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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.

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

NFL Conference Championship Playoff Picks Against the Spread

1/16/2020
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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. Rundown 1:00 Recapping the Division Round 10:00 Packers @ 49ers 25:30 Titans @ Chiefs Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney Follow Michael on Twitter...

Duration:00:48:07

NFL Divisional Round Picks Against the Spread

1/9/2020
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Rundown 0:36 Recapping the Wild Card Round 8:54 Vikings @ 49ers 14:34 Titans @ Ravens 24:12 Texans @ Chiefs 34:58 Seahawks @ Packers Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:00:45:55

Wild Card Weekend NFL Picks Against the Spread & Futures

1/3/2020
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4:00 Futures: NFC & AFC Champions & Super Bowl picks 26:30 Buffalo @ Houston 35:30 Tennessee @ New England 44:30 Minnesota @ New Orleans 49:30 Seattle @ Philadelphia Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:15:28

Week 16 NFL Picks Against the Spread

12/18/2019
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5:55 HOU @ TB 8:55 BUF @ NE 11:55 LAR @ SF 14:35: JAX @ ATL 18:15 NO @ TEN 22:55 NYG @ WAS 24:15 PIT @ NYJ 28:05 CIN @ MIA 30:55 CAR @ IND 33:25 BAL @ CLE 35:35 DET @ DEN 38:55 OAK @ LAC 41:25 DAL @ PHI 44:05 ARI @ SEA 46:55 KC @ CHI 51:25 GB @ MIN 56:55 Seven locks Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:34:26

Week 15 NFL Picks Against the Spread

12/11/2019
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9:50 NYJ @ BAL 12:50 TB @ DET 14:50 PHI @ WSH 18:20 CHI @ GB 22:05 NE @ CIN 27:25 HOU @ TEN 29:35 SEA @ CAR 31:50 DEN @ KC 34:50 MIA @ NYG 37:20 JAC @ OAK 38:50 CLE @ ARI 40:50 MIN @ LAC 43:50 SF @ ATL 45:10 LAR @ DAL 47:50 BUF @ PIT 51:50 IND @ NO Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:11:30

Week 14 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

12/4/2019
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9:40 DAL @ CHI 13:10 BAL @ BUF 15:35 WAS @ GB 18:00 DEN @ HOU 20:30 SF @ NO 22:15 CIN @ CLE 25:25 CAR @ ATL 28:30 DET @ MIN 31:30 MIA @ NYJ 34:30 IND @ TB 38:10 LAC @ JAC 40:40 KC @ NE 44:40 PIT @ ARI 48:25 TEN @ OAK 51:50 SEA @ LAR 54:40 NYG @ PHI 58:00 Locks & Survivor Picks Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:21:07

Week 13 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

11/27/2019
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5:50 CHI @ DET 8:20 BUF @ DAL 11:20 NO @ ATL 14:00 GB @ NYG 16:50 WSH @ CAR 18:40 SF @ BAL 22:50 TEN @ IND 24:50 PHI @ MIA 28:10 JAC @ TB 33:00 NYJ @ CIN 34:05 CLE @ PIT 36:20 LAR @ ARI 40:30 LAC @ DEN 41:50 OAK @ KC 44:00 NE @ HOU 49:20 MIN @ SEA 52:50 Locks and survivor plays Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:26:47

Week 12 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

11/20/2019
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7:20 IND @ HOU 11:00 MIA @ CLE 15:00 DEN @ BUF 20:00 PIT @ CIN 22:00 NYG @ CHI 26:00 OAK @ NYJ 30:20 NO @ CAR 33:00 TB @ ATL 36:00 DET @ WAS 41:30 SEA @ PHI 46:30 JAC @ TEN 49:30 DAL @ NE 56:00 GB @ SF 59:20 BAL @ LAR 1:03:00 Top 7 picks and survivor plays Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:01:56

