NFL Week 7 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game

NFL Week 7 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game

Written by on October 15, 2018

For the first time this season, more than two teams are on the bye in Week 7 of the NFL: Packers, Raiders, Steelers, and Seahawks. Obviously, there always has to be an even number of teams on the bye! Here’s a look at the 14 NFL Week 7 matchups with the latest NFL odds for each.

 

NFL Week 7 Odds, Overview & Predictions for Each Game

 

Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals (+1.5)

This might be the worst Thursday night matchup of the year as both teams are terrible, especially on offense. Denver lost its fourth straight Sunday, 23-20 vs. the Rams. The game-time temperature of 25 degrees marked the second-coldest in Denver prior to November in franchise history. A late TD covered the 7-point spread for Denver. Arizona is last in the league in many offensive categories and hasn’t even gained 300 yards in a game yet. Think of that. The team was 0-for-10 on third down in Sunday’s loss at Minnesota. Go Cardinals. 

Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers (-6.5)

The Chargers are the home team but this one is in London with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff. Tennessee is a really bad offensive team too and was shut out 21-0 at home Sunday by Baltimore. They were shut out at home for the first time since moving into Nissan Stadium in 1999. Tennessee has not scored a touchdown in eight straight quarters. The Chargers won a third straight Sunday, 38-14 in Cleveland, behind 3 TD runs from Melvin Gordon. Take the Bolts. 

Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Bucs (-3)

Matchup of former Heisman winners and No. 1 overall picks in Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield and Tampa’s Jameis Winston. The Browns were no match at home for the Chargers on Sunday. The Bucs came off their bye and lost at Atlanta. Their defense is truly horrific. Still, we like Tampa at home. 

New England Patriots at Chicago Bears (+2.5)

Could be a bit of a trap game for the Patriots after a big one Sunday night vs. Kansas City. The Bears really should have won in Miami on Sunday but somehow didn’t, falling 31-28 in overtime. Questionable playcalling late by Chicago coach Matt Nagy. The Bears were favored by nearly a touchdown on the road on for the first time since 2010. Go Patriots here. 

Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins (-4)

Detroit comes off its bye week so should be quite healthy. The Dolphins were without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill on Sunday due to a shoulder injury but upset the Bears 31-28 in OT. Brock Osweiler completed 28-of-44 passes for a career-high 380 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He was the first Dolphins signal-caller to reach the 300-yard mark in passing yards since Jay Cutler reached that threshold in Week 9 last season. Go Detroit here. 

Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles (-4)

Philly on extra rest after thumping the Giants on Thursday night. Carson Wentz completed 26-of-36 passes for 278 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. It was easily the Eagles’ best game of the year. Carolina lost Saturday in Washington, 23-17. Two DJ Moore fumbles led to Redskins touchdowns. Cam Newton completed 27-of-40 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Go Eagles. 

Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts (-7)

Will Buffalo have starting QB Josh Allen? Allen left Sunday’s loss to the Texans in the third quarter due to a right (throwing) elbow injury. Nathan Peterman, who replaced Allen on Sunday, proceeded to toss a couple of costly picks in his relief appearance. Derek Anderson was the Bills’ inactive third QB against the Texans. Anderson might start if Allen can’t because Peterman is simply terrible. The Colts, meanwhile, lost their fourth straight Sunday, 42-34 at the Jets. Go Indy. 

Minnesota Vikings at NY Jets (+3)

Latavius Murray rushed 24 times for 155 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ Week 6 win over the Cardinals. Adam Thielen caught 11-of-15 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown. It’s the sixth straight game Thielen has gone over 100 yards. The Jets beat the Colts on Sunday. Sam Darnold completed 24-of-30 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. His top receiver, Quincy Enunwa, left injured. Take Minnesota. 

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars (-4.5)

Does anyone want to win the AFC South? These two and the Titans are all tied at 3-3. Houston won its third straight Sunday. Deshaun Watson completed 15-of-25 passes for 177 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Texans’ Week 6 win over the Bills. Watson also fumbled three times, losing one, and was sacked seven times. The Jags didn’t bother showing up Sunday in a blowout loss in Dallas. Go Jacksonville. 

New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens (-2.5)

The Saints are off their bye week and Drew Brees should join the 500 TD passing club in this one as he’s just one shy. Baltimore dominated the Titans on Sunday and set a team record with 11 sacks. Alex Collins rushed 19 times for 54 yards and two scores. Take the Ravens. 

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins (-1)

The Cowboys are winless on the road but unbeaten at home following Sunday’s rout of the Jaguars. Cole Beasley racked up nine catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Sunday’s breakout ended a 12-game touchdown drought for Beasley. Alex Smith and the Redskins are favorites for NFL Week 7 against the Cowboys. It was also the 29-year-old’s first 100-yard receiving game in almost three years. Washington knocked off Carolina on Sunday. Alex Smith completed 21-of-36 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Take Washington. 

LA Rams at San Francisco 49ers (+11)

This was to be the Sunday night game but NBC opted to flex it out because no one wants to watch the 49ers without the injured Jimmy Garoppolo. It’s a short week for the Niners as well off visiting Green Bay on Monday night. The Rams stayed unbeaten with a close win in Denver on Sunday in the snow. Todd Gurley had a huge game. Bet Niners to cover. 

Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs (-6)

This game was flexed into the Sunday night window, the second straight Sunday night game for the high-powered Chiefs. The Bengals lost their seventh straight to the Steelers on Sunday, allowing a TD pass in the final seconds. Take K.C. 

NY Giants at Atlanta Falcons (-5.5)

Not exactly the most appealing Monday night game of the year. The Giants are usually unwatchable on offense. The Falcons won their second game of the year Sunday in beating Tampa Bay. Matt Ryan completed 31-of-41 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns. He has thrown for at least 350 yards in three of his past four. Go Falcons.
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