The struggling Cincinnati Bengals will play host to the reeling Cleveland Browns in a Week 7 matchup that looks like one of three lop-sided affairs just waiting to happen. Let’s get started.
A Closer Look At The NFL Biggest Betting Mismatches For Week 7
Cleveland at CincinnatiWhen: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Paul Brown Stadium
NFL Odds: Cincinnati -9.5
I’m going to get right to the point by saying that I fully expect the struggling Cincinnati Bengals to beat the hell out of the lowly Cleveland Browns in their Week 7 AFC North divisional matchup.
Cincinnati has won seven of the last 10 meetings against Cleveland and each of the last three meetings by 21 points or more. I Andy Dalton and company don’t have this game well in hand by halftime, I’ll be completely and utterly shocked. Take the Bengals minus the nine points to win and cash in!
My Pick: Cincinnati 31 Cleveland 20
Baltimore Ravens at New York JetsWhen: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: MetLife Stadium)
NFL Odds: New York Jets -2 / Over/Under: 40
I know the Baltimore Ravens have lost three straight games, but they’re still the pick for me in what looks like one of the bigger mismatches on the Week 7 docket simply because the New York Jets are a complete and utter mess right now! Not only has New York dropped four straight games coming into this contest, but they almost certainly lowered their chances of winning this matchup by naming underachieving backup Geno Smith as the starter over the struggling Ryan Fitzpatrick.
While Baltimore has lost three straight, each loss came by six points or less with two of their defeats coming by four points or less. Conversely, New York has been held to 17 points or less in each of their last four games while suffering three of those defeats by 18 points or more. The Ravens are statistically the better team on both sides of the ball and has the far better starting quarterback in this matchup. Baltimore wins outright to cover the NFL betting line.
My Pick: Baltimore Ravens 27 NY Jets 20
Houston Texans at Denver BroncosWhen: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
NFL Odds: Denver Broncos -6.5 / Over/Under: 41.5
This Week 7 AFC battle might not look like a mismatch on the surface, but I’m not expecting the ‘desperate’ Denver Broncos to pound the hell out of the Houston Texans and clearly mediocre starting quarterback Brock Osweiler after dropping their last two games. Denver has a five-point edge in scoring and allows three fewer points per game defensively for a combined 8-point plus scoring differential. Not only that, but as previously stated, the Broncos are really a bit desperate right now and know this is a game they cannot afford to lose.
At least one Broncos defensive player has already come out this week to state that Denver’s defense knows everything about Osweiler that they need to know in order to both, pound him into submission – and get the emphatic win. Denver is 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and will cover the spread in this Week 7 matchup of playoff hopefuls.
My Pick: Denver 27 Houston 17