2017 NFL Week 7 Preview

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It is a massive weekend of action in the NFL!

It is almost must win for the Oakland Raiders against their AFC West rivals the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday and are a number of other teams are in similar situations.

There are few teams under more pressure than the Atlanta Falcons – they will have the chance to atone for their heart-breaking Super Bowl defeat when they take on the New England Patriots on Monday morning.

Our excellent NFL tipping continued with a stack of winners last weekend and our complete NFL Week 7 tips can be found below.

Oakland Raiders Vs Kansas City Chiefs

Friday October 20, 11:25am, O.co Coliseum

The Oakland Raiders have been one of the biggest flops in the NFL this season and they go into this clash with the Kansas City Chiefs under plenty of pressure.

Oakland suffered their fourth win on the trot when they went down to the Los Angeles Chargers last weekend and they will go into this clash as clear underdogs.

The Raiders have won their only game as home underdogs over the past 12 months and they are 5-3 against the line at home in general.

Kansas City suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend, but their record away from home suggests that they will have no issue returning to winning form.

The Chiefs have won their past eight games on the road and even more impressive is the fact that they have covered the line in each of these wins.

This is a game that the market looks to have got just about right, but there is value in the Total Points betting market.

The Over has saluted in seven of the past eight games played by the Raiders at home and has also been a profitable betting play in Chiefs games on the road.

Back Over 46.5 Points

Minnesota Vikings Vs Baltimore Ravens

Monday October 23, 4:00am, US Bank Stadium

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.

It is tough to back either of these teams with any confidence and this is a game that I will be staying out of.

No Bet

Green Bay Packers Vs New Orleans Saints

Monday October 23, 4:00am, Lambeau Field

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.

Back New Orleans To Beat The Line (-5 Points)

Miami Dolphins Vs New York Jets

Monday October 23, 4:00am, Hard Rock Stadium

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.

Back Miami To Beat The Line (-3.5 Points)

Chicago Bears Vs Carolina Panthers

Monday October 23, 4:00am, Soldier Field

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 an 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 game that the markets looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Los Angeles Rams Vs Arizona Cardinals

Monday October 23, 4:00am, Twickenham

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.

No Bet

Indianapolis Colts Vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Monday October 23, 4:00am, Lucas Oil Stadium

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.

The betting play that does appeal in this clash in the Under in the Total Points market.

The Under has saluted in six of the past eight games played by the Colts at home as well as eight of the past 11 games played between these two sides.

Back Under 44 Points

Cleveland Browns Vs Tennessee Titans

Monday October 23, 4:00am, FirstEnergy Stadium

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

San Francisco 49ers Vs Dallas Cowboys

Monday October 23, 7:05am, Levi's Stadium

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.

This is another game that the favourite should win, but there is no value at their current price.

No Bet

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Cincinnati Bengals

Monday October 23, 7:25am, Heinz Field

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.

This will be a tighter game than the current betting market suggests and the Bengals can cover the line with the start.

Back Cincinnati To Beat The Line (+5.5 Points)

New York Giants Vs Seattle Seahawks

Monday October 23, 7:25am, MetLife Stadium

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.

Back New York To Beat The Line (+5 Points)

Los Angeles Chargers Vs Denver Broncos

Monday October 23, 7:25am, StubHub Center

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 Angles 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 should be favourites and they are outstanding value at their current price.

Back Denver To Win @ $2

New England Patriots Vs Atlanta Falcons

Monday October 23, 11:30am, Gillette Stadium

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.

New England will find a way to win once again and the line of three points will not be enough.

Back New England To Beat The Line (-3.5 Points)

Philadelphia Eagles Vs Washington Redskins

Tuesday October , 11:30am, Lincoln Financial Field

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 pas 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.

Back Over 49.5 Points


2016/2017

The rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears is one of the most historic in the NFL and NFL week 7 gets underway with a genuine Friday morning blockbuster between the two rivals.

