Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season was a wierd one for bettors. The first two video games of the week — a “Thursday Night Football” conflict and the Jaguars-Dolphins London game — had been each lined by the underdogs. Then got here the Sunday primary slate, which noticed the favorites put up a file of 8-2 in opposition to the unfold. Finally, the final two stand-alone video games of the week on “Sunday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football” noticed each the underdogs cowl once more.
So, the favorites put up a file of 8-6 ATS as a complete, however bettors who had been solely in motion for the Sunday primary slate, noticed the favorites dominate.
Either method, heading into Week 7, bettors have lots of knowledge and up to date developments to belief. The pattern dimension with every time is now giant sufficient to know roughly what they’re (save for the new-look Raiders), so gamblers will have the ability to establish lopsided spreads of which to take benefit.
This week, there are not any bombshells impacting the NFL, as was the case final week when (*7*). However, there are six groups on bye this week, so which means there’ll solely be 13 video games on the NFL schedule this week. It additionally signifies that the league’s greatest group in opposition to the unfold, the Cowboys (6-0 ATS) will likely be out of motion. The Bills (4-2 ATS) and Chargers (4-2 ATS) may even be unavailable.
That may make this week a bit extra a tossup from that perspective; there merely aren’t as many groups which have dominated in opposition to the unfold enjoying this week.
Additionally, there are at the least three spreads that will likely be double-digit one, and the Cardinals and Rams each appear prone to be favored by two-plus TDs. Betting these large strains is hard, as one dangerous turnover or garbage-time landing may end up in a failed cowl.
Knowing the most recent harm information and developments will proceed to be vital to bettors. That’s very true throughout bye week season when some groups will likely be higher rested than others.
NFL odds for Week 7
Below are the most recent Week 7 NFL odds, together with point spreads, cash strains and over-under totals for every game, in line with FanDuel Sportsbook.
Last up to date: Saturday, Oct. 23
NFL point spreads Week 7
|Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns||CLE -3|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens||BAL -6.5|
|Carolina Panthers at New York Giants||CAR -3|
|Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers||GB -7.5|
|Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans||KC -4|
|Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins||ATL -2.5|
|New York Jets at New England Patriots||NE -7|
|Detroit Lions at Los Angeles Rams||LAR -16.5|
|Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders||LV -2.5|
|Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TB -11.5|
|Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals||ARI -18|
|Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers||SF -4.5|
|New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks||NO -4.5|
NFL cash strains Week 7
|Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns||CLE -174|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens||BAL -260|
|Carolina Panthers at New York Giants||CAR -156|
|Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers||GB -375|
|Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans||KC -215|
|Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins||ATL -130|
|New York Jets at New England Patriots||NE -320|
|Detroit Lions at Los Angeles Rams||LAR -1200|
|Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders||LV -144|
|Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TB -650|
|Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals||ARI -2000|
|Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers||SF -215|
|New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks||NO -210|
NFL over-unders Week 7
|Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns||42.5|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens||46.5|
|Carolina Panthers at New York Giants||42.5|
|Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers||47.5|
|Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans||57.5|
|Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins||47|
|New York Jets at New England Patriots||42.5|
|Detroit Lions at Los Angeles Rams||50.5|
|Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders||48.5|
|Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||47|
|Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals||47.5|
|Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers||42.5|
|New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks||42.5|
NFL POWER RANKINGS: Raiders, Steelers rise after Week 6 wins
NFL greatest bets for Week 7
Broncos (+3) at Browns
Last week, fading the Browns as three-point favorites in opposition to the Cardinals labored very effectively. We’ll proceed to fade them right here in what seems to be an immensely tough spot.
The Browns are one of the banged-up groups in soccer proper now. They had 20 players listed on their original injury report Monday. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Kareem Hunt (calf) and Nick Chubb (calf) would each miss the game, knocking the group’s high two operating backs out of the game. Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was additionally positioned on IR whereas Baker Mayfield revealed that the injured labrum in his throwing shoulder was “completely torn.”
That will make it laborious for Mayfield to play on Thursday and if he does, he clearly will not be absolutely wholesome. Making issues worse is that his offensive line can be banged up. Jedrick Wills and Jack Conklin, his beginning tackles, each missed final week’s game and the group’s swing deal with, Chris Hubbard, is on IR.
As such, Mayfield was underneath lots of stress. And when he is underneath stress, he tends to battle. He holds a 3-13 file straight up in video games the place he has been sacked 4 or extra occasions throughout his profession. That contains the five-sack game he had final week in opposition to the Cardinals.
Denver is averaging 2.3 sacks per game, tied for the Tenth-most within the NFL. If they’ll simply get a bit extra stress than they usually do, they need to have probability to rattle Mayfield or Case Keenum and make it laborious for the Browns’ offense to maneuver the ball. This is an efficient spot through which to fade Cleveland. They’re just too beat as much as be favored on this one.
UPDATE: Keenum is slated to begin for the Browns in opposition to the Broncos. His presence should not trigger an excessive amount of of a line change, as he is more healthy than Mayfield and a succesful backup. The offense will likely be shorthanded, nonetheless, so that might make life tough for Keenum.
Bengals (+6) at Ravens
I do know, I do know. The Ravens simply crushed Justin Herbert and the Chargers, posting a 34-6 win on the highway. Shouldn’t they have the ability to make life equally as tough for the Bengals? Not essentially.
Cincinnati matches up notably effectively in opposition to Baltimore in a single space. The Bengals are wonderful in opposition to the blitz. Joe Burrow has accomplished 72.3 % of his passes for 493 yards, six touchdowns and only one interception when going through stress this season. His passer ranking in these situations is 136.8.
The Ravens have been a blitz-heavy group underneath Don “Wink” Martindale. They have blitzed 32 % of the time this season, which is sweet for the fifth-most within the NFL. That has helped them in earlier matchups, together with their Week 6 win over the Chargers and Justin Herbert, who has a passer ranking of 96.1 when going through the blitz. But in opposition to Burrow, issues is perhaps a bit harder for the Ravens.
It’s additionally price noting that the Bengals have stored virtually all of their video games shut this season. Four of their video games have been determined by precisely three factors whereas the opposite two had been wins of 14 over the Steelers and 23 over the Lions. So, they’d have lined a six-point unfold in all six of their earlier video games. That does not imply that they are assured to on this matchup, however it’s signal nonetheless.
Also, the Bengals have misplaced all 5 video games that Lamar Jackson has began in opposition to them throughout his profession. That could look like a bonus to the Ravens, however it additionally may imply that the Bengals will come into this one motivated to beat Jackson.
We noticed that occur with the Ravens earlier within the yr after they lined in Week 2 in opposition to a Chiefs group that Jackson and John Harbaugh had struggled to beat. They lined a 3.5-point unfold and received outright. Perhaps Burrow and Zac Taylor will carry the identical type of vitality to this one and spark a win or a canopy.
Falcons (-2.5) at Dolphins
This looks like a horrible spot for the Dolphins. They simply misplaced in heartbreaking vogue in a game in opposition to the Jaguars in London. Now, they need to return to Miami to tackle the Falcons, a group that hasn’t been nice this yr however is coming off a bye week and will likely be well-rested for this game.
This is a large relaxation benefit for the Falcons, and so they’ve completed effectively with that previously. They are 4-2 in opposition to the unfold when coming off a bye since 2016. They are 10-5 ATS when working with any kind of relaxation benefit in that very same span. That cowl share of 66.7 % is the third-best within the NFL since 2016.
Granted, that got here underneath Dan Quinn’s management. The Falcons at the moment are run by Arthur Smith, so he could run issues a bit in a different way. Still, it looks like the Falcons ought to have the benefit right here, particularly with Calvin Ridley (private) coming again.
That stated, it is price noting that the Dolphins had been initially scheduled to be 2.5-point favorites on this one, so the road has moved a whopping 5 factors. It’s not at all times engaging to wager on large line actions that are not brought on by accidents, however on this case, this seems to be the precise transfer — as long as the Falcons proceed to be favored by fewer than three factors.