Week 11 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

11/13/2019
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6:30 PIT @ CLE 10:20 DAL @ DET 13:10 NO @ TB 17:40 ATL @ CAR 20:30 JAC @ IND 24:10 DEN @ MIN 27:30 NYJ @ WAS 31:00 BUF @ MIA 35:50 HOU @ BAL 41:20 ARI @ SF 45:30 NE @ PHI 49:30 CIN @ OAK 52:45 CHI @ LAR 56:15 KC @ LAC 58:40 Top 7 Picks & Survivor Plays Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:01:30

Week 10 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

11/6/2019
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5:45 LAC @ OAK 9:15 KC @ TEN 10:45 BUF @ CLE 16:05 ARI @ TB 19:05 NYG @ NYJ 23:25 ATL @ NO 25:45 BAL @ CIN 28:25 DET @ CHI 32:45 MIA @ IND 36:15 CAR @ GB 39:30 LAR @ PIT 43:00 MIN @ DAL 46:45 SEA @ SF 50:00 Survivor Picks & Locks Follow Michael on Twitter @MBeller Follow Chris on Twitter @chrismeaney For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:00:53:18

Week 9 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

10/30/2019
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5:30 SF @ ARI 8:10 HOU @ JAC 11:40 WAS @ BUF 15:10 TEN @ CAR 17:40 CHI @ PHI 21:40 MIN @ KC 24:40 NYJ @ MIA 28:10 IND @ PIT 32:40 DET @ OAK 35:40 TB @ SEA 39:40 CLE @ DEN 41:10 GB @ LAC 42:40 NE @ BAL 47:40 DAL @ NYG 48:40 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.

Duration:00:51:56

Week 8 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

10/23/2019
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6:40 WAS @ MIN 9:40 NYG @ DET 11:40 TB @ TEN 15:40 LAC @ CHI 20:40 SEA @ ATL 23:40 NYJ @ JAC 26:40 PHI @ BUF 29:40 CIN @ LAR 32:40 ARI @ NO 36:40 DEN @ IND 40:40 CAR @ SF 43:40 OAK @ HOU 46:40 CLE @ NE 50:40 GB @ KC 55:40 Top 7 & Survivor Picks For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:00:30

Week 7 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

10/16/2019
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5:30 KC @ DEN 9:30 ARI @ NYG 13:30 HOU @ IND 17:30 MIA @ BUF 20:30 MIN @ DET 24:30 OAK @ GB 27:30 JAC @ CIN 30:30 LAR @ ATL 35:30 SF @ WAS 39:30 LAC @ TEN 42:30 BAL @ SEA 45:30 NO @ CHI 49:30 PHI @ DAL 53:30 NE @ NYJ 57:30 Top 7 picks & survivor plays For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:01:01:48

Week 6 NFL Picks Against the Spread and Survivor Picks

10/9/2019
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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.

Duration:01:00:24

Week 5 NFL Picks Spread and Survivor Picks

10/2/2019
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4:00 LAR @ SEA 7:00 BAL @ PIT 11:00 CHI @ OAK 15:00 ARI @ CIN 18:00 JAC @ CAR 22:00 MIN @ NYG 24:00 NE @ WAS 28:00 NYH @ PHI 33:00 TB @ NO 36:00 ATL @ HOU 40:00 BUF @ TEN 43:00 DEN @ LAC 45:00 GB @ DAL 49:00 IND @ KC 51:00 CLE @ SF 53:00 Top 7 picks & survivor plays For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:00:57:04

Week 4 NFL Picks Spread and Survivor Picks

9/25/2019
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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.

Duration:00:56:58

Week 3 NFL Spread and Survivor Picks

9/18/2019
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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

Duration:01:00:03

Week 2 NFL Spread and Survivor Picks

9/11/2019
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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

Duration:00:53:54

Week 1 Spread and Survivor Picks

9/4/2019
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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.

Duration:00:56:08

Best on the Board Trailer

8/22/2019
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Michael Beller of The Athletic introduces Best on the Board, a weekly show focused on finding winners in survivor pools and against the spread. For 40% off a subscription, subscribe to The Athletic at theathletic.com/bestontheboard.

Duration:00:01:08