Week seven is underway and it’s time to gamble. Let’s make some NFL bets. All odds are from the DraftKings Sportsbook.
Season record: 14-11
Starting off the week with the Panthers covering against the Saints. I really don’t understand how this line can be so high. The Saints are looking vulnerable, with a porous defense and an offense completely dependent on the legs of Alvin Kamara. In this divisional matchup against the well coached Carolina Panthers, the Saints won’t be able to mount the second half comeback they did against the Chargers. Matt Rhule has proven an effective coach so far in the NFL. He won’t let his team give up a multiple score lead, which Teddy Bridgewater will almost certainly get them to. The Panthers are a sneaky upset pick with their moneyline odds at +280. Seven and a half points is free money in NFL bets world.
Betting against the Jets has been free money so far this season. The Bills will be playing angry after two straight losses to the Titans and Chiefs. The Jets, simply put, are terrible. The Bills have a talented offense, a crazy talented secondary, and will whoop the Jets. The Bills biggest weakness is easily their run defense, which won’t matter against the sinister backfield of Kalen Ballage and a geriatric Frank Gore. This spread is pretty generous.
This line appears to be a massive overreaction by vegas after last week. Yes, the Packers got thumped by the Bucs. Yes, Aaron Rodgers looked as bad as he has ever looked. However, I am not ready to throw them in a coffin just yet. The Packers offense outside of last week, against an elite defense mind you, has been a Buzzsaw. The Texans defense is awful, and the offense is hit and miss. It might be worth buying the line down to three points, but three and a half is still too low for the Packers to not cover.
Two of the hottest teams in the entire NFL meet this week. The Steelers are facing off against the Titans in this high powered AFC showdown. This is sure to be one of the best games of the year so far, and I’m picking the Steelers to come out on top. The Titans thrive when they are able to pound the rock. The Steelers boast far and away the best front seven in the NFL. I’m picking the Steelers in light of Taylor Lewan’s injury. The Titans will struggle to get a rushing attack going against the Steelers front seven. Consequently, they have to pass block against that same front seven, at which they will fail. On the other hand, the Steelers won’t have much trouble against the struggling defense of the Titans.
Check out our recap of the Steelers week six win Here!
NY Jets total under 17.5
So we all know that the Jets are awful, but how awful are they? Well, they have only scored more than 17 points once so far this season. They did that against the injury ridden Broncos. The Broncos were starting Brett Rypien in his first ever NFL start. He threw three interceptions, including a pick six. The Jets won’t get that kind of free field position and points against an angry Bills team. Even with Sam Darnold back at qb, 17.5 is a large hurdle for this Jets team.
Low Risk High Reward Parlay
This weeks odds:+623
Three legs this week with one of my favorite underdogs so far this year. The Panthers have a great chance to upset their divisional rival this week. In addition, the Browns and the Bills are pretty solid picks, with the Bills being as close to a lock as you can get in the world of NFL bets. Let’s see if this one sticks.
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