The Cincinatti Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks will also do battle in intra-divisional clashes on Monday morning before the Pittsburgh Steelers host the New England Patriots in the match of the weekend.

The action concludes when the Denver Broncos take on the Houston Texans on Tuesday morning and you can find our NFL Week 7 tips below!

Green Bay Packers Vs Chicago Bears

Friday October 21, 10:25am, Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers 26 - Chicago Bears 10

The Green Bay Packers were no match for the Dallas Cowboys last weekend, but they are clear favourites to return to winning form against the Chicago Bears.

Green Bay are still yet to really make it click this season – they are capable of brilliance on their day, but the problem is that is few and far between.

The Packers have won just three of their seven games as home favorites over the past 12 months for a clear loss, while they are 2-1-4 against the line.

Chicago have still just recorded the one win this season and they suffered another heart-breaking loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend.

While the Bears have struggled to win, they are still 4-4 as away underdogs for a clear profit and they do generally perform better than market expectations.

Chicago won last time that these two teams did battle and I am willing to take the gamble on them once again at the big price.

Back Chicago To Win @ $3.75

Los Angeles Rams Vs New York Giants

Monday October 24, 3:00am, Twickenham Stadium

Los Angeles Rams 10 - New York Giants 17

This is a crucial game for both sides that are attempting to keep in touch with the leaders in their respective divisions.

New York returned to winning form with a fighting victory over the Baltimore Ravens and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Giants have performed strongly as home favourites over the past 12 months and they have a 6-3 record in head-to-head betting, while they are 4-1-4 against the line.

Los Angeles have now suffered back-to-back defeats and desperately need to return to winning form this weekend.

The Rams have actually won five of their past 11 games as underdogs, but their record against the in this situation is an average 5-1-5.

This is a match that the market looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Kansas City Chiefs Vs New Orleans Saints

Monday October 24, 3:00am, Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs 27 - New Orleans Saints 21

The Kansas City Chiefs have struggled for consistency this season, but they are still clear favourites to get the job done against the New Orleans Saints.

Kansas City have turned Arrowhead Stadium into a genuine fortress and they have won their past eight games in this scenario, but they are only 4-4 against the line.

New Orleans made it two wins on the trot with another outstanding offensive performance against Carolina and they will need a repeat of that to be any chance against Kansas City,

The Saints have actually won four of their past six games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they are 5-1 against the line in this scenario.

New Orleans can turn this clash into a genuine contest and I am keen to back them with a start of 6.5 points.

Back New Orleans To Beat The Line (+6.5 Points)

Tennessee Titans Vs Indianapolis Colts

Monday October 24, 3:00am, Nissan Stadium

Tennessee Titans 26 - Indianapolis Colts 34

This is a crucial game in the highly competitive AFC South.

The Tennessee Titans have flown under the radar somewhat, but they have definitely improved this season and they come into this clash with back-to-back wins.

Favourtism is not a position in which Tennessee have a great deal of experience, but they have won their past two games in this scenario.

Indianapolis have been one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL this season and they threw away the chance to record back-to-back wins against Houston last weekend.

The Colts have won just two of their past eight games as away underdogs for a clear loss and they are 3-1-4 against the line in this situation.

Tennessee have found some form and there is no reason that they can’t win again this weekend.

Back Tennessee To Win @ $1.67

Philadelphia Eagles Vs Minnesota Vikings

Monday October 24, 3:00am, Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia Eagles 21 - Minnesota Vikings 10

Minnesota are the only unbeaten team left in the NFL and they face a tricky assignment against the Philadelphia Eagles.

This is a big game for Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford – who was traded from the Eagles to the Vikings in the off-season – and it is his side that will go into this game as favourites.

Winning on the road has not proven to be an issue for the Vikings and they have won seven of their past eight games away from home, while they are remarkably 8-0 against the line.

Philadelphia have regressed somewhat following their outstanding start to the season and they go into this clash with back-to-back losses against Detroit and Washington.

