Football picks come in all shapes and sizes

For the newbie bettor looking to find out all about football picks, this is the perfect primer. There are free football picks and premium picks, big picks and small picks, sides and totals. A side involves betting what team you think will win, either straight-up or against a point spread (click here to read more in Pregame's Betting Basics). Meanwhile, a total involves betting "Over" or "Under" a posted number. Handicappers make football picks on both sides and totals and rate their picks from small to big based on different systems. The bigger the football pick, the more they like it. These cappers also give out free football picks to get you hooked so that you'll buy their premium picks. Be sure to check out Pregame Pros for more info on football picks.