground in playoff games. Treat this as playoff game and you’ll be buying some new Nikes. Allen will tear it up on the ground. Rams +2.5. Josh Allen rushes over 38.5 yards. 

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Jack Fredericks: Wrong! Sean McVay might be 5-0 in season openers. The Bills may have laid an egg against the Steelers last year in Week 1. The Rams may have won the Super Bowl. But the Bills mafia travels and the hype is here to stay. Josh Allen tossed a combination of nine touchdowns in his two playoff games last year. He loves a big moment and L.A. is no home field advantage. This game comes down to who can score last and who can score quickly. Give me Allen with 1:15 left and we’re wining by 6. Bills -2.5


  • THE JOHN FREDERICKS RADIO SHOW AND OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY TV SHOW – REAL AMERICA’S VOICE The John Fredericks Media Network is the fourth largest independent conservative news/talk radio network in America covering the Mid-Atlantic region from Philadelphia to Atlanta. The John Fredericks Morning Show, heard 6 AM to 10 AM daily, has become must-listen radio. President Trump has been a regular guest since 2015. John Fredericks served as Trump campaign chairman of Virginia in 2016 and 2020 and was elected Trump Delegation Chairman of Virginia in 2020. Fredericks has spent more than 40 years in the media, previously working as a journalist, newspaper editor, and television host. Fredericks is also the Publisher of three Star News Media digital daily newspapers: The Georgia Star News, The Virginia Star, and Pennsylvania Daily Star. He and his wife Anne, the company’s CEO, own a number of radio stations in Virginia, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

  • Jack Fredericks brings his many years of experience watching lame stream sports in between campaigning for Democratic nominees in the Deep South. His expertise in gambling extends to how to lose thousands of dollars playing video blackjack, how to google “what’s a spread mean, again?” every time he has to write an analysis, and how to pick NBA games with ferocious accuracy. Jack Fredericks contributes frequently to GodzillaWins as one of the Chief Analysts. He combines his unique brand of liberal politics, gonzo humor, and refusal to do research with erudite prose to provide expert picks on games he has no business wagering.

  • Nate Perry is a career bartender and degenerate who makes his living in Reno, Nevada. If you can gamble on it, chances are Nate has tried his hand at it. He’s a former fiction writer who has turned to writing about sports in a desperate bid to get published, much to the chagrin of nearly everyone around him. He is featured here with his extremely large dog, Boatswain.


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