Updated Week 7 NFL Betting Odds Report
As we near the halfway mark of the NFL season, various divisional races are tightening up. With relatively few rivalry tilts on the Week 7 docket, though, how do matters shake out?
What squad represents the biggest favorite?
It’s not as if the Browns have been utterly demolished in each of their first six contests. Yet Hue Jackson’s Browns remain winless, something that isn’t likely to change once Cincinnati gets ahold of them this afternoon. According to online sports book BetDSI, the AFC North’s bottom-feeders enter Paul Brown Stadium as 10-point underdogs. Considering that Marvin Lewis’ crew finally unveiled an actual ground game last Sunday, such a number feels appropriate. Expect Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard to inflict similar damage against Cleveland’s largely toothless run defense.
What’s the smallest point spread?
Don’t look now, but the Jaguars suddenly boast two victories in a row. With the Blake Bortles-Allen Robinson combination starting to heat up, they’re also listed as 1-point favorites to edge Oakland. Jack Del Rio’s troops just suffered a 26-10 setback at the hands of Kansas City. Nevertheless, the collective firepower of Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree should ensure a bounce-back effort in South Florida. The key facet may boil down to Jacksonville’s ability to contain Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. If the Raiders continue to feature a fairly one-dimensional attack during main rusher Latavius Murray’s absence, opposing coordinators shall adjust accordingly.
What is the largest total in Week 7?
At 4-2, the Falcons keep surprising around the NFC South. Enjoy watching Matt Ryan and friends assault the Chargers’ senses, too. Oddsmakers predict that the two teams will combine to reach the 54-point plateau. Interestingly, Atlanta’s surge seems to coincide with a drop-off in touches for Devonta Freeman. After accumulating 1,639 total yards in 2015, the Florida State product’s ceding significant totes to Tevin Coleman. However, the Falcons’ current backfield rotation could well yield manifold benefits all the way through January.
What is the smallest total for Week 7?
Brock Osweiler’s Denver homecoming tends to grab the lion’s share of headlines leading into tomorrow’s Texans-Broncos clash. If that lessens the focus on a pair of rather pedestrian offenses, so be it. Handicappers put the primetime affair’s figure at 40.5. In the Mile High City, new signal-caller Trevor Siemian’s experienced hardly any difficulty advancing the pigskin downfield. Even so, coach Gary Kubiak probably wants to enliven C.J. Anderson, who hit paydirt twice in the opener but has found very little space since that 21-20 triumph over Carolina. Meanwhile, Osweiler’s still trying to sort things out in H-Town. The fifth-year pro’s thrown for 1,402 yards, eight TDs and eight picks in 20 quarters of action.
What contest has seen the largest line movement?
Again, stay on top of the Houston-Denver proceedings. Experts appear skittish about Kubiak’s pass defense – despite the fact that said unit ranks second in the league. Johnathan Joseph and Kareem Jackson figure to return here, but the money persists in rolling toward the host group. At the time of this writing, the Broncos had jumped to a 9-point favorite at Sports Authority Field.
For a complete list of odds for Week 7 in the league, check out lines and shop totals at our NFL Betting Odds Page. There, you can compare lines from five different online sports books.