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

Written By Ian St. Clair on December 7, 2021

Editor’s note: This story will get updated each week to track the NFL 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 Colorado Sportsbook. Stink was subtlety sweet last week and was heading into the Week 13 slate of games at 30-35.

For Week 13, Schlereth is back to doing moneyline for his picks (with the spread sprinkled in). All odds for his selections come from BetRivers.

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

Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints

Stink’s pick: Cowboys -6.5

Stink’s explanation:

“Taysom Hill is going to start at quarterback, which I think is a great move for the Saints. Very dynamic. Adds that element of quarterback run in 11-on-11 that everyone desires. But the bottom line is I don’t you think you have enough, even with Taysom Hill, to overcome all of the injuries and all of the issues that you have. You’re going to be minus two All-Pro tackles and it doesn’t look like (Alvin) Kamara’s going to play either. That’s just too much to overcome. What’s the spread, -6.5? I’ll take the Cowboys and give the points.”

Final score: Dallas 27, New Orleans 17

Did Stink win? Yes

Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Jets

Stink’s pick: Eagles -210

Final score: Philadelphia 33, NY Jets 18

Did Stink win? Yes

Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

Stink’s pick: Vikings -295

Final score: Detroit 29, Minnesota 27

Did Stink win? No

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Stink’s pick: Ravens -195

Final score: Pittsburgh 20, Baltimore 19

Did Stink win? No

Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs

Stink’s pick: Chiefs -375

Final score: Kansas City 22, Denver 9

Did Stink win? Yes

For Week 13, Schlereth went 3-2. After a subtlety-sweet showing, Stink was redolent this week. After 13 weeks of the NFL regular season, Schlereth is 33-37 on his season picks. He’s getting closer and closer to a .500 record.

Here is Schlereth’s record by week:

  • Week 13 — 3-2
  • Week 12 — 2-1
  • Week 11 — 3-3
  • Week 10 – 2-4
  • Week 9 — 3-3
  • Week 8 — 4-2
  • Week 7 — 2-5
  • Week 6 — 3-2
  • Week 5 — 3-2
  • Week 4 — 3-3
  • Week 3 — 1-5
  • Week 2 — 3-2
  • Week 1 — 1-5

Check back next week to see if Stink can keep this sweet smell in the air.

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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 weekly sports betting segment each Wednesday on the VSIN Denver CityCast each Saturday on Klahr and Kompany on Denver radio station ESPN 1600 AM.

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