Best Bets for Week 7 of the 2012 NFL Season

by Scott on October 19, 2012

I’m getting my picks for this week up a bit late. I’ve been extremely busy this month and haven’t had much time to work on my website if you haven’t noticed.

This week is another short week due to the number of teams on a bye, but there are still plenty of great match-ups to bet on and I’ve posted my top 3 picks.

Betting Odds for NFL Week 7

Last weekend my predictions went 1-1-1 and I also lost my teaser bet as well, so I was down 1.1U. My overall profit on the year is now 2.11U and after two bad weeks I’m hoping to have a week without any losses. You can view the point spread, money line and over/under odds for each of the week 7 NFL games below except for Thursday’s game, which is over now.

Away SpreadAway MLHome MLHome SpreadOver/Under
Away SpreadAway MLHome MLHome SpreadOver/Under
Tennessee Titans +3.5 (-115)+165-190Buffalo Bills -3.5 (-105)O/U 46.5
Arizona Cardinals +6.5 (-105)+245-290Minnesota Vikings -6.5 (-115)O/U 40
Cleveland Browns +2.5 (-110)+113-133Indianapolis Colts -2.5 (-110)O/U 45.5
Baltimore Ravens +6.5 (-105)+235-275Houston Texans -6.5 (-115)O/U 48
Green Bay Packers -5 (-110)-235+195St. Louis Rams +5 (-110)O/U 45.5
Dallas cowboys -2.5 (-110)-133+113Carolina Panthers +2.5 (-110)O/U 46
Washington Redskins +6.5 (-110)+230-270New York Giants -6.5 (-110)O/U 51
New Orleans Saints -2.5 (-110)-133+113Tampa Bay Buccaneers +2.5 (-110)O/U 50
New York Jets +10.5 (-110)+400-500New England Patriots -10.5 (-110)O/U 47
Jacksonville Jaguars +4 (-110)+175-210Oakland Raiders -4 (-110)O/U 44.5
Pittsburgh Steelers -1 (-120)-127+107Cincinnati Bengals +1 (+100)O/U 45.5
Detroit Lions +6.5 (-110)+230-270Chicago Bears -6.5 (-110)O/U 47

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My NFL Week 7 Predictions

  • Bet on the Over 45.5 in the Packers vs. Rams

The Packers are on the road against the Rams this week and the total seems a little low in my opinion. The Packers have been scoring an average of 25.7 PPG and at home the Rams have been scoring plenty. I expect the Rams to keep it close and to do that the Rams will need to score points because it looks like Rodgers has picked up his game.

Last week Rodgers threw for 6 TD’s and if he gets even half of that this week the over should hit. Green Bay doesn’t have that good of a defence either, so the Rams at home shouldn’t have a problem putting up 21+ themselves. Jackson and Richardson should both have big games in the backfield for St. Louis and look for them to score a couple rushing TD’s combined.

  • Bet on the Steelers -1 vs. Bengals

Pittsburgh is on the road where they’ve gone 0-3 so far this season. Being that bad on the road isn’t something we’re used to from the Steelers, but I think they change that this weekend with a win in Cincinnati. The AFC North is a tight division right now and Pittsburgh can’t afford to lose this game against the Bengals, as they’re just 2-3 heading into this game.

Last season the Steelers were able to win both meetings against Cincy and I expect the same this year. Cincy has been having problems the past couple weeks against weaker teams, so I see no reason why the Steelers shouldn’t win. The injuries to the defence are concerning, but the Bengals aren’t that big of a threat offensively, as Dalton is still inexperienced.

  • Bet on the Cowboys -2.5 vs. Carolina

My last pick this week is on another small road favourite and I hope they don’t cost me. Last week I thought that Dallas played pretty good against the Ravens, but they feel just short in the 2nd half. If they continue to play like that this week on the road in Carolina they should win the game, but the problem with betting on the Cowboys is you never know what teams will show up.

The Cowboys defense has been getting it down and rank amongst the T10 in most categories. Carolina’s offense hasn’t been playing great this year with Newton and Dallas should be able to shut them down this weekend. Romo shouldn’t have much of a problem moving the football against the Panthers either, so I’m taking Dallas to cover by a FG on Sunday.

My Week 7 NFL Teaser Bet

  • Cardinals +13.5 / Redskins +13.5 / Saints +3.5

This week I went with the Cardinals on the road. I think the Cardinals are overrated, but I don’t think they’ll be blown out. I also took the Redskins in a divisional match-up against the Giants plus the Saints in a divisional game against the Bucs. The teaser is paying out at +180 odds and ties reduce as long as you bet the teaser at 5Dimes.