NFL Week 7 odds are live and to the surprise of no one, the Baltimore Ravens are underdogs again.
Remember how scary the Baltimore Ravens’ defence used to be? Downright terrifying for opposing quarterbacks.
That seems like an eternity ago as Baltimore ranks 27th against the pass and is allowing 27 points a game. Three seasons ago the Ravens won the Super Bowl and now their season is essentially over before the midway point.
Some analysts had Baltimore pegged as a dark horse in the Super Bowl odds again this year but the black birds haven’t even gotten off the ground yet with just one win in six games. What’s worse for bettors is the fact that they’re currently 0-5-1 against the spread and it looks as though they’re going to be in for another tough game on Monday Night Football.
It isn’t pretty but the Ravens’ downward spiral is just another reminder of how quickly things can change in the National Football League.
NFL Week 7 Odds
Thursday Night Football
Odds updated daily.
Point spread: Seahawks -5.5 / -6 / -6.5
Over/under: 41.5 / 42
The Seahawks’ defence is still getting too much respect. They can’t stop the run as well as they once could and this is a tough rivalry game on the road on a short week. San Francisco should at least be able to keep this close.
Pick against the point spread: 49ers +5.5
Point spread: Bills -5.5 / Bills -4
Over/under: 42 / 41
These games in London tend to be a little whacky. A lot depends on how the teams adapt to the travel, but the neutral field and time difference do play a major factor. The Jags would be much better off if T.J. Yeldon is good to go but +5.5 seems a little high.
Pick against the point spread: Jaguars +5.5
Point spread: Atlanta -4 /-4.5 / -7
Over/under: 48 / 46.5
The Titans are cooked if rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota’s injury turns out to be serious and it’s not like they have the weapons to keep pace with Atlanta anyway. The Falcons average better than 30 points per game and will be playing mad after last week’s loss in New Orleans.
Pick against the point spread: Falcons -4
Point spread: Rams -4.5 / -5.5 / -6.5
You have to wonder if the Browns will suffer a bit of a letdown this week after taking the Broncos to overtime in Week 6. Cleveland is a tough club that won’t back down but St. Louis is probably the better play with the Rams coming off their bye.
Pick against the point spread: Rams -4.5
Point spread: Dolphins -4.5 / -4 / -4.5
Over/under: 43 / 44.5
The Dolphins looked like a totally different team after their coaching change last week. If they keep pounding the ball on the ground and pressuring the opposing quarterback, they’re a good bet at 4.5.
Pick against the point spread: Dolphins -4.5
Point spread: Vikings -2 / -3 /-2.5 / -2
This Vikings defence allows fewer than 17 points per game and Adrian Peterson should have a field day against Detroit’s leaky run defence. Peterson already gashed Detroit for 134 rushing yards earlier this season and could go over that number this time around.
Pick against the point spread: Vikings -2
Point spread: Colts – 5 / -4
As long as the Colts leave the trick plays for the practice field, they should get back in the win column. Expect a monster day from Andrew Luck against New Orleans, which ranks dead last in total defence.
Pick against the spread: Colts -5
Point spread: Patriots -9 / -8.5 /-9 / -7.5
Is this a misprint? The New York Jets rank first in rushing yards and total defence and are 4-1 against the spread. Plus, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are capable of making some big plays against New England’s secondary. This line is way too high.
Pick against the point spread: Jets +9
Point spread: N/A
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Point spread: Washington -3.5 / -3
Over/under: 43.5 /43
It’s bad enough in Washington that the local media is calling for quarterback Colt McCoy to start this game instead of Kirk Cousins. That’s bad. Tampa Bay is coming off a bye so hopefully Jameis Winston watched a little tape on Washington to avoid his bone-headed interceptions.
Pick against the point spread: Buccaneers +3.5
Point spread: Chargers -4
Only the San Diego Chargers could somehow pass for more than 500 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and still manage to lose. Philip Rivers was on the wrong end of the decision last week in Green Bay but he should have another big day against Oakland’s 30th-ranked pass defence.
Pick against the spread: Chargers -4
Point spread: Giants -3.5
The Giants are the lesser of two evils here. Sure they can be up one week and down the next, but that’s more than you can say about the Cowboys right now. They’re could have a new starting quarterback and running back this week.
Pick against the point spread: Giants -3.5
Sunday Night Football
Point spread: -3
The Panthers still aren’t getting much respect after beating the Seahawks in Seattle. Ride the Cam Newton train until he gives you a reason to get off – they’ve covered the number in four of their five games while going undefeated.
Pick against the point spread: Panthers -3
Monday Night Football
Point spread: Cardinals -7.5 / -8
The Cardinals are now what the Ravens used to be – a team that can beat you a number of different ways. Arizona has topped 30 points in each of its four wins and allows an average of 19.2 points per game. This one could get ugly if the Cardinals get out to an early lead.
Pick against the spread: Cardinals -7.5