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From survivor, to pickem pools, to simply picking games against the spread, there's no shortage of ways to find action on any and every NFL game. But which ones should you highlight, and which side should you back? Chris Meaney and Michael Beller will help you make those decisions in Best on the Board. They'll go over their favorite picks for survivor and plays against the spread, providing reasoned analysis for every selection they make. They participate in these pools, too, so you can be sure they're putting their money where their mouth is. Best on the Board comes to you every Wednesday through the NFL season. For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

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From survivor, to pickem pools, to simply picking games against the spread, there's no shortage of ways to find action on any and every NFL game. But which ones should you highlight, and which side should you back? Chris Meaney and Michael Beller will help you make those decisions in Best on the Board. They'll go over their favorite picks for survivor and plays against the spread, providing reasoned analysis for every selection they make. They participate in these pools, too, so you can be sure they're putting their money where their mouth is. Best on the Board comes to you every Wednesday through the NFL season. For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

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Episodes

It's a Super Bowl LIV Gambling Extravaganza

1/29/2020
Rundown0:35 Comparing this Matchup Against Recent Super Bowls6:43 Prop Bets!7:17 Over/Under Two Minutes for the National Anthem10:21 First Commercial Props14:49 Gatorade Bath Bets21:31 Our Favorite Player and Team Props, featuring Patrick Mahomes, Jimmy Garoppolo, Damien Williams, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle and more42:13 Cross-Sport Props49:24 Who Wins Super Bowl LIV? And Who Covers?Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaneyFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:10

NFL Conference Championship Playoff Picks Against the Spread

1/16/2020
There are just four teams left playing football this NFL season, for a chance to play in Super Bowl 54 in Miami. Chris Meaney and Michael Beller make their picks against the spread for the Conference Championship of the playoffs in this episode of Best on the Board. Follow this podcast for notifications when new episodes are available.Rundown1:00 Recapping the Division Round10:00 Packers @ 49ers25:30 Titans @ ChiefsFollow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaneyFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:07

NFL Divisional Round Picks Against the Spread

1/9/2020
Rundown0:36 Recapping the Wild Card Round8:54 Vikings @ 49ers14:34 Titans @ Ravens24:12 Texans @ Chiefs34:58 Seahawks @ PackersFollow Michael on Twitter @MBellerFollow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:55

Wild Card Weekend NFL Picks Against the Spread & Futures

1/3/2020
4:00 Futures: NFC & AFC Champions & Super Bowl picks26:30 Buffalo @ Houston35:30 Tennessee @ New England44:30 Minnesota @ New Orleans49:30 Seattle @ PhiladelphiaFollow Michael on Twitter @MBellerFollow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:15:28

Week 16 NFL Picks Against the Spread

12/18/2019
5:55 HOU @ TB8:55 BUF @ NE11:55 LAR @ SF14:35: JAX @ ATL18:15 NO @ TEN22:55 NYG @ WAS24:15 PIT @ NYJ28:05 CIN @ MIA30:55 CAR @ IND33:25 BAL @ CLE35:35 DET @ DEN38:55 OAK @ LAC41:25 DAL @ PHI44:05 ARI @ SEA46:55 KC @ CHI51:25 GB @ MIN56:55 Seven locks Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaneyFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:34:26

Week 15 NFL Picks Against the Spread

12/11/2019
9:50 NYJ @ BAL12:50 TB @ DET14:50 PHI @ WSH18:20 CHI @ GB22:05 NE @ CIN27:25 HOU @ TEN29:35 SEA @ CAR31:50 DEN @ KC34:50 MIA @ NYG37:20 JAC @ OAK38:50 CLE @ ARI40:50 MIN @ LAC43:50 SF @ ATL45:10 LAR @ DAL47:50 BUF @ PIT51:50 IND @ NOFollow Michael on Twitter @MBellerFollow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:30

Week 14 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

12/4/2019
9:40 DAL @ CHI13:10 BAL @ BUF15:35 WAS @ GB18:00 DEN @ HOU20:30 SF @ NO22:15 CIN @ CLE25:25 CAR @ ATL28:30 DET @ MIN31:30 MIA @ NYJ34:30 IND @ TB38:10 LAC @ JAC40:40 KC @ NE44:40 PIT @ ARI48:25 TEN @ OAK51:50 SEA @ LAR54:40 NYG @ PHI58:00 Locks & Survivor Picks Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaneyFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:21:07

Week 13 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

11/27/2019
5:50 CHI @ DET8:20 BUF @ DAL11:20 NO @ ATL14:00 GB @ NYG16:50 WSH @ CAR18:40 SF @ BAL22:50 TEN @ IND24:50 PHI @ MIA28:10 JAC @ TB33:00 NYJ @ CIN34:05 CLE @ PIT36:20 LAR @ ARI40:30 LAC @ DEN41:50 OAK @ KC44:00 NE @ HOU49:20 MIN @ SEA52:50 Locks and survivor playsFollow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaneyFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:26:47

Week 12 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

11/20/2019
7:20 IND @ HOU11:00 MIA @ CLE15:00 DEN @ BUF20:00 PIT @ CIN22:00 NYG @ CHI26:00 OAK @ NYJ30:20 NO @ CAR33:00 TB @ ATL36:00 DET @ WAS41:30 SEA @ PHI46:30 JAC @ TEN49:30 DAL @ NE56:00 GB @ SF59:20 BAL @ LAR1:03:00 Top 7 picks and survivor playsFollow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaneyFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:56

