Well now, football betting in Week 6 was game-changing. We saw the Steelers lose their quarterback, Bills look like an actual decent team for four games in a row, and the Cowboys flex their muscle as a true contender. But what about this week? Saddle up, here we go with our week 7 betting picks.
Editors Note: Check also our NFL Week 7 Preview by DS Williamson
NFL Week 7 Betting Picks
New Orleans Saints at Kansas City Chiefs (-7)
Was last week’s Saints win a product of their improvement, or more a commentary on how poor the Panthers are this season? I think it’s more the latter. Meanwhile, you saw the Chiefs make a major statement last week in Oakland.
While the spread is a full converted touchdown, be wary of the letdown factor here, as the Chiefs play better when they have their backs against the wall. Still, with both Spencer Ware and Jamal Charles looking good, give me the Chiefs and lay the points.
Buffalo Bills (-3) at Miami Dolphins
Listen up NFL bettors: Miami gave you a gift! The win by the Fins last week versus Pittsburgh is the only thing that is keeping this line to a field goal. So you have some great value here. I can’t pick against the Bills right now.
They are running the ball well, scoring on defense and seeing steady quarterback play. Give me Buffalo and watch for an eight-point or more win.
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (-9.5)
Is there any more blatant a tank job than what is happening right now with the Browns? Hue Jackson is a proud man, but that is not a team that wants to win bad enough. Their fans are used to losing and so too are the players.
Meanwhile, this is the last stand for Cincy. They MUST win to get back in the divisional ad playoff race. Don’t go against a desperate animal. Take the Bengals in a romp.
Oakland Raiders at Jacksonville Jaguars (-1.5)
Another gift. The Raiders are coming off a loss and will be in no mood, while the Jags gutted out an ugly win in Chicago last week. I like the Raiders here, as head coach Jack Del Rio used to be the sideline boss in Jacksonville. I think that’ll both give him an edge and a chip on his shoulder.
As for Blake Bortles? I can’t figure this guy out. He either plays poorly in losses or does just enough to occasionally win. Play it safe and take the bonus point-and-a-half with the Raiders.
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.