NFL Betting Picks Week 7: Our Staff's Locks of the Week
If you're anything like me, you've walked into Target too many times to count and your head starts spinning because you can't figure out what unnecessary item to purchase first.
Sports betting is essentially the same.
These days, there are thousands of bets you can place each week of the NFL season, and narrowing it down can be a daunting task. The friendly staff at OddsChecker is here to help!
Every week, in addition to an ever-growing abundance of top-notch content, our staff will be providing us with their favorite overall plays each week of the season. Now, unlike shopping at Target, where you don't leave until you've purchased the entire store, our staff can only pick one bet.
For this piece, our staff will be covering whatever Week 7 bets they feel strongest about -- no limitations. Let’s get to it!
Top Week 6 NFL Bets and Predictions
San Francisco 49ers -4.0 (-110)
Primetime on Sunday Night Football in windy San Francisco is not an ideal spot game for Carson Wentz and the Colts. The 49ers also come into this contest off a bye week so should be well-rested despite some of their own injury concerns. This week has also been very tough on the Colts -- rising star safety Julian Blackmon is out for the season with an injury suffered in practice, and it's looking more likely that Colts wideout TY Hilton is going back on the shelf. With Parris Campbell out for the season, that removes some concern regarding San Fran's weakness in the secondary.
-- Geoff Fienberg (@gfienberg17)
Baltimore Ravens -6.5 (-105)
I know the Ravens are beat to hell with injuries, but Lamar Jackson is playing at an MVP level right now. While the Bengals do have a nice defense, it will be hard for them to keep him in check. As for the Bengals offense, they have been streaky and a lot of their worst stretches of play have been because of poor protection versus quality pass-rush units. The Ravens aren't the scariest in the league up front, but they are starting to turn it on a little bit and should be able to put some heat on Joe Burrow.
-- Derrik Klassen (@QBKlass)
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans Over 57.5 (-110)
It is shaping up to be the highest total of any game played this season, and we are still not shying away from the over. Kansas City's offense should be able to produce a number of big plays in this one, as Tennessee has allowed the third-most passing plays of at least 40 yards. And last time I checked, the Chiefs defense cannot stop the run, which is an issue when facing Derrick Henry. Tennessee's secondary is banged-up down two starters, and the Chiefs offense will take advantage in what will be a fantasy football player's delight of a shootout.
-- Mike Spector (@MikeSpector01)
Cordarrelle Patterson Over 39.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
I legitimately had to do a double-take at this line. Over the last four weeks, Patterson has 60, 82, 82, and 58 receiving yards. Where the heck is the 39.5 number coming from?! It’s not like the Miami Dolphins have this stellar defense to write home about. They rank 29th in the league in yards allowed through the air and have ceded 274 receiving yards to running backs in six games (45.7 yards per game). Atlanta has begun to favor Patterson in the offense and both he and Kyle Pitts will likely play a big role on Sunday against Miami. Hammer this line before Vegas wises up and bumps it up by like 10 yards.
-- Matt O’Leary (@MattOLearyNY)
Mike Davis Over 45.5 Rush Yards (-115)
Mike Davis has run for over 46 yards in 3 of 5 games this season. In the two games he fell short, Davis was up against the Buccaneers and Washington Football Team's front seven. The Miami Dolphins' front seven are not on that level. The Dolphins' defense has allowed a running back to rush for more than 46 yards in every game this season. They gave up 100 rush yards to Damien Harris in Week 1, 82 to Devin Singletary in Week 2, 111 to Peyton Barber in Week 3, 103 to Jonathan Taylor in Week 4, 67 to Leonard Fournette in Week 5, and 73 to James Robinson last week. The Dolphins will have their hands full as it is trying to stop Matt Ryan and the Falcons air attack. The Falcons should hold a decent enough lead to give Mike Davis enough carries to easily surpass 46 rush yards. I'll take it one step further and say Davis will have the over by halftime.
-- Nate Hamilton (@DomiNateFF)
Davante Adams Anytime TD & Over 84.5 Receiving Yards (+120)
After crushing our picks across Week 6 I have a little 2-leg parlay backing the best wide receiver in the NFL for us this Sunday. Davante has had a modest start to the season by his standards in the touchdown department but I wouldn't be surprised if he goes out and scores three times against the Washington Football Team. WFT ranks no better than third in Wide Receiver targets, receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and end-zone targets so far. Adams has gone over 84 receiving yards in 4 out of 6 weeks. He's only scored twice on the season but that's about to change. Best of luck if you tail!
-- Tom Viera (@Tom_Viera)
Aaron Rodgers 225+ Passing Yards and 2+ Passing Touchdowns, and Davante Adams 95+ Receiving Yards and Anytime TD (+215) - DraftKings
After owning the Bears last week, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers head home to take on the Washington Football Team in Week 7. The game plan for beating Washington is simple -- throw, throw, and throw some more. Through 6 weeks, Washington's surrendered the most passing yards to the opposition -- a whopping 317.3 per game. The 16 touchdowns they've allowed through the air also leads the league. In 10 games at Lambeau Field since the start of 2020, Rodgers is averaging 2.9 tuddies. Meanwhile, in a stretch of his last 20 healthy games, Davante Adams has failed to eclipse 100 yards in consecutive games once, and there was a whole messy offseason in between that occurrence. In fact, in his last 10 games following a sub-100-yard performance, Adams is averaging an absurd 138 yards per game. Adams has also reached paydirt 11 times in his last nine healthy home games. Let's load up here and get some juicy odds.
-- Elisha Twerski (@ElishaTwerski)