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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 7 Games

Here are some suggestions when trying to beat the odds.

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Before the seventh Sunday of the 2021 NFL regular season kicks off, let’s have some fun by taking a look at the spreads for the Week 7 games. You can CLICK HERE for straight up NFL picks without regard to the spread. You can find all of the NFL betting lines via DraftKings SportsBook.

My overall record so far is 50-43. That’s just ahead of the BGN Community, which is 49-44.

Here are the latest suggestions when trying to beat the odds.

NFL WEEK 7 GAMES

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM at GREEN BAY PACKERS (-8.5): No team is allowing more offensive points per game (31.7) than Washington. It feels like Aaron Rodgers should be able to have his way with the Football Team. PICK: Packers -8.5

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  • 20%
    Football Team +8.5
    (10 votes)
  • 80%
    Packers -8.5
    (40 votes)
50 votes total Vote Now

CINCINNATI BENGALS at BALTIMORE RAVENS (-6.5): Kind of hard to bet against Lamar Jackson right now. But, man, the Joe Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase connection has been pretty lethal. The Bengals have enough to make this competitive even if they don’t win outright. PICK: Bengals +6.5

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  • 42%
    Bengals +6.5
    (19 votes)
  • 57%
    Ravens -6.5
    (26 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now

NEW YORK JETS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (-7): The Jets are well-rested coming off their bye but that might not matter much if Zach Wilson continues to really struggle. Mac Jones has easily been the better rookie quarterback thus far. PICK: Patriots -7

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  • 14%
    Jets +7
    (6 votes)
  • 85%
    Patriots -7
    (36 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (-4.5) at TENNESSEE TITANS: Have to wonder what Derrick Henry might be able to do against a KC defense that’s allowed the second most yards per rush attempt. The Chiefs have been playing too sloppy lately; it’s hard to trust them to cover. The might win outright but this one could be close. KC is never great at covering the spread anyway. PICK: Titans +4.5

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  • 46%
    Chiefs -4.5
    (21 votes)
  • 53%
    Titans +4.5
    (24 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now

CAROLINA PANTHERS (-3) at NEW YORK GIANTS: AKA The Dave Gettleman Bowl. Sam Darnold stinks so it’s hard to put faith in him. But the Giants stink even more. The G-Men are bad and banged up. I’ll always lean with Matt Rhule over Joe Judge. PICK: Panthers -3

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  • 78%
    Panthers -3
    (32 votes)
  • 21%
    Giants +3
    (9 votes)
41 votes total Vote Now

ATLANTA FALCONS (-2) at MIAMI DOLPHINS: Significant rest disparity here with the Falcons coming off their bye and the Dolphins coming off a London game. Miami is dealing with some injuries in addition to their starting quarterback not inspiring a ton of confidence. The Falcons have demonstrated they can beat bad teams with wins over both NYG and NYJ. PICK: Falcons -2

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  • 65%
    Falcons -2
    (25 votes)
  • 34%
    Dolphins +2
    (13 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now

DETROIT LIONS at LOS ANGELES RAMS (-16.5): Jared Goff revenge game?! Probably not. More like the Matthew Stafford revenge game. The Lions weren’t very talented to begin with and injuries have only exacerbated their issues. The Rams are quite capable of stomping lesser competition. PICK: Rams -16.5

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  • 24%
    Lions +16.5
    (9 votes)
  • 75%
    Rams -16.5
    (28 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (-2): Some late movement in the Eagles’ favor here with Vegas previously holding firm as three-point home favorites. Perhaps it has to do with the sudden uncertainty about Darren Waller’s availability. Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts have hardly earned the benefit of the doubt with how bad Philly’s offense has been recently. But the Eagles match up well against the Raiders in the trenches and there will be a lot of midnight green in the stands at Allegiant Stadium. What the heck, let’s say the Eagles find a way to win. Or at least lose in a super close contest. PICK: Eagles +2

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  • 66%
    Eagles +2
    (30 votes)
  • 33%
    Raiders -2
    (15 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now

HOUSTON TEXANS at ARIZONA CARDINALS (-20): Lol, geez. 20 points! Is it reasonable to take the Cards? Maybe not. But I’ll bet on Kyler Murray to come through before I’m counting on Davis Mills to make something happen. PICK: Cardinals -20

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  • 35%
    Texans +20
    (13 votes)
  • 64%
    Cardinals -20
    (24 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now

CHICAGO BEARS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (-11.5): In the battle of Tom Brady versus Justin Fields, give me the former all day. The rookie won’t be able to keep up. PICK: Buccaneers -11.5

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  • 20%
    Bears +11.5
    (7 votes)
  • 79%
    Buccaneers -11.5
    (27 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (-3.5): The 49ers aren’t super inspiring with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm. I like the Colts to win this one outright as it seems like they’re figuring themselves out a little bit. PICK: Colts +3.5

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  • 64%
    Colts +3.5
    (24 votes)
  • 35%
    49ers -3.5
    (13 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (-4.5) at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: Tough to bet on Geno Smith to come through. Also tough to know what to expect from Jameis Winston. The latter offers more variance, at least allowing for the possibility of a big win. PICK: Saints -4.5

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  • 54%
    Saints -4.5
    (20 votes)
  • 45%
    Seahawks +4.5
    (17 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now