Where do we believe that the best NFL preseason betting value lies, and where are we placing our NFL picks?

Saturday and Sunday bring about seven preseason games for the NFL, and we have some value in several of them. The regular season is fast approaching, and teams will start to play their main players just a little more, in order to prepare them, and get them in game shape for the season. August is half over, but the preseason is just heating up! Find out who we are adding to our NFL picks this weekend and where we believe the best value lies.

San Francisco 49ers49ers vs. Texans

Two of the NFL's top defenses will face off against one another Saturday night, and both of them will look to improve upon their Week 1 performances in the preseason. The 49ers dispatched the Vikings, while the Texans took down the Panthers. 

Neither of those teams have good defenses, so it wasn’t that hard for second and third strings to score. However, this weekend, the scoring should be at a minimum, at least for a while. I assume that both teams will want to put their first strings on the field for at least the majority of the first half. 

While I expect Houston to fold first when it comes to pulling starters, I still expect this game to be a hard fought and dragged out battle. With that being said, I like the under. 

NFL Pick: UNDER 37 

Seahawks vs. Broncos

Another two teams with undefeated preseason records are set to get it on Saturday evening, as the Seahawks will be the next preseason test for Peyton Manning and company. The Broncos destroyed the Bears in Week 1, while the Seahawks did a good job in dismantling the Titans, 27-17. 

NFL Odds are favoring the Broncos in this one barely at -1, and some sportsbooks have the game as dead even. The Seahawks are still dealing with their quarterback controversy, and rookie Russell Wilson should get a good run at playing time after Matt Flynn gets his go at it in the first half. 

With the starters playing more, I still love the under in this game. First team defenses will have the upper hand in this one, and considering Manning is still probably getting used to his teammates, while the Seahawks are trying to get used to two new QBs. With the offensive uncertainty, I’ll side with two of the league’s best defenses and take the under. 

NFL Pick: UNDER 38

Colts vs. Steelers

NFL Odds like the Steelers in this preseason matchup at the tune of -4, but despite the rookie Andrew Luck leading a new year for the worst team in the league last season, I like the Colts taking points in this one. 

The Steelers are veterans and very old on defense, they don’t need the preseason like a young Colts team with a new rookie quarterback does. The Steelers lost their first preseason game against the Eagles, and despite the Steelers having a good preseason record throughout the Ben Roethlisberger days, I don’t think they are going to try too hard in the preseason this year. Roethlisberger is hurt; they are without their number one receiver, and I don’t think they are that good. 

NFL Pick: Colts +4