NFL Best Bets in Week 7: Top Picks for the Week

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NFL Week 7
BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Oct 19, 2021, 7:58 AM

Week 7 is upon us in the NFL, with some teams starting to establish themselves while others already want to get to the draft.

BetMGM has released NFL betting lines for next week, and there are some noteworthy lines in this week’s slate.

What are those lines? Here are some NFL best bets in Week 7.

Cardinals -17

After coming off of an impressive road victory against the Cleveland Browns with several members of the coaching staff testing positive for COVID, the Arizona Cardinals return home to face the Houston Texans in Week 7.

As of October 18th, the Cardinals are 17-point favorites in this game, and for a good reason. They are the last undefeated team in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Texans are on a five-game losing streak, including an ugly 31-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last week.

If that was not enough, the Cardinals’ offense averages 32.3 points per game, while the Texans average just 15.3.

The last line that was this high in the 2021 season was when the Buffalo Bills were favorite against this same Houston Texans team. It started around there but when as high as 19.5 points.

As for the game itself, the Bills shut the Texans out 40-0. This may sound like a lot of points to give up, but I am willing to take that chance from what I have seen from these two teams.

Patriots -7

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have always had the number of the New York Jets.

Next week, the Jets travel to Foxborough to face a Patriots team coming off a tough home loss against the Dallas Cowboys.

However, history suggests that the Patriots are very reliable in this game. Why? Because they have won the last 11 meetings and 19 of the 21 meetings in the previous decade.

The Patriots beat the Jets 25-6 in the first game against each other this season, and they’ve won the last two meetings by double digits.

I wouldn’t ever bet against Belichick when his team plays the Jets.

Saints-Seahawks Under 43.5

This Monday night game has the potential to be one where points come at a premium. Part of the reason is that the Seahawks will be missing quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Chris Carson to finger and neck injuries, respectively.

With that in mind, Seattle once again turns to Geno Smith. In 2021, Smith has a 67.3 completion percentage with 340 passing yards, two touchdown passes, and an interception and fumble.

If that was not enough, the Saints’ defense gives up the second-fewest points in the NFL, allowing about 18.2 per game.

So, why pick the under instead of the Saints? Truthfully, I do not trust the productivity of the Saints’ offense, considering that they are bottom five in the NFL in total yards per game with 295.2 yards per game.

That puts them in the same league as the Texans, the Dolphins, and the Jets. So with that in mind, the under may be the safer play.

What Are Your NFL Best Bets in Week 7?

Do you plan on playing some NFL best bets in Week 7? Are you going to pick any of the above, or do you have something else in mind?

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