NFL Week 7 Preview, Predictions & Best Bets
MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS BALTIMORE RAVENS
The Minnesota Vikings recorded an upset win over the Green Bay Packers last weekend and they will start this clash as clear favourites.
Minnesota have proven to be a tough side to trust from a betting perspective and they have won only three of their past six games as home favourites for a loss.
Baltimore suffered a surprise overtime loss at the hands of the Chicago Bears last weekend and they have struggled somewhat on the road.
They have won only two of their past six games as away underdogs and they are 3-3 against the line in this scenario.
Vikings to get the job done at home
Best Bet – Vikings -3.5 $1.91
GREEN BAY PACKERS VS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
This is a big test for the Green Bay Packers as they go into this clash without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Winning without Rodgers has proven to be a big issue for Green Bay in the past and it is tough to have any faith in this side without Rodgers on the field.
The New Orleans Saints have got themselves in the NFL Playoffs mix with three straight wins and they will start this clash as clear favourites.
New Orleans have won their past two games as away favourites and they have covered the line in both these wins.
This is an excellent opportunity for New Orleans to continue their winning streak and they should win comfortably.
Best Bet – New Orleans -5 Points
MIAMI DOLPHINS VS NEW YORK JETS
This is a big game for these two sides that remain in the mix in the AFC East.
The Miami Dolphins recorded an upset win over the Atlanta Falcons last weekend and they will start this clash as clear favourites.
Miami have won their past three games as home favourites and they are 2-1 against the line in this scenario.
The New York Jets have their winning streak ended by the New England Patriots, but they were far from disgraced and arguably a touch unlucky.
New York have won only one of their past five games as away underdogs and their record against the line is no better.
Miami can continue their winning ways and cover the line in the process.
Best Bet – Miami (-3.5 Points)
CHICAGO BEARS VS CAROLINA PANTHERS
The Chicago Bears recorded an upset win last week, but it still the Carolina Panthers that will start this clash as clear favourites.
Chicago continue to be a better betting team than they are a football team – they have won three of their past eight games as home underdogs and they are 7-1 against the line in this scenario.
Carolina had their winning run ended at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles and this is the type of game they need to be winning in order to return to the NFL Playoffs.
The Panthers have won their past two games as away favourites, but they are only 1-1 against the line in this scenario.
This is a must win game from Newton and the Panthers and travelling has not bothered them this season..
Best Bet – Carolina -2.5 $1.91
LOS ANGELES RAMS VS ARIZONA CARDINALS
The Los Angeles Rams have taken their home game to Twickenham in London.
Los Angeles continued their strong start to the season with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and they will start this clash as clear favourites.
The Rams have won only three of their past seven games as favourites for a clear loss and they are a poor 2-5 against the line in this scenario.
Arizona returned to winning form with a victory over the New Orleans Saints last weekend and Adrian Peterson was a revelation in his Cardinals debut.
The Cardinals have won only one of their past five games as away underdogs and their record against the line is no better.
This is another game that I am more than happy to stay out of as the London factor has reared its face far too often already this season.
Best Bet – No Bet Rams win
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Consistency has been an issue for both these sides this season, but it is the Jacksonville Jaguars that will start this clash as clear favourites.
Jacksonville just can’t string together solid performances in back-to-back weeks and they are a very tough side to trust from a betting perspective.
The Indianapolis Colts looked in control of their clash against the Tennessee Titans last weekend, but they threw the game away in the second half.
Indianapolis can be trusted as favourites – they have won four of their past five games as the punter’s elect – but they have lost their past three games as away underdogs.
Best Bet – Jags Win $1.60
CLEVELAND BROWNS VS TENNESSEE TITANS
The Cleveland Browns are still chasing their first win of the NFL season and it is the Tennessee Titans that will start this clash as clear favourites.
Tennessee returned to winning form with a fighting win over the Indianapolis Colts, but they continue to be a tough side to trust from a betting perspective.
The Titans have won only two of their past four games as away favourites and they are 1-3 against the line in this scenario.
It will be another long season for fans of the Cleveland Browns and they have made another quarterback change – with DeShone Kizer back under centre following a poor effort from Kevin Hogan.
The Browns have won only one of their past nine games as home underdogs and their record against the line isn’t much better.
The market has got this clash right – Tennessee should be able to get the job done, but there is no value at their current price.
No Bet Titans win
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS VS DALLAS COWBOYS
The Dallas Cowboys are the shortest-priced favourites in the NFL this weekend.
Dallas went into the bye on the back of a disappointing loss at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, but they received some good news this week when star running back Ezekiel Elliot had his six-game suspension put on hold once again.
The Cowboys have let punters down a number of times this season and their record as away favourites doesn’t build confidence – they have won three of their five games as favourites in this scenario and they are 2-3 against the line in this situation.
San Francisco have now lost five games in a row by three points or less and their first win of the season is surely just around the corner.
In saying that it is very tough to back the 49ers with any real confidence.
They have lost their past seven games at home and their record against the line is no better.
The 49ers have though been desperetely unlucky not to secure there forst win of the season and have lost by a field goal or less in five of those
Best Bet – 49ers -6 $1.91
PITTSBURGH STEELERS VS CINCINNATI BENGALS
The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to a semblance of their best form with an excellent performance against the Kansas City Chiefs and they are clear favourites to account for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Pittsburgh have won their past five games against Cincinnati as well as five of their past seven games as home favourites, but they are a losing 3-4 against the line in this scenario.
Cincinnati went into their bye on the back of a win over the Buffalo Bills, but this is obviously a much tougher challenge.
The Bengals have lost their past three games as away underdogs, but they are 2-1 against the line in this scenario and their recent losses to the Steelers have been very tight affairs.
No Bet – Steelers Win
NEW YORK GIANTS VS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
The New York Giants recorded their first win of the NFL season last weekend, but they will still go into this clash as clear underdogs.
Seattle are now right back in the hunt in the NFC West following their win over the Los Angeles Rams, but they continue to be a tough team to trust from a betting perspective.
The Seahawks have won only one of their past three games as away favourites and they have failed to cover the line in their past three games in this scenario.
New York are nowhere near as bad as their current record suggests and they showed that against the Denver Broncos.
The Giants have won their past two games as home underdogs for a big profit and they are more than capable of giving Seattle a scare in this clash.
No Bet – Seattle Win
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS VS DENVER BRONCOS
There is very little between these two teams in betting and it is the Los Angeles Chargers that will start this clash as narrow favourites.
Los Angeles have recorded two wins in a row following their poor start to the season, but they have still been a losing betting play across just about every metric.
The Chargers have won only one of their past five games as home favourites for a clear loss as well as seven of their past eight games against Denver.
The Denver Broncos were very poor against the New York Giants last weekend, but there is little chance that they can possibly play that badly again.
Denver fell over the line against the Chargers in there week 1 clash with a missed field goal, Chargers win at home.
Best Bet – Chargers Win $2
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS VS ATLANTA FALCONS
The Super Bowl 52 rematch is easily the highlight of the weekend and is a big occasion for both sides.
Nobody forgot what happened the last time that these teams did battle and it is the New England Patriots that will once again start this game as clear favourites.
New England have not been particularly convincing in recent weeks, but they keep on finding ways to come away with the victory.
The Patriots have won only six of their past nine games as home favourites for a loss, but they are 5-4 against the line in this scenario.
Atlanta don’t look like the same team that went to the Super Bowl last season and they head into this clash on the back of losses at the hands of both the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins.
Winning away from home has not been an issue for the Falcons and they have won their past five games as away favourites, but their overall record as underdogs is poor.
Atlanta have eye balled this game since the Super Bowl and they get revenge in this one, high scoring affair and Julio Jones goes absolutely off!
Best Bet – Atlanta win Jones TD – $4
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES VS WASHINGTON REDSKINS
The Philadelphia Eagles can extend their lead at the top of the NFC East with a win over the Washington Redskins.
Philadelphia have won four games on the trot and they have been excellent on both sides of the football in recent weeks.
The Eagles have won five of their past six games as home favourites and they are 4-2 against the line in this scenario.
Washington did not play particularly well against the San Francisco 49ers, but they were still able to come away with the victory.
This is obviously a much tougher challenge and the Redskins have won only one of their past five games as away underdogs, but they are 3-2 against the line in this scenario.
There is no doubt that this game has the potential to develop into a shootout and the fact the Over has saluted in the past seven away games played by the Redskins makes the Over an excellent betting play.
Best Bet – Over 49.5 Points