NFL Betting Trends: Week 7 Odds

Underdogs devoured favorites in Week 6, running up a 12-2 ATS mark for a week that put tons of profits in the pockets of underdog bettors.

Green Bay, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Seattle, the Giants, Washington and Denver all won straight up as dogs. The Raiders, Titans, Cowboys did the job ATS. Only the Jets and Buccaneers covered as chalk, both of which were predicted by Mike Pickett here at


NFL Picks: Computer vs Pickett

After a brutal Week 6, the scores prediction computer is back for another round of NFL picks.

Underdogs were 12-2 ATS a week ago and the favorite-heavy selections of the computer crashed and burned to an identical 2-12 ATS mark. Mike Pickett, adding a human-handicapping opinion, was 7-7 ATS and would have done better if not for that crazy rally on MNF by Denver.

The nice thing about computers is that they don’t have attitudes, they don’t sulk and they don’t get desperate and chase winners. They just churn out unbiased predictions.


Patriots vs Jets: Week 7 betting odds

Look for plenty of offense when the New York Jets visit the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium this Sunday.

The score has gone OVER the posted total in each of the last five games between these two division rivals.

New England is 15-5 SU and 13-7 ATS in its last 20 games against the Jets. The total has gone OVER in 17 of New York's last 22 road games and in 16 of New England's last 23 home games.

Patriots Props - Will Wes Welker have 100 or more Receiving Yards Week 7?           

Yes                  +150

No                   -200

Patriots Props - Will Wes Welker have 100 or more Receiving Yards, 10 or more Receptions, and 1or more TD's Week 7? 

Yes                  7/1


Steelers vs Bengals Odds Preview

The Cincinnati Bengals will try to break out of a six-year slump against the Pittsburgh Steelers when they host their division rival this Sunday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals are just 2-9 SU and ATS in their last 11 games against Pittsburgh.

Home field has meant nothing to Cincinnati when facing Pittsburgh over the last decade with a 1-10 SU and 1-9-1 ATS mark at home against the Steelers. The total has gone OVER in four of Pittsburgh's last six games and in six of Cincinnati's last eight.

The Steelers, despite injuries on defense and in their backfield, remained 1-point favorites at but the underdog line was a bit higher at Bovada for those looking to bet on the Bengals.

The total was sitting around 45 at BetOnline, possibly low considering the Steelers may be throwing the ball all day.


Vikings Cardinals Odds Preview

The Minnesota Vikings hope to keep up their historic dominance over the Arizona Cardinals when they host the Cardinals at the Metrodome this Sunday.

Minnesota is 11-3 SU and 9-5 ATS over Arizona in 14 meetings since 1991, including a perfect 7-0 SU (and 5-2 ATS) record at home.

Arizona is just 3-14 SU in its last 17 road games and 7-14 ATS in its last 21 road games. The total has gone UNDER in five of Arizona's last six games and in four of Minnesota's last five.


Texans picked to beat Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have been ravaged by injuries, but will be fighting for the top seed in the AFC this week when they visit the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium this Sunday.

Baltimore lost two key defensive stars, LB Ray Lewis and CB Lardarius Webb, to season-ending injuries last week.

Baltimore is a perfect 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS all-time against the Houston Texans. Houston is 9-4 SU and 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games at home.


Harbaugh decision costs 49ers bettors


We’re midway through football season, and everything is going the sportsbooks’ way.


San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision to decline a penalty that would have resulted in a covering safety caused a “five-figure” swing in favor of, a representative told The 49ers beat the Seattle Seahawks 13-6 Thursday.



NFL Odds: Week 7 NFL Line Moves

After losing two key defensive players last week the Baltimore Ravens find themselves sinking on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks heading into their Sunday matchup on the road against the Houston Texans.

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (knee) and linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps) were both placed on injured reserve this past week, dealing a blow to Baltimore's defensive unit. The Texans opened as 4.5-point favorites on the NFL lines at 5Dimes against the Ravens, but that spread is now up to 7.5 points.


Seahawks vs 49ers Betting Preview

The San Francisco 49ers will be looking for their fourth straight win over the Seattle Seahawks and first place in the NFC West when they host the Seahawks this Thursday night at Candlestick Park.

But they have a short week to forget about getting killed at home against the Giants. The last time they lost, they responded with a huge 35-3 win against the Jets, so handicappers are anticipating a bounce game here.

San Francisco is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in its last three games against Seattle and 3-0 SU and ATS in its last three home games against the Seahawks as well.

Seattle is 4-11 SU in its last 15 road games and 7-14-1 ATS in its last 22 road games. San Francisco is 9-2 SU and ATS in its last 11 home games, with both losses coming to the New York Giants. [ Bet on Thursday Night Football and pocket up to $900 in bonuses when you check out BetOnline ]


NFL Betting: Week 7 Opening Lines

The Patriots suffered an ugly collapse in their Week 6 loss to the Seahawks, but that didn't stop them from being opened as the biggest favorite at the sportsbooks for Week 7 of the season.

The initial line at 5Dimes had Tom Brady and company listed as 11.5-point home favorites over Mark Sanchez and the Jets for their game on Sunday afternoon, with both of those teams at 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS on the season.

The Patriots were 2-0 both SU and ATS against the Jets last season, with the OVER paying out in each of those two matchups.



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