The Eagles are 1-1 as home underdogs over the past 12 months and the Vikings really do look like the value in this clash.

Back Minnesota To Beat The Line (-2.5 Points)

Cincinnati Bengals Vs Cleveland Browns

Monday October 24, 3:00am, Paul Brown Stadium

Cincinnati Bengals 31 - Cleveland Browns 17

The Cleveland Browns are yet to win a game this season and it should come as no surprise that Cincinnati will start this game as clear favourites.

Cincinnati themselves go into this clash under pressure after winning just two games this season and another loss would make their task of returning to the playoffs extremely difficult.

The Bengals have won just four of their past seven games as home favourites for a loss and their record against the line is a poor 3-4.

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Cleveland and they missed out on a golden opportunity to win against Tennessee last weekend.

Cleveland have lost their past nine games on the road and their record against the line is 3-6 as away underdogs.

These two teams are both very tough to trust from a betting perspective and I am happy to stay out of this game.

No Bet

Detroit Lions Vs Washington Redskins

Monday October 24, 3:00am, Ford Field

Detroit Lions 20 - Washington Redskins 17

Early betting markets suggest that this will be one of the most open games of the weekend.

Detroit will start this clash as favourites after recording two upset wins over the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Rams.

The Lions have won three of their past five games as home favourites for a narrow loss, but they have an identical record against the line for a narrow profit.

Washington have been able to bounce back from their slow start to the season and they have now won four games on the trot to sit just behind the Cowboys in the NFC East.

The Redskins have won five of their past seven games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they are one of the best value bets of the weekend.

Back Washington To Win @ $2

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs Oakland Raiders

Monday October 24, 3:00am, EverBank Field

Jacksonville Jaguars 16 - Oakland Raiders 33

This is another game where there is very little between the two sides.

Jacksonville have got themselves back into the hunt in the AFC South with back-to-back wins over Indianapolis and Chicago and they will go into this clash as narrow favourites.

The Jaguars have won three of their past five games as home favourites for a narrow profit, while they have an identical record against the line.

Oakland had their winning run ended by Kansas City, but there were still some positives to take from the performance and they remain on top of the AFC West.

The Raiders have won four of their past six games as away underdogs for a clear profit and they are 6-0 against the line in this scenario.

Oakland remain my dark horse pick to win the Super Bowl and they should prove far too good for the Jaguars this weekend.

Back Oakland To Win @ $2

Miami Dolphins Vs Buffalo Bills

Monday October 24, 3:00am, New Miami Stadium

Miami Dolphins 28 - Buffalo Bills 25

The Buffalo Bills are one of the form teams in the NFL and they have recorded four impressive wins on the trot.

The Bills will go into this clash as clear favourites and if recent form is any guide they should prove far too good for their rivals.

Buffalo’s problem is that they have won just one of their past three games as away favourites and they have an identical record against the line.

Miami produced their best performance of the season to beat Pittsburgh last weekend and they will actually fancy their chances in this clash.

Their record against Buffalo is only average in recent seasons, but they have won two of their past four games as home underdogs for a clear profit.

This is a game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am happy to stay out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

New York Jets Vs Baltimore Ravens

Monday October 24, 3:00am, MetLife Stadium

New York Jets 24 - Baltimore Ravens 16

The New York Jets have won just the one game this season, but they will still go into this clash as narrow favourites.

New York produced another pitiful performance against Arizona and they have now lost four games on the trot.

The Jets have won three of their five games as home favourites for a narrow loss, while they are 2-3 against the line in this scenario.

Baltimore are on a losing streak of their own and they missed out on a golden opportunity against the Giants last weekend.

Baltimore have won just one of their past five games as away underdogs, but that record is flipped against the line.

New York have been woefully bad in recent weeks and Baltimore look a safe bet to return to winning form.

Back Baltimore To Win @ $1.91

Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Monday October 24, 6:05am, Levi’s Stadium

San Francisco 49ers 17 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34

Tampa Bay scored a big victory over the Carolina Panthers before they went on the bye and they will be keen to build on that momentum against San Francisco.

The Buccaneers will go into this clash with the 49ers as clear favourites, but their record as the punter’s elect over the past 12 months is poor and they are 1-3 in this scenario.

San Francisco have not looked like winning a game since they bet Los Angeles in their season opener and they were extremely average against the Buffalo Bills last weekend.

The 49ers have actually won three of their past seven games as home underdogs for a profit and they are 4-3 against the line in this situation.

I expect this to be a fairly tight game between two average teams and I am keen to back the 49ers with a start of two points.

Back San Francisco To Beat The Line (+2 Points)

Atlanta Falcons Vs San Diego Chargers

Monday October 24, 6:05am, Georgia Dome

Atlanta Falcons 30 - San Diego Chargers 33

Atlanta had their winning run ended by Seattle last weekend, but they are clear favourites to bet back on track against San Diego.

The Falcons have been one of the biggest surprise packages of the 2016 NFL season and they have played some football, but they have lost their past five games as home favourites and are obviously very tough to trust in this scenario.

San Diego recorded an upset victory over San Diego in Thursday Night Football to end their shocking losing run and they are a very interesting team from a betting perspective.

The Chargers have won just one of their past eight games as away underdogs, but they are 7-1 against the line in this scenario for a huge profit.

I am keen to oppose the Falcons in this clash and San Diego are a great bet to beat the line with a start of 6.5 points.

Back San Diego To Beat The Line (+6.5 Points)

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs New England Patriots

Monday October 24, 6:25am, Heinz Field

Pittsburgh Steelers 16 - New England Patriots 27

This was set to be the game of the weekend, but the knee injury suffered by Ben Roethlisberger has definitely taken some of the luster out of this clash.

The Steelers were extremely poor without Big Ben in the side last weekend and it is tough to see how they can match it with the New England Patriots.

New England have been excellent so far this season and they have only improved with Tom Brady back under centre.

The Patriots have actually struggled somewhat as home favourites and they have won just three of their past seven games as away favourites, while they are 2-5 against the line in this scenario.

There are two many unknowns heading into this clash and I can’t find any value at the current price of either side.

No Bet

Arizona Cardinals Vs Seattle Seahawks

Monday October 24, 10:30am, University Of Phoenix Stadium

Arizona Cardinals 6 - Seattle Seahawks 6

This is a crucial game in the NFC West and close to a must-win for the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona have bounced back from their slow start to the season to record comfortable victories over both the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets and they will start this clash as favourites.

The Cardinals have won seven of their past ten games as home favourites for a narrow loss, while they are an average 3-7 against the line in this scenario.

Seattle head into this clash on the back of three straight victories and they can kick clear at the top of the NFC West with a win over Arizona.

The Seahawks have only started two games as underdogs in the past 12 months and they are a middling 1-1 in this situation.

I really have not been impressed with what I have seen from Arizona this season and I think that Seattle are a good bet to record an upset victory.

Back Seattle To Win @ $2.10

Denver Broncos Vs Houston Texans

Tuesday October 25, 10:30am, Mile High

Denver Broncos 27 - Houston Texans 9

The pressure is on the Denver Broncos in a big way following their dismal performance against the San Diego Chargers last weekend.

Denver have now lost two games on the trot and it has become increasingly clear that neither Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch are the answer at quarterback.

The Broncos will still start this game as clear favourites, but they have won just four of their past seven games as home favourites for a clear loss and they are a horrid 1-1-5 against the line in this scenario.

Houston pulled something out of the hat to beat Indianapolis in overtime last weekend and they have handled the loss of J.J. Watt fairly well.

The Texans have won two of their past six games as away underdogs for a narrow loss and there is a definite edge at their current price on offer for an upset win.

Back Houston To Win @ $3.50