Week 11 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

11/13/2019
6:30 PIT @ CLE10:20 DAL @ DET13:10 NO @ TB17:40 ATL @ CAR20:30 JAC @ IND24:10 DEN @ MIN27:30 NYJ @ WAS31:00 BUF @ MIA35:50 HOU @ BAL41:20 ARI @ SF45:30 NE @ PHI49:30 CIN @ OAK52:45 CHI @ LAR56:15 KC @ LAC58:40 Top 7 Picks & Survivor PlaysFollow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaneyFollow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:30

Week 10 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

11/6/2019
5:45 LAC @ OAK9:15 KC @ TEN10:45 BUF @ CLE16:05 ARI @ TB19:05 NYG @ NYJ23:25 ATL @ NO25:45 BAL @ CIN28:25 DET @ CHI32:45 MIA @ IND36:15 CAR @ GB39:30 LAR @ PIT43:00 MIN @ DAL46:45 SEA @ SF50:00 Survivor Picks & Locks Follow Michael on Twitter @MBellerFollow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:18

Week 9 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

10/30/2019
5:30 SF @ ARI8:10 HOU @ JAC11:40 WAS @ BUF15:10 TEN @ CAR17:40 CHI @ PHI21:40 MIN @ KC24:40 NYJ @ MIA28:10 IND @ PIT32:40 DET @ OAK35:40 TB @ SEA39:40 CLE @ DEN41:10 GB @ LAC42:40 NE @ BAL47:40 DAL @ NYG48:40 Top 7 & Survivor Picks Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:56

Week 8 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

10/23/2019
6:40 WAS @ MIN9:40 NYG @ DET11:40 TB @ TEN15:40 LAC @ CHI20:40 SEA @ ATL23:40 NYJ @ JAC26:40 PHI @ BUF29:40 CIN @ LAR32:40 ARI @ NO36:40 DEN @ IND40:40 CAR @ SF43:40 OAK @ HOU46:40 CLE @ NE50:40 GB @ KC55:40 Top 7 & Survivor Picks For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:30

Week 7 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

10/16/2019
5:30 KC @ DEN9:30 ARI @ NYG13:30 HOU @ IND17:30 MIA @ BUF20:30 MIN @ DET24:30 OAK @ GB27:30 JAC @ CIN30:30 LAR @ ATL35:30 SF @ WAS39:30 LAC @ TEN42:30 BAL @ SEA45:30 NO @ CHI49:30 PHI @ DAL53:30 NE @ NYJ57:30 Top 7 picks & survivor plays For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:48

Week 6 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

10/9/2019
8:00 NYG @ NE 10:00 CAR @ TB 14:00 CIN @ BAL 17:00 SEA @ CLE 20:00 HOU @ KC 26:00 NO @ JAC 29:00 PHI @ MIN 33:00 WAS @ MIA 37:00 SF @ LAR 41:00 ATL @ ARI 44:00 DAL @ NYJ 47:00 TEN @ DEN 51:00 PIT @ LAC 54:00 DET @ GB 57:00 Top Picks and Survivor picks For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:24

Week 5 NFL Picks Spread and Survivor Picks

10/2/2019
4:00 LAR @ SEA7:00 BAL @ PIT11:00 CHI @ OAK15:00 ARI @ CIN18:00 JAC @ CAR22:00 MIN @ NYG24:00 NE @ WAS28:00 NYH @ PHI33:00 TB @ NO36:00 ATL @ HOU40:00 BUF @ TEN43:00 DEN @ LAC45:00 GB @ DAL49:00 IND @ KC51:00 CLE @ SF53:00 Top 7 picks & survivor plays For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:04

Week 4 NFL Picks Spread and Survivor Picks

9/25/2019
4:15 PHI @ GB 6:00 CAR @ HOU 9:00 CLE @ BAL 12:00 WAS @ NYG 15:00 LAC @ MIA 19:00 OAK @ INS 23:00 KC @ DET 26:00 NE @ BUF 30:00 TEN @ ATL 32:00 TB @ LAR 35:00 SEA @ ARI 38:00 MIN @ CHI 42:00 JAC @ DEN 45:00 DAL @ NO 49:00 CIN @ PIT 52:00 Top 7 Picks & Locks 53:00 Survivor For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:58

Week 3 NFL Spread and Survivor Picks

9/18/2019
0:50 Week 2 recap 5:50 TEN @ @ JAC 8:40 DEN @ GB 10:40 DET @ PHI 13:50 BAL @ KC 16:05 CIN @ BUF 18:50 OAK @ MIN 21:20 ATL @ IND 24:10 NYJ @ NE 27:00 MIA @ DAL 30:55 NYG @ TB 33:45 CAR @ ARI 38:00 NO @ SEA 43:00 HOU @ LAC 44:50 PIT @ SF 47:10 LAR @ CLE 49:55 CHI @ WAS 52:40 Meaney and Beller's top five spreads 55:00 Survivor picks Subscribe now to hear new episodes of The Lead each weekday morning: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lead/id1478448344 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:03

Week 2 NFL Spread and Survivor Picks

9/11/2019
3:45 Week 1 recap 6:00 TB @ CAR 8:50 IND @ TEN 11:48 LAC @ DET 14:15 BUF @ NYJ 16:20 ARI @ BAL 19:45 NE @ MIA 22:00 DAL @ WAS 25:15 JAX @ HOU 28:45 SEA @ PIT 30:50 SF @ CIN 33:25 MIN @ GB 35:50 KC @ OAK 38:00 NO @ LAR 40:20 CHI @ DEN 43:30 PHI @ ATL 45:30 CLE @ NYJ 47:40 Five best picks of the week 50:25 Survivor picks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:54

Week 1 Spread and Survivor Picks

9/4/2019
The Athletic's Chris Meaney and Michael Beller share their six favorite picks for Week 1 in the NFL. Find out who they like and who they are backing in survivor pools. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:08