The start of the 2017 NFL regular season still more than a month away, and week 7 looks even farther. But if you’re a football fanatic, then you know it’s never too soon to check the NFL odds for the season and start formulating your betting plans – and in today’s high-tech times – even make some bets on matchups that are well into the regular season.
Early NFL Week 7 Odds You Must Bet Now!Days before the preseason action officially kicks off, we are getting ready for opening day with a series of articles featuring betting predictions for each week of the regular season. Please feel free to read the rest of our predictions for the previous weeks.
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KC City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders (-3)
Date/Time: Thursday, October 19, 6:25 PM
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CaliforniaThis is one of the oldest rivalries in the league, and the coming game opens a chance for Derek Carr and the Raiders to avenge the pair of losses against their longtime AFC West division rivals suffered last season.I believe they’ll get the home win here in Week 7 while narrowly covering the spread as part of a regular season split even though the Raiders went 4-4 ATS at home last season and the Chiefs posted a stellar 6-2 ATS mark on the road.
Carolina Panthers (-1.5) at Chicago Bears
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 11:00 AM
Soldier Field, Chicago, IllinoisCam Newton and the Panthers may have gone 6-10 last season to never come close to reaching the playoffs. But lest anyone forget, they also reached Super Bowl 50 in 2015, so they’re really not that far off from getting back to respectability.
The Panthers will be out to get back to being a double-digit winner in 2017 while Chicago is simply hoping to double up their win total after going 3-13 a year ago. The Panthers cruise in this one and easily cover the insanely low point spread as slight road faves.
Arizona Cardinals (-3) at L.A Rams
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 11:00 AM
Twickenham Stadium, TwickenhamCarson Palmer and the Cardinals are looking to get back in the playoffs after having their three-year run snapped last season. Meanwhile the young L.A Rams are hoping to move toward respectability under Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in league history and 2016 No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff. Arizona will lay a sizable smack-down on L.A. when these two throw down in London in Week 7.
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 11:00 AMHeinz Field, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaThe Steelers may be playing at home in this week 7 match-up against their longtime AFC North division rivals. Yeah, Pittsburgh is talented. They have Big Ben. Their odds to get to the postseason are tempting. Although, I don’t like them to beat the Bengals by eight points. Seeing how these two teams generally stage a knock-down, I predict a drag-out battle that ends in a classic field goal.
Dallas Cowboys (-8.5) at San Francisco 49ers
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 2:05 PM
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CaliforniaI like some of the moves the San Francisco 49ers made this off season. But there’s still a question I just can’t answer when I try to predict the Niners’ season: Are they really sticking to pitiful Brian Hoyer at the quarterback position? If that’s the case, then you can take something for granted. Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott will have a field day in this one as the Boys win by 10 at the very least.
Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants (PK)
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 2:25 PM
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New JerseyThe Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants both have elite defenses and modest offenses. That leads me to believe that Eli Manning and the G-Men will get the narrow home win and ATS cover as a Pick ‘Em against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. That’s may seem hard for some, but after seeing as how the Giants went 5-3 ATS at home last season and Seattle went 3-6 ATS on the road, the smart pick here is NY.
Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots (-6.5)
Date/Time: Sunday, October 22, 6:30 PM
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MassachusettsThis Super Bowl 51 rematch is a tough call, seeing as how you just don’t know how the Atlanta Falcons will respond to their crushing title game loss against Tom Brady and the Pats. New England is going to show up, but will the Falcons? I just can’t bring myself to back Matt Ryan and company, even as a near touchdown road dog and you shouldn’t either!