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NFL Week 7 Picks: Updated Odds, Betting Trends And Predictions Against The Spread

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at October 21, 2021

Over a third of the 2021 NFL season is in the books and there have been quite a few surprises to start the new campaign. Some projected Super Bowl contenders have gotten off to slow starts, while teams expected to miss the playoffs entirely are making noise early.

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for bettors, as bookmakers have offered plenty of value on upstart squads like the Cardinals and Cowboys.

After missing the postseason last year, the public seemed reticent to wager on these squads. Oddsmakers set soft lines for their matchups, spreads that Arizona and Dallas easily covered. The two have combined to go 11-1 both straight-up and against the spread leading up to Week 7.

Other teams such as Washington and Kansas City have fallen off after winning their respective divisions and making postseason appearances in 2020.

Despite their apparent flaws, books were still offering tough spreads on their contests based on public perception lingering around from last season. It’s cost bettors who backed them, as the Football Team and Chiefs are a combined 5-7 SU and a pitiful 3-9 ATS through the first seven weeks of the 2021 season.

Bettors will need to stay sharp and work harder to beat the books in the coming weeks. Lines are tightening up and the public is wising up to how teams are actually faring versus how they thought things would play out this year. Value may be more difficult to unearth at this point, but it isn’t impossible to pick spots with a high potential for profit.

If you are looking for some guidance on which games to bet in Week 7, you have come to the right place. Below you will find betting trends and leans for some of the top games on the slate.

Before getting to the picks and predictions, take a look at the complete schedule, start times, TV channels, live stream sites and updated odds courtesy of FanDuel for every Week 7 matchup.

NFL Week 7 Schedule, Odds Against the Spread

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NFL Week 7 Betting Trends, Picks And Predictions

New York Giants vs. Carolina Panthers

The Giants are a pitiful 8-21-1 ATS over their last 30 home games.

Big Blue has been terrible at MetLife Stadium, with quarterback Daniel Jones especially struggling at the venue. The signal-caller is 4-12 ATS as a starter, throwing 14 touchdowns against 19 interceptions. His QB rating of 74.3 is vastly below his road mark of 93.6.

The G-Men will be three-point home underdogs against the Panthers in Week 7. Carolina is 2-1 ATS as a favorite and 1-0 as a road favorite this season.

Pick: Panthers -3

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The total has gone UNDER in each of the last five Bengals games and three of the last four Ravens contests.

These AFC North rivals are set to meet for the first time this year in Week 7, a game that could end up going well under the set total of 46.5 points. Neither defense is allowing more than 21 points against on average during the 2021 NFL season.

Expect the Ravens to chew up the clock with their high-powered rushing offense, one that averages 155.2 yards per game. Baltimore will want to keep the ball out of Joe Burrow’s hands, as the quarterback has been one of the best against the blitz this season.

With Burrow completing over 70 percent of his passes for nearly 500 yards and six touchdowns with only one interception while being blitzed, the pressure-happy Ravens—who have blitzed on nearly a third of their defensive snaps this season—won’t want to spend much time getting picked apart by the second-year signal-caller.

Given three of the last four Cincinnati-Baltimore matchups have landed under the total, that trend should continue on Sunday.

Pick: UNDER 46.5 points

Miami Dolphins vs. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons are 11-4 SU and 10-5 ATS with a rest advantage over the last five seasons, the second- and third-best marks in the league, respectively, since 2016.

The team has traditionally fared very well when having more time to prepare than its opponent, something the squad has had the luxury to do heading into Week 7. The Falcons are coming off bye leading up to their Sunday clash with the Dolphins, a foe that just lost a demoralizing 23-20 contest to the Jaguars in London last week.

With Miami’s players still recovering from their tough journey across the Atlantic, the team will have a hard time handling a well-rested Atlanta squad. The ‘Phins are far from healthy as well, with a whopping 14 players earning a designation on Wednesday’s injury report and another five on IR. Atlanta has only three players listed on its own injury report.

The Falcons are now a 2.5-point road favorite for this contest, a huge swing after going up on the board as 2.5-point underdogs. Don’t bet against that line movement, as the banged-up Dolphins won’t be able to win or cover against a healthy opponent in Week 7.

Pick: Falcons -2.5

Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints

The Saints have covered in 15 of their last 19 games on the road or at a neutral site.

For a team that once had a reputation for playing poorly outside the Superdome, New Orleans has flipped the script in recent seasons. The club has failed to cover just once in its four road/neutral site contests this season and is coming off a convincing 33-22 victory as a 2.5-point favorite in Washington.

The Saints now head into Seattle to take on the slumping Seahawks, an opponent that hasn’t covered in a single home game this year. New Orleans is currently 4.5-point road chalk for this Week 7 showdown.

Pick: Saints -4.5


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