Sports Picks |  "Razor" Ray Monohan Picks |  Forums |  Blog |  Sitemap |  Twitter |  Facebook |

Steve Merril Sports Picks

Hey Folks Q here from Are you looking for the best SPORTS PICKS in the business?

You can’t do much better than STEVE MERRIL and his award winning sports handicapping selections and FREE Sports Picks.

Steve Merril Steve Merril
22-11 ATS L4 weekends. AWESOME 18-10 ATS football run! Steve Merril makes BIG $$$ +$60,853 during the past 1+ year!  Join today & WIN BIG!
Sunday Night TV Cash - Cowboys/Saints (NBC)

Steve Merril is on an INCREDIBLE 18-10 football run and he has a STRONG totals play in the NFL for Sunday night - NFL TV CASH - Cowboys/Saints (NBC) - 8:30 pm ET - Get it NOW!  Guaranteed Over/Under that will CASH IN BIG!

*This package includes 1 NFL pick

10* Monday Night TV Cash - Lions/Seahawks (ESPN)

Steve Merril is on an AWESOME 18-10 ATS football run.  Steve has a STRONG side play for Monday night - NFL TV CASH - Lions/Seahawks (ESPN) - 8:30 pm ET - Get it NOW!  Guaranteed Side that will CASH IN BIG!

*This package includes 1 NFL pick

NCAA Football Special!

The complete NCAA Football season including every Bowl game for one price!  Every NCAA Side + Total released by Steve Merril for the full college football season, including all the Bowl games thru the National Championship Final!  Every play is backed by a full detailed report with analysis each day!

No picks available.

NBA + NCAAB **Combo** Early-Bird Season Special!

Steve Merril's complete coverage every day for the entire NBA + NCAA Basketball seasons which includes every Pro Basketball and College Basketball Side and Total (NBA + NCAA regular seasons, NCAA Tournament + NBA playoffs)!  Get every NBA and NCAA Best Bet every day thru June 2016 for one low price!


No picks available.

NBA **Early-Bird** Season Special!

Steve Merril's complete NBA season for one price!  Every Pro Basketball Side & Total for the entire season from now thru the NBA Finals in June 2016!  Learn while you earn with detailed analysis with every winning NBA play!


No picks available.

MLB Rest of Season **Special**

Steve Merril is a **BASEBALL EXPERT**  Get the rest of Steve Merril's complete MLB Season for one price!  Every MLB Side + Total for the entire year thru the World Series in November 2015 right now... and SAVE BIG!  Direct access every day for the entire 2015 MLB Season with full detailed analysis for one price!

No picks available.

NFL + NCAA Football **Combo** Season Special!

Both NFL + NCAA Football for one price! Every Side & Total that Steve Merril releases for the NFL regular season, playoffs and Super Bowl + the NCAA Football season which includes all Bowl games thru the National Title game!  Every NFL + NCAA Football Best Bet from now thru February 2016 for one low price, backed by full detailed reports and analysis every day!

*This subscription includes 2 NFL picks

NFL Season Special!

Every NFL Side + Total released by Steve Merril for the complete pro football season, including all regular season games and playoff games thru the Super Bowl!  Every play is backed by a full detailed report with analysis each day!

*This subscription includes 2 NFL picks

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 03, 2015
Washington Nationals - Game #1 vs New York Mets - Game #1
New York Mets - Game #1
-134 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

This game was rained out on Friday night and will now be played on Saturday afternoon as Game #1 of a double-header.  The Mets will start Noah Syndergaard who is 7-2 with a terrific 2.57 ERA and an outstanding 0.86 WHIP in eleven home starts this season.  He has an impressive 76/9 strikeout/walk ratio in 77 innings of work at home.  Syndergaard has a fantastic 2.08 ERA in his two career starts against Washington this season.  He has given up just 3 earned runs and 12 hits in 13 innings of work against the Nationals with 13 strikeouts.  Washington’s offense is in awful current form, averaging only 2.6 runs with a .237 batting average in their past seven games.  The Mets’ bullpen is rested and owns a 1.25 WHIP in all games this year, so Syndergaard has support on the backend today.

Washington will start Gio Gonzalez who has a poor 4.45 ERA in sixteen road starts for the Nationals this season.  Gonzalez lasted only 4.2 innings in his most recent start against the Mets this year, allowing 8 hits + walks combined..  Michael Cuddyer (6-16), Juan Lagares (10-23), Daniel Murphy (9-26), Ruben Tejada (7-23) and David Wright (6-19) have all had success versus Gonzalez.  New York’s offense has averaged 6.3 runs with a .273 batting average in their last seven games.  The Mets are 48-30 SU at home and 46-27 in all division games, including 10-6 versus Washington this season.  We’ll back the Mets in Game 1 of this double-header on Saturday afternoon.

9* Play METS (-) (Game 1) (action). 

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 03, 2015
Colorado State vs Utah State
Utah State
-3½ -109 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

Colorado State comes into this game with a 2-2 record, but the rest of the Rams’ season doesn’t project to be too good.  The Rams are a rebuilding football team with a new head coach in Mike Bobo who was the offensive coordinator at Georgia for the last eight years.  While Bobo inherited 15 total returning starters, the Rams lost their starting quarterback and running back plus their top two tacklers from last year’s 10-3 team.  The Rams have serious issues at quarterback; Nick Stevens has completed just 59.6% of his passes with a 9/4 touchdown/interception ratio.  Bobo has Stevens starting simply because the Rams don’t have much behind him.  Colorado State is in a bad situational spot for this game as they come into this game off three consecutive emotional games.  They lost back-to-back overtime games to Minnesota and Colorado, and then last week they won 33-31 at UTSA.  This will also be their third straight game away from home while facing the best defense they’ve seen so far this season.   

Utah State comes into this game off a bye, so they’ve had an extra week to prepare.  That’s a good thing since they will be starting sophomore quarterback Kent Myers for the first time.  But the team and head coach Matt Wells have faith in Myers: “His teammates are very, very confident in him,” Wells said.  “He brings athleticism and he throws the ball well whether it’s down the field, in the pocket or on the move. I like where he’s at.”  Utah State will rely on their rushing game, and they will have success against a Colorado State defense that is allowing 166.7 rushing yards per game this season.  The Aggies’ defense will be the most dominating unit on the field.  Colorado State needs to run the ball to have success, but Utah State only gives up 107 rushing yards per game on 2.9 yards per rush.  Utah State holds a significant edge at the line of scrimmage, and since they come into this game in a terrific scheduling spot, we’ll lay the points with the Aggies on Saturday night.

9* Play UTAH STATE (-).

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 03, 2015
Hawaii vs Boise State
Boise State
-24 -105 at BMaker
Play Type: Premium

Hawaii comes into this game with a 2-2 record with both of their wins coming at home.  The Rainbow Warriors have shown no ability to play well on the road this season as they’ve lost their two away games by a combined score of 66-0.  That trend of playing poorly on the road has been a constant in recent seasons; they’ve lost by margins of 38, 28, 39, 47, 38, 35 in prior away games.  Hawaii will be playing their second consecutive game on the mainland, and this will also be their third road game in the last four weeks.  The Rainbow Warriors have no chance to match points with the potent Boise State offense, especially since Hawaii is only averaging 18.7 points per game on 296.7 yards of offense per game.  Overall, Hawaii is only averaging 4.9 yards per play this season, so they will have difficulty moving the ball consistently in this game.  

Boise State is 3-1 on the season, and they actually should be a perfect 4-0.  The Broncos lost on a Hail Mary touchdown pass to BYU in their second game of the season.  Boise State has won their last two games by a combined score of 108-14, and they will notch their third consecutive blowout win in this game.  Boise State is averaging 37 points per game on 435.7 yards of offense per game.  Overall, the Broncos are averaging 5.7 yards per play, so they will move the ball at will on a weak Hawaii defense that got steamrolled in both of their road games this season.  Boise State’s defense has been tremendous this season; they are holding opponents to just 15.5 points per game on 282.7 yards of offense per game.  The Broncos allow just 4.2 yards per play on defense, and that has come against better offenses than Hawaii.  This game is a complete mismatch, so we’ll lay the points with the Broncos on Saturday night.

10* Play BOISE STATE (-).

Matchup Selection W/L
NCAA-F  |  Oct 03, 2015
Iowa vs Wisconsin
-6 -110 at BMaker
Play Type: Premium

Iowa comes into this game with a perfect 4-0 record, but the Hawkeyes have faced a pretty easy schedule so far.  Iowa owns wins over FCS Illinois State, rival Iowa State 31-17, Pittsburgh, and a terrible North Texas team.  Iowa was challenged in just one game, and that came in their 27-24 home win over Pittsburgh.  We won a Best Bet selection against Iowa in that game as the matchup was a bad one for the Hawkeyes.  The same applies in this game against Wisconsin, so we’ll play against Iowa once again.  Iowa and Wisconsin are built in a similar way as they both like to run the ball while playing physical defense.  But the Badgers simply do it better.  Iowa has faced four poor defenses that are allowing 30.3 points and 178.3 rushing yards per game as a group.  Now the Hawkeyes will be facing a Wisconsin defense that is only giving up 9.5 points per game and 82.7 rushing yards per game.  That’s 20.8 points per game less, and 95.6 rushing yards per game less than the defenses that Iowa has faced this season.  Iowa is taking a major step-up in class against the Badgers.  

Wisconsin comes into this game with a 3-1 record; their lone loss came against Alabama in their season opener.  The Badgers have won their last three games by a combined score of 114-3; they haven’t just been winning, they’ve been dominating.  Wisconsin has faced much tougher defensive opponents than Iowa, and the Badgers have performed better.  Wisconsin is averaging 6.0 yards per play versus opponents that only give up 5.1 yards per play.  The Badgers will have success moving the ball on an Iowa defense that has faced four terrible offensive teams that average just 21.6 points per game on 5.0 yards per play combined.  Overall, Wisconsin is averaging 32.7 points per game on 6.0 yards per play.  My power ratings make Wisconsin a 12-point favorite in this game, so there’s tremendous value in laying less than a touchdown with the Badgers on Saturday afternoon.            

9* Play WISCONSIN (-).

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Oct 04, 2015
Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays
8 ov-105 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

Toronto will play in Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.  The Blue Jays will start Mark Buehrle who is expected to throw just two innings for Toronto just so he can get to 200 innings pitched for the 15th consecutive year.  Buehrle has allowed 8 runs and 11 hits in his last two starts against the Rays.  In a start against the Rays just two days ago, Buehrle gave up 4 earned runs on 6 hits in 6.2 innings of work.  Toronto’s bullpen will pitch the majority of this game, and that’s not a good thing.  The Blue Jays’ bullpen owns a weak 3.94 ERA on the road and overall they have 27 losses and 21 blown saves in all games this season.  Tampa Bay’s offense comes into this game in good current form; they are averaging 5.1 runs during their past thirteen games and have scored at least 4+ runs or more in 12 of those past 13 games.

Tampa Bay will start Matt Moore who is 2-4 with a terrible 5.84 ERA and an ugly 1.56 WHIP in his eleven starts for the Rays this season.  Moore will face a Toronto offense that has been outstanding this year, averaging 5.5 runs per game on the road while going 46-27 to the Over.  The Blue Jays are hitting over .310 while averaging 6.1 runs in their last nine games overall.  The Blue Jays can still get homefield in the American League, so they will send out their best hitting lineup in this game today.  The Rays’ bullpen has 37 losses and 25 blown saves on the season, so Moore has inconsistent support on the backend.  Look for a high-scoring game between the Blue Jays and Rays on Sunday afternoon.

9* Play OVER the total (Blue Jays/Rays).

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 04, 2015
Cleveland Browns vs San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers
-6½ -110 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

Cleveland had an extremely phony season in 2014.  The Browns were 7-4 at one point before ending the season with a 7-9 record overall.  They were thoroughly out-played on the field, yet they miraculously were three games above .500 almost three quarters of the way thru the season.  Cleveland comes into this game with a 1-2 record despite playing the Jets, Titans, and Raiders.  The Browns have underperformed on both sides of the ball against those three opponents.  Cleveland is only averaging 19.3 points per game against those defenses that give up 22.7 points per game as a group.  The Browns have no consistency at quarterback as they’ve rotated between Johnny Manziel and Josh McCown; the latter will start this game.  Cleveland has no running game whatsoever (86.3 yards per game), and that makes them a one-dimensional offense with a pair of poor passing quarterbacks.  The Browns’ defense has also been poor; they are giving up 6.3 yards per play versus offenses that average 5.8 yards per play.   

San Diego returns home off back-to-back road losses, so we can be assured of a peak effort in this game.  The Chargers have been terrific in this situation in their two years under head coach Mike McCoy.  San Diego is 4-1 SU at home when playing off a road loss; they’ve won those games by an average of 8.8 points per game.  Overall this season, San Diego’s offense has played good football as they are averaging 22 points per game on 6.3 yards per play.  The Chargers put those numbers up against opposing defenses that allow 21 points per game on 5.7 yards per play.  San Diego is taking a major step-down in defensive class for this game against Cleveland, so the Chargers’ offense will breakout in this game after scoring just 33 total points in their last two games.  San Diego gets the perfect opponent to notch an easy win, so we’ll lay the points with the Chargers on Sunday afternoon.

9* Play CHARGERS (-).

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 04, 2015
Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carolina Panthers
-3 -118 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

Carolina has played an extremely easy schedule so far, and they’ve capitalized by going 3-0 in those games.  Fortunately for the Panthers, they get another poor opponent in this game against Tampa Bay.  Carolina has won games this season by controlling the ball and the clock while allowing their defense to dominate their overmatched opponents.  The Panthers’ defense is only giving up 16 points per game on 315 yards of total offense.  Carolina is holding opponents to just 4.6 yards per play.  The Panthers have an excellent run-stuffing defense that only allows 75.7 yards per game on the ground on just 3.3 yards per rush.  Their ability to dominant the line of scrimmage is the key factor in this game, especially against a poor offensive team that has had trouble running and throwing the ball consistently.      

Tampa Bay has also played a weak slate of opponents, but they are just 1-2 on the season.  The Buccaneers are in rebuilding mode with rookie quarterback Jameis Winston under center.  Winston has faced three poor defensive teams that are allowing an average of 24.6 points per game on 6.0 yards per play.  Winston and the Tampa Bay offense are only averaging 16.3 points per game on 5.4 yards per play.  Now they will be facing the best defense they’ve seen all season; Carolina allows 8.6 points per game less and 1.4 yards per play less than the defenses Tampa Bay has faced.  Tampa Bay’s defense has also been poor as they are giving up 26.7 points per game this season.  Carolina is simply the superior team with a massive edge on the line of scrimmage, so we’ll lay the points with the Panthers in this game on Sunday afternoon.   

9* Play PANTHERS (-).

Matchup Selection W/L
NFL  |  Oct 04, 2015
St Louis Rams vs Arizona Cardinals
St Louis Rams
+7½ -115 at Bovada
Play Type: Premium

St. Louis came into this season ready to win.  The Rams won their season opener over Seattle, but the last two weeks have resulted in losses.  Their defeat in Washington in Week 2 was expected; we had a Best Bet winner on the Redskins in that game.  Last week, St. Louis lost at home in an ugly 12-6 game to Pittsburgh.  Off back-to-back losses, the Rams will hit the road and play a divisional game against the Cardinals in Arizona.  And the setup couldn’t be any better for St. Louis.  The Rams will bring their peak effort in this game, and their excellent defense will lead the way.  St. Louis is allowing just 22.3 points per game on 325 yards of total offense.  The Rams are giving up just 5.2 yards per play versus opponents that average 5.8 yards per play.  St. Louis is tied for the league lead in sacks with 13, and they’ve only allowed 2 passing touchdowns in three games this season.      

Arizona comes into this game with a perfect 3-0 record, but the Cardinals have played the easiest schedule in the league so far.  Arizona owns wins over the Saints, Bears, and 49ers who are a combined 1-8 on the season.  Those three teams also have terrible defenses that are allowing 31.3 points per game on 6.6 yards per play.  Arizona’s offense is taking a monumental step-up in defensive class against the St. Louis defense in this game as the Rams are allowing 9 points per game less and 1.4 yards per play less than the defenses the Cardinals have faced.  Arizona is set to regress sharply in this game, especially after dominating their last two games while winning by a combined score of 95-30.  This is an exceptional spot to play against Arizona, and since St. Louis is primed for their best, we’ll take the points with the Rams in a game they have a very good shot at winning outright.  

10* Play RAMS (+).

Steve Merril is considered one of the best sports analysts in the nation. He credits his success to employing a variety of different handicapping techniques such as statistical analysis, trends and systems, and fundamentals such as matchups and emotion. By relying on numerous handicapping methods, Steve continues to beat the pointspread on a consistent basis in both college and pro football, basketball, baseball, and auto racing. Steve was the first person to ever win the prestigious $100,000 Insiders Handicapping Invitational and his unique knowledge and understanding of the gaming industry is what separates him from other handicappers. Steve has spent the past 15 years studying the odds and probabilities associated with all forms of gambling such as poker, casino games, and even the stock market. Steve has transferred this unique knowledge and understanding of statistics and probabilities into the sports world, which has enabled him to win on a consistent basis. The most popular part of Steve Merril's award-winning selections is the fact he backs each game with a full detailed report and analysis. You get a strong selection, plus the reason why the play will win. This includes detailed statistical analysis and Steve's powerful team trends and super systems. You will learn while you earn with Steve Merril's daily selections as each report is packed full of detailed information. Join forces with the most knowledgeable gaming expert in the industry and have your most profitable season ever. Newsletter

Enter your email address:

Sign Up Today & Win More with Cappers Picks!
Opt Out Anytime!