Niks Picks Week 7
Nik Hatzi is recommending four plays in week 7 of the NFL
Sat, 22 Oct, 12:00 AM
Time to prep the wheelbarrow because after these picks salute, you’ll need it to carry all that money home! Nik Hatzi
Washington Redskins +1
The Redskins have strung together 4 straight wins and covers of the line leading into this one. They’ve done this on the back of their defence, which is always a promising sign. Detroit comes into this one on their 3rd straight road game. Washington is 7-0 against teams allowing more than 350 yards per game.
Oakland Raiders +1
We predicted Oakland failing against the chiefs last week, but we predict a bounce back here in week 7. Oakland on the road has been a good bet going 9-2 against the spread (ATS) and 7-1 ATS as an underdog on the road. Jacksonville is favoured for only the 7th time since 2007 at home, and all 6 of Oakland’s games have seen the visiting team leaving with the win. We look for Oakland to make it a 7th this week.
Tennessee Titans -2.5
The Titans have openly been a great offensive team recently. They play a strong brand of hardnosed running football with the addition of their dynamic quarterback in Mariotta. Indianapolis is perceived to be a good offensive team and that can be mostly true at home. On the road they’re abysmal going 1-4-1 ATS, with everyone not named Luck or Hilton being utter rubbish. The Colts are allowing over 117 yards rushing per game which will perfectly suit Tennessee’s style of play. An anemic Houston squad ran down Indianapolis last week, in what was a saving grace in our Texans pick. I don’t expect much from Indianapolis, but I can safely say the Titans are trending upwards. I look for the Titans to make the most of this position.
San Diego Chargers +6.5
San Diego has had 10 days to prepare for this one and Rivers and McCoy are a clever couple. San Diego have covered 8 of their last 9 road games ATS. Atlanta has been through the ringer in the last couple weeks with very physical games against Seattle and Denver. Atlanta typically play down to their competition and have seen 4 of their last 6 games decided by 7 points or less. Atlanta has also not covered the line in any of their last 6 home games that they’ve been favoured in. Liking the look of these underdogs this week. In the NFL you want to be taking points when they’re on offer and the margins make sense. Honourable mentions go out to Denver, Kansas City and the New York Giants. These teams should have comfortable head to head victories but those lines have moved a bit too much for my liking.