How Pungent Are Mark ‘Stink’ Schlereth’s BetRivers’ NFL Picks?

Posted By Ian St. Clair on September 21, 2021

Editor’s note: This story will get updated each week to track the picks of Mark Schlereth. 

Mark Schlereth is one of the most colorful personalities in the NFL.

That was true when he played. That’s true today as a Denver radio host and commentator for the NFL on Fox.

Schlereth was an offensive lineman for the Washington Football Team and the Denver Broncos. He played from 1989-2000. At least in these parts, that’s how he’s known. He was a left guard for the back-to-back Super Bowl teams. He helped Terrell Davis eclipse 2,000 yards rushing.

Schlereth is also known for his nickname, “Stink.” The explanation is NSFW, but let’s just say he drank a lot of Gatorade before the game and didn’t want to go to the trouble of taking off his gear for a bathroom break.

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In line with the “stink” mantra, PlayColorado will track Schlereth’s NFL picks this season.

Each week, he will make his picks for the BetRivers Sportsbook.

Schereth looks to improve on his 1-4 start to the NFL season. For Week 2, Stink included the spread in his picks of games.

Whether you dabble NFL betting or not, it’s always fun to see how the experts do.

New York Giants vs Washington Football Team

Stink’s pick: Football Team -3.5 (moved to -4 at BetRivers)

Stink’s explanation:

“The Giants are an elite level defense. But offensively, Week 1, they weren’t very good, they couldn’t run the ball, they couldn’t protect their quarterback, and Daniel Jones still has a propensity to turn it over. I like the Washington Football Team. I like they’re defensive line, I like them to be able to dominate the Giants offense. And I think (Taylor) Heinicke is a guy that gives them a chance, keeps games alive, has great movement ability. I like Washington, give me the -3.5.”

Final score: Washington 30, New York Giants 29

Did Stink win? No

Cincinnati Bengals vs Chicago Bears

Stink’s pick: Bears -2

Final score: Chicago 20, Cincinnati 17

Did Stink win? Yes

Oakland Raiders vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Stink’s pick: Raiders +5.5 (though Stink did say the Steelers would win)

Final score: Oakland 26, Pittsburgh 17

Did Stink win? No. Since he correctly predicted the Raiders would cover, he said the Steelers would win. If this was a same game parlay, he would lose.

Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Chargers

Stink’s pick: Chargers -3

Final score: Dallas 20, LA Chargers 17

Did Stink win? No

Detroit Lions vs Green Packers

Stink’s pick: Packers -11.5

Stink’s explanation:

“How bad was Aaron Rodgers? Maybe the worst we’ve ever seen him. That had to be one of the worst performances of his career, he’ll bounce back. This is a huge number, but I’m going to take the Packers to cover.

Final score: Green Bay 35, Detroit 17

Did Stink win: Yes

For Week 2, Stink went 2-3. So he improved over his Week 1 showing when he cleared the room. After the first two weeks of the NFL regular season, Schlereth is 3-7 on his picks.

Check back next week to see if the Stink improves and gets back on the sweet side.

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Ian St. Clair is an award-winning sports journalist. He is a University of Northern Colorado graduate, Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. Ian does a segment each Saturday on Klahr and Kompany on Denver radio station ESPN 1600 AM.

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