Beat TheLines: Free Season-Long $10K NFL Contest Pick’Em Pool

Written By Eli Hershkovich on September 5, 2022 - Last Updated on September 6, 2022
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With betting on Week 1 odds now available, TheLines has a free NFL contest for you to join! You’ll be competing against our staff — with $10,000 in cash on the line. Additional details on how to play and win are below.

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Rules For This Free NFL Contest

How To Sign Up

Here are the official guidelines for the TheLines free NFL contest. In order to qualify for contest prizes, all users must:

How To Play

The objective of the contest is to accrue as many points as possible for all 18 weeks of the regular season, based on:

  • Five (5) weekly, NFL picks against the spread
  • Entrants will be awarded one (1) point for each correct selection, zero (0) points for each incorrect selection

Contest point spreads will be posted every Tuesday during the season. Weekly selections must be submitted by 1 p.m. ET each Sunday for the duration of the contest.

Keep in mind, any attempt to make selections after this deadline will not be accepted. In the event an entrant is unable to submit picks before the weekly deadline, he/she will be awarded zero (0) points for that week.

No Fixed Odds

On top of that, ATS lines will change throughout the week based on real sportsbook odds. Not all users will have the same lines for each game.

For instance, the Buffalo Bills may be priced at -6.5 on a given Tuesday morning, but that line could shift to -7.5 by Sunday morning. If entrants locked in all five picks on Tuesday, they would have Bills -6.5 on their card. If they made selections on Sunday, they would have Bills -7.5.

While you can always alter these “bets” before the Sunday deadline, all five picks must be made at the same time, employing the most up-to-date lines. Essentially, if you change one selection, the rest will adjust accordingly as well.

Related: 5 Things You Need To Know Before Betting On The NFL This Season

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‘Beat TheLines’ Prize Pool

The prize pool for this free NFL contest will consist of a guaranteed $10,000. It’ll be dispensed as follows:

  • 1st: $3,000
  • 2nd: $1,500
  • 3rd: $1,000
  • 4th: $750
  • 5th: $500
  • 6th-10th: $250
  • Quarter 1 Winner (Weeks 1-4): $500 to most points
  • Quarter 2 Winner (Weeks 5-9): $500 to most points
  • Quarter 3 Winner (Weeks 10-13): $500 to most points
  • Quarter 4 Winner (Weeks 14-18): $500 to most points

All ties for quarterly and/or full season prizes for finishing positions, including first place, will be split evenly among the entrants in this tie. Plus, eligible users who finish with a higher season score than every member of TheLines team will win a t-shirt.

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Eli Hershkovich is a lead sports betting writer with TheLines and Catena Media, formerly with Audacy and The Action Network. His goal is to provide you with data and information to lead you to winning bets. Eli is an avid college basketball gambler — among many other sports — and still hasn't forgiven Virginia for ruining his 2018-2019 Texas Tech futures.

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