Let’s examine this matchup, beginning with the latest betting odds. As mentioned above, the Arizona Cardinals are an 18-point favorite against the Houston Texans. Even though the game isn’t expected to be close, there are a couple of reasons it is worth watching. First, can the Cardinals remain undefeated and end the week 7-0? Secondly, the Texans are the former team of DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. We both think Cleveland can take care of business without Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, and Kareem Hunt.
If the underdog has a positive number of +3.5, the team will need to lose by no fewer than 3 points. In the over/under, four people tied for the top spot this week at 9-5. The winning cluster consisted of Bryan, Mark, Matty, and Geoffrey. For the second-straight week, I really tanked in the over/under at 4-10 this week. The overall lead belongs to Bryan at as he is up by two games over the pair of Aussies. TB still hasn’t found a legit RB, they average only 90 yards per game on the ground, and their D gives up way to many rush yards, close to 160 per game.
In my example, if you bet $120 on the underdog and the team wins, you get your money back, along with another $100. If neither team has covered the spread, the sportsbook will refund your money. For instance, if the favorite has a negative number of -3.5, the team would need to score 4 or more in order to win the bet.
In this type of bet, your team needs only to win the game “straight up” , and that guy there is no requirement for how many points they need to win by. The juice is the only number you really have to pay attention to with moneyline, where the negative value indicates the favorite (-140) and a positive one means underdog (+120). There are numerous ways to bet on NFL football these days, including the NFL moneyline, futures , first-half and second-half betting lines, and football spreads.
Which Team Will Recover?
Tampa Bay, Green Bay, Buffalo, and Baltimore are all proving to be worth the preseason hype. But teams like Kansas City, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh are all surprisingly struggling this season. Another week of football means another week closer to the playoffs and another chance to earn a spot. New York is still pretty underwhelming on the field this season. Zach Wilson hasn’t progressed into his final form yet–hopefully not, anyway. Don’t expect him to make a big leap forward this week, either, as Bill Belichick usually has a pretty good idea on how to torment rookie quarterbacks who oppose his defenses.
Raiders Vs Philadelphia Odds Week 7
The best team in the NFL continues to roll and faces what may be its toughest test of the regular season over the next two weeks. The 10-1 Philadelphia Eagles will commence a two-game West Coast road trip this week when they face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. The Eagles are a virtual lock for the NFC’s top seed in the postseason while the Seahawks have some work to do. Miami has struggled all year to run the ball and to score points. Even after the 35-point outburst and 145-yards rushing total against Denver, the Dolphins are still 26th in the NFL in scoring (17.3) and 29th in rushing yards per game (84.7). Those numbers do not strike fear into a defense like New England’s.
If this is the last ride in Green Bay, Rodgers is making a statement this season, with the Packers leading the NFC North. Derrick Henry showed once again on the primetime stage that God built the perfect running back when he made him. The Titans took down the newly crowned kings of the AFC, the Buffalo Bills. Now the Titans are the underdogs against the reigning AFC Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. On a short week, the Titans will look to be the new media darlings of the AFC with back-to-back wins over great opponents. The Titans are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall.
The bad news for Jacksonville is that they have likely lost WR Allen Robinson for the season. After his first reception of the year, Robinson went down and it is believed that he has a torn ACL. Tennessee has to face a confident Jaguars squad that set a franchise record with 10 sacks in its opener, a 29-7 win over last year’s AFC South Division champion, Houston.
Philly’s run-defense had been solid for most of this season before facing Minnesota and Dallas; its run-D is still allowing 89.4 yards per game on the ground, which is tied for sixth-best in the NFL. The Bills won’t ever throw for too many yards and that means their secondary won’t be exposed in this one. Look for the Eagles to shut down the run and make it difficult for their opponents to move the ball. One of the more underrated factors to this game is the lack of experience at running back for the Lions. Because of this, we’ll likely see QB Matt Stafford throw the ball a record-number of times.
Summing a team’s Total Points gives us a good sense of the overall quality of a team, and Atlanta leads only the Jaguars and Lions on a per-game basis. That they are considered favorites in this game suggests that quite a bit of value is being attributed to the rest factor. For what it’s worth, the Ertz trade doesn’t impact the way the Eagles’ offense operates as much as it might have in years past. Last year they came out in 12 personnel more than anyone, but this year not so much. That said, they have been more successful both running and passing out of 12 than 11 so far this year, ranking second-worst in Positive% when passing out of 11. More single-tight-end sets seems like a problem based on